On April 8, 2020, the European Commission adopted a recommendation to develop a common European approach for the use of mobile applications and mobile location data in response to the coronavirus pandemic.
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Alastair Mactaggart, drafter of the 2018 California ballot initiative that served as the basis for the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, announced that he is filing a new initiative for California’s November 2020 ballot, the California Privacy Enforcement Act.
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On July 23, 2019, New York City Council members introduced Int. 1632-2019, an amendment to the administrative code of New York City that would prohibit telecommunications carriers and mobile applications from sharing a customer’s location data if the location was collected from a device in the five boroughs.
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On May 6, 2019, the FTC announced that three dating apps were removed from the Apple App Store and Google Play Store following an FTC letter alleging that the apps potentially violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and the Federal Trade Commission Act.
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On April 15, 2019, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office issued for public consultation a draft code of practice that, once in effect, will regulate the provision of online services likely to be accessed by children in the UK. This blog entry provides an overview of the draft code.
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On August 13, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission approved changes to the video game industry’s safe harbor guidelines under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule. COPPA’s “safe harbor” provision enables industry groups to propose self-regulatory guidelines regarding COPPA compliance for FTC approval.
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The Article 29 Working Party issued an Opinion on data processing at work, which complements the Working Party’s previous guidance on the processing of personal data in the employment context and on the surveillance of electronic communications in the workplace. This blog entry provides highlights on the Opinion.
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