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Within the next three months the European Commission (EC) hopes to conclude negotiations forming a new safe harbor framework with the U.S. We’ve previously written about events surrounding the invalidation of the previous Safe Harbor...

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No More Safe Harbor: Don’t Panic (Yet)

October 7, 2015 | 0 Comments

The European Court of Justice (ECJ), the highest legal authority in the European Union, struck down the European Commission’s 15-year-old Safe Harbor agreement October 6, 2015 due to concerns that the framework does not sufficiently...

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Data Localization Audits Begin in Russia For Some

September 3, 2015 | 0 Comments

Companies collecting Russian citizens’ personal data are now subject to Russia’s data localization law and potentially face an audit by the Russian communications regulator, Roskomnadzor. The Russian government plans to audit 317 companies by the...

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Companies have yet another reason to pay attention to their privacy policies and ensure their data security systems are up to snuff. Marking another important win for the FTC in FTC v. Wyndham, the Court...

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The sharing economy is changing the way we behave as consumers across numerous sectors, and the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is taking notice. The sharing economy, also referred to as the on-demand economy or collaborative...

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The Federal Trade Commission and 27 members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN), which comprises privacy enforcement agencies worldwide, are joining forces to continue efforts to better protect children’s privacy online. To aid these...

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LabMD’s challenge to the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) authority to regulate data security again stalled in the Eleventh Circuit on Tuesday, January 20, 2015. The lengthy procedural drama continued—without a major plot twist—when the Eleventh...

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After threatening to move the effective date of its new data localization law from September 1, 2016 to January 1, 2015, Russia settled on a more reasonable, albeit accelerated, timeline. At the end of December,...

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The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held a public workshop, “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion,” on September 15, where participants acknowledged the many benefits of Big Data, while also recognizing the potential for...

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