CCPA: A Quick Look at Facebook’s Limited Data Use (LDU) Feature

The California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) Privacy regulations such as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, most recently, the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) are fundamentally shaking up existing business models for small and large business players, including major corporations. The CCPA, which has come into effect since January 1, 2020, introduces additional consumer privacy rights alongside […]

Cybersecurity the EU Network & Information Security Directive: U.S. Companies Take Note

What is the EU Network & Information Security Directive? Preventing or minimizing business risks should result in maximizing profits, but unexpected losses due to cybersecurity incidents can be costly to both businesses and affected consumers. The European Commission has finally addressed this rising issue with the new draft Directive, the Network and Information Security Directive […]

FTC Approves $5 Billion Dollar Fine Against Facebook Over Cambridge Analytica Scandal.

Although the E.U. handed down significant fines earlier this week, the U.S. ended the week by issuing record-setting fines against Facebook for 5 billion dollars. The fine against Facebook represents the powerful posture taken by the United States to enforce privacy legislation in the post-GDPR era. The chart below outlines the EU’s early GDPR enforcement […]

Non-Disclosure and Confidentiality Agreements- The Importance of Remedies

Non-disclosure, confidentiality, and/or proprietary information agreements are one of the most frequently used agreements in business today. Businesses entering into a new relationship or extending the scope of an ongoing relationship with clients, vendors, or customers will often require a formal agreement between the parties outlining the use and further disclosure of confidential information. Confidential […]

Designing International Marketing Efforts to Avoid Data Privacy Risks

Expanding into international markets can ensure success and longevity for your business, yet many businesses are reluctant to reach out to international markets for various reasons. Fear of failure to comply with data privacy laws is just one. It is true that data privacy laws are growing increasingly stricter. The good news is there is […]

EU-US Privacy Shield: Legal Certainty for US Companies

A new data privacy protection agreement has been tentatively reached between the U.S. and the EU. This new agreement to be called the “EU-US Privacy Shield” replaces the 15-year-old EU-US Safe Harbor Program that US companies have relied on to ensure legal certainty when personal data from the EU to the US. The EU-US Safe […]

How Changes to UK Consumer Law Affects E-commerce Businesses?

Effective earlier this year, the UK Consumer Contract Regulations came into force, replacing the prior law on distance selling. Ecommerce businesses selling to UK customers will now need to review and update their sales process, terms and conditions of sales and refund policies to comply with the new regulations. The Regulations were designed to implement […]

Employees Need to Understand Data Security Risks

Business organizations do and should have big worries about data security. The potential losses to business and reputation by a breach of data privacy can be significant enough to have to shut the doors for good. But while data privacy and data security may weigh heavily on the minds of the organization’s leaders, employees usually […]

Facebook Page Administrators Faced with the Floodgate of Liability

The powerful nature of the GDPR has instilled fear among businesses across the globe. As most companies rush toward compliance, some try to hide behind others. Just weeks after the GDPR came into effect, the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided a case that made clear that businesses cannot avoid liability by hiding behind other […]