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EUROPE: European cookie sweep results published: average of 34.6 cookies per website.

By Patrick Van Eecke and Julie De Bruyn Article 29 Working Party, the European data protection advisory body, has published its report on the ‘cookie sweep’ that was carried out in September last year in partnership with data protection authorities and other regulators across 8 Member States (Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Slovenia, … Continue Reading

Mobile apps – increasing privacy transparency is on top of your to-do list!

Mobile apps: increasing privacy transparency is on top of your to-do list! Patrick Van Eecke & Elisabeth Verbrugge As previously announced, the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) recently released the results of the global privacy sweep of mobile applications it conducted in May 2014. More than 25 privacy commissions around the world examined a total … Continue Reading

California Issues Guidance To Companies on Disclosing Privacy Practices

Written By:  Michelle Anderson This week, California Attorney General (AG) Kamala Harris released a series of recommendations designed to help businesses make their privacy policies meaningful to consumers: Making Your Privacy Practices Public.  As interpreted by the AG’s Office, a “meaningful” privacy policy is one that helps consumers “make informed decisions about which companies they … Continue Reading

White House Issues “Big Data” Report

Today the White House released the much anticipated report on Big Data titled “Big Data: Seizing Opportunities, Preserving Values.”  The report focuses on not only privacy and the private sector uses of big data, but also on government uses including by law enforcement.  The report endorses reforming the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, advancing the Consumer … Continue Reading

DLA Launches New Edition of Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook

DLA Piper’s Data Protection & Privacy group are delighted to announce the launch of the third edition of the Data Protection Laws of the World Handbook – a great way to celebrate Data Protection Day! This edition is particularly exciting as it is available via our new online site, which has a number of new … Continue Reading

2013 Off to a Busy Start: State Lawmakers Introduce Numerous Privacy-Related Bills

Barely six weeks into the new year and already we are seeing numerous bills introduced in the state legislatures. These bills are wide ranging, and address topics such as data breach notification, written information security policies, privacy policies, and use of social security numbers, among others.  Perhaps one of the more intriguing bills is California Assembly … Continue Reading

FTC Announces Long-Awaited COPPA Revisions: Restricts Behavioral Advertising and Retention of Data from Children, Among Others

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairman Jon Leibowitz and Senate Commerce Committee Chairman John D. (Jay) Rockefeller IV announced the FTC’s long-awaited amended COPPA Rule at a press conference earlier today. In prior blog postings, we have noted that this seems to be the year of the mobile application. The FTC’s new COPPA rule continues with … Continue Reading

FTC Publishes Guidelines Designed to Assist Mobile App Providers with Privacy Compliance

Earlier this month, the FTC published guidelines designed to assist mobile app providers in complying with privacy and truth-in-advertising principles.  In the guidelines, the FTC walks through certain privacy principles, which it set forth in its Privacy Report issued last March.  Specifically, the FTC encourages mobile app providers: to incorporate privacy principles into the design … Continue Reading

FTC Proposes Additional Revisions to COPPA Rules — Comments Due September 10, 2012

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has sought comment on additional revisions to its rules implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA).  In September 2011, the FTC sought comment on proposed revisions to the COPPA rule, including changes to the definition of personal information.  For our advisory on the FTC’s prior modifications, click here.  Having received … Continue Reading

UK Information Commissioner’s Office Relaxes Meaning of “Consent” to the Use of Cookies

On 26 May 2012, the deadline expired for the implementation of the new law requiring website users to provide “opt-in” consent to cookies.  On the eve of the compliance deadline, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO“) issued an updated guidance note in which it clarified — and relaxed — the meaning of consent, allowing consent to … Continue Reading

FTC Issues Final Privacy Report — Sets forth Best Practices, Calls for Legislation

On March 26, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a report, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change:  A Proposed Framework for Business and Policymakers,” in which it sets forth best practice recommendations for businesses that obtain consumer data–both online and online–and sketches out an active legislative and FTC workshop agenda on … Continue Reading