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About Melissa Maalouf

Melissa Maalouf

Melissa Maalouf’s practice focuses on advising a broad range of clients, from start-ups to established companies, on both U.S. and international data privacy and security issues. Melissa assists clients in drafting appropriate website disclosures, implementing legally-compliant e-commerce flows, responding to FTC Section 5 and state AG enforcement actions, analyzing advertising claims, and children’s online privacy and safety issues. She also regularly helps clients obtain certification under the EU-US Safe Harbor and navigate compliance with divergent international privacy laws.

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Like most reading this article, we have been very busy over the last couple of years preparing our clients for the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). In advising companies that range from start-ups to...

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Six Topics to Revisit in Your Privacy Policy

September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

When was the last time you really read your company’s privacy policy? From cross-device tracking to government access to data, we’ve rounded up six topics to review for compliance and risk mitigation. ...

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The Moscow City Court upheld an enforcement request made by Roskomnadzor, Russia’s telecommunications and media compliance watchdog, to blacklist LinkedIn. Without any hearing of evidence or findings of fact, LinkedIn was declared to be in...

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At the second installment of the FTC’s Fall Technology Series, FTC researchers, academics, consumer advocacy groups, and drone manufacturers explored the potential privacy and security concerns that arise from the use of drones. FTC Commissioner...

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First Post-Safe Harbor Fines Issued

June 7, 2016 | 0 Comments

For the first time since the Safe Harbor was invalided by the European Court of Justice in October 2015 (see related blogs here, here, and here), an EU regulator has issued fines to three companies...

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The FTC approved a final consent order against clothing store Lord & Taylor (“L&T”), following allegations that it failed to disclose paid online native advertising and endorsements for its Design Lab product roll out. The...

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In a non-binding opinion, a European Union Advocate General recommended to the European Court of Justice (“CJEU”) that it find the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor program invalid. Advocate General Yves Bot’s recommendations included: Giving EU national data...

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Over the past year, Russia has exerted increasing control over companies that do business on the Internet in Russia by passing into law a number of strict privacy bills, including a requirement for bloggers to...

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Earlier this month, the EU Working Party 29 published the results of a sweep conducted by 8 EU data protection authorities regarding the cookie use practices of approximately 500 sites. The 2011 EU e-Privacy Directive...

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With the fast-approaching compliance deadline of January 1, 2015 and no guidance from the California AG’s office, online and mobile service operators are still wondering if and how California’s new “Privacy Rights for California Minors...

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