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Proposed BROWSER Act Would Require ISPs and Edge Service Providers to Give Users Opt-in and Opt-out Rights for the Use and...

by WilmerHale on

On May 18, 2017, Martha Blackburn (R-TN), Chairman of the House Committee on Energy and Commerce’s Subcommittee on Communications and Technology, introduced H.R. 2520, the Balancing the Rights of Web Surfers Equality and...more

Contract Corner: Standard Terms in the IoT Age

by Morgan Lewis on

A seismic shift is afoot in the intelligence, complexity, and interconnectedness of everyday products, and the flimsy foundation of customer assent to standard terms will continue to crack, if not collapse. We recently noted...more

The Internet of Toys

Privacy advocates in both the United States and Europe are urging regulators to take a hard look at the privacy ramifications of internet-connected toys, which are often conventional toys augmented by companion mobile...more

Internet Law in a Trump Presidency

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

In a Democracy, transitions in leadership happen more frequently than in any other form of government. And with those transitions, some previous policies and orders are preserved and some are reversed. This approach to...more

Final Order against Practice Fusion Approved by FTC

On August 16, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) approved the final order resolving its privacy complaints against Practice Fusion. The complaint alleged that Practice Fusion “misled consumers by soliciting reviews for...more

Germany Issues Privacy Guidelines for Employer Access to Employee Email and Internet Use

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

Can employers look at the company email accounts of employees, such as when they do not show up to work? Can employers monitor employee Internet use during working hours? Can employers read employee emails if they use the...more

Children's Privacy Online: The Interplay Between Mobile Applications and the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act

by Stinson Leonard Street on

The activities of children on the internet, whether via computers, smart phones, or tablets, have grown exponentially in recent history. As internet access for children increased, parents began losing control of the amount...more

Online Behavioral Advertising Guidelines Go Mobile

by Carlton Fields on

On September 1, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) began enforcing its guidelines for online behavioral advertising regarding mobile advertising. The DAA, a notfor-profit independent body, develops industry-best practices...more

FCC Shows Hand on Regulation of Edge Providers

by BakerHostetler on

In a prior post, we commented on how the recent expansion of the FCC’s authority to regulate the privacy practices of Internet service providers (ISPs) has ignited calls for further expansion of the FCC’s authority to cover...more

Have You Thought About Your Online Terms of Use Recently?

Nearly every website, app or online service posts a set of Terms of Use outlining company policies for users (sometimes called Terms of Service) (“Terms”), but many companies do not know if their Terms are enforceable in...more

Lack of Privacy Awareness Among Children in Hong Kong

by Locke Lord LLP on

On May 19, 2015, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (“PCPD”) announced the results of a study conducted in October 2014 that reveal a lack of privacy awareness among children in Hong Kong. The PCPD is...more

Sports, Media and Entertainment Intelligence - July 2015 (Global)

by DLA Piper on

FILM AND TV - HUB FOCUS: Recent TV trends in Germany - Our global Media, Sport & Entertainment HUB provides insights into various legal and commercial issues impacting on this space. As part of our HUB FOCUS series, we...more

Digital Advertising Alliance Focuses on Mobile Ads

As more users spend more time on their mobile devices, advertising dollars are following. And the compliance regime that governs interest-based advertising (IBA) (formerly referred to as online behavioral advertising or OBA)...more

Advertising Law - May 2015 #5

DAA Mobile Privacy Code Enforcement Begins In September - Get ready: September 1 marks the beginning of enforcement of the Digital Advertising Alliance’s mobile privacy code, the group recently announced. Companies will...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

Chairman Wheeler Says the FCC Didn’t Just Fall Off the Turnip Truck – It Has Experience with Protecting Consumer Privacy, Too

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Tuesday night the Center for Democracy & Technology held its annual dinner (a.k.a. the “Tech Prom”) in Washington, D.C., where  FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler was featured as the keynote speaker. Wheeler’s remarks came on the heels...more

Busting the top privacy myths

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Those who think that privacy is dead these days might want to drop by the Walter Washington Convention Center in early March, for the International Association of Privacy Professionals’ Global Privacy Summit in Washington,...more

FTC Recommends Privacy and Data Security Protections for "Internet of Things"

On January 27, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report, "The Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World," setting out the staff's privacy and data security recommendations...more

Native Advertisers Face Closer Scrutiny From Industry Self-Regulatory Bodies

With paywalls and premium subscriptions finding only modest success, paid advertisements remain the primary means of generating revenue from online content. Native advertising has emerged as a leader in the competition for ad...more

Socially Aware - Volume 5, Issue 4 - July 2014

In This Issue: - European Court of Justice Strengthens the Right to Be Forgotten - California AG Offers Best Practices for Do Not Track Disclosures; Crucial Compliance Questions Left Unanswered - Snap...more

California Attorney General Issues Privacy Policy Guide

by White & Case LLP on

On May 21, 2014, California's Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued the "Making Your Privacy Practices Public" guide (the "Guide") to provide businesses with guidance on creating more transparent privacy policies that...more

California AG Provides Important Guidance on Do-Not-Track Legislation and Disclosures

by White & Case LLP on

On May 21, 2014, the California Attorney General, Kamala Harris, released guidelines entitled "Making Your Privacy Policy Public"[1] to help websites and mobile app operators comply with their obligations to disclose...more

Developing a Meaningful Privacy Policy

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

In May 2014, California’s Attorney General Kamala Harris released recommendations for businesses addressing recent changes and best practices under California’s privacy laws. The guide is entitled “Making Your Privacy...more

Making Privacy Practices Public: the California Attorney General’s New Guidelines Keep the Focus on the Consumer’s Perspective and...

In 2013, the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) was amended to require web sites and other online services to make additional privacy policy disclosures related to online tracking transparency. Within the...more

California Attorney General Issues Recommendations for Privacy Policies and Do Not Track Disclosures

by Reed Smith on

On May 21, 2014, the California Attorney General, Kamala D. Harris, issued her long-awaited guidance for complying with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”). “Making Your Privacy Practices Public,”...more

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