"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - September 2012

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In this issue:

- European Data Protection Law: New European Cloud Computing Guidelines

- Court Rejects Privacy Claims Arising from LinkedIn’s Alleged Sharing of Unique Identifiers and Browsing History with Advertisers and Other Third Parties

- New Decision Interpreting Video Privacy Protection Act

- FTC Settles with Facebook and Will Review Its Practice of Allowing Companies to Settle Charges of Wrongdoing While Denying the Violations Occurred

- FTC Proposes Additional Revisions to Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule

- Voluntary Privacy Framework for Asia-Pacific Economic Region Takes Next Steps with U.S. Participation

An excerpt from "Court Rejects Privacy Claims Arising from LinkedIn’s Alleged Sharing of Unique Identifiers and Browsing History with Advertisers and Other Third Parties"

Plaintiffs’ class action counsel once again have been thwarted in their efforts to pursue claims against websites based on the alleged sharing of unique identifiers and browsing histories without users’ prior express consent, and allegedly in violation of the website’s privacy policy. In Low v. LinkedIn, No. 11-CV-01468-LHK (N.D. Cal., July 12, 2012), the Northern District of California decisively granted the defendant’s motion to dismiss such a claim with prejudice.

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