Compliance with the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), scheduled to take effect in May 2018, has taken center stage for companies. But it is important to remember that regulators in the U.S. continue their own work to protect the privacy interests of consumers. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) took the spotlight on December 12, 2017, when it hosted a one-day workshop titled “Informational Injury” in Washington DC. The event brought together a variety of stakeholders – including industry representatives, consumer advocates, academics and government researchers – to discuss issues related to the injuries consumers suffer when information about them is misused. In opening remarks, Acting FTC Chairwoman…
United Arab Emirates to introduce new data protection law, a step towards a UAE data protection regime that would provide adequate level protection for the purposes of data transfers from the EU and other regulated jurisdictions.
Pres. Biden to nominate to FTC Alvaro Bedoya, Georgetown Law professor and founding director of GU’s Center on Privacy & Technology where his work has focused on surveillance technologies including facial recognition.
.@DPCIreland to fine #WhatsApp Ireland Ltd €225 million for failure to meet the #transparency requirements of #GDPR Articles 12-14. This fine increases the €30-50 million proposed in the DPC’s December draft decision. https://edpb.europa.eu/system/files/2021-09/dpc_final_decision_redacted_for_issue_to_edpb_01-09-21_en.pdf