The Download: Developments In E-Commerce, Privacy, Internet Advertising, Marketing And Information Services Law And Policy – December 2011

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In this Issue:

Marketplace Developments

- DAA Announces Comprehensive Principles for Online Collection of Web Data

Heard on the Hill

- House Energy and Commerce Committee Continues to Debate Privacy and Internet Issues

- House Intelligence Committee Passes Cybersecurity Legislation

- Congressional Privacy Caucus Considers Children’s and Teens’ Online Privacy

- House of Representatives Passes Update to Video Privacy Protection Act

Around the Agencies

- Federal Trade Commission Extends Request for Comments on Proposed Rule to Amend COPPA

- Federal Trade Commission Announces Settlement with Facebook

Regulators and policymakers are expected to continue their examinations of privacy and data security issues in 2012. It is anticipated that both the Department of Commerce and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) will issue privacy reports early in the new year as follow ups to their respective preliminary reports issued in December 2010. The Department of Commerce will likely renew its call for a consumer bill of rights and for industry to development of voluntary codes of conduct. The FTC’s report will likely promote enhanced privacy including greater transparency, uniform choice, and “privacy by design.” Both reports will inform and influence the debate on privacy.

In this issue of the Download, we report on recent developments including the release of Digital Advertising Alliance’s new self-regulatory principles for Multi-Site Data; congressional examinations of privacy, online gambling, and cyber security; the FTC’s review of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act; and a recent FTC settlement involving Facebook.

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