Tag Archives: IP Address

FTC Announces Settlement Regarding Collecting Consumer TV Viewing Data

On February 6, 2017, the FTC announced that it has agreed to settle charges that VIZIO, Inc., installed software on about 11 million consumer televisions to collect viewing data without consumers’ knowledge or consent. The stipulated federal court order requires VIZIO to pay 2.2 million dollars to the FTC and New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs. … Continue Reading

CJEU Rules That Dynamic IP Addresses Are Personal Data

On October 19, 2016, the Court of Justice of the European Union issued its judgment in Patrick Breyer v. Bundesrepublik Deutschland, following the Opinion of Advocate General earlier this year. The CJEU followed the Opinion of the Advocate General and declared that the dynamic IP address of a website user is considered personal data.… Continue Reading

FTC Announces Updated COPPA Rule

On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced the adoption of its amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. The amendments, which will become effective on July 1, 2013, include updated definitions, expansion and clarification of methods for obtaining verifiable parental consent, application of the Rule to certain third-party data collectors and new data retention and deletion requirements.… Continue Reading

German DPAs Adopt Resolutions on EU Data Protection and IPv6

At the 84th Conference of the German Data Protection Commissioners in Frankfurt (Oder), German state data protection authorities and the Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information discussed current issues and adopted four Resolutions aimed at harmonizing the application of data protection law across Germany.… Continue Reading

German Data Protection Authorities Issue Resolution on Website Analysis Methods

In December 2009, the German data protection authorities (“DPAs”) for the private sector published a resolution on data protection compliance for website audience measurement.  The resolution was adopted at the Düsseldorfer Kreis meeting on November 26-27, 2009. Many website operators analyze users’ surfing behavior for advertising and market research purposes, or to adapt their websites … Continue Reading