Tag Archives: Personal Information

MySpace Settles FTC Charges

Yesterday, the FTC announced that MySpace has agreed to settle charges that it engaged in deceptive practices by disclosing personal information to third parties despite statements in its privacy policy suggesting it would not engage in such sharing.  The proposed settlement with MySpace reflects the FTC’s continuing concern with the privacy practices of social networking … Continue Reading

Court Won’t Undo Dismissal of in re Facebook Privacy Litigation

Last week, Judge Ware of the Northern District of California denied a motion to amend his November 2011 dismissal, with prejudice, in In re Facebook Privacy Litigation, a case in which plaintiffs had argued that Facebook improperly transmitted users’ personal information, including User ID numbers or usernames, to third party advertisers. In his most recent … Continue Reading

China’s Local Data Privacy Regulations Foreshadow National Efforts in 2012

As China’s central regulators finalize several national laws with data privacy components, provincial and municipal authorities are filling in the current legislative gap by passing local regulations governing the collection of personal information. Currently at the national level, sector-specific laws target various aspects of personal information collection but no single comprehensive law exists to govern … Continue Reading

House Subcommittee Approves Bono Mack Breach Notification Legislation

By David Fagan and Libbie Canter Yesterday, the House Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing, and Trade voted to report the Secure and Fortify Electronic Data Act (H.R. 2577) — the SAFE Data Act — to the full House Energy & Commerce Committee, moving the legislation one step closer to passage. The legislation creates a national breach … Continue Reading
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