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.
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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.
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On March 23, 2012, the Article 29 Working Party published an Opinion on the European Commission’s data protection law reform proposals. This post provides highlights from the Opinion and outlines some of the Working Party’s recommendations relevant for businesses.
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