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Eric Bukstein

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Posted in Consumer Privacy

FTC Votes to Retain July 1, 2013 COPPA Rule Compliance Date

Less than two weeks after providing additional guidance on the recent changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Rule, in the form of updated Frequently Asked Questions, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted unanimously to retain the July 1, 2013 effective date for the changes to the COPPA Rule.

Posted in Consumer Privacy

The FTC Revised COPPA Rule: Reflections After a Night to Sleep on It

Yesterday saw dozens of instant summaries of the Federal Trade Commission’s long- awaited revision to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, which becomes effective on July 1, 2013.  We took a night “to sleep on it,” in order provide not just a summary, but some focused comments about the impact of yesterday’s rule […]

Posted in Consumer Privacy

FTC Issues COPPA Supplemental Notice Amending Previously Proposed Rule

On August 1, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a supplemental notice of proposed rulemaking which proposes several changes to its previously released proposed Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) rulemaking. COPPA and the FTC’s COPPA Rule regulate the collection of personal information online from children under the age of thirteen. On September 15, 2012, the FTC released proposed revisions to the COPPA Rule, which contemplated several major changes to the existing COPPA regime.

Posted in Consumer Privacy

FTC Proposes Significant Changes to COPPA Rule

The FTC has released proposed revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Regulation. These proposed regulatory changes may create significant compliance challenges for companies that maintain websites or other online services directed at children under the age of thirteen.

Posted in Health Privacy/HIPAA

Is Access to Prescriber-Identifiable Data Protected as Free Speech?: The Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments in Sorrell v. IMS Health

On April 26, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Sorrell v. IMS Health – the first case heard by the Court that considers the limitations that a state may put on mining health data for commercial purposes. Specifically, this case raises the issue of how the government regulation of data mining practices impacts both the privacy rights of individuals and the speech rights of companies – both data mining companies and their customers.

Posted in Consumer Privacy

FTC Announces Proposed Google Buzz Settlement: First Time FTC Requires Comprehensive Privacy Program

The FTC today announced a proposed settlement with Google relating to charges that Google used deceptive practices and violated its own privacy policies when Google launched its social network “Google Buzz”. For the first time ever, the FTC is requiring a “Comprehensive Privacy Program” and affirmative consent to any new or additional uses of previously collected data.

Posted in International/EU Privacy

Sale of Personal Data for Direct Marketing — How Many Tentacles Can an Octopus Have?

This post was provided by Gabriela Kennedy and Heidi Gleeson of Hogan Lovells’ Hong Kong office.   The recent large scale sale of personal data by Hong Kong’s Octopus Holdings Ltd. for the purposes of direct marketing is currently being investigated by the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner and has prompted calls for reforms to the data protection […]

Posted in News & Events

The Future of Privacy Forum Announces “Privacy Papers for Policy Makers”

On Wednesday, September 15th the Future of Privacy Forum (FPF) announced the papers that were selected as “privacy papers for policy makers” at an event held at George Washington Law School. FPF is the privacy think tank founded and co-chaired by Hogan Lovells’ Chris Wolf. These works were deemed by the FPF to be the recent scholarship […]