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Tag Archives: Regulations

FCC Cracks Down on Data Collection and Sharing Practices

Posted in Advertising, FCC, Internet, Privacy, Regulations
The Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has proposed a set of Internet consumer privacy regulations that would be applicable to providers of wireless and broadband internet services (such as Comcast, Verizon, etc.) (collectively, “ISPs”), akin to current regulations imposed on telephony services. If approved, the proposed regulations would represent some of the most… Continue Reading

FTC AIMS TO CATCH UP TO ONGOING TECH ADVANCES–PROPOSES ADDITIONAL CHANGES TO COPPA

Posted in Advertising, Regulations, Technology
In 2000, long before the launch of Twitter and Facebook, and the explosion of smartphones, tablets and other Internet-connected devices, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA, was enacted to provide parents of children under the age of 13 with more visibility into, and control over, online publishers’ information collection and processing practices. COPPA requires,… Continue Reading

The FTC’s Final Privacy Report Highlights Consumer Choice and Control

Posted in Privacy, Regulations
Last week, the FTC issued its final report on protecting consumer privacy.  The report, entitled "Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: Recommendations For Businesses and Policymakers", builds on a December 2010 staff report that was the subject of an earlier post.  While the final report maintains the FTC’s “bottom up” approach to… Continue Reading

Recent Data Breaches May Spur Congressional Action on Data Regulations

Posted in Privacy, Regulations, Social Media
In the wake of the recently publicized data breach involving Sony’s PlayStation and Online Entertainment networks, Congress appears ready to accelerate its efforts to enact legislation to implement regulations intended to prevent future breaches and provide a framework for enforcement in the event of a breach.  The data breaches at Sony, which occurred on two… Continue Reading

Digital HHR Presents: “App-endectomy: Removing the Mystery from the App Ecosystem” – April 7, 2011

Posted in Advertising, Events, Intellectual Property, Internet, Privacy, Regulations, Technology
On April 7, the Digital HHR team will be presenting "App-endectomy: Removing the Mystery from the App Ecosystem", the next in its on-going series of live, CLE-accredited webinars. The explosive popularity of tablets, smartphones and other Internet-connected consumer devices has ushered in a new technology ecosystem driven by Apps. These self-contained software programs have not… Continue Reading

Recent Activities in Washington Point to Complex Issues for Regulating Privacy

Posted in Privacy, Regulations
Recent activities out of Washington have again turned the spotlight on the complexity of protecting privacy in an era of targeted advertising and what role, if any, the federal government might take to implement regulations on the collection and use of data related to consumers’ digital habits. This week the chair of the House Caucus… Continue Reading