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What Will Be Tech’s Hot Topics in 2018 and Beyond? Our Predictions

Jan 10, 2018 by Allison Bender, Nury Siekkinen, Jeff Landis, Ken Dreifach, Zach Lerner and Jason Wool

Technology is always changing, and the law sometimes struggles to keep pace. This can lead to more questions than answers for organizations trying to make use of innovative or evolving tools, while navigating a legal gray zone in which risks need to be managed with particular care. Fast-paced technological change can also lead to the...

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In its first children’s privacy case involving internet-connected toys, the FTC has received $650,000 from and settled allegations with VTech Electronics, a manufacturer and seller of electronic learning products (ELPs). The FTC alleged that VTech failed to provide proper notice of its information practices to parents, did not link to its Privacy Policy as required...

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Webinar: FTC – Review of 2017 and Predictions for 2018

Jan 3, 2018 by Stacey Brandenburg and Kandi Parsons

Even with only an Acting Chairman and one Commissioner, the FTC had a busy year in 2017. In this webinar, ZwillGen’s FTC veterans, Stacey Brandenburg and Kandi Parsons, will discuss noteworthy developments and enforcement actions from the FTC in 2017 and their potential impact for 2018. Issues discussed include additional guidance on native advertising and...

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In our recent blog post on the Article 29 Working Party’s draft guidance on the GDPR’s breach notification requirements, we explored some of the questions answered – as well as left unanswered – by the WP29. In this post, we take a look at perhaps the most daunting element of the GDPR’s breach notification regime:...

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Breaking Down Biometric Data

Nov 16, 2017 by Jon Frankel and Jill Guidera Brown

As businesses use biometrics – such as fingerprint, iris, and face scans – in financial transactions, for security and authentication, and in connection with social media, they have been compelled to learn about biometric privacy laws, especially the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”). Indeed, BIPA has become the new darling of creative class action lawyers,...

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GDPR & Data Breach: Takeaways from the WP29 Guidance

Nov 13, 2017 by Catherine Essig and Jason Wool

Most companies handling personal data of EU residents know that the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) will impose mandatory data breach notification requirements, but the Regulation leaves several fundamental questions unanswered. The Article 29 Working Party (WP29) has issued draft guidelines on data breach reporting under the GDPR that help answer some of these questions....

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