Tag Archives: Internet of Things

Hunton Publishes Retail Year in Review

On January 18, 2018, Hunton’s retail industry lawyers released their annual Retail Year in Review publication. This year’s publication includes topics on blockchain, ransomware, cyber insurance and the Internet of Things.… Continue Reading

FTC Settles First Children’s Privacy Case Involving Connected Toys

On January 8, 2018, the FTC announced an agreement with electronic toy manufacturer, VTech Electronics, settling charges that VTech violated COPPA by collecting personal information from hundreds of thousands of children without providing direct notice or obtaining their parent’s consent, and failing to take reasonable steps to secure the data it collected. … 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

CIPL Points to Transparency as Key Catalyst for Innovative Information Economy

On November 20, 2015, Markus Heyder, Vice President of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP, discussed how “transparency is increasingly understood as a core component of addressing the challenges of the modern information economy” and a key catalyst for a productive and innovative information economy in an article entitled Transparency and the Future of Driverless Privacy published by the International Association of Privacy Professionals. … Continue Reading

CIPL Supports Theme of “Privacy Bridges” at 37th International Privacy Conference in Amsterdam

On October 27, 2015, Hunton & Williams LLP’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership will conduct a joint workshop with Nymity on Bridging Disparate Privacy Regimes through Organizational Accountability during the 37th International Privacy Conference. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership also has released two draft white papers in a series of three on protecting privacy in a world of big data.… Continue Reading

FTC Releases Report on Internet of Things

On January 27, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced the release of a report on the Internet of Things that describes the current state of the Internet of Things, analyzes the benefits and risks of its development, applies privacy principles to the Internet of Things and discusses whether legislation is needed to address this burgeoning area.… Continue Reading

FTC Chair Calls for Security by Design, Data Minimization and Notice and Choice for Unexpected Uses in Remarks on the Internet of Things at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show

On January 6, 2015, FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez gave the opening remarks at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. She addressed the key challenges the Internet of Things poses to consumer privacy and how companies can find appropriate solutions that build consumer trust. … Continue Reading

IAPP Europe Data Protection Congress 2014

Join us at the International Association of Privacy Professionals (“IAPP”) Data Protection Congress in Brussels, November 18-20, 2014. Hunton & Williams privacy professionals will be featured speakers in the following sessions:… Continue Reading

Centre Reports on 36th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners

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

FTC Workshop on The Internet of Things

On November 19, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop in Washington, D.C. to discuss "The Internet of Things: Privacy and Security in a Connected World." This blog post provides a summary of presentations and topics discussed during the workshop.… Continue Reading
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