This post was also written by Frederick Lah.

In the midst of all the recent attention on mobile apps and their privacy challenges, BlackBerry has unveiled a new “privacy notice” service that alerts customers about apps that “don’t clearly or adequately inform users about how the app is accessing and possibly managing customers’ data.” According

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue.

The European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs has outlined its concerns over the lack of clarity within the data protection principles contained in the proposed General Data Protection Regulation, and has made various proposals which they believe will strengthen the level of data

This post was also written by Amy S. Mushahwar.

On Tuesday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) finalized its Consent Order with MySpace, settling allegations that MySpace misrepresented its data use and sharing practices, and its compliance with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework in its privacy policy. In a 4-0-1 decision, with Commissioner Maureen Ohlhausen

On 27 February 2012, with the support of Europe’s largest mobile operators, the GSMA published a set of global Privacy Design Guidelines for Mobile Application Development. These guidelines come just days after the largest US based App providers, including Google, Apple and Amazon, agreed to legally enforceable privacy standards.

The Mobile App Privacy Design Guidelines

This post was also written by Nick Tyler.

With so much consultation activity going on in the United States on the future of privacy regulation and enforcement, initiated by the FTC and US Department of Commerce, we should not lose sight of parallel developments and consultation activity going on in Europe following a recent Communication

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