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Who reads privacy policies?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Americans’ privacy is protected on the Internet and mobile apps by a classic disclosure system — we expect those who collect, use, and transfer data to disclose their practices. The basic idea is that consumers, armed with...more

EMA hosts workshop on adaptive pathways

by Hogan Lovells on

On 8 December 2016, the European Medicines Agency (“EMA”) organised a workshop in collaboration with the European Commission to gather the views and proposals from stakeholders on the adaptive pathways approach. The aim...more

California AG Guidance for the Ed Tech Industry: 6 Recommendations to Protect Student Data Privacy

Developers and operators of educational technology services should take note. Just before the election, California Attorney General Kamala Harris provided a document laying out guidance for those providing education...more

Patient Zero – Public Knowledge Seeks FCC Review of A New “Zero Rated” Service

Consumer advocacy group Public Knowledge recently filed a petition with the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) challenging a multi-system operator’s (“MSO”) online video service as violative of conditions imposed as...more

India Rejects Facebook’s Zero-Rating “Free Basics” Program on Net Neutrality Grounds

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

In 2015, Facebook announced with some fanfare the rollout of its “Free Basics” service in India. Partnering with the wireless telecom Reliance, customers that downloaded the Free Basics app onto their smartphones could use...more

Recent SEC Actions Highlight Adviser Responsibilities With Respect to Performance Advertising

by K&L Gates LLP on

In a series of recent administrative proceedings, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) has clarified its expectations regarding the use of performance data in investment adviser advertisements. Specifically,...more

Transferring Customer Data in an Asset Sale

Be careful what you’ve promised your customers…or what has been promised about data you buy! In today’s world, consumer data is a huge asset for companies across all industries, in particular those in...more

NJ Connected Car law changes the landscape of IoT

by DLA Piper on

The recent approval by New Jersey of a law on the ownership of data generated by connected cars might have an impact on the future of the Internet of Things (IoT) providing an interesting approach also for European privacy...more

Lawmakers Consider Regulation of Data Brokers

Why it matters - Could the data broker industry become subject to regulation for the first time? If a new bill passes Congress, the answer could be yes. Originally introduced by former Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), the...more

SEC Report: Just How Prepared are Broker-Dealers and Advisors for Cyber- Attacks?

by Snell & Wilmer on

On February 3, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (“SEC”) Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) published a highly-anticipated summary of its examination sweep of 57 registered broker-dealers...more

Mitigating Risk in Cloud Computing Agreements

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Cloud computing is the new reality. A 2013 IDC survey reports that 61% of enterprises have at least one cloud-based application and total enterprise investments in cloud-based solutions have gone up more than 10% since 2012....more

An Overview of the 2014 Class Action Survey

by Carlton Fields on

To read the full 2014 Class Action Survey report, please visit ClassActionSurvey.com. Fifty-two percent of major companies are currently engaged in class action litigation. This percentage has remained fairly consistent...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

Update on CFPB payday lending studies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Normally we do not post about private conversations we have with CFPB staff. However, I have received CFPB staff approval to report on a few conversations I had last week concerning the CFPB’s payday lending studies....more

Advertising Law -- Feb 28, 2013

In This Issue: Manatt Partner Ken Kaufman Marks Ten Years as Co-Chair of PLI's Annual Entertainment Law Conference; Manatt Partner Ivan Wasserman Invited to Speak at Engredea Conference; Starbucks, Kraft Battle Over...more

FTC Updates Rule for Children’s Online Privacy Protection

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission recently updated the rule for children’s online privacy protection, expanding a business’s obligations and accountability for online data collection activities....more

Second Circuit Rules U.S. Court Has Personal Jurisdiction over Foreign Employee Who Allegedly Misappropriated Trade Secrets...

Last month, a federal appeals court issued a ruling permitting an employer in Connecticut to pursue a claim against a former employee who allegedly misappropriated the employer's confidential information from outside the...more

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