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FTC, privacy, vendor due diligence and opt-in consent

Norton Rose Fulbright - Data Protection Report blogOn April 30, 2018, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released for public comment an administrative complaint and proposed consent agreement with mobile phone manufacturer BLU Products Inc. and its owner and president. Although the FTC has entered into many settlements relating to privacy and data security, this proposed settlement is particularly noteworthy for two … Continue reading

Blocking illegal or fraudulent ‘robocalls’: FCC rulemaking, with FTC comments

Norton Rose Fulbright - Data Protection Report blogIllegal robocalls are a “scourge.”  So says FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, and most consumers likely agree.  Both the FCC and the FTC (each of which has jurisdiction over some aspects of telemarketing regulation) are actively pursuing ways to curb illegal and fraudulent robocalls.  The FCC issued a report and order in November 2017 authorizing telecommunications … Continue reading

US Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity: Action Plan for the President-Elect

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThe US Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity, a nonpartisan group established by President Obama in early 2016, released its final report on December 1, 2016. The report provides an in-depth view of cybersecurity challenges facing the digital economy, and provides a roadmap for addressing those challenges. For some issues, the Commission recommends that the next … Continue reading

Recent Developments from Our Sister Blogs

Data protection and privacy issues frequently intersect with other areas of the law. In addition to the Data Protection Report, Norton Rose Fulbright publishes other blogs covering important legal developments across the globe. These blogs sometimes touch on issues that may be of interest to our readers. As a service to our readers, we highlight … Continue reading

FTC Enforcement Possible for Failing to Guard Against Ransomware

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightRecent comments by FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez suggest that a company’s failure to take preventative measures to address ransomware could result in an enforcement action by the FTC, even if a company is never actually subject to a ransomware attack. The Chairwoman’s comments reflect a growing concern among US government agencies regarding ransomware and may … Continue reading

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill comments on EU-US Privacy Shield

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightFTC Commissioner Julie Brill sat down this morning with the Information Technology and Innovation Foundation to discuss the EU-US Privacy Shield, the new framework for transatlantic transfer of personal data announced earlier this week. Commissioner Brill began by discussing the agreement generally, and provided valuable insight on the role of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) … Continue reading

White House Releases Draft Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightLate afternoon last Friday, the White House released its draft Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act (the “Act”).  This follows on the heels on the President’s announcement of cybersecurity as a top priority of the administration, which foreshadowed the release of the Act and included other initiatives, including one for a single national breach notification … Continue reading

FTC issues new privacy and security report on the internet of things

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightIn advance of what will likely be a flood of interconnected devices to soon hit the market, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) today announced the release of a new report on the Internet of Things (the “Report”).  Focusing on privacy and security, the FTC makes several suggestions to companies developing Internet of Things devices that are marketed … Continue reading

FTC Commissioner Julie Brill to lead a privacy roundtable at Norton Rose Fulbright

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightOn January 30, 2015, Norton Rose Fulbright New York City office will host FTC Commissioner Julie Brill for a privacy roundtable. As part of the IAPP KnowledgeNet lecture series, Commissioner Brill will address privacy topics that will be in focus for 2015: Big Data, its fair use and effects on consumers, the privacy issues raised by … Continue reading

Just what the doctor ordered: President outlines national breach law proposal

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightLeading up to the President’s State of the Union, the White House previewed several potentially sweeping cybersecurity initiatives—including a proposed federal law that would create a single national breach notification standard, entitled the Personal Data Notification & Protection Act (the “Act”). The President argued that the proposed law will benefit consumers and alleviate the confusion … Continue reading

Sharing Cyber Threat Information: A Legal Perspective (ISSA Journal Article)

Data Protection Report - Norton Rose FulbrightThe ISSA Journal recently included an article, Sharing Cyber Threat Information: A Legal Perspective, authored by Utsav Mathur and I (David Navetta) concerning potential legal risks associated with intra-industry sharing of cyber-threat information. The article summarizes recent efforts by the US government to encourage more information sharing concerning cyber threats and data-security incidents within industries. Recent Department of Justice and Federal Trade Commission … Continue reading
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