On January 27, 2020, CISCO released its 2020 Data Privacy Benchmark Study entitled “From Privacy to Profit: Achieving Positive Returns on Privacy Investments.” More than 2,500 respondents took part in the study from across 13 countries.
Continue Reading CISCO 2020 Privacy Benchmark Study Measures Return on Investing in Privacy Accountability

As reported on our Hunton Retail Law Resource blog, on January 7, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Mortgage Solutions FCS, Inc., and its sole principal, Ramon Walker, to resolve allegations that the lender violated the FTC Act, the Fair Credit Reporting Act and the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act, by improperly disseminating consumers’ personal information on Yelp in response to consumers’ negative reviews posted to that site.
Continue Reading Mortgage Broker Settles FTC Privacy Charges That It Improperly Disclosed Consumer Information on Review Site

On January 8, 2020, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) launched a consultation on its draft direct marketing code of practice (the “Draft Code”), as required by section 122 of the Data Protection Act 2018 (“DPA 18”). The Draft Code is open for public consultation until March 4, 2020.
Continue Reading ICO Publishes Draft Direct Marketing Code of Practice for Consultation