We previously posted about the Tapplock, Inc. settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by falsely claiming that its “smart locks” were secure. Earlier this month, the FTC voted 5-0 to approve the settlement.
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On March 12, 2020, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP submitted formal comments to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in response to its proposals for ensuring appropriate regulation of artificial intelligence.
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On March 17, 2020, the Executive Committee of the Global Privacy Assembly issued a statement giving their support to the sharing of personal data by organizations and governments for the purposes of fighting the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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On September 27, 2019, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP submitted comments on Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada’s Proposals to Modernize the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (“PIPEDA”) (the “Comments”).

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On September 23, 2019, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced that it completed its consultation on transfers for processing and that the OPC’s current guidelines for processing personal data across borders—under which consent for transfers to data processors is not required—remain unchanged.
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On August 5, 2019, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP responded to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada’s (“OPC”) reframed consultation on transfers for processing. The reframed consultation replaced a previously suspended OPC consultation dealing with the same topic to which CIPL had also responded.

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