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European Court Of Justice Rules On Joint Controllership Of Social Media Platforms
On June 5, the Court of Justice of the European Union ("CJEU") adopted a judgment.
European Union
2 Nov 2018
Advertising Company Reaches $31 Million Settlement With Car-Listing Service
On August 3, a large classified advertising company filed a stipulated judgment of $31 million to settle and release claims against a used-car listing service that scraped contact information...
United States
21 Sep 2017
FTC Settles Deceptive Online And Mobile Consumer Tracking Practices With Digital Advertiser
In April, the FTC approved a final consent decree with digital advertising technology company Turn.
United States
19 Jun 2017
Cookies And Consent: France Clarifies Responsibilities For Online Advertisers
In the online advertising sector, achieving a successful advertising campaign often involves implementing cookies (small files stored on computers or mobile devices that contain...
16 Jun 2017
Privacy Commission Requires Cable Operator To Implement "Opt-In" Mechanism For Direct Marketing
On September 13, the Privacy Commission issued a press release (source documents in French and Dutch) about an ongoing investigation involving the direct marketing practices of a cable operator.
28 Nov 2016
PCPD Sanctions Insurance Agent For Using Personal Data Without Consent
On April 25, the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data ("PCPD") released a media statement revealing that an insurance agent was convicted of two offenses under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance.
Hong Kong
27 Jun 2016
ICO Issues Updated Guidance On Direct Marketing
On March 24, the ICO updated its guidance on online marketing. There is now a greater emphasis on the application of the marketing rules to the not-for-profit sector and direction regarding third-party consent.
24 Jun 2016
California District Court Consolidates Claims Against TV Manufacturer For Improper Data Sharing
On April 11, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California consolidated cases brought against a smart-TV manufacturer for improperly sharing users' information.
United States
13 Jun 2016
FTC Scrutinizes App Developers' Audio Monitoring Software
On March 17, the FTC issued warning letters to 12 app developers using audio beacon technologies in their apps.
United States
8 Jun 2016
Fitness Center Operator Settles TCPA Claims
The fitness operator will pay between $10M and $15M to affected consumers and an additional $2.8M for attorneys' fees and expenses.
United States
6 Apr 2016
Two Application Developers Settle FTC Charges Of COPPA Violations
On December 17, 2015, two application developers settled a charge to pay a combined $360,000 in civil penalties for noncompliance with 2013 amendments to the COPPA.
United States
6 Apr 2016
Identity Protection Company Enters $100M Settlement With FTC Over Violation Of 2010 Order
On December 17, 2015, the FTC issued its largest monetary award ever. An identity theft protection company, LifeLock, agreed to pay consumers $100M to settle FTC charges...
United States
6 Apr 2016
Information Commissioner's Office Publishes 2014–2015 Annual Report
On July 1, the UK Information Commissioner's Office published its annual report for 2014–2015, which includes statistics on trends in complaints and enforcement.
22 Sep 2015
Information Commissioner Raids Cold-Calling Company
On June 24, the Information Commissioner's Office released a statement indicating that it had raided a company suspected of using automated dialing facilities to make more than 100,000 cold calls per day.
22 Sep 2015
Conseil d'Etat Upholds Sanction For Sending Text Message Spam
On March 23, the Conseil d'Etat confirmed the 20,000 Euros fine imposed by the French data protection authority against a company for sending marketing text messages without prior individual consent.
11 Sep 2015
Conseil d'Etat Clarifies Individual Consent For Receiving Marketing Emails
On March 11, the Conseil d'Etat (France's highest administrative jurisdiction) clarified the characteristics (source document in French) of the individual consent for receiving unsolicited electronic marketing materials.
11 Sep 2015
Lawmakers Urge Updated TCPA Rules To Account For Wireless Changes
According to the letter, when the TCPA was enacted in 1991, the overall wireless penetration rate was 2.9 percent, whereas now 44 percent of American homes have only wireless phones.
United States
26 Aug 2015
UK Information Commissioner Fines Personal Injury Claims Company £80,000 For Unsolicited Calls
On March 26, the Information Commissioner fined a personal injuries claims management company for making direct marketing calls to individuals without their consent.
30 Jun 2015
UK Amends Law To Facilitate Actions Against Nuisance Calls And Spam
On February 24, the UK government updated its rules relating to nuisance calls and spam.
30 Jun 2015
Canadian Privacy Commissioner Rules Advertising Campaign Raises Privacy Concerns
According to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada, the company subsequently withdrew the targeted advertising campaign.
5 Jun 2015
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