Global Privacy Enforcement Network

On February 3, 2015, the Article 29 Working Party published a report on a sweep of 478 websites across eight EU Member States (Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom). The sweep was conducted to assess compliance with Article 5.3 of the e-Privacy Directive 2002/58/EC, as amended by 2009/136/EC.
Continue Reading Article 29 Working Party Reports on Cookie Sweep Results

On November 1, 2014, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network posted a media release on their October 12 workshop in Mauritius on the use of publicity as a regulatory compliance technique. The workshop included a public demonstration of the International Privacy Law Library.
Continue Reading GPEN Holds Workshop on the Use of Publicity as a Regulatory Compliance Technique

The Centre for Information Policy Leadership’s Vice President and Senior Policy Counselor Markus Heyder reports on the closed session of the 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners which took place in Mauritius on October 13 – 16, 2014. Discussions during the closed session focused on the Internet of Things, big data, enforcement cooperation, privacy in the digital age and new conference members.
Continue Reading Centre Reports on 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

On September 10, 2014, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network published the results of an enforcement sweep carried out in May of this year to evaluate mobile app compliance with data protection laws. The results indicate that a majority of apps are accessing personal data without providing adequate information to users.
Continue Reading Mobile Apps Fail to Provide Basic Privacy Information According to GPEN’s Mobile Apps Sweep Results

On May 14, 2014, the Hunton and Williams Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog post provides a link to a recording of the session, and to previous recordings in the series.
Continue Reading Hunton Global Privacy Update – May 2014

On May 13, 2014, the French data protection authority decided to examine 100 mobile apps most commonly used in France. This review takes place in connection with the Global Privacy Enforcement Network’s second annual enforcement sweep, which involves participation by the CNIL and 26 data protection authorities.
Continue Reading French Data Protection Authority Reviews 100 Mobile Apps During Internet Sweep

On May 8, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with Snapchat, Inc. stemming from allegations that the company misrepresented its privacy and security practices, including by providing inaccurate information about key privacy features of its mobile app.
Continue Reading FTC Announces Settlement with Snapchat After Alleged Privacy and Security Misrepresentations