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Supreme Court Rules Facebook Can’t Contract Out of B.C. Privacy Law

The Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision this morning on the enforceability of forum selection clauses in online contracts, rejecting Facebook’s effort to block a privacy class action lawsuit in British Columbia on the grounds that its own contract specified that legal actions be brought in California.

Source: Supreme Court Rules Facebook Can’t Contract Out of B.C. Privacy Law

Court Stops Pokémon GO Litigation

In May, a Florida state court dismissed a plaintiff’s claim that the terms of service for popular mobile game Pokémon GO violated Florida’s Deceptive and Unfair Trade Practices Act. The case illustrates how establishing injury continues to be a key hurdle for plaintiffs in litigation involving online services, and shows that a well-framed choice of law provision can help protect providers of online services.

Source: Court Stops Pokémon GO Litigation | HL Chronicle of Data Protection

Study: Most dementia apps lack a privacy policy

Mobile health apps targeting dementia patients lack appropriate privacy policies, according to researchers, raising concerns about the possibility of privacy breaches within a particularly vulnerable population. Researchers found less than half of dementia apps had a privacy policy and most lacked necessary details.

Source: Study: Most dementia apps lack a privacy policy | FierceHealthcare

Tech Talk: States Take On Privacy; Realizing the Potential of Fintech

CDT’s Tech Talk is a podcast where we dish on tech and Internet policy, while also explaining what these policies mean to our daily lives. You can find Tech Talk on SoundCloud , iTunes , and Google Play . This episode is all about privacy and data First we take a look at how states are filling the void when it comes to shaping pro-privacy policies for internet users.

Source: Tech Talk: States Take On Privacy; Realizing the Potential of Fintech

The Google Play apps that say they don’t collect your data – and then do

Adware is typically viewed as a nuisance that does no real harm. But in recent research, SophosLabs has seen adware in Google Play that does more than just deliver ads. This strain can collect the user’s personal information, including email address, and send them to a remote server.

Source: The Google Play apps that say they don’t collect your data – and then do – Naked Security

New ePrivacy Rules will Transform Consent — But How?

Some time ago the European Commission published draft of so called ePrivacy Regulation. They acknowledged that cookie consent requirements required by ePrivacy directive went wrong and created “consent fatigue”. Promise of new Regulation was to fix that. But have they?

Source: New ePrivacy Rules will Transform Consent — But How?

Integrating transparency into your day-to-day operations to be GDPR ready

New EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires controllers to provide much more information to data subject that existing EU data protection framework. Old fashioned lengthy “one-off” privacy policy will not work anymore. So this article provides opinion and recommendation on best ways to cope with GDPR requirements.

Source: Integrating transparency into your day-to-day operations to be GDPR ready

Pokemon Go Defeats Lawsuit Over Privacy Policy

A judge has dismissed a consumer’s complaint alleging that the developer of Pokemon Go violated Florida’s consumer protection law. Complaint stated that Pokemon Go collected too many data of users thus engaging in deceptive and unfair trade practices prohibited by consumer protection law.

Source: Pokemon Go Defeats Lawsuit Over Privacy Policy

Unroll.me’s shadiness is exactly why people don’t trust tech companies

Selling customer data is business model not just for Unroll.me but for many companies of Silicon Valley. However, that’s not excuse for Unroll.me and such attitude is exactly why people distrust tech companies.

Source: Unroll.me’s shadiness is exactly why people don’t trust tech companies

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