Article 29 Working Party Releases GDPR Guidance

Article 29 Working Party Releases GDPR Guidance on Consent

EU’s Article 29 Working Party (Working Party) adopted guidelines (Guidelines) on the meaning of consent under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Under...
Schrems Can Sue Facebook in Austria, But Only as a Consumer

Schrems Can Sue Facebook in Austria, But Only as a Consumer

On November 14, Advocate General Michal Bobek released an opinion regarding Schrems v. Facebook Ireland (a separate action from the so-called Schrems 2.0, which deals...
FTC Guidance on COPPA and Voice Recordings

FTC Guidance on COPPA and Voice Recordings

The Federal Trade Commission is providing additional guidance on how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection (COPPA) Rule applies to the collection of audio voice...
Privacy Shield Passes First Annual Review

Privacy Shield Passes First Annual Review

The European Commission gave “adequate” mark to the EU-US Privacy Shield agreement following the deal's first annual review, but made a number of recommendations...
Equifax data breach: 143 Million People Affected

Equifax Data Breach: 143 Million People Affected

Equifax announced today a cybersecurity incident potentially impacting approximately 143 million U.S. consumers. Criminals exploited a U.S. website application vulnerability to gain access to certain files. The company learned...
Uber Settles with FTC over Deceptive Data Privacy Claims

Uber Settles with FTC Over Deceptive Data Privacy Claims

Today the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has reached a non-monetary agreement with Uber to settle allegations that the company failed to...
Senate Bill Seeks to Secure IoT Devices

Senate Bill Seeks to Secure IoT Devices

On August 1, 2017, the Senate introduced the Internet of Things (IoT) Cybersecurity Improvement Act of 2017, which would impose specific cybersecurity requirements on...