The Federal Trade Commission sent an important message to companies participating in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield when earlier this year, the agency announced that settlements had been finalized with five companies regarding separate allegations that they had falsely claimed certification under the framework. The EU-U.S. and Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield frameworks make it possible for companies to transfer personal data lawfully from the EU and Switzerland, respectively, to the U.S. (In compliance with the EU – GDPR – General Data Protection Regulation). The FTC announcement can be found here. In individual actions the FTC had alleged that: DCR Workforce, Inc., Thru, Inc., LotaData, Inc., and 214 Technologies, Inc., each…
In January 2020, a new data privacy startup, Mine, made headlines when it received $3 million in seed funds. Mine is an inevitable product of new data privacy laws that have been passed in Europe and California. The start-up based in Tel Aviv helps users identify all the companies that hold their personal data.
As 2020 begins, Congress continues on a path toward providing consumers with greater protections for their data, lawmakers have exhibited a rare willingness to work toward consensus on the issue.
Data Protection Conference in Tirana Forecasts an International Focus in 2020 on Converging Privacy Laws and Accountability
Last fall, the International Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners’ Conference convened in Tirana, Albania. Achieved Compliance once again participated in this annual meeting, which brings together regulators, experts, advocates and practitioners from around the globe.
On September 9, 2019, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Autoriteit Persoonsgegevens, the Dutch DPA) published a report on privacy complaints it received between January 2019 and June 2019.