. . . a delayed delivery notice for the biggest package of the holiday season!
(LONDON) Major changes are on the way in Europe that will have a significant impact on companies anywhere in the world that collect or...more
Do you want a comprehensive overview of the data privacy debate in the United States? Well, the Government Accountability Office has written one — just for U.S. Sen. Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), his Senate Commerce Committee, and...more
FTC Focus in Spring 2014 – Privacy:
Looking ahead to 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it will host three spring seminars focused on consumer privacy and the implications of new technology....more
A coalition of privacy advocates filed a petition for declaratory ruling with the FCC on December 11, 2013 seeking a significant tightening of the Commission’s existing rules that limit the sharing of Customer Proprietary...more
The new Australian Privacy Principles attempt to keep pace with changing technology, emerging privacy issues and developments in privacy law in Australia and internationally.
This "Toolbox" will help you prepare for...more
Significant compliance obligations with children’s privacy rules!
Last December, the FTC gave to us the long awaited (or maybe not so much by covered entities!) final amendments to the 14-year old Children’s Online...more
If your company is developing an app, or having an app developed for it, there are key issues concerning privacy that your company should keep in mind. ...more
Not much...perhaps we should send them a box of coal. So, we look ahead...
If you believe that Congress does best when it does least, then 2013 was an outstanding year – at least as far as privacy and data protection...more
..Increase in penalties for non-compliance
-On 12 March 2014 substantial amendments to the Privacy Act come into effect. The new laws are backed by a significant increase in penalties for...more
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has held that the prohibition against requesting or requiring personal identification information in connection with credit card transactions contained in...more
Have you ever considered whether your company has a right to use an employee’s e-mail communications with his or her attorney conveyed through your company’s system? A company’s defense in an employment lawsuit can be...more
The completion of the Data Protection Regulation faced another set-back last Friday (December 6, 2013) at the Council of Ministers, in which there was a fundamental disagreement surrounding the proposed “one-stop shop.” This...more
Federal regulators are concerned about potentially lax cybersecurity by mortgage originators and other entities that present consumer accounts to large banks. Regulatory pressure has led large banks in recent years to conduct...more
New California Requirements Regarding "Do Not Track" Transparency and Advertising to Minors Have Substantial Effects on Advertisers, Ad Tech Companies, Website Publishers and App Developers -
Welcome to our series, “The 12 Days of Privacy” as we look to “gifts” that may be received this season and some of the big issues ahead ….
Day One – - HIPAA 2014 – Where will the Audit Trail Lead?
The year 2013...more
Over the last several months, California has passed several new privacy and data protection laws that impact operators of websites, online services and mobile applications around the country, including a law establishing an...more
Internet commerce works because data flows freely around the globe — usually. But there are barriers to data flows, and recent developments have spotlighted a key one: the European Union’s restrictions on the international...more
On December 4, 2013, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (Working Party) endorsed the data protection reform package presented by the European Commission, strongly encouraging all relevant parties to adopt the reform...more
California Governor Jerry Brown recently signed into law a bill that requires operators of websites and online services, including mobile applications, to disclose in their privacy policies how they respond to “Do Not Track”...more
In the mobile environment, data can be collected and shared with ease. It is therefore of great concern to the Privacy Commissioner/Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) that each individual's privacy is...more
New Jersey is now among a growing number of states with social media privacy laws to protect personal social media accounts of current employees and applicants. On August 29, 2013, Governor Chris Christie signed a bill that...more
On November 13, 2013, the FTC announced that it had denied AssertID Inc.'s ("AssertID") application for approval of a social network-based method of obtaining verifiable parental consent under the amended Children's Online...more
With the Malaysian Personal Data Protection Act 2013 (“PDPA”) having come into force on 15 November 2013, Jillian Chia, Senior Associate at Skrine, provides an overview of the salient provisions in the Regulations and Orders....more
On November 12, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), in a 4-0 vote, denied AssertID’s application for approval of a proposed verifiable parental consent (“VPC”) method under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection...more
In This Issue:
- New California Law Gives Minors New Privacy Rights
- The US-EU Safe Harbor: Not So Safe Anymore?
- Excerpt from New...more