The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has issued a preliminary opinion that addresses some of the issues and convergences in EU data protection, consumer protection and competition laws that are not up to date with the current development of big data.
A recurring criticism of Australian privacy law has been that the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act) lacked any real bite – the enforcement powers of the privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner, were limited.
Federal Court Upholds FTC’s Authority to Bring Enforcement Actions Over Data-Security Standards; Will Class Actions Follow?
Already, 2014 has been an eventful year in the world of data breaches and cybersecurity. In addition to a flurry of litigation over high-profile breaches at the start of the year, the National Institute for Standards and Technology released its long-anticipated Cybersecurity Framework.
Earlier this week, a federal district court in New Jersey issued an opinion ruling on Wyndham Worldwide Corporation’s and three of its subsidiaries’ (collectively “Wyndham’s”) motion to dismiss, finding for the FTC on all grounds.
The iPhone 5s debuted with a list of new features designed to enhance its users’ experience.
Update On Federal Trade Commission V. Wyndham Worldwide Corp.: FTC Allowed to Proceed with Data Security Suit, Rejects Fundamental Challenge to FTC Authority
A New Jersey federal court is allowing the FTC’s case against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation to go forward, denying Wyndham’s Motion to Dismiss on both the unfairness and deception counts.
On 17 March, the Spanish data protection agency (la Agencia Española de Protección de Datos – AEPD) published a draft privacy impact assessment guide (Evaluación del Impacto en materia de Protección de Datos Personales).
There may be too many headlines about “combining the power of modern computing with the plentiful data of the digital era, it promises to solve virtually any problem — crime, public health, the evolution of grammar, the perils of dating — just by crunching the numbers” as opined in the New York Times.
In 2006, responding to terrorist attacks in London and Madrid, the European Commission impelemented a data retention directive (the “Directive”) seeking to harmonize EU member states’ retention of certain electronic data that is generated or processed by providers of electronic communications services or public communications networks.