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Employees Assert Illinois Biometric Privacy Claims against Supermarket over Fingerprint Collection Practices

Even though Washington passed its own biometric privacy law last month (HB 1493), and other states are currently debating their own bills, Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) is still the crux of biometric and...more

A New Employment Law Frontier: Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act

by Holland & Knight LLP on

An emerging area of the law has become the focal point in a new class action lawsuit pending in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. In Baron v. Roundy's Supermarkets, Inc., et al. (No....more

California Bill Mandates Privacy By Design For IoT Devices

Manufacturers of Internet-connected devices (better known as the Internet of Things) should be following a new California bill closely because it would create a mandate under California law that all IoT devices have built-in...more

The Clock Has Started: What ISPs Need to Do and When to Comply with the FCC’s Broadband Privacy Rules

On December 2, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) published its Report and Order entitled “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services” (the “Order”) as a final rule...more

Colorado jumps into student data privacy protection with new privacy law

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The recognized trend in data privacy is that those collecting or storing personally identifying information (“PII”) are required to safeguard and protect that information. The requirement to safeguard and protect data extends...more

Advocate General’s opinion states that IP addresses are Personal Data

by Reed Smith on

On 12 May, the Advocate General’s (AG) opinion in Case C-582/14 Patrick Breyer v Germany was released, stating that dynamic IP addresses should be considered personal data for the purposes of EU data protection law. Although...more

Cybersecurity is once again a hot topic as Illinois undergoes PIPA update

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Cybersecurity is a hot topic at both the state and federal level. Specifically, Illinois is in the process of amending its Personal Information Protection Act (“PIPA”). Illinois SB 1833 will amend PIPA by establishing more...more

The Internet of Things: EU vs US guidance

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In its February 2015 Report on the Internet of Things (IoT), the FTC estimated that there are now 25 billion connected devices worldwide. Another more conservative report by Gartner estimates there will be 2.9 billion...more

From Hiring To Firing: A Basic Guide To The Hong Kong Employment Law Life Cycle

by DLA Piper on

Hiring - For many employers, the key to having a productive and high-performing workforce is recruiting the right people to start with. However, it is important for employers to be aware that even before an employee...more

New Guidelines on Online Profiling

by DLA Piper on

The Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, the “DPA”) just issued new Guidelines on online profiling aimed at further clarifying the privacy-related obligations for internet service...more

New rules on mobile payments!

by DLA Piper on

Time is up for companies operating in the mobile payments’ arena, as from April 1, 2015 the new set of rules issued by the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, the “Italian DPA”)...more

OFCCP Updates Its Frequently Asked Questions Regarding the Section 503 and VEVRAA Regulations

The U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) issued regulations that became effective on March 24, 2014 governing affirmative action requirements for disabled individuals and protected...more

New rules for biometric data

by DLA Piper on

New rules on the usage of biometric data issued by the Italian data protection authority (the “Garante” or “DPA“) are meant to clarify the applicable obligations with the purpose to ease the adoption of technologies relying...more

New CA Privacy Disclosure Requirements Clarified By AG

by BakerHostetler on

California has a number of privacy notice requirements for businesses collecting data from California residents, including as of January 1 of this year a requirement that websites, mobile apps and online services make certain...more

Will Individual Notice and Consent Become a Relic of the Past? The White House Report on Big Data Suggests Privacy Regulation...

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

A comprehensive report on big data released by the White House on May 1, 2014, suggests that “[t]echnological advances that have driven down the cost of creating, capturing, managing, and storing information to one-sixth of...more

BBB Warns Advertisers and Web Publishers to Take Responsibility for Behavioral Advertising Disclosures

The Better Business Bureau (“BBB”) and the Direct Marketing Association (“DMA”) are in charge of enforcing the ad industry’s Self Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (“OBA Principles”), which regulate the...more

A Warning for Websites Allowing Data Collection for Online Behavioral Advertising

The Better Business Bureau’s Online Interest-Based Advertising Accountability Program (“the Accountability Program”) issued its first ever compliance warning on October 14, a move that is intended to clarify the obligations...more

Obtaining German Works Council Approval to Collect Employee E-Mail and Electronic Documents Using EnCase® Enterprise and EnCase®...

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German companies sometimes are required to collect data for legitimate business purposes, including for compliance, to investigate malfeasance, for adjudication of claims and to protect personal data of customers from misuse....more

California Enacts Several Pieces of New Privacy Legislation

California is continuing to blaze new trails in the area of online data privacy. Gov. Jerry Brown recently signed into law several new pieces of privacy legislation. The new laws affect all operators of commercial Web sites...more

Digital Advertising Alliance Releases Guidance on the Application of Its Self-Regulatory Principles to the Mobile Environment...

On July 24, 2013, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), comprised of the largest media and marketing trade associations in the U.S., released new guidance regarding mobile and other devices (Mobile Guidance). The Mobile...more

China's First-Ever National Standard on Data Privacy - Best Practices for Companies in China on Managing Data Privacy

Companies doing business in China should take careful notice that China is now paying more attention to personal data privacy collection. This would be an opportune time for private companies to internally review existing...more

Mobile Apps Bill Introduced in the House of Representatives

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

Lawmakers in Washington, D.C., continue to show interest in understanding and developing regulatory proposals relating to mobile apps. The interest appears to be driven, at least in part, by policymakers’ concerns about...more

Poland Adopts Heavy Penalties for Telcos Using Cookies without Obtaining "Opt-In" Consent

by BakerHostetler on

Poland’s Act amending its Telecommunications Law and Certain Other Laws of November 16, 2012, came into effect on March 22, 2013. The law relates specifically to telecommunications companies, and therefore other sectors such...more

Hong Kong Data Privacy Law Update: Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2012

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

INTRODUCTION - The Personal Data (Privacy) (Amendment) Ordinance 2012 (“Amendment Ordinance”) was formally adopted in July 2012. One of the most significant changes the Amendment Ordinance made to the existing Personal...more

FTC Releases Staff Report on Mobile Privacy

by Holland & Knight LLP on

Beyond the obvious benefits of the latest generation of smartphones, mobile technology presents multiple privacy challenges. Mobile devices are almost always on, and nearby, and produce large amounts of data that might be...more

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