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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.

Recent Posts

On April 2, 2012, the UK International Chamber of Commerce (“ICC”) released a “Cookie Guide” to help companies comply with the new EU Cookies Directive, which governs the use of cookies for various website purposes. ...

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On March 16, the French Data Protection Authority (the “CNIL”) sent a letter to Google in which it requests responses to 69 questions regarding Google’s recently launched revised privacy policy that took effect on March...

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On March 5, the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (“NTIA”) released a Notice in the Federal Register seeking public comment on the types of consumer privacy issues that should be addressed in voluntary industry codes...

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On February 22, six leading operators of mobile application platforms (Amazon, Apple, Google, Hewlett-Packard, Microsoft, and Research In Motion) signed an agreement with California Attorney General Kamala Harris committing to improve privacy protections offered to...

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On February 7, the FTC announced that it sent letters to 6 mobile application providers that offer background screening products warning that the apps may be violating the Fair Credit Report Act (“FCRA”).  The FCRA...

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The European Commission (“EC”) today released its long anticipated proposals for comprehensive reform to the EU’s 1995 Data Protection Directive (“1995 Directive”).  The proposed reforms come after almost two years of extensive EC consultations with...

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On January 5, the FTC announced that Upromise, Inc., a rewards plan service which offers a browser-based “TurboSaver Toolbar” aimed at families trying to save money for college, agreed to a proposed administrative consent order...

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