FTC Announces Settlement with Twitter Over Deceptive Use of Account Security Data
The Federal and Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced today a settlement with Twitter, Inc. (“Twitter”) in which Twitter agreed to pay $150 million for its alleged misuse of user account security data, specifically email addresses and phone numbers, for advertising purposes. The government alleged that the misuse of account data was in violation of a 2011…Read More
Recent FTC Enforcement Action Should Serve as Warning to Other Software Companies Claiming Privacy Shield Compliance
If your company has either pursued Privacy Shield certification, or publicly claimed to be in pursuit of Privacy Shield certification, recent enforcement action by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) should put your company on notice that failure to maintain your certification may render you subject to FTC enforcement activity if you continue to make representations…Read More
Irish Court Has Referred Case to European Court Which Challenges Privacy Shield: Will the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework Withstand Scrutiny by the European High Court?
If your software company has pursued Privacy Shield certification or is contemplating pursuit of certification, then you should know that an Irish Court has referred a case to the Court of Justice of the European Union, which could potentially invalidate the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield as it previously did with the Privacy Shield predecessor, Safe Harbor,…Read More
What Software Companies Need to Know about the EU General Data Protection Regulation
If your business is in the software industry and you are doing any business in Europe, you should be aware of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), as it will apply to your business when it goes into effect on May 25, 2018. You also may want to consider pursuing Privacy Shield certification before…Read More