Consumer Privacy

FTC Workshop Shows Gaps in Business-Consumer Data Relationship

FTC Workshop Shows Gaps in Business-Consumer Data Relationship

Who’s to blame when data breaches, hackers, or developer mistakes cause harm in the real world? This is a topic we should all be thinking about, before courts and regulators start making up new rules or allocating the costs. This week the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted an all day workshop to examine consumer injury when it comes to data privacy and security. The four panels featured speakers from academia, policy, and public interest groups with diverse backgrounds – from data engineering and privacy to law and policy.

ePrivacy: Regulatory implications and impact on digital SMEs

ePrivacy: Regulatory implications and impact on digital SMEs

On Thursday 7 December, the Developers Alliance hosted a Tech Policy Dialogue entitled "ePrivacy: Regulatory implications and impact on digital SMEs.". The event brought together industry representatives and policy-makers to discuss the ePrivacy Regulation and its potential consequences on small, innovative European businesses.

Global Privacy Authorities Urge App Marketplaces to Mandate Links to Privacy Policies

Global Privacy Authorities Urge App Marketplaces to Mandate Links to Privacy Policies

On December 9, more than 23 privacy officials signed an open letter to app marketplaces, asking for privacy policy requirements. The letter was sent directly to Apple, Google, Samsung, Microsoft, Nokia, Blackberry, and Amazon, but is ultimately meant for any marketplace that sells apps.