Privacy

In announcing the largest fine ever issued by the FTC for COPPA violations, the FTC also signaled a potential shift in the breadth of COPPA applicability—shedding light on factors that might make an app with...

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The European Commission has recalled a German-made smartwatch for children due to privacy concerns. The recall from the European market was made through the Safety Gate Rapid Alert System (“RAPEX”), which was created to facilitate...

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Keeping a Finger on BIPA

February 5, 2019 | 0 Comments

On January 25, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that infringement of a right afforded under the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), even absent harm, is sufficient for a plaintiff to allege a...

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Overview of 2018 2018 was a watershed year for state privacy and security laws, with several states passing legislation in these areas. The most significant development was the enactment of the California Consumer Privacy Act...

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The EU’s highest court may be poised to allow Google and other search engines to honor most right-to-be-forgotten requests in a way that impacts only searches from within the EU, i.e., without affecting results for...

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An Illinois federal judge granted summary judgment to Google in a case alleging that its use of facial recognition software in Google Photos violated Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), citing Plaintiffs’ failure to establish...

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2018 was a big year for information security and data privacy. The European General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) became effective and helped bring greater awareness to the handling of personal data while several U.S. states...

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The Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (“CRTC”) has issued guidelines for avoiding liability under Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”) for assisting third parties in their violations. These guidelines and a recent CRTC enforcement action are a...

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A recent class action lawsuit out of Arizona provides another example why companies are right to be wary about voluntarily providing information to law enforcement, even when there is no clear statutory bar on doing...

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President Trump signed into law the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (“FAA Act”) in which Section 375 authorizes the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to apply Section 5 of the FTC Act to privacy policy violations...

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