Tag Archives: Opt-In Consent

FCC Cites Lyft Inc. and First National Bank Corp. for TCPA Violations

On September 11, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced that Lyft Inc. (“Lyft”) and First National Bank Corporation (“FNB”) violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by forcing their users to consent to receive automated text messages as a condition of using their services. The FCC warned that these violations could result in fines … Continue Reading

ICO to Investigate Data Sharing for Marketing by UK Charities

On September 2, 2015, the Information Commissioner’s Office announced an investigation into the data sharing practices of charities in the United Kingdom. The announcement follows the publication of an article in a UK newspaper highlighting the data sharing and marketing practices of certain charities.… Continue Reading

Article 29 Working Party Issues Guidance on Obtaining Cookie Consent

On October 2, 2013, the Article 29 Working Party issued a Working Document providing guidance on how to obtain consent for the use of cookies and similar technologies in compliance with EU legal requirements. This blog entry summarizes the Working Document's suggestions of what to include in a cookie consent mechanism.… Continue Reading

Swiss DPA Issues Its 20th Annual Report

On June 28, 2013, the Swiss Federal Data Protection and Information Commissioner issued its annual report highlighting activities during the period from April 2012 to March 2013. This blog post provides an overview of information from the report that is relevant for international businesses with operations in Switzerland.… Continue Reading

German Court Rules Apple’s Privacy Policy Violates German Law

On April 30, 2013, the regional court of Berlin enjoined Apple Sales International, which is based in Ireland, from relying on eight of its existing standard data protection clauses in contracts with customers based in Germany. The court also prohibited Apple’s future use of such clauses.… Continue Reading

Mexico Issues Cookie and Web Beacon Rules and Privacy Notice Requirements

On January 17, 2013, Mexico’s Ministry of Economy published its Lineamientos del Aviso de Privacidad, which it prepared in collaboration with the Mexican data protection authority. The Guidelines introduce heightened notice and opt-out requirements for the use of cookies, web beacons and similar technology, and will take effect in mid-April.… Continue Reading

UK ICO Releases Cookies Enforcement Report

On December 18, 2012, the Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”) released an enforcement report (the “Report”) on the extent of compliance with recent changes to UK law governing the use of cookies (The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011). The ICO previously issued an interim report on organizations’ attempts to achieve compliance, in … Continue Reading

New UK Online Behavioral Advertising Code Released

On November 21, 2012, the UK Committee of Advertising Practice released new rules on online behavioral advertising that are part of a wider pan-European industry initiative to further refine the EU Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations 2011.… Continue Reading

ICC UK Releases Updated Cookie Guidance

On November 27, 2012, the International Chamber of Commerce of the United Kingdom (“ICC UK”) released the second edition of its cookie guidance (the “Guidance”). The ICC UK released the first edition of the Guidance in April of this year, and has produced this latest version to take into account updated guidance released by the … Continue Reading

FTC Releases Report on Facial Recognition Technology

On October 22, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission released a report entitled “Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technologies” that focuses on the privacy concerns associated with this increasingly ubiquitous technology. … Continue Reading