Topic Archives: Privacy

May 23, 2019Internet of Things, Privacy

Youth Protection in Germany: Online Age Checks and Daytime Blackouts Ahead?

Last week, German regulators decided to no longer accept the widely used “JusProg” software as a sufficient means for online service providers to comply with statutory youth protection requirements. The decision is effective immediately, although it will most likely be challenged in court. If it prevails, it puts video-sharing platforms, distributors of gaming content, and ...›

April 2, 2019FTC, Privacy

FTC Releases 2018 Privacy and Data Security Update Report

With privacy and data security issues dominating headlines over the past year, the Federal Trade Commission – the Nation’s top privacy watchdog – has had its hands full. The FTC’s recently released 2018 “Privacy and Data Security Update” reflects this flurry of activity. The report provides an overview of the FTC’s significant 2018 privacy and data security ...›

March 11, 2019Consumer Products, Privacy

California Seeks to Strengthen Tough Privacy Laws

If you thought California’s privacy laws couldn’t get any tougher, think again. The California Legislature has proposed amendments to the California Consumer Privacy Act and additional privacy bills that could expand businesses’ privacy and data security obligations and heighten liability for noncompliance.  These proposals confirm that the dust is far from settled in California with respect ...›

January 22, 2019Consumer Products, Privacy

Second CCPA Public Forum Gathers Additional Public Opinion

On January 14, 2019, the California Attorney General hosted the second of six public forums regarding the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) in San Diego.  Five individuals, including both business representatives and consumer advocates, made comments at the forum. Some of the public comments echoed those made at the San Francisco forum, while others brought new ...›

FDA Announces New Efforts to Combat Cybersecurity Threats in Medical Devices

FDA is tackling cybersecurity threats head-on and expects industry to do the same.  Earlier this month, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., announced a series of developments designed to keep pace with evolving cybersecurity threats to medical devices.  Industry should take note, as these developments detail the agency’s current expectations for companies preparing to combat future ...›

Internet of Things
October 22, 2018Internet of Things, Privacy

Digital Single Market Update: Technology Standardization in the EU

ICT standardization is a key part of the European Union’s package of measures designed to improve Europe’s competitiveness and productivity. As part of the EU’s Digital Single Market (DSM) initiative, the European Commission has been working on common ICT standards that would ensure the interoperability of digital technologies, services, and devices. The Commission has laid ...›