In this issue:

Heard on the Hill

- Congress Updates the Video Privacy Protection Act

- Congressional Developments in Mobile Privacy

Around the Agencies:

- FTC Updates COPPA Rule

- Mobile Privacy Still High on Agencies’ Agendas

- New Breach Notification Standards for Health Information

International:

- European Parliament Issues Report on Proposed General Data Protection Regulation

An excerpt from "Congress Updates the Video Privacy Protection Act

On January 10, 2013, President Obama signed the Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments of 2012 (P.L. 112-258) (the “VPPA Amendments Act”). The new law updates the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) by allowing consumers to consent to having their video viewing records shared automatically for up to two years. The VPPA Amendments Act also adds requirements for obtaining such consent whether online or offline.

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Topics:  COPPA, Data Breach, Data Protection, EU, FTC, Healthcare, Mobile Apps, Mobile Devices, Notice Requirements, PHI, Privacy Policy, Video Privacy Protection Act

Published In: Antitrust & Trade Regulation Updates, General Business Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

DISCLAIMER: Because of the generality of this update, the information provided herein may not be applicable in all situations and should not be acted upon without specific legal advice based on particular situations.

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