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Canadian Privacy Commissioner Issues Report on Children’s Educational Apps

Recently, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada issued its 2017 Global Privacy Enforcement Network Sweep results, which focused on certain privacy practices of online educational tools and services targeted at classrooms. The OPC examined the privacy practices of two dozen educational websites and apps used by K-12 students.… Continue Reading

French DPA Publishes a Compliance Pack Regarding Connected Vehicles

On October 17, 2017, the French Data Protection Authority, after a consultation with multiple industry participants that was launched on March 23, 2016, published its compliance pack on connected vehicles in line with its report of October 3, 2016. The pack applies to connected vehicles for private use only, and describes the main principles data controllers must adhere to under both the current French legislation and the EU GDPR.… Continue Reading

Advocate General Rejects Facebook’s Claim of Sole Irish Jurisdiction in EU

On October 24, 2017, an opinion issued by the EU’s Advocate General Bot rejected Facebook’s assertion that its EU data processing activities fall solely under the jurisdiction of the Irish Data Protection Commissioner. The opinion relates to the CJEU case C-210/16, under which the German courts sought to clarify whether the DPA in the German state of Schleswig-Holstein could take action against Facebook regarding its use of web tracking technologies on a German education provider’s fan page without first providing notice. … Continue Reading

Facing Privacy Suits About Facial Recognition: BIPA Cases Move Forward as More States Consider Passing Biometric Data Laws

Recent judicial interpretations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14, present potential litigation risks for retailers who employ biometric-capture technology, such as facial recognition, retina scan or fingerprint software. In a recent client alert, we discuss biometric privacy laws and recent case studies.… Continue Reading

Lisa Sotto Invited to Speak at Privacy Shield’s First Annual Joint Review

On September 18, 2017, the European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce kicked off their first annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. To aid in the review, the Department invited a few industry leaders, including Hunton & Williams' partner Lisa Sotto to speak about their experiences during the first year of the Privacy Shield.… Continue Reading

OCR Releases Guidance on HIPAA Compliance During Emergencies

On September 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights issued an announcement containing disaster preparedness and recovery guidance in advance of Hurricane Irma. The announcement underscores key privacy and security issues for entities covered by HIPAA to help them protect individuals’ health information before, during and after emergency situations.… Continue Reading

FTC Posts Seventh Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Series

On September 1, 2017, the FTC published the seventh blog post in its “Stick with Security” series. This week’s post, entitled Stick with Security: Secure remote access to your network, outlines important security measures businesses should take to ensure that outside entryways to their systems are sensibly defended.… Continue Reading
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