On June 2, 2020, the European Data Protection Board announced that it had released a statement on restrictions on data subject rights in connection with the state of emergency in EU Member States amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Continue Reading EDPB Releases Statement on Restrictions on Data Subject Rights in Connection with the State of Emergency in Member States

On June 3, 2020, the Presidency of the Council of the European Union published a progress report on the proposed Regulation concerning the Respect for Private Life and the Protection of Personal Data in Electronic Communications and Repealing Directive 2002/58/EC, better known as “the Draft ePrivacy Regulation.”
Continue Reading EU Council Presidency Releases Progress Report on Draft ePrivacy Regulation

On May 25 and May 26, 2020 respectively, the Belgian Data Protection Authority published two opinions on draft laws introducing COVID-19-related tracking initiatives.
Continue Reading Belgian DPA Publishes Opinions on Draft Laws for the Creation of a Database and for the Use of Contact Tracing Apps for COVID-19 Tracking

We previously posted about the Tapplock, Inc. settlement with the Federal Trade Commission over allegations that the company violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by falsely claiming that its “smart locks” were secure. Earlier this month, the FTC voted 5-0 to approve the settlement.
Continue Reading FTC Approves Settlement with Canadian Lockmaker Over Deceptive Security Claims