COPPA Compliance ? Steps by Companies to Protect Children?s Privacy

The Children?s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) is a law created by the Federal Trade Commission to protect the privacy of children, specifically those under the age of 13. This legislation mainly requires parental consent for the collection or use of personal information of children and then outlines the responsibility of companies and websites in order to best protect these children.



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Processing Consumer Data Subject Requests Under CCPA: What Are Best Practices?

Along with the celebration of the New Year on January 1st, 2020 comes the implementation of the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA).  This date is approximately 10 weeks away, but preparation for these new privacy laws must begin now.  In order to make sure your business is fully primed for this new landscape brought by the CCPA, here are the best practices when processing consumer data subject requests. 



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Does the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) have teeth?

On January 1st, 2020, the strictest privacy law ever passed in the United States will go into effect: the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA).  This law will establish broad privacy protections and allow consumer interaction with previously private personal data across the United States.  Many have questions regarding the potential impact this new law will have on businesses, specifically as to whether these rules will have a positive impact on society.  To have a meaningful impact, the CCPA must exude authority and be enforced strictly.  Here is how the CCPA will show its teeth if you aren?t complying with the new law.



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Data Protection And Privacy Laws Across The World

We have talked at length about GDPR implementation across the European Union  in our previous posts. However data protection and privacy has been acknowledged as a concern across the world. Implementation of GDPR like laws is not just a global trend but a requirement to ensure international trade and e-commerce. Data protection laws in different countries may be named differently and may have different levels of stringency, but the basic principles remain the same and can be summarized as follows.



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Personal Data Sharing: Are We Really in Control?

The latest controversy surrounding personal data and how it?s shared has served as a tremendous eye opener regarding how much control we really have over our personal data online. We would like to think that the implementation of the GDPR earlier this year would tip the balance in our favor?but instead, the situation is foggier than ever, and the struggle over the control of our data is only just beginning.



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Latest bits on privacy and cybersecurity #6

Collection of latest articles and reports on privacy, data protection and cybersecurity.

What can we learn from Google €50 million fine?

On 21 January 2019, French data protection authority Commission Nationale de l?Informatique et des Libert?s (CNIL) imposed a penalty in amount of ?50 million onGoogle?s U.S. headquarters ? Google LLC ? for infringements of General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Specifically, for lack of transparency, inadequate information and lack of valid consent regarding the ads personalization.



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