Tag Archives: Privacy Policy

European Commission Recommends Changes to Safe Harbor

On November 27, 2013, the European Commission published an analysis of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Framework and other EU-U.S. data transfer agreements. The Commission called for more transparency in the Safe Harbor Framework and also addressed issues concerning the Terrorist Finance Tracking Program and the EU-U.S. agreement on passenger name records. … Continue Reading

South Korea to Issue Privacy Compliance Certifications

On October 27, 2013, the South Korean Ministry of Security and Public Administration indicated that the government will begin issuing certifications to private and public organizations that meet certain Personal Information Protection Act requirements. Organizations may apply for certification starting on November 28, 2013.… Continue Reading

China Passes Amendment to Consumer Protection Law

On October 25, 2013, the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress of the People's Republic of China passed an amendment to the Law on the Protection of Consumer Rights and Interests, which will take effect on March 15, 2014. The amendment adds numerous provisions designed to improve protections for consumer personal information.… Continue Reading

Amended COPPA Rule Comes into Effect

The Federal Trade Commission’s changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule come into effect today. This post summarizes key changes affecting businesses subject to the amended Rule.… 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

FTC Issues Updated FAQs Addressing COPPA Compliance Requirements

On April 25, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission released an updated version of its frequently asked questions regarding the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 that provide general information on COPPA’s requirements and also include new guidance on the recent amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. … Continue Reading

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