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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

California Passes Law Giving Minors an “Eraser Button”

On September 23, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed SB 568 into law, a bill that gives minors in California the right to require that Internet companies delete content posted online by the minors.  This concept is sometimes referred to as an online “eraser button.”  The law takes effect Jan. 1, 2015. The law does not give minors the … Continue Reading


The Privacy Commission recently updated its recommendation n°4/2009 on direct marketing with a new recommendation (n°02/2013), in order to align its views with recent changes in the legal landscape. The new recommendation for instance now clearly refers to the use of cookies in a direct marketing context, stating that the explicit consent of the recipient … Continue Reading


DLA Piper has published the second edition of its Data Protection Laws of the World reference guide, expanding the handbook’s scope to cover 12 key features of the privacy laws of 63 countries that affect our clients. Data Protection Laws of the World is searchable by country and by subject matter. View or download the handbook here.… 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

Ninth Circuit Approves Provisional Class Action Certification in TCPA Class Action, Defines “Prior Express Consent”

Written by Joshua Briones and Ana Tagvoryan The Ninth Circuit has issued a pro-plaintiff ruling, in Meyer v. Portfolio Recovery Assocs., LLC, which upholds a preliminary injunction against a defendant and defines the meaning of “prior express consent” in the context of a Telephone Consumer Protection Act class action collection case. The TCPA’s restrictions on telephone … Continue Reading