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AdTech Provider Hit With Record COPPA Fine
This week, the New York State Attorney General announced a $4.95 million settlement with Oath Inc., the result of an investigation into violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").
United States
12 Dec 2018
Class Action Lawsuits Over Alleged COPPA Violations Reinforce Importance of Compliance
Earlier this month, three class action lawsuits were filed against companies for alleged violations of the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA").
United States
25 Aug 2017
Children's Privacy: FTC Issues New COPPA Guidance For IoT And Connected Devices
The Federal Trade Commission released a new report, Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business, to help companies understand their obligations under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act.
United States
10 Jul 2017
My Thoughts On HBO's Recent "Silicon Valley" Episode, "Terms Of Service"
For the most part, the episode nails COPPA in a really impressive way. There is no question the writers were advised by a privacy professional who knows his or her stuff, as reflected by the cogent...
United States
8 May 2017
Federal Appeals Court Weakens DMCA Safe Harbor Protection For Moderated Online Content
If you're an online publisher or other internet service provider ("ISP") that relies on moderators to police or curate user-generated comments or other content, your risk of liability for copyright...
United States
4 May 2017
FTC Hits Targeting Platform Turn Inc. For Deceptive Online Tracking
On Tuesday, December 20, the FTC announced a settlement with digital marketing platform Turn Inc. over claims that the company deceptively tracked users across the Internet for advertising purposes.
United States
4 Jan 2017
FCC Adopts Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules
The FCC adopted an Order requiring broadband Internet service providers and all other telecommunications carriers providing telecommunications services to take greater steps to protect the privacy...
United States
25 Nov 2016
The New "Privacy Shield": What Does It Mean For Your Company?
This week brought important news for any company that transfers across borders, or receives cross-border transfers of, consumer or employee personally identifying data (very broadly defined).
United States
18 Jul 2016
New Online Tool Helps Mobile App Developers Manage Healthcare Compliance
Here is some news about an important new resource for mobile app developers working in the healthcare space.
United States
14 Apr 2016
Transferring Personal Data Overseas: EU - US Privacy Shield Will Create New Obligations
While the details are still being worked out, there are important steps companies can take now to prepare for the changes. We'll run through the key elements of the Privacy Shield and let you know how to get ahead of the curve.
22 Mar 2016
App Developers Pay $360,000 To Settle COPPA Charges
Two app developers recently paid a total of $360,000 to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") that they violated the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act ("COPPA") Rule.
United States
12 Jan 2016
LabMD Decision Clarifies Corporate Liability For Data Security Breaches
A recent decision in a long-running data security case is a must-read for corporate executives charged with ensuring the security of personal information.
United States
2 Dec 2015
European Court Of Justice Declared EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Invalid - What This Means For Your Company
In a recent landmark decision, the Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") declared the EU-U.S. safe harbor invalid.
United States
20 Oct 2015
Federal Appeals Court Confirms FTC Can Bring "Unfairness" Claims In Data Security Breach Cases
The Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed this week that the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has the authority to declare companies' data security practices "unfair" under Section 5 of the FTC Act.
United States
2 Sep 2015
Enforcement Of The Digital Advertising Alliance's Mobile Guidance Will Begin On September 1st
The DAA Mobile Guidance was developed to give consumers confidence in transparency and choice about how their data is used and collected when using mobile devices for information, purchases and entertainment.
United States
10 Aug 2015
FTC Recommends 10 Steps To Help Ensure Data Security
This alert summarizes the ten over-arching recommendations addressed in the FTC's "Start with Security" publication and the practical steps you can take to implement these recommendations and reduce your company's data security risks.
United States
10 Aug 2015
New EU Data Protection Law May Be Ready This Year
In January, 2012, the EU legislative bodies proposed an updated and more harmonized data protection law to replace the existing EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC.
European Union
5 Jun 2015
FTC Settles With Mobile Tracking Services Company For Privacy Policy Misrepresentation
Your e-commerce company probably has a privacy policy (if it doesn't, then it should). But is anyone checking to see that the company follows the policy?
United States
7 May 2015
FTC Pursues Companies For Privacy Certification Misrepresentations
The FTC recently filed complaints alleging two US businesses that claimed to be in compliance with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework were, in fact, no longer compliant.
United States
30 Apr 2015
Data Security: Seven Steps To Help Safeguard Your Company’s Personally Identifiable Information
A day barely passes without news of a major data breach perpetrated by outsiders who gained unauthorized access to sensitive personal information and intellectual property stored on company computers.
United States
13 Apr 2015
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