Topic: Consent

Texas bucks some data privacy trends

Thirty million Texans are set to receive protection from new privacy legislation that has a broader scope than some of its state-level counterparts.

31 May 2023

Mid-2023 recap: FTC’s privacy actions and priorities

From issuing little-used enforcement tools to taking on big tech companies, the first six months of 2023 have been busy for the FTC. GDR highlights some key mid-2023 FTC actions.

30 May 2023

Disney’s wiretapping woes: US Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert 30 May 2023

Disney sued over alleged tracking; EEOC provides guidance on software-powered employee selection processes; and a new federal interagency task force will tackle social media’s impact on kids’ privacy and health.

30 May 2023

The GDPR and EU digital data laws: Barriers to your decentralised clinical trials?

Sidley Austin partner Francesca Blythe and senior managing associates Lauren Cuyvers and Matthias Bruynseraede consider the impact of the GDPR and other incoming legislation on technology-assisted decentralised clinical trials.

26 May 2023

FTC Edmodo order highlights risk of outsourcing parental consent

An FTC settlement with edtech provider Edmodo highlights that obtaining verifiable parental consent before collecting children’s data is an onerous but crucial step the edtech industry cannot avoid.

25 May 2023

More user choice won’t fix adtech, MEP says

The shadow rapporteur for the Digital Services Act has said consent-based replacements to cookie banners and other tracking mechanisms ignore the average user’s lack of expertise on the adtech ecosystem.

24 May 2023

Personalised pricing needs consent, senior CNIL figure says

Personalised pricing could be the next target of civil society action, as a senior figure at the French data authority says that consent would be the only legal basis for such processing.

24 May 2023

Snap assistant GC joins White & Case’s privacy group

Former Snap assistant general counsel Hope Anderson joined White & Case as a partner to help clients navigate lawmakers’ emerging technology regulations.

23 May 2023

High Court shuts down Prismall v Google/DeepMind

The High Court has killed the last surviving post-Lloyd v Google opt-out class action at an early stage and refused to give the claimants a chance to re-frame their case.

19 May 2023

Premom stops health data sharing in FTC and state AG deal

Ovulation-tracking app Premom has agreed to stop sharing users’ health data for advertising purposes to settle FTC and three state attorneys-general claims that it shared user health information without consent – including to a pair of China-based developers.

18 May 2023

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