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A Single Text Message May Not Violate TCPA
As we reported in our sister blog, "One ‘Chirp, Buzz, Or Blink' Is Not Enough To Sue Under the TCPA", a recent court decision makes it more difficult for plaintiffs to establish standing under ...
United States
17 Oct 2019
Modifications Under CCPA To Receipt Of Consumer Requests
One of the CCPA amendments that has gone to the governor's desk is AB 1564, which addresses the methods companies must make available to consumers to exercise their rights under CCPA.
United States
14 Oct 2019
Will More Clarity On Definition Of ATDS Under TCPA Finally Be Here Soon?
The Sixth Circuit is the latest court to weigh in on the definition of ATDS under TCPA. The TCPA defines ATDS as equipment that has the capacity "to store or produce telephone numbers to be called,
United States
7 Oct 2019
Employee Privacy By Design: Guidance For Employers Beginning To Comply With The California Consumer Privacy Act
On September 13, 2019, the California Senate and Assembly unanimously passed an amendment to the California Consumer Privacy Act ("CCPA")
United States
26 Sep 2019
What To Do About Employees Under CCPA: An Update
One of the amendments we've been watching over the past months is one that impacts rights of employees —both the company's and other company's employees.
United States
24 Sep 2019
New York SHIELD Act Expands Breach Notice Requirements Starting In October
As we recently reported, New York's new SHIELD Act contains data security provisions. It also contains a number of key changes to New York's
United States
29 Aug 2019
Brazil's New Privacy Law One Year Away
Global corporations will soon have another privacy law acronym to address. In one year (August 2020), Brazil will join the fray with its own general privacy law, the Lei Geral de Proteção de Dados Pessaoais (General Data...
23 Aug 2019
Processor Or Controller? It Really Depends
The European Data Protection Board and the European Data Protection Supervisor recently issued a joint opinion on the processing of personal data and the role of the European Commission
United States
21 Aug 2019
Singapore Appoints Its First Ever Accountability Agent Under The CBPR System
On July 23, 2019, APEC issued a press release announcing Singapore's appointment of the Infocomm Media Development Authority (IMDA) as its accountability agent.
United States
9 Aug 2019
Utility Provider Settles Call Recording Lawsuit for $3.7 Million
Tiger Natural Gas, Inc. recently settled a class action privacy suit alleging that it illegally recorded sales calls with over 27,000 potential customers.
United States
8 Aug 2019
FTC Seeks Comments On COPPA Rule
The COPPA Rule first went into effect in 2000 to implement the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. COPPA requires online service providers that collect personal information from children under 13 to obtain parental consent before collecting information from children online.
United States
1 Aug 2019
Privacy Developments In China, Singapore And Hong Kong
International companies should keep in mind recent developments coming out of Asia on the privacy front. Chinese authorities are reported to be confiscating smartphones
31 Jul 2019
Privacy And Confidentiality Are Siblings, Not Twins
When asked why they choose to resolve their disputes through international arbitration, parties often identify confidentiality as an important factor.
United States
10 Jul 2019
CARU Takes Action Against Two More Mobile Apps
We recently wrote about the Children's Advertising Review Unit's privacy-related enforcement against two mobile apps for children on our Eye on Privacy blog.
United States
9 Jul 2019
Texas Breach Law Will Change In 2020, To Require Attorney General Notification
New requirements to the Texas data breach statute, including a requirement to notify the Texas attorney general of a breach, are set to go into effect January 1, 2020.
United States
9 Jul 2019
FTC And Car Dealership Software Company Reach Security Settlement
The FTC recently settled with LightYear Dealer Technologies, maker of DealerBuilt software, over allegations that the company failed to provide adequate protection
United States
5 Jul 2019
Nevada's Amended Privacy Law: Groundbreaking Or More Of The Same?
Nevada recently amended its existing online privacy law to give Nevada residents the ability – in certain circumstances – to opt out of the sale of their data to third parties.
United States
4 Jul 2019
CARU Takes Action Against Two Mobile Apps
Two mobile apps directed at children were recently subject to action by the Children's Advertising Review Unit. The first, "My Talking Tom," is a virtual pet game for children operated by Outfit7 Limited.
United States
3 Jul 2019
Maine Passes Broadband Privacy Bill
Maine entered the privacy fray last week when Governor Janet T. Mills signed legislation targeting internet service providers by prohibiting the sale of information about customers' internet use.
United States
24 Jun 2019
Interest-Based Advertising Enforcer Hits 100
The Online Interest Based-Advertising Accountability Program, which enforces privacy principles for digital advertising, recently announced its 100th action.
United States
18 Jun 2019
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