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.
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The UK Information Commissioner has released an opinion in response to the joint effort announced by Apple and Google to enable the use of Bluetooth technology to help governments and health agencies reduce the spread of COVID-19.
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On March 12, 2020, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP submitted formal comments to the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada in response to its proposals for ensuring appropriate regulation of artificial intelligence.
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On February 1, 2020, the Italian Data Protection Authority announced that it had levied a fine of 27.8 Million Euros on TIM S.p.A., a telecommunications company, for several unlawful marketing data processing practices.
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On October 23, 2018, the 40th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners released a Declaration on Ethics and Protection in Artificial Intelligence. In it, the Conference endorsed several guiding principles as “core values” to protect human rights as the development of artificial intelligence continues apace.
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On March 20, 2018, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP issued a factsheet outlining relevant GDPR provisions for negotiations surrounding the proposed ePrivacy Regulation.
Continue Reading CIPL Issues Factsheet on Key Issues Relating to the Relationship Between the Proposed ePrivacy Regulation and the GDPR

On March 26, 2018, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP and AvePoint released its second Global EU General Data Protection Regulation Readiness Report, detailing the results of a joint global survey launched in July 2017 concerning organizational preparedness for GDPR implementation.
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