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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

China Takes Further Steps to Strengthen the Protection of Personal Information

Recent provisions issued by China’s Ministry of Industry and Information Technology underscore the country’s increased emphasis on the protection of telecommunications and internet users’ personal information....more

HIPAA, Business Associates, and the Cloud

Under the Final Rule, as previously discussed, business associates must comply with the technical, administrative, and physical safeguard requirements under the Security Rule....more

HHS Overhaul of HIPAA: Summary of New Obligations for Covered Entities and Business Associates

On January 17, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) posted Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules [PDF] (the Final Rule) under the authority of the HITECH...more

How to Ensure That Your Company’s Data Doesn’t Get Lost in the Clouds: Part II

Cloud computing has become an increasingly popular option for businesses to cheaply and efficiently manage their data systems. Businesses interested in utilizing these services should be cautious, however, when entering into...more

FTC Strengthens Laws To Protect Children’s Privacy

On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made major changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) for the first time in nearly 15 years, by significantly amending the Children’s Online...more

Doing Business in Canada: Privacy

Changes in the accumulation, storage and use of personal data – whether by government, employers, financial institutions or health care providers – have given rise to new and more serious privacy concerns. Given the recent...more

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