News – Privacy Associates International LLC
- FTC Gives Final Approval to Settlement with Background Services Provider over Allegations Related to Privacy Shield (3/23/2020)
The Federal Trade Commission has given final approval to a settlement with a New York company over allegations it misrepresented its participation in and compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, which enables companies to transfer consumer data legally from European Union countries to the United States. The FTC alleged that T&M Protection Resources, LLC, which provides security and background check services, continued to claim participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield after its certification lapsed. In addition, the company failed to verify annually that statements about its Privacy Shield practices were accurate and failed to affirm that it would continue to apply Privacy Shield protections to personal information collected while participating in the program. As part of the settlement, T&M is prohibited from misrepresenting its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, any other privacy or data security program sponsored by the government, or any self-regulatory or standard-setting organization. In addition, T&M is required either to continue to apply the Privacy Shield protections to personal information it collected while participating in the program or to return or delete the information.
- UK ICO Codes of Conduct Guidance (3/23/2020)
The ICO is committed to encouraging the development of codes of conduct and will provide advice and support from the start on:
- meeting the necessary criteria;
- the requirements of the GDPR; and
- complex areas of data protection.
The ICO welcomes informal discussions with organisations as part of their development of their code of conduct and prior to formal submission.
- Eight Privacy Priorities for 2020 and Beyond (3/23/2020)
Hunton’s Centre for Information Policy Leadership (“CIPL”) reports on the top privacy-related priorities for this year:
1. Global Convergence and Interoperability between Privacy Regimes
2. Bottom-up Best Practices for Accountable AI
3. Promoting Accountable Free-Flow of Data
4. Pursuing Constructive Engagement between Data Protection Authorities and Industry
5. Expanding the Beneficial Use of Data through Accountable Data Sharing Arrangements
6. Saying Goodbye to the Individual Control Paradigm of Privacy Protection
7. Welcoming Organizational Accountability
8. How Will Things Unfold in the U.S.?