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FTC Approves Settlement Order With Snapchat

Posted in Data Protection Law Compliance, Electronic Data Security, FTC, Privacy Policy, Privacy Rights

On December 31, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it approved a final order settling charges against Snapchat. In its complaint, the FTC charged Snapchat with deceiving consumers over the amount of personal data that it collected and the security measures in place to protect the data from disclosure and misuse. The settlement order prohibits… Continue Reading

Data Governance Resource – From the IT Perspective

Posted in Data Protection Law Compliance

Microsoft recently announced its new Trustworthy Computing: Data Governance web site at Tech•Ed. According to Microsoft, it is promoting data governance because: “Growing public concerns about abuses of consumers’ personal information threatens to curtail the growth of online commerce and services. Data Governance directly addresses these concerns. Data Governance can reduce an organization’s IT costs… Continue Reading

European Telecoms and ISPs Start Storing User’s Internet Data

Posted in European Union

Starting April 6, 2009, European Union telecommunications companies and Internet service providers (ISPs) suddenly found themselves required to store even more data about their users. Under existing requirements under the 2006 Data Retention Directive, telecommunications providers are required to retain records (when calls were made and the origination/destination details) regarding telephone calls made over their… Continue Reading