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New Laws on Biometric, RFD and Other “Sensitive” Data Collection and Use

Regulations governing biometric data collection, use, and processing have already been complex and strict with the Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) as well as the biometrics laws in Washington and Texas. BIPA, which has a private right of action, has generated a flood of class action litigation. New York City has recently added to … Continue Reading

FTC Settles Allegations of Deceptive Practices by Photo Storage App Provider

Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced a proposed settlement with a developer of a photo storage app that allegedly deceived consumers in violation of the prohibition on unfair or deceptive acts and practices found in §5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act.  As part of the proposed settlement, the developer, Everalbum, Inc. (“Everalbum”), … Continue Reading

Key Takeaways from the FTC’s PrivacyCon

What even might actually manage to have more geeks than Comic-Con? PrivacyCon! Ok, probably not, but on July 21, 2020 the FTC hosted their fifth annual PrivacyCon event, and for the first time it was entirely online. This event is designed to provide researched information on various important privacy topics. The FTC curates the event … Continue Reading

ICO and Australian Information Commissioner Team-up to Investigate Clearview AI, Inc. Facial Recognition Tool and Data Scraping

Last week (9th July), the ICO announced that it would join forces with the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner (OAIC) to investigate the use of personal information, including biometric data, by Clearview AI, Inc. (Clearview). Limited information is available so far, but given the focus of the investigation, this is an important step in … Continue Reading
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