Tag Archives: Policy

State Attorneys General Maintain Sharp Focus on Privacy

Though the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG) Presidential Initiative “Privacy in a Digital Age” expired in June 2013 when a new NAAG president took over, the state attorneys general have maintained their sharp focus on all things privacy, with no signs that that focus will shift anytime soon. Most recent case in point: a … Continue Reading

Privacy Stakeholders Tackle Mobile Application Transparency in Forums to Establish Codes of Conduct

This post was also written by Amy S. Mushahwar. As we have previously reported,  the Department of Commerce privacy white paper, Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy, sets forth baseline principles for a consumer privacy bill of rights, which can serve as a … Continue Reading

CNIL vs. Google, Act III: CNIL sends Google a 6-page additional Questionnaire on Google’s New Privacy Policy since it is still “impossible to know Google’s processings of personal data”

We have previously reported that the French Data Protection Authority (DPA), the CNIL, had sent to Google 19 March 2012, a 12-page questionnaire divided in not less than 69 main questions on Google’s new privacy policy. The CNIL has been designated by the Working Party 29 to evaluate the compliance to applicable data protection regulation … Continue Reading

Concerns for Google’s Privacy Policy

Reed Smith’s Co-Head of Data Privacy, Security & Management, Cynthia O’Donoghue, was interviewed by LexBlog earlier this week, following the recent outcome of the CNIL’s (the French data protection agency) investigation of Google’s new privacy policy. Cynthia outlined the reasons for the CNIL’s preliminary findings, stressing that its failure to properly incorporate EU data protection … 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
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