Following an 11th Circuit Court decision that struck down a 2018 Federal Trade Commission (FTC) order as “unenforceably vague,” the FTC has “instructed staff to closely review [their] orders to determine whether they could be strengthened and improved – particularly in the areas of privacy and data security.” Recent enforcement orders show the FTC

Democratic U.S. Reps. Anna Eshoo and Zoe Lofgren have announced the Online Privacy Act, a proposal that would create a federal enforcement agency to protect privacy rights.

“The bill proposes the creation of the Digital Privacy Agency (DPA) that would have the power to enforce privacy rights for users and make sure companies follow the

Click to accept – not always good enough, says the New Zealand Privacy Commissioner.

Companies need to be fully transparent about their data processing practices and take steps to ensure that this is conveyed to the individuals.

In the case of a “clicked consent,” the Commissioner will also check:

  • Why the company believes that click

“To be compliant with the Brazilian General Data Protection Law (LGPD) is a temporary status, which should be maintained on a day-to-day basis. In other words, there is no final line in the LGPD compliance program, since new projects and business plans should always be evaluated according to the new data protection rules and principles.”

The FTC has entered into a consent order with a sole proprietor for a failure to implement reasonable protections of personal information.

At issue were the following statements, which the FTC held to be deceptive/misleading:

  • “[We] utilize the latest security and encryption techniques to ensure the security of your account information.”
  • “We understand clearly that

Cookies in the spotlight in France:

Actual consent – in.

Continued browsing – out.

The French Data Protection Authority, CNIL, repealed its 2013 guidelines on cookies consent and announced upcoming cookies guidance will be published later this month (July).  Per the new guidance, continued browsing of a website will not suffice to indicate consent to

“The loss of privacy often seems like no big deal, a small price to pay for the convenience of the digital world. This is an all-too-common misunderstanding that can have grave consequences, as privacy invasions are often invisible, harms frequently only happen in the future, and they always affect some people more than others.”

“In

“Whenever we make a call, go to work, search the web, pay with our credit card, we generate data. While de-identification might have worked in the past, it doesn’t really scale to the type of large-scale datasets being collected today.”

It turns out that ” four random points (i.e. time and location where a person

To sue or not to sue (for privacy violations), that is the question.

“Lawmakers negotiating a national privacy bill are clashing over whether to allow consumers to sue companies … over privacy violations — in what’s shaping up to be another potential roadblock to bipartisan legislation. Republicans and Democrats are split over whether to include