On October 22, the Interactive Advertising Bureau, a media and marketing industry trade group, released for public comment the California Consumer Privacy Act Compliance Framework for Publishers and Technology Companies and accompanying technical specifications to implement the Framework. The draft Framework is designed to help Framework participants (including publishers and intermediaries) comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act by: (1) establishing a digital signal that Framework participants can use to communicate consumer requests to opt out of “sales” of personal information associated with digital advertising; and (2) supporting that signal with a standard contract designed to create service provider relationships between publishers and advertising companies after a consumer registers an opt out. The IAB is requesting comments, which can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org, by November 5, 2019.
This year’s TMT Horizons includes 22 short articles—including five articles focusing on data protection issues—contributed by our lawyers around the globe, focusing on the trends and issues our clients are facing. These articles reflect the fact that the intersection between the inherent dynamism of the sector and the increasing challenges to unchecked globalization will dominate the next chapter for TMT.
Should Congress exercise control over the types of information people can share in social media and whether they can share certain categories of information automatically? In an opinion piece published in the San Francisco Chronicle, Hogan Lovells privacy leader Chris Wolf addresses the issue of whether Congress should pass a law restricting the manner in which individuals might choose to share information on the streaming videos they watch through social media. The piece is summarized here, along with a link to Chris’ related Senate testimony.
The fifth edition of Hogan & Hartson’s Media & Communications Briefing features stories of particular privacy interest. A copy is available through a link on our blog.