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 24, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission announced two data security cases involving online operators that were alleged to have failed to take reasonable steps to secure consumers’ data, which allowed hackers to breach both websites.
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On January 10, 2019, Advocate General Szpunar of the Court of Justice of the European Union issued an Opinion in the case of Google v. CNIL, which is currently pending before the CJEU. In its Opinion, the Advocate General provided his views concerning the territorial scope of the right to be forgotten under the EU Data Protection Directive.
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On December 4, 2018, the New York Attorney General announced that Oath Inc. agreed to pay New York a $4.95 million civil penalty following allegations that it had violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. This is the largest-ever COPPA penalty.
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The U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology recently announced that it is seeking public comment on Draft NISTIR 8228, Considerations for Managing Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity and Privacy Risks. The document is to be the first in a planned series of publications that will examine specific aspects of the IoT topic.
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