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FTC Settles with Broker Who Allegedly Disclosed Personal Information of Yelp Reviewers

USA - January 7 2020 On January 6, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) sued a California-based mortgage broker for allegedly disclosing the personal information of…

Belgian Supervisory Authority Imposes Cookie Fine

Belgium - December 31 2019 On December 17, 2019, the Belgian Supervisory Authority (“SA”) imposed a fine of € 15,000 on an SME operating a legal information website that…

Articulating the Business Case for Investing in Compliance Programs

USA - October 22 2019 In our experience, compliance professionals spend a significant amount of time and resources focusing on the “how” - designing, implementing…

Five Key Considerations For Handling Internal Corporate Investigations

USA - October 22 2019 Companies today face increasingly complex regulatory frameworks globally and intense levels of corporate scrutiny from government enforcement…

CJEU Issues Decision on Consent for Cookies and Intersection with the GDPR

European Union - October 1 2019 On September 10, 2019, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU“) issued its decision in the Planet 49 case. The case centers on the consent…

It’s Time for AGOA 2.0

Africa, USA - September 25 2019 The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is set to expire in 2025. That may be the distant future for some but given the time required to pass…

Forests are on Fire: What the UN Climate Action Week Means for Africa

Africa - September 24 2019 Fires have ravaged Brazil’s Amazon rainforest, burning over 1,330 square miles of tree cover, and placing people, wildlife, and their habitats at…

FTC and New York Attorney General Reach $170 Million Settlement Against Google and YouTube for Alleged Children’s Privacy Violations

USA - September 5 2019 Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) and the New York Attorney General’s office (“NYAG”) settled allegations against Google LLC and its…

German court decides that GDPR consent can be tied to receiving advertising

Germany - September 4 2019 On June 27, 2019, the High Court of Frankfurt decided that a consent for data processing tied to a consent for receiving advertising can be…

Round-Up of Recent Changes to U.S. State Data Breach Notification Laws

USA - September 3 2019 Over the past several months, many states, including Illinois, New York, Texas, and Washington, have passed significant amendments to their state…