Tag Archives: Do Not Track

California Attorney General Issues Recommendations for Privacy Policies and Do Not Track Disclosures

This post was also written by Paul H. Cho. On May 21, 2014, the California Attorney General, Kamala D. Harris, issued her long-awaited guidance for complying with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”).  “Making Your Privacy Practices Public,” which can be found here, provides specific recommendations on how businesses are to comply with CalOPPA’s requirements to … Continue Reading

California Governor Signs ‘Do Not Track’ Disclosure Requirement; Commercial Website and Mobile App Operators Required To Disclose Whether They Honor DNT Requests

This post was also written by Joshua B. Marker and Katrina M. Kershner. We previously noted that the California legislature had recently passed and sent to the governor’s desk a number of different data privacy bills this term. This past Friday, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law one of those bills, AB 370 – legislation that … Continue Reading

California Legislature Hard At Work: Passes Three Data Privacy Bills Before Close Of Session

This post was also written by Joshua B. Marker and Paul H. Cho. Back in May, we highlighted several bills the California legislature was actively considering in the area of data privacy. Recently, three bills have found their way to the governor’s desk and are waiting to be signed into law. They all give reasons for the … Continue Reading

European Commission shows concern over the slow development of the Do-Not-Track standard

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. Neelie Kroes, Vice President of the European Commission, has signalled her concern over the progress of the adoption of the Do-Not-Track (DNT) standard, which is being developed by the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) as a universal mechanism to communicate relevant consent or lack of consent to the … Continue Reading

The Article 29 Working Party tells two online advertising groups that their proposed code of conduct for data tracking is still not satisfactory and is contrary to EU privacy laws

The Article 29 Working Party has again told two online advertising groups, the Interactive Advertising Bureau (“IAB”) and the European Advertising Standards Alliance (“EASA”), that their proposed code of conduct for data tracking was still unsuitable as it failed to satisfy the requirements of EU privacy laws, and suggested adoption of the standards unveiled by … Continue Reading

Judge Rules IP Address Does Not Identify User

This post was also written by Chris Cwalina and Frederick Lah. In VPR Internationale v. Does 1-1017 (C.D. Ill.), Judge Baker opined that Internet Protocol (“IP”) addresses do not — by themselves — qualify as personal information, capable of accurately identifying an individual. While this decision is a landmark ruling for the mass-BitTorrent lawsuits in … Continue Reading

California Senator Proposes State “Do-Not-Track” Bill

This post was written by Kathyleen A. O’Brien. On April 6, 2011, California State Senator Alan Lowenthal (D-Longbeach) introduced a version of “do-not-track” legislation in the form of SB 761. An initial hearing will be held by the California Senate Judiciary Committee on April 26. The bill largely follows the current “do-not-track” framework being proposed … Continue Reading

Privacy: A Washington Tale of Two Reports

This post was also written by Chris Cwalina and Amy Mushahwar. We’ve been busy here in Washington with two seminal privacy reports released within a span of two weeks.  At Reed Smith, our interdisciplinary team of former government officials, former in-house attorneys, class action litigators and engineers (in the US and internationally) are reviewing the releases … Continue Reading

FTC Releases Privacy Report

This post was also written by Christopher G. Cwalina, Amy S. Mushahwar, and Frederick Lah. On December 1, 2010 the FTC released its long-awaited Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change. This 123-page preliminary staff report proposes a sea change in US privacy law. The FTC is accepting comments on this report until January … Continue Reading