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Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) Chairwoman Jessica Rosenworcel announced on May 17, 2022 “new robocall investigation partnerships with the Attorneys General of Iowa, Florida, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Nevada, New Hampshire, and South Carolina.” In addition to these new agreements, the FCC is building on its existing robocall investigation partnership with the New York Department of

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) held an open meeting focused on issues related to children’s privacy and those pertaining to the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising. In the meeting, the FTC adopted a new policy statement targeting data collection practices in educational technology. Further, the FTC proposed amendments to the Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising (“Endorsement Guides”) which would target child-directed marketing. Of note, one of the amendments would recognize that children may react to advertising practices differently than adults and thus advertising practices directed towards children may be treated differently by the FTC compared to those practices directed towards adults.
Continue Reading FTC Targets Children’s Privacy and Stealth Advertising Directed at Children

The California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA”) will host its next public meeting on Thursday, May 26, 2022 at 11AM PT. Members of the public may attend in person or virtually by following these instructions. CPPA Director Ashkan Soltani will provide an update on the CPPA’s hiring, budget, and rulemaking activities.  Importantly, subcommittees will provide

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced its next open meeting will focus on issues related to children’s privacy and those pertaining to the use of endorsements and testimonials in advertising.
Continue Reading FTC to Discuss Children’s Privacy, Endorsement Guides at Next (Virtual) Open Commission Meeting: May 19, 2022, 1PM ET

In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Consumer Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation. Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information.

CJEU Rules Consumer Associations Can File Data Infringement Class Actions Without a Consumer Mandate

CPW’s Scott Warren Joins Faculty

In a follow up to our previous post “Privacy Continues to be Top of Mind Issue With President Biden’s State of the Union Address and Movement on FTC Nominee Today,” the Senate confirmed Alvaro Bedoya as a commissioner on the Federal Trade Commission which provides Democrats 3-2 control over the agency’s enforcement activities

Google announced it will be rolling out a “Data Safety” section for apps listed on its app marketplace, Google Play, similar to Apple’s Privacy Nutrition Labels. The Data Safety section will provide consumers with a summary of an app’s privacy and security practices, including but not limited to what user data an app “collects” or “shares”. App developers (“Developers”) must complete the Data Safety form by July 20, 2022. Notably, Google has not implemented a tracking opt-in, like Apple Tracking Transparency, in association with the Data Safety initiative. As your app’s Data Safety disclosure will serve as a de facto additional privacy notice of your organization, development and product teams should consult with the legal/privacy counsel as they populate the information. Below, we provide high-level instructions on populating the Data Safety Form (“Form”) and additional Google privacy requirements. If you are interested in further information on this topic, we have detailed guidance on Google Data Safety, as well as Apple’s Privacy Nutrition Labels and App Tracking Transparency requirements, including detailed instructions on how to complete the forms (with screenshots), available for a fixed fee.  
Continue Reading Google to Require Apps to Display “Data Safety” Information by July 20, 2022

The California Privacy Rights Act (“CPRA”) places significant power in the hands of the California Privacy Protection Agency (“CPPA” or “Agency”) to influence the future of privacy regulation in the United States, including—perhaps most importantly—the authority to issue regulations in twenty-two specific, enumerated areas to achieve the broad objective of “further[ing] the purposes of” the

In case you missed it, below are recent posts from Consumer Privacy World covering the latest developments on data privacy, security and innovation. Please reach out to the authors if you are interested in additional information.

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