Tag Archives: Do Not Track

FTC Releases Guidance on COPPA Compliance

On June 21, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission updated its guidance for complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The FTC enforces the COPPA Rule, which sets requirements regarding children’s privacy and safety online.… Continue Reading

Working Party Adopts Opinion on Proposed ePrivacy Regulation

On April 4, 2017, the Article 29 Working Party adopted an Opinion on the Proposed Regulation of the European Commission for the ePrivacy Regulation. The Proposed ePrivacy Regulation is intended to replace the ePrivacy Directive and to increase harmonization of ePrivacy rules in the EU. … Continue Reading

FTC Issues Report on Cross-Device Tracking

On January 23, 2017, the FTC released a Staff Report on cross-device tracking technology that can link multiple Internet-connected devices to the same person and track that person’s activity across those devices. The Report follows a November 2015 workshop on the same subject and is based on information and comments gathered during that workshop.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party and EDPS Release Opinions on the ePrivacy Directive

On July 25, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party and the European Data Protection Supervisor released their respective Opinions regarding the evaluation and review of Directive 2002/58/EC on privacy and electronic communications. Both the Working Party and the EDPS stressed that new rules should complement the protections available under the EU General Data Protection Regulation. … Continue Reading

A User’s Guide to Online Behavioral Advertising

Internet users have expressed increasing concern about efforts to track their online activities. As the online tracking methods used to target advertisements have expanded in both scope and complexity, regulators have taken notice and have begun to act in the online behavioral tracking and advertising space. In an article published in the November/December 2012 issue … Continue Reading

FTC Privacy Report Emphasizes Privacy by Design, Individual Control and Transparency

On March 26, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission issued a new privacy report entitled “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers.” The proposed privacy framework focuses on three principles (privacy by design, simplified consumer choice and transparency), and provides steps companies can take to implement them. … Continue Reading

How the Supreme Court’s Decision in Sorrell v. IMS Health May Affect Forthcoming “Do Not Track” Legislation

Following the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Sorrell v. IMS Health, Thomas Julin, partner at Hunton & Williams LLP who represented IMS Health in the case, closely studied the Court's decision to assess its implications, including with respect to other forthcoming legislation. Julin discusses these implications in an interview and in an article published by BNA's Privacy and Security Law Report. … Continue Reading

Speier Introduces Privacy Legislation Package

On February 11, 2011, California Representative Jackie Speier introduced the Do Not Track Me Online Act of 2011, which would direct the FTC to establish standards for a "Do Not Track" mechanism, and the Financial Information Privacy Act of 2011, which would strengthen regulations related to the disclosure of nonpublic personal information. … Continue Reading