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Website/App Provider in Hot Water for Ambiguous Privacy Policy

by Klein Moynihan Turco LLP on

Last week, Unrollme Inc.’s (“Unroll.me”) privacy policy came under fire from consumers and privacy advocates in response to news that Unroll.me collects and sells data associated with user email messages....more

UK: FCA General Insurance and Protection Sector Views 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

The FCA has outlined the current trends, risks and its overall assessment of the General Insurance sector in its 2017 Sector Views, published last week.  ...more

Collecting Information From Children: A How-To Guide

by Bryan Cave on

There are relatively few restrictions on collecting information from children off-line. Efforts to collect information from children over the internet, however, are regulated by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act...more

U.S. Government’s Assault on Internet Privacy – Where Do We Go From Here?

by Pierce Atwood LLP on

The U.S. government’s action this week overturning the FCC’s recently passed privacy regulations and stripping the FCC’s authority to implement similar privacy regulations in the future, whether one agrees or disagrees with...more

Qatar’s New Personal Data Privacy Law

At the end of last year, Qatar became the first Gulf state to enact a comprehensive privacy law. Until now, the many companies that market to consumers or have employees based in Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries have...more

Broadband Providers Face New Regulations for Protection of Consumer Data

Last week, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released landmark protections for internet users, requiring permission from broadband subscribers before broadband providers can collect data on the subscribers’ web...more

I accept!

by McAfee & Taft on

So, you’re ready to launch your new online business or mobile app. The website looks great, and the app tile has an elegant, simple design that’s sure to stand out on phone and tablet screens. Missing anything? Oh, yeah, that...more

ACLU Suing To Limit The Scope Of The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act And Promote Research Of Online Discrimination

by King & Spalding on

On June 29, 2016, the American Civil Liberties Union filed a lawsuit against Loretta Lynch in her official capacity as the United States Attorney General to challenge the constitutionality of a provision of the Computer Fraud...more

How to Comply with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)

by Bryan Cave on

There are relatively few restrictions on collecting information from children offline. Efforts to collect information from children over the internet, however, are regulated by the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act...more

Connecticut governor signs student privacy act into law

On June 9, 2016, Governor Dannel Malloy, who continues to show his commitment to data privacy, signed An Act Concerning Student Data Privacy into law, effective October 1, 2016. The law requires any local or regional...more

Recommendations for Evaluating Your Organization’s Use of Social Media

by Bryan Cave on

The majority of organizations utilize social media to market their products and services, interact with consumers, and manage their brand identity. Many mobile applications and websites even permit users to sign-in with their...more

Advocate General’s opinion states that IP addresses are Personal Data

by Reed Smith on

On 12 May, the Advocate General’s (AG) opinion in Case C-582/14 Patrick Breyer v Germany was released, stating that dynamic IP addresses should be considered personal data for the purposes of EU data protection law. Although...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

IP Addresses as Personal Data – Website Providers To Come Under Even More Scrutiny With EU Data Privacy Law

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

Website providers that collect dynamic Internet Protocol addresses (“IP address”) from website visitors may soon be subject to even more scrutiny from data protection authorities in the EU. Last week, Europe’s Advocate...more

OSHA Finalizes New Workplace Injury Reporting Rule

On May 11, 2016, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”) finalized a recordkeeping and reporting rule that will require covered employers to take the additional step of electronically submitting to OSHA,...more

Jack’s Box (Silicon Valley – Episode 20)

Episode 20 of Silicon Valley explores numerous classic conflicts: consumer-oriented v. enterprise business model; engineers v. sales; revolutionary vs. safe; long-term goals v. short-term profits; Erlich v. Jian-Yang …...more

Privacy policy required for contact forms on websites? German Courts in disagreement

by Reed Smith on

Over the last years, a number of German Courts had to decide whether the operator of a website that contains a contact form for the website’s visitors shall be obliged to provide visitors a privacy policy that informs the...more

The Top Three Privacy Takeaways of the New Delaware Online Privacy and Protection Act

by Bryan Cave on

Delaware’s New Privacy Policy Requirements - Effective January 1, 2016, Delaware became the second state in the U.S., joining California, to require operators of commercial websites that collect personally...more

Federal Trade Commission PrivacyCon 2016 Recap: Insights into the FTC’s Perspective on Privacy and Data Security

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

The Federal Trade Commission’s PrivacyCon event brings together the FTC, researchers and academics to discuss the latest research and trends related to consumer privacy and data security. Much of the discussion today...more

Website Privacy Policy Updates – Tell Them About It

by Brooks Pierce on

You may have noticed our law firm’s website recently posted a notice announcing a change to our website’s privacy policy. You may have seen other website publishers do something similar from time to time, as well....more

Does Your Website Privacy Policy Need Some Love?

by Lane Powell PC on

Everyone does it, especially startups. You need a privacy policy for your website, and your legal budget is limited. Hop onto Facebook (or Google, or Amazon) — cut, paste and voilà! — your startup has a shiny new privacy...more

Leveling the Playing Field: Mobile Location Analytics

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

As brick-and-mortar retailers face increasing challenges to compete with their online counterparts, a new tool is helping to level the playing field: mobile location analytics. Traditionally, online retailers have had an...more

Russia’s new data law

by Dentons on

Russia’s new Data Localisation Law went live yesterday on 1 September. Many companies with operations in Russia are scratching their heads about how to comply. The Basics - The new law applies to businesses with a...more

Social networking service, MeetMe, Inc., settles minors’ privacy violations for $200,000

On August 19, 2015, MeetMe, Inc. (MeetMe), a social networking website and mobile app, agreed to pay $200,000 and to change its privacy policies to settle a lawsuit alleging that MeetMe distributed teenagers’ geolocation and...more

Internet Savvy Senior Lacks Standing to Bring Website Privacy Putative Class Claims Against AARP

by Carlton Fields on

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia recently dismissed a putative class action alleging that AARP violated its website privacy policy by allowing Facebook and Adobe to collect personal information...more

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