Tag Archives: privacy policies

Chinese Appeal Court Provides Ruling for Lawful Use of Cookies

In May, the Intermediate People’s Court of Nanjing City, Jiangsu Province, published its civil judgment ruling that the search engine Baidu’s use of cookies, used to personalise advertisements aimed at consumers when they enter onto certain third-party websites, does not infringe an individual’s right to privacy. The case involved Internet user Ms. Zhu Ye, who … Continue Reading

Japanese data privacy developments – global transfers and privacy notices code

This post was also written by Taisuke Kimoto, Matthew N. Peters, and Yumiko Miyauchi. In recent weeks, Japanese data protection and privacy law has seen developments in two areas: (1) The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI) issuing its first code of practice on privacy notices (2) The Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) approving Japan’s participation in … Continue Reading

Google Exposed as in Breach of Dutch Data Protection Law

The Dutch data protection authority, the College Bescherming Persoonsgegevens (CBP), has released a report following a seven-month investigation examining Google’s changes to its privacy policy. CBP’s report condemns Google for violating Dutch data protection law, the Wet bescherming persoonsgegevens (Wbp). Controversially in March 2012, Google made changes to its privacy policy (GPP2012) to allow the … Continue Reading

UK ICO to assess website privacy policies as part of a global sweep

The UK’s data protection watchdog, Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), joins the global initiative for improving website privacy policies organised by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN). Nineteen data protection authorities from around the globe will assess and report on the standards of privacy policies used by websites based in their jurisdictions. In the related Blog … Continue Reading

California AG to Mobile App Developers: The Time to Post Your Privacy Policy is Now

This post was also written by Amy S. Mushahwar. In February, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris warned mobile app developers that their disclosure of data-collection practices to consumers would face scrutiny from her office in the coming months, and that entities not in compliance with California’s requirement to maintain and post a privacy policy would … Continue Reading

FTC’s Final Order with MySpace Focuses on Privacy by Design and Protection of Unique Device Identifiers

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 not participating, … Continue Reading

“NAAG President Announces ‘Privacy in a Digital Age’ Initiative”

The state attorneys general, led by Maryland Attorney General Doug F. Gansler, are gearing up for a year focused on privacy and the Internet. On June 21, AG Gansler was installed as the 2012-13 president of the National Association of Attorneys General (NAAG). As the NAAG President, AG Gansler announced that he will spearhead a … Continue Reading