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Posted in International/EU Privacy

Amended UK Cookie Regulation Grace Period Expires; Implied Consent Can Be Valid

For over a year companies have been trying to determine how to achieve compliance with the UK Information Commissioner’s Office’s (ICO) amended Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations (the “cookies law”), which implemented 2009 amendments to the EU’s Privacy and Electronic Communications Directive of 2002. Last week, the ICO made it clear that reliance on implied consent would be an acceptable form of consent.

Posted in Consumer Privacy

New Guidelines Released for Mobile App Privacy Policies

Amid increasing media and regulator scrutiny over location-based services, the Mobile Marketing Association has released a set of draft privacy policy guidelines for mobile applications (“apps”). These guidelines address key data privacy and security issues and provide a helpful “starting point” for companies that develop or deploy mobile apps. With assistance from Hogan Lovells, the Future of Privacy Forum participated in the development of these guidelines.

Posted in International/EU Privacy

Article 29 Working Party to OBA Industry on Meeting Cookie Consent Requirement: “Nice try, but…”

The Article 29 Working Party in the EU has thrown cold water on proposals by the OBA industry to avoid the literal application of the so-called Cookie Directive for specific opt-in consent to the placement of tracking cookies, whether personal data is tracked or not. In a letter sent in advance of a September meeting between the parties, the Working Party rejects a range of proposals from the OBA industry.

Posted in Consumer Privacy

FTC: Opt-Out Should Mean Opt-Out

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) yesterday announced a settlement with Chitika, Inc. over its failure to honor consumers’ choice in contravention of representations made in its online privacy policy. The announcement is notable in that it comes in the wake of the FTC’s December 2010 Preliminary Staff Report and is the FTC’s first consent settlement relating to [...]