Widespread Data Privacy Changes Continue to Develop


Utah just introduced privacy laws. It’s expected to become effective in May 2019. While not as comprehensive as the California Consumer Privacy Act or Washington laws, the legislation requires government entities to get a warrant in order to gain access data.

The Washington law’s key provisions include, without limitation, rights to access and erasure, rights to restrict processing, and rights to portability, increased transparency, injunction and monetary penalties, a broad application, information brokering and lead marketing and advertising disclosure conditions, recorded risk assessments. 
Even though FTC hearings, investigations and enforcement actions related to data privacy and consumer protection persist in earnest privacy statements are.

Under current legislation, the FTC has the capacity to enforce against deceptive and unfair practices involving Internet providers. The information that the FTC is seeking contains: (I) the categories of personal data collected about consumers or their devices, including the purpose for which the information is gathered or used, the methods for collecting such information, whether the data gathered is shared with third parties, internal policies to get access to such information and how much time the data is kept; (ii) whether the information is aggregated, anonymized or deidentified; (iii) copies of those companies’ notices and disclosures to customers about their data collection practices; (iv) whether the companies offer customers choices about the collection, retention, use and disclosure of personal information, and if the firms have refused or degraded service to customers who decline to opt-in to information set; and (v) procedures and procedures for allowing consumers to access, correct, or delete their personal info.

Richard B. Newman is an Internet advertising lawyer at Hinch Newman LLP focusing on advertisements and data privacy matters. Follow him LinkedIn @FTCLawFirm.

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According to the FTC, the agency also has recently initiated the examination to be able to better comprehend Web service providers’ privacy practices in light of the evolution of telecommunications companies into integrated platforms that offer advertising-supported content.
The data privacy analysis to the clinics of U.S. ISPs comes under wider privacy questions into the practices of leading technology companies and big data.

The orders searching information regarding privacy policies, procedures and practices had been shipped into AT&T Inc., AT&T Mobility LLC, Comcast Cable Communications (d/b/a Xfinity), Google Fiber Inc., T-Mobile US Inc., Verizon Communications Inc., and Cellco Partnership (d/b/a Verizon Wireless).
Get in touch with an FTC defense lawyer to go over emerging privacy and data security law compliance conditions that impact the digital advertising and marketing community.
Washington’s Privacy Act and the state Senate have passed in June. It resembles Washington will be the next state in the nation to pass an extensive privacy statute after California’s Consumer Privacy Act. The proposed privacy law of washington resembles the new law and the GDPR — at least foundationally of California .
Even the Federal Trade Commission has issued requests to many U.S. Internet broadband providers and associated entities looking for advice the FTC will use to examine in what way the companies collect, retain, use and disclose information about customers and their devices.

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