Privacy and Data Protection

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Dissection of a Twitter Chat on Privacy and Data Protection with @JulieBrillFTC

FTC Comissioner Julie Brill recently held her first Twitter chat on the topic of privacy and the FTC. TWITTER LINGO FOR BEGINNERS: Those who are regular twiteratti can skip the following paragraph, but for those still not familiar with Twitter lingo, I have included a short introduction to Twitter shorthand: @JulieBrillFTC: This is Julie Brill’s […]

The FTC’s Data Security Guidelines

  On the occasion of the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) 50th data security settlement, it issued a statement, giving businesses guidelines for their data security practices. Under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTCA), the FTC must protect consumers from “deceptive and unfair” commercial practices in the economic sectors under its jurisdiction. One […]

Top Weekly Privacy Stories

    Apps Data Breach 411 for iPhone       Conferences   CPDP 2014 (Computer, Privacy & Data Protection), January 22,23 & 24, 2014, Brussels, Belgium. (Especially the panel on Privacy by Design, on 1/22/14, which will be moderated by me).        COPPA FTC Approves New Method for Obtaining COPPA Verifiable Parental […]

@AltheimLaw’s Privacy and Data Protection Week in Review

Big Data One code to rule them all: How big data could help the 1 percent and hurt the little guy ‪http://www.salon.com/2014/01/03/one_code_to_rule_them_all_how_big_data_could_help_the_1_percent_and_hurt_the_little_guy/ …       Children Online Privacy Maryland AG Gansler Submits Children’s Online Privacy Workgroup Report ‪http://ow.ly/2Cyc8W    Conferences ·      Watch All ‪#30c3 talks, without data retention or Google spyware ‪https://media.ccc.de/browse/congress/2013/ …     Data Breaches ·      WA: Sumner […]

@AltheimLaw’s Privacy and Data Protection Week in Review

California Privacy   Should We Cheer The California Attorney General’s Revenge Porn Arrest Or Find It Alarming? (Forbes Cross-Post) http://ow.ly/2CgHsk  California’s New Do-Not-Track Law Goes Into Effect January 1, 2014, Remember To Check Your Privacy Policy For … ow.ly/2CimTG     Conferences   IAPP Daily Dashboard ‏@DailyDashboard17 Dec Coverage of last week’s #DPCongress #NSA panel w/ @ioerror @stewartbaker @bendrath & Vodafone (recording included) bit.ly/1kSpreu “Yes, Consent Is Dead. […]

The Privacy Law Salon: Dialogue with Policymakers

Yesterday, the first Privacy Law Salon in Washington DC, took place at the National Press Club. The Privacy Law Salon: Dialogue with Policymakers, was “a unique meeting of the most experienced practitioners and corporate executives dealing with privacy law matters, and a unique opportunity to interact with the policymakers affecting the future of privacy.” The purpose of […]

Neelie Kroes on Online Privacy

On October 4, Neelie Kroes, vice-president of the European Commission and commissioner for the Digital Agenda, delivered the 2011 Guglielmo Marconi Lecture at the Lisbon Council in Brussels. While speaking about the larger topic of The Digital Agenda for Europe, Neelie Kroes touched upon online privacy issues. She first mentioned that having to comply with 27 […]

The Review of the EU Data Protection Framework v. The State of Online Consumer Privacy in the US

Yesterday, on March 16, 2011, I had a field day. As an attorney, licensed both in the EU and in the US, with a special interest in privacy law, I was able to observe quasi simultanuous policy making by both Brussels and Washington, D.C. on the same subject matter, from the comfort of my office […]

The RFID Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework in the EU: The Article 29 Working Party and the FTC are in No Rush

On February 11, the Article 29 Working Party adopted an opinion on the revised Industry Proposal for a Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment (PIA) Framework for RFID applications. (ARTICLE 29 DATA PROTECTION WORKING PARTY 00327/11/EN WP 180 Opinion 9/2011 on the revised Industry Proposal for a Privacy and Data Protection Impact Assessment Framework for […]

The Recent Privacy Framework Proposals,The Internet of Things and PET

The CES (Consumer Electronics Show) in Las Vegas  just wrapped up a few days ago to an astounding success. According to PC magazine, one of the five essential trends to emerge from the CES 2011 was the internet of things. The internet of things can be explained as follows: “It is foreseeable that any object will […]