Tag Archives: Opt-In Consent

Ad Network to Pay Nearly 1 Million in Civil Penalties to Settle FTC Charges That It Geo-Tracked Consumers Without Permission

On June 22, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it reached a settlement with a mobile advertising company, InMobi, to resolve charges that the company deceptively tracked hundreds of millions of consumers’ locations without their knowledge or consent. Among other requirements, the settlement orders the company to pay 950,000 dollars in civil penalties. … Continue Reading

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
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