The European Union’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (“WP29“), which consists of the 27 data protection authorities of the European Union Member States, has published its “Opinion on Apps in Smart Devices“, adopted on 27 February 2013 (the “Opinion“). Applicability of EU laws According to WP29, the 1995 Data Protection Directive applies to all… Continue Reading
James Denvil, an associate in our Washington office, contributed to this entry. This week, Washington lawmakers and California’s Attorney General focused their attention on mobile privacy. The Senate Judiciary Committee is considering a measure that would establish legal requirements for apps that collect or share location information from mobile devices. A Democratic congressman released for… Continue Reading
On Tuesday, October 30, the California Attorney General Kamala Harris announced that her office has begun “formally notifying” mobile device application (“app”) operators that they are out of compliance with the notice provisions of the California Online Privacy Protection Act of 2003 (“CalOPPA”). The letters are a reminder that app developers and their partners should review their app data privacy and security practices and ensure that any apps collecting PII comply with the CalOPPA requirements, as well as other applicable Federal and state laws.
NTIA has announced that it will hold the first meeting in its long-awaited privacy multistakeholder process on July 12, 2012, focusing on mobile application transparency issues.
A new agreement this week between mobile app platform operators and the California Attorney General effectively creates enforceable, nationwide mobile app privacy standards that companies will need to follow going forward.
A draft bill circulating on the Hill would impose new regulations on companies involved in the mobile “app” ecosystem, including wireless service providers, equipment manufacturers, device retailers, operating system providers, website operators, and other online service providers.
The Hogan Lovells privacy blog is now mobile! Learn about our new mobile-formatted content available through our new App. Imagine, you can be standing in line (or on line, if in NYC) and bide the time by looking at your mobile device to read about the latest FTC enforcement action. Learn more in this entry.