On October 15, 2012, the Singapore Parliament passed the Personal Data Protection Act 2012. Though a data protection law has been under discussion for quite some time, this bill was just introduced in September 2012. The new law, which will apply only to private sector data processing activities, reportedly will become law in January 2013. This blog post provides an overview of key points from the bill.
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On December 2, 2010, the Subcommittee on Commerce, Trade and Consumer Protection held a hearing on Do Not Track Legislation, which included testimony from David Vladeck and Danny Weitzner. This blog post summarizes the consumer privacy issues and related proposals addressed at the hearing.

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The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") recently settled complaints against two telemarketing companies that allegedly called numbers listed on the National Do Not Call Registry.  The companies will pay a combined total of nearly $1.2 million dollars in civil penalties to settle charges that their marketing practices ran afoul of the Telemarketing Sales Rule ("TSR").Continue Reading Telemarketers to Pay $1.2 Million in Civil Penalties for TSR Violations