The UK Information Commissioner’s Officer (“ICO”) has issued its largest fine to date in connection with using an automated calling system to make direct marketing calls.
EU Parliament Policy Report Takes Dim View of EU Commission’s “Pro-Market” Policies On Big Data and Smart Devices
A European Parliament policy department has released a report, entitled Big Data and Smart Devices and Their Impact on Privacy, that criticizes the lack of focus on privacy and data protection in the European Commission’s “Digital Single Market” policy agenda.
It bears mentioning when one of the world’s most famous brands releases one of the world’s most prominent and readable privacy policies.
As anticipated in our previous discussion of the Ashley Madison data breach litigation, lawyers representing the various putative classes have begun sparring over their preferred venues.
Since the Snowden revelations, trouble has been brewing for the EU-US Safe Harbor program and companies which utilize this program to make transfers of personal information from the EU to the US legal under EU privacy laws.
PLA today posts “Do Banks Pass Through Credit Expansions?“, which attributes the overall failure of cheap central bank credit to stimulate card issuers’ lending to a mismatch between the issuers’ marginal propensity to lend (they prefer to raise lines for good risks) and obligors’ marginal propensity to borrow (line i…
On September 11, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced that Lyft Inc. (“Lyft”) and First National Bank Corporation (“FNB”) violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by forcing their users to consent to receive automated text messages as a condition of using their services.
Every day people, enterprises, government organizations try to disentangle themselves from the increasing amounts of data.
The European Court of Justice (ECJ) is expected to rule on Case C-362/14 (the “Schrems” case) on October 6, 2015.