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FTC settles case on connected toys

Electronic toy manufacturer VTech Electronics Limited and its U.S. subsidiary have agreed to settle charges by the Federal Trade Commission that the company violated a U.S. children’s privacy law by collecting personal information from children without providing direct notice and obtaining their parent’s consent, and failing to take reasonable steps to secure the data it collected. VTech will pay $650,000 as part of the settlement with the FTC.

Source: Electronic Toy Maker VTech Settles FTC Allegations That it Violated Children’s Privacy Law and the FTC Act | Federal Trade Commission

Coalition calls for federal data protection standard in US

ABA Banking Journal, the American Bankers Association’s flagship magazine, provides insights on critical business and policy challenges and trends to help banking leaders succeed in the competitive financial services market.

Source: ABA, Broad Coalition Call for Federal Data Protection Standard | ABA Banking Journal

US DoC and Homeland Security releases draft report on botnets and other threats

Today, the U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security released a draft report to President Trump in response to the May 11, 2017, Presidential Executive Order on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure.

Source: U.S. Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security Release Preliminary Report on Promoting Action Against Botnets and Other Automated Threats | Department of Commerce

UN privacy expert weighs in on landmark US Supreme Court case on jurisdiction over cloud data

The UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy has submitted independent expert advice to the US Supreme Court in a landmark case.

The court is to decide on the validity of a search warrant which requires Microsoft to hand over the entire contents of an email account housed in its data centre located in Ireland.

Source: OHCHR | UN privacy expert weighs in on landmark US Supreme Court case on jurisdiction over cloud data

UN privacy expert weighs in on landmark US Supreme Court case on jurisdiction over cloud data

he UN Special Rapporteur on the right to privacy has submitted independent expert advice to the US Supreme Court in a landmark case.

The court is to decide on the validity of a search warrant which requires Microsoft to hand over the entire contents of an email account housed in its data centre located in Ireland.

Source: OHCHR | UN privacy expert weighs in on landmark US Supreme Court case on jurisdiction over cloud data

US-based email marketers unprepared and most unfamiliar with GDPR

Eighty-seven percent of respondents to a new survey expressed unfamiliarity with the General Data Protection Regulation. Considering the vast implications of noncompliance, why are so many US-basedmarketers still unprepared?

Source: US-Based Email Marketers Unprepared, Most Unfamiliar With GDPR, Study Says 12/13/2017

European Commission weighs in on Microsoft Ireland case

The European Commission has filed an amicus curiae brief on behalf of the European Union in the ongoing legal dispute between Microsoft Inc. and the United States. The case, which has been widely covered following Microsoft’€™s victory in the Second Circuit , concerns whether the United States can compel Microsoft to turn over information stored on a server owned by one of Microsoft’s EU subsidiaries and physically located in Ireland, via a warrant procured under the Stored Communications Act.

Source: European Commission weighs in on Microsoft Ireland case

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