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August 6th, 2015
Enforcement of the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Mobile Guidance Will Begin on September 1st
Starting on September 1, 2015, all companies that collect and use data across sites or apps for interest-based advertising - including carriers, apps, ad networks, brands, agencies and publishers - will be required to demonstrate compliance with the Digital Advertise Alliance's Mobile Guidance on its Self-Regulatory Principles ("DAA Mobile Guidance"), which was issued in July, 2013. The Council of Better Business Bureaus (CBBB) and the Direct Marketing Association (DMA) will be enforcing compliance with the DAA Mobile Guidance, over which both will continue to have independent oversight.
The DAA Mobile Guidance was developed to give consumers confidence in transparency and choice about how their data is used and collected when using mobile devices for information, purchases and entertainment. The Mobile Guidance explains how the Self-Regulatory Principles apply to: data collection about web viewing over time and across third-party websites and applications; precise location data tracking; and to what extent personal contacts, calendar information and photos or videos may be accessed on a device. In addition, the DAA recently launched two new mobile tools for consumers to set preferences for data collection and use across apps for interest-based advertising and other applicable uses.
For more information about the DAA's announcement of the CBBB and DMA's September 1st enforcement plans, or other privacy and data security issues, please contact S. Gregory Boyd (CIPP/US) at (212) 826-5581 or firstname.lastname@example.org, Jeremy Goldman (CIPP/US) at (212) 705 4843 or email@example.com, Jessica Smith at (212) 705-4876 or firstname.lastname@example.org, or any other member of Frankfurt Kurnit's Privacy & Data Security Group.
Other Privacy & Data Security Law Alerts
No Harm, No Foul: Court Dismisses Biometric Data Privacy Class Action Against NBA 2K Games
Biometric data — from, e.g., retina, face and fingerprint scans — plays a big role in the current wave of new technology services. For example, biometrics provide security features for financial and healthcare products. But companies using or thinking of using biometric data have to comply with myriad privacy and data security laws and regulations, or face potential enforcement action and litigation.
February 16 2017
FTC Hits Targeting Platform Turn Inc. for Deceptive Online Tracking
On Tuesday, December 20, the FTC announced a settlement with digital marketing platform Turn Inc. over claims that the company deceptively tracked users across the Internet for advertising purposes.
December 22 2016
FCC Adopts Broadband Consumer Privacy Rules
On October 27, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted an Order requiring broadband Internet service providers and all other telecommunications carriers providing telecommunications services to take greater steps to protect the privacy of their customers, including current and former subscribers and new applicants. Here's a summary of the key obligations imposed on carriers:
November 22 2016