..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
In a series of new bills amending existing California privacy laws, the State of California increases the protections presently provided to its residents by broadening the requirements for reporting breach of personal data;...more
The month of November is quickly slipping by – this is the time to be looking at the 2014 cybersecurity and data privacy goals and updates and planning ahead.
Our selected bits and bytes for this Monday...more
A bipartisan, bicameral effort is again underway to extend current law and impose new restraints on the online tracking of children and teens under the age of 16. As promised, on Thursday, Nov.14, 2013, Senator Edward Markey...more
The Supreme Court of Canada has just released the much anticipated decision in Information and Privacy Commissioner, et al. v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401. The case is also known as the Palace Casino case....more
In the case of Alberta (Information and Privacy Commissioner) v. United Food and Commercial Workers, Local 401, 2013 SCC 62, released last Friday, the Supreme Court of Canada has declared the Alberta Personal Information...more
In less than two months, when S.B. 46 becomes effective on January 1, 2014, California will extend its data breach notification requirements to a new area: individual online user accounts. Clients should take note of this...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted thumbs down in its first ruling under the new streamlined process adopted in its Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule review for additional methods of securing...more
When a blogger revealed that Facebook tracked users even after they had logged off from Facebook’s service, the company thanked him and promised an immediate fix. But plaintiffs’ attorneys socked the company with a class...more