• On November 13, 2011, President Obama and representatives from the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) forum endorsed a new initiative to harmonize cross-border data privacy protection among members of APEC. The APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules are designed to enhance the protection of consumer data that moves between the United States and other APEC members. Developed with the help of the FTC and the Department of Commerce, the new privacy rules present a self-regulatory code of conduct designed to create more consistent privacy protections for consumers when their data moves between countries with different privacy regimes in the APEC region. More information regarding the new APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules can be found here.
  • Comments on proposed changes to the FTC Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule are due November 28, 2011. The FTC press release about the proceeding is available here. The text of the Federal Register notice is available here