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International Privacy - 2013 Year in Review - Africa

On August 22, 2013, after four years of deliberation, the South African Parliament passed the first comprehensive data protection legislation in South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Bill. This Bill...more

OAIC Releases New Guidance on Australian Privacy Principles

The Office of Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) has released the draft Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) Guidelines for public consultation. The guidelines outline how the OAIC will interpret and apply the APPs....more

Colombia Adopts Regulations to Implement its Data Protection Laws

With the advent of new rules regulating the protection of personal data, companies with operations in Colombia must implement policies and practices to comply with Colombia’s privacy law. In October 2012, Colombia enacted...more

Social Media And The Shifting Landscape: Enhancing consumer touch points and marketing impact

UNDERSTANDING AND TARGETING THE CONSUMER - Now more than ever, retailers need to focus on delivering relevant content, products and services to meet the individual needs of consumers. Retailers need to better...more

Berlin Court Rules that Apple's Privacy Policy Violates German Data Protection Laws

A Berlin court ruled that eight clauses in Apple Sales International's (“Apple”) standard data use policy, which covers how the company can share data, do not comply with Germany’s privacy protection laws and enjoined Apple,...more

General, Overbroad “Agreement” Does Not Permit Reference Check On Disabled Child

On February 22, 2013, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC) released a summary of findings in two cases arising out of inappropriate sharing of information between two summer camps about a child following an...more

The FTC Mobile Privacy Staff Report

As reported here, the FTC earlier this month released a staff report on mobile privacy. The report, Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency, provides privacy practice recommendations to firms operating...more

The FTC and California’s Attorney General Recommend Detailed New Privacy Practices and Disclosures for Entities Operating in the...

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and California Attorney General’s office each recently issued detailed guidance for providers of mobile platforms, apps, ad networks, and their trade associations....more

FTC Releases Guidance on Mobile Privacy Best Practices; Enters Into $800K Consent Order with Path

The FTC guidance released February 1 is Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency: A Federal Trade Commission Staff Report. In Mobile Privacy Disclosures, the FTC as the primary federal regulator on...more

FTC Updates To Online Privacy Acts, COPPA And VPPA

The Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) was enacted to place parents in control over what information is collected, used and disclosed from young children online. COPPA applies to operators of commercial...more

FTC Announces New COPPA Enforcement Action & Mobile Privacy Staff Report

Authorship credit: Michael Young At a press conference this morning, outgoing FTC Chairman Jon Leibowitz announced an $800,000 settlement of its recent enforcement action against Path, the operator of a social networking...more

FTC Revamps COPPA Rule

Two and a half years after initiating a review of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule (the “Rule”), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on December 19, 2012 that the Rule will be amended to clarify...more

Discussion Draft Of Application Privacy, Protection, And Security Act (APPS Act) Released

Earlier this month, Representative Hank Johnson, a member of the House Subcommittee on Intellectual Property, Competition, and the Internet, released a discussion draft of a bill titled the Application Privacy, Protection,...more

The View from London: European Parliament Publishes Proposal for Revised Draft of EU Data Protection Regulation

The European Parliament recently published a report on the European Commission’s draft of a new EU Data Protection Regulation. The report, which includes the European Parliament’s proposal for a revised draft of the...more

FTC Strengthens Laws To Protect Children’s Privacy

On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made major changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) for the first time in nearly 15 years, by significantly amending the Children’s Online...more

Doing Business in Canada: Privacy

Changes in the accumulation, storage and use of personal data – whether by government, employers, financial institutions or health care providers – have given rise to new and more serious privacy concerns. Given the recent...more

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