Tag Archives: Privacy Policy

EU Parliament Committee Rapporteur Issues Draft Report on Proposed Amendments to the EU Commission’s Draft General Data Protection Regulation

On January 10, 2013, Jan Philipp Albrecht presented his draft report on the EU Parliament’s proposed amendments to the European Commission’s proposed General Data Protection Regulation. This blog post outlines key elements of the draft report, which includes detailed changes to the European Commission’s proposed Regulation.… Continue Reading

California AG Sues Delta for Failure to Post a Privacy Policy on Its Mobile App

On December 6, 2012, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced a lawsuit against Delta Air Lines, Inc., for violations of the California Online Privacy Protection Act, alleging that Delta failed to conspicuously post a privacy policy within Delta’s “Fly Delta” mobile application to inform users of what personally identifiable information is collected and how it is being used by the company.… Continue Reading

FTC Settles Charges of “History Sniffing”

On December 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced that the online advertising company Epic Marketplace, Inc. agreed to settle charges that it engaged in "history sniffing" to secretly and illegally collect information about consumers' interest in sensitive medical and financial issues.… 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 Files Complaint Against Wyndham Hotels

On June 26, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had filed suit against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and three of its subsidiaries (“Wyndham”) alleging failures to maintain reasonable security that led to three separate data breaches involving hackers accessing sensitive consumer data. The FTC’s complaint claims that Wyndham violated the FTC Act by posting … Continue Reading

Outsourcers Exempt from India's Privacy Regulations

On August 24, 2011, India's Ministry of Communications & Information Technology issued a clarification regarding India's new privacy regulations, indicating that outsourcing service providers in India will not need to obtain consent from individuals before processing their data. … Continue Reading

South Korea Enacts Comprehensive Privacy Law

On March 29, 2011, South Korea's president approved the Act on the Protection of Personal Data, an omnibus privacy law that eliminates redundancies in the previous patchwork of regulations and includes data breach notification requirements. … Continue Reading

FTC Accepts Final Settlement with Twitter

On March 11, 2011, the Federal Trade Commission finalized a proposed settlement with Twitter, which resolved allegations that Twitter deceived consumers and failed to safeguard their personal information. … Continue Reading

German Federal DPA Approves Binding Corporate Rules of Deutsche Post DHL

On February 3, 2011, the German Federal Commissioner for Data Protection and Freedom of Information issued a press release announcing that it has approved the privacy policy formulated by Deutsche Post DHL, thereby allowing the company to transfer personal data abroad without having to obtain approval in individual cases. … Continue Reading

Vladeck Previews Long-Awaited FTC Report

David Vladeck, Director of the FTC's Division of Consumer Protection, this morning previewed the long-awaited FTC report that sums up months of discussion regarding the future of privacy regulation in the United States and examines the viability of a Do Not Track mechanism. … Continue Reading