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Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
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Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
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The newly revised Consumer Rights and Interests Protection Law of the People’s Republic of China (the Consumer Rights Law, promulgated on October 25, 2013 and becoming effective March 15,2014) is the first revision of China’s...more
In This Issue:
- European Commission Proposes Changes to the US-EU Safe Harbor:
In our November Privacy & Cybersecurity Update,1 we reported that the European Commission was undertaking a review of the U.S.-EU...more
Canada’s long awaited anti-spam law (CASL) comes into force as of July 1, 2014. CASL takes the approach of forbidding almost all unsolicited commercial electronic messages (CEMs) and generally speaking, requires intended...more
One of our more popular posts of the year was the recent Online Marketers’ Guide to Online Privacy. It focuses mostly on U.S. law with some mention of of the E.U. Safe Harbor issues....more
Italy: Agcom decisions on sport events - Following a consultation with the main stakeholders, the Italian Communication Authority has issued two new decisions concerning radio and audiovisual media’s freedom of press during...more
Internet commerce works because data flows freely around the globe — usually. But there are barriers to data flows, and recent developments have spotlighted a key one: the European Union’s restrictions on the international...more
On December 4, 2013, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (Working Party) endorsed the data protection reform package presented by the European Commission, strongly encouraging all relevant parties to adopt the reform...more
The FTC is reviewing companies with privacy policies that claim U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certification. Companies that are not fully compliant and currently certified may face an FTC enforcement action, which could result in...more
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has been a long time coming. The Government of Canada announced today that most of CASL’s provisions will enter into force on July 1, 2014....more
From 2 December 2013, consumers who no longer wish to receive telemarketing messages including marketing phone calls, mobile text messages, and faxes from organisations can register their Singapore telephone numbers with the...more
On November 28, a round table on the role of the European Union in online gambling was organized by the European Gaming and Betting Association (EGBA) during the sixth Responsible Gaming Day in Brussels.
(LONDON) The European Commission, which has the authority to make changes to the US Safe Harbor program, has published a paper titled “Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows” that sets out the changes that the Commission would...more
Malaysia’s first ever comprehensive privacy law, the Personal Data Protection Act of 2010 (“PDPA“), came into force on November 15, 2013.
The Malaysia Parliament passed the PDPA in 2010. However, it was passed with...more
In This Issue:
- New California Law Gives Minors New Privacy Rights
- The US-EU Safe Harbor: Not So Safe Anymore?
- Excerpt from New...more
On October 25, 2013, the European Council concluded that the new Data Protection Framework should be adopted in a timely manner in order to strengthen consumer and business trust in Europe’s digital economy. The Council did,...more
As many who have struggled to find a clear way to comply will know, an important change to the EU E-Privacy Directive (implemented by many EU states late 2011/2012) meant that, in summary, websites which...more
As part of the European Council conclusions of 24/25 October 2013, EU Ministers agreed that new Data Protection legislation should be adopted by 2015, rather than by the end of May 2014, as the European Parliament and the...more
We have reported previously in our Duane Morris Alerts about the progress with new cookie laws across Europe. The laws were introduced following a European Union Directive [the E-Privacy Directive (2009/136/EC)] at the end of...more
The European Parliament has finalized its version of the proposed Data Protection Regulation, which would substantially change personal data protection rules in the 31-country European Economic Area. The Parliament’s LIBE...more
In early October 2013, the body of European data protection regulators (Article 29 Working Party or WP29) issued a working document providing further guidance on obtaining consent in compliance with the...more
On October 21, a key European parliamentary committee (the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (“Committee”) approved an amended version of the draft EU Data Protection Regulation, paving the way for...more
Further to the vote that was conducted earlier this week in the European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee, concerning the revision of the Data Protection framework in Europe, we are pleased to be able to send you some...more
Customers increasingly are taking advantage of Software as a Service (SAAS) and other cloud-based solutions available in the marketplace. There are of course many legal and commercial issues that customers should consider...more
(LONDON) As widely expected, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE) voted today in favor of a revised, even tougher draft of the Data Protection Regulation that will (if...more
Privacy tidbits and bytes for this Monday –
App Developers – Put this on your calendar!
Now that the US government shutdown is over, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced its participation in a workshop...more