On March 7, 2024, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgment in the case of IAB Europe (Case C‑604/22). In this judgment, the CJEU assessed the role of IAB Europe in the processing operations associated with its Transparency and Consent Framework and further developed CJEU case law on the concept of personal data under the GDPR.
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On February 12, 2024, a federal court in the Southern District of Ohio issued an order granting a Motion for a Preliminary Injunction, prohibiting the Ohio Attorney General from implementing and enforcing the Parental Notification by Social Media Operators Act, Ohio Rev. Code § 1349.09(B)(1).
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On January 31, 2024, the UK ICO released a statement in response to its requirement that the UK’s biggest websites comply with data protection laws when using cookies. The ICO said that it received “an overwhelmingly positive response,” with 38 of the 58 organizations having changed their cookie banners in order to come into compliance.
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On January 18, 2024, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) published an updated Opinion on age assurance for the Children’s Code (the “Opinion”). The Children’s Code is a statutory code of practice setting out how information society services likely to be accessed by children should protect children’s information rights online.Continue Reading UK ICO Publishes Updated Opinion on Age Assurance

On October 30, 2023, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it is sending nearly $100 million in refunds to consumers who were harmed as a result of internet phone service provider Vonage’s alleged use of dark patterns and other obstacles that made it difficult for users to cancel their service.
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