On January 18, 2022, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy signed into law Assembly Bill No. 3950, requiring employers to provide written notice to employees prior to the use of tracking devices in vehicles used by employees. The Act will go into effect on April 18, 2022.
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On December 15, 2021, the Federal Trade Commission announced a $2 million settlement with OpenX Technologies in connection with alleged violations of the COPPA Rule and the FTC Act. The FTC alleged that OpenX knowingly collected personal information from children under 13 without parental consent and collected geolocation data from users who opted out of being tracked.
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On July 13, 2020, the Italian Data Protection Authority (Garante per la protezione dei dati personali, “Garante”) announced that it levied a €16,729,600 fine on telecoms provider Wind Tre S.p.A. (“Wind Tre”) for several unlawful data processing activities, mostly related to direct marketing.

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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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