On October 25, the FTC and seven members of the Global Privacy Enforcement Network (GPEN) launched GPEN Alert, a new information-sharing system designed to enhance coordinated efforts to protect consumer privacy. The FTC and seven data protection authorities from Australia, Canada, Ireland, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, and the United Kingdom signed an MOU to participate in GPEN Alert. GPEN Alert is based on the FTC’s Consumer Sentinel Network and will allow participating agencies to confidentially share information about privacy investigations and enforcement actions.