Protecting Children from Big Tech

European regulators are suing YouTube and Google for collecting children’s’ information without parental consent. The lawsuit, filed in U.K. High Court, represents the first European action filed against YouTube and Google for unlawfully collecting children’s information. According to the lawsuit, YouTube violated the U.K. Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). RegulatorsContinue reading “Protecting Children from Big Tech”

Protecting Students Online

School closure this Spring left more than 50 million students from kindergarten through 12th grade across the U.S. out of the classroom. States across the U.S. shut down their schools, leaving around 90% of students at home in mid-April. Some districts opted to end the academic year early. Technology will continue to be used to deliverContinue reading “Protecting Students Online”

Google to Pay $170 Million for COPPA Violations

In 2019, the Federal Trades Commission (FTC) renewed their efforts to protect children from websites and online services. This initiative was enforced through the Children Online Privacy Act of 1998 (COPPA). Last year, Google and YouTube payed a record $170 million as part of a settlement with the FTC for alleged COPPA violations. COPPA requiresContinue reading “Google to Pay $170 Million for COPPA Violations”

OCR Settles Second Enforcement Action Under HIPAA Right of Access Initiative

Korunda Medical LLC agreed to pay an $85,000 fine to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) over an alleged violation of HIPPA Right of Access initiative. The Office of Civil Rights (OCR) at HHS announced its second enforcement action and settlement of the year under its HIPPA Right of Access Initiative. ThisContinue reading “OCR Settles Second Enforcement Action Under HIPAA Right of Access Initiative”

2019 Privacy & Tech Summit presentation by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)

On November 12, 2019, Appolo Compliance attended the ACC presentation on data privacy. The event took place in New York City. The speakers covered many topics, including the New York Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (SHIELD Act), New York Revenge Porn Law and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The passage ofContinue reading “2019 Privacy & Tech Summit presentation by the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC)”

The New York Shield Act and What Businesses Need to know

On July 25, 2019, New York State passed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electric Data Security Act (“Shield Act”). The Shield Act is designed to protect the private information of New York residents and to establishes certain regulatory minimum standards. As a result, businesses are required to take new steps when doing business with NewContinue reading “The New York Shield Act and What Businesses Need to know”