Web con: 'The Impact of CCPA and GDPR on Data Management'

(Apr 7, 2020) Requirements for data management under the California Consumer Privacy Act and EU General Data Protection Regulation are changing the way organizations control their data. Join the IAPP April 16 for this web conference to hear privacy professionals discuss what lessons organizations have gleaned from their compliance efforts while working to meet the requirements of these new regulations. Speakers include Dataguise Senior Vice President of Enterprise Privacy Solutions Sagi Leizerov, CIPP/US, Ube... Read More

FBI offers guidance for secure teleconferencing

(Apr 7, 2020) The U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation issued recommendations to improve user privacy and security as it relates to teleconference platforms. The guidance focuses on "exercising due diligence and caution in your cybersecurity efforts" and offers best practice to do so, including managing personal and software privacy settings. Meanwhile, advocacy group NOYB published a report that analyzes teleconference platforms' privacy policies.Full Story... Read More

Smart lock company settles FTC allegations

(Apr 7, 2020) Tapplock settled U.S. Federal Trade Commission allegations that its internet-connected smart locks falsely claimed to appropriately secure user data. The settlement states Tapplock is required to implement a comprehensive security program and obtain independent assessments every other year. Tapplock’s privacy policy stated it took “reasonable precautions” to secure user data, including usernames, email addresses, profile photos and location of users’ smart locks. The FTC alleged the company fail... Read More

Global News Roundup: March 30–April 6, 2020

(Apr 6, 2020) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, Brazil moves forward with plans to push back enforcement of its new privacy law. Aubin de Perthuis, CIPP/E, and Joanna Tomaszewska wrote about EU General Data Protection Regulation fines being overturned in Belgium and Poland. Gal Omer, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, dissected draft regulations on utilizing Israeli health data for research purposes. And in the U.S., Facebook and Google were hit with class-action privacy suits, while Twitter settled on... Read More

Roundup: Brazil, Belgium, Poland, US and more

(Apr 6, 2020) In this week's Privacy Tracker global legislative roundup, Brazil moves forward with plans to push back enforcement of its new privacy law. Aubin de Perthuis, CIPP/E, and Joanna Tomaszewska wrote about EU General Data Protection Regulation fines being overturned in Belgium and Poland. Gal Omer, CIPP/E, CIPP/US, dissected draft regulations on utilizing Israeli health data for research purposes. And in the U.S., Facebook and Google were hit with class-action privacy suits, while Twitter settled on... Read More

Zoom bolsters privacy, security safeguards

(Apr 6, 2020) The Verge reports Zoom added privacy and security measures aimed at halting efforts to hack or "Zoombomb" meetings. Among the new policies is a password-by-default safeguard that automatically requires passwords to gain entrance to any meeting or waiting room. Despite the upgrades, Zoom is still experiencing backlash for new and previously reported privacy concerns. New York City schools banned students from using the platform. Also, the Electronic Privacy Information Center called on the U.S. F... Read More

DC amends data breach notification law

(Apr 6, 2020) A bill amending Washington, D.C.'s data breach notification law went into effect March 26, according to Hunton Andrews Kurth's Privacy & Information Security Law Blog. The bill revises the definition of personal information and establishes a harm threshold for a breach notification. It also requires identity theft prevention services to be offered for certain data breaches, as well as data security requirements for organizations that own and maintain residents' data.Full Story... Read More

CFPB, Cash Store reach $1.3M agreement over nuisance calls

(Apr 6, 2020) The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced it agreed to a $1.3 million deal with retail lender Cash Store to settle violations related to nuisance calls. CFPB's investigation found Cash Store made excessive calls "for purposes of locating consumers, disclosing the delinquency of consumers’ debts to third parties or using tactics that risked such disclosure." Cash Store has been ordered to pay $286,675.64 in redress costs and $1.1 million in civil penalties.Full Story... Read More

Op-ed: CCPA an opportunity for digital marketers

(Apr 6, 2020) In an op-ed for Ad Age, Uplevel Founder Raashee Gupta Erry outlines opportunities digital marketing teams have with the California Consumer Privacy Act. Digital marketers can take extra steps to educate consumers about what data is collected and how, how it is used in marketing, and offer a consumer-friendly explanation of opting out and opting down. “The CCPA offers an opportunity filled with innovation, responsibility and rewards,” she writes.Full Story... Read More

Ill. man sues Google over collection of students' biometric data

(Apr 6, 2020) An Illinois resident is suing Google for allegedly collecting children’s biometric identifiers and other personal information, MediaPost reports. The class-action complaint, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, focuses on Google’s educational programs and claims the company violates the U.S. Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act and Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act. It states Google did not notify parents of why and for how long their children’s... Read More