In this issue:

- Senator Markey and Representative Barton Reintroduce Do Not Track Kids Act

- House Bipartisan Working Group Continues Discussion on Privacy

- Federal Trade Commission Holds Workshop on “Internet of Things”

- Federal Trade Commission to Hold Workshop on “Native Advertising”

- Government Accountability Office Report on Information Resellers and the Need for an Enhanced Consumer Privacy Framework

- National Institute of Standards and Technology Releases Draft Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework

- Court Dismisses Class Actions Challenging Use of Third-Party Cookies on Safari Browsers

- U.S. District Court Holds Email Address Is Personal Identification Information under Song-Beverly: Capp v. Nordstrom, Inc.

- Revised Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard Released

- Article 29 Working Party Weighs in on Cookie Consent Mechanisms

- Excerpt from Senator Markey and Representative Barton Reintroduce Do Not Track Kids Act:

On November 14, 2013, the Do Not Track Kids Act (S. 1700 and H.R. 3481) was introduced in both chambers of Congress by Sen. Edward Markey (D-MA), Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL), Rep.Joe Barton (R-TX), and Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL). The bill’s authors have cited increased use of the Internet by kids and teens as creating a need for the legislation. In 2011, Sen. Markey, who was then in the House, and Rep. Barton first introduced the bill in the House, where it stalled. Although now serving in separate chambers, these original sponsors have enlisted new co-sponsors from across the aisle to introduce a bipartisan bill in both the House and the Senate. The purpose of the bill is to amend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (“COPPA”) to include further restrictions for Internet companies seeking to collect and disclose children’s and teens’ personal and location information.

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Topics:  Class Action, Cookies, COPPA, Credit Cards, Cybersecurity, Data Collection, Data Protection, Debit Cards, Do Not Track, FTC, GAO, Internet, Minors, Native Advertising, NIST, Personally Identifiable Information, Song-Beverly Credit Card Act

Published In: Antitrust & Trade Regulation Updates, Communications & Media Updates, Consumer Protection Updates, Privacy Updates, Science, Computers & Technology Updates

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