On November 13, 2019, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth issued a discussion paper on “Organizational Accountability in Light of FTC Consent Orders.”
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On August 8, 2019, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit allowed a class action brought by Illinois residents to proceed against Facebook under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. This blog entry provides details on the case.
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On July 29, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union released its judgment in case C-40/17, Fashion ID GmbH & Co. KG vs. Verbraucherzentrale NRW eV, ruling that Fashion ID should be considered a joint controller with Facebook regarding the collection and disclosure of personal data to Facebook as a result of embedding the Facebook ‘Like’ button on its website.
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According to media reports, the Federal Trade Commission has approved a roughly $5 billion settlement with Facebook, Inc. to resolve a privacy probe investigating whether Facebook had violated a prior FTC consent decree requiring the company to better protect user privacy.
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