Facebook, the parent company to WhatsApp, is reporting near-record low revenue growth. Thus, presumably in an effort to monetize WhatsApp more heavily, WhatsApp recently announced changes to its privacy policy: as of February 8, 2021, all WhatsApp users (except those that live in Europe) must agree to share their data with Facebook. If users do

Just before the Christmas holidays, the Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued proposed rulemaking entitled “Requirements for Certain Transactions Involving Convertible Virtual Currency or Digital Assets.”  The proposed regulations seek to “require banks and money service businesses (“MSBs”) to submit reports, keep records, and verify the identity of customers in relation

Pursuant to Section 6(b) of the FTC Act and a December 11, 2020, resolution of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entitled “Resolution Directing use of Compulsory Process to Collect Information Regarding Social Media and Video Streaming Service Providers’ Privacy Practices,” the FTC has now issued orders requiring Facebook, WhatsApp, Snap, Twitter, YouTube, ByteDance,

Four Rothwell Figg attorneys, Jenny Colgate, Caitlin Wilmot, Martin Zoltick, and Jennifer Maisel, authored the U.S. section of Mondaq’s Data Privacy Comparative Guide.

Mondaq’s Comparative Guides provide an overview of key points of law and practice, and allows users to compare regulatory environments and laws across multiple jurisdictions on a global scale.

If you’re a company that has been scratching your head and racking your brain since the Schrems II decision issued on July 16, 2020, invalidating Privacy Shield and calling into question all data transfers between the EU and third countries on surveillance-related grounds, your wish for more guidance has finally come true.

This week, the

A lawsuit recently filed against Amazon.com for a violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Protection Act (“BIPA”) should serve as a reminder to all companies engaged in COVID-19-related employee and/or customer scanning that it is important to determine what privacy and cybersecurity laws apply to your screening measures, and confirm that you are engaging in

On Wednesday, September 23, 2020, Rothwell Figg attorneys Martin Zoltick, Jenny Colgate, and Caitlin Wilmot presented a Lexology webinar titled “Employee privacy and security considerations in the age of COVID-19”.

To view the recording of the webinar, please click here. To request the slides from the webinar, please send an email to RFPrivacy@rfem.com

On Wednesday, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation conducted a hearing to revisit the potential for a national data privacy standard. While the Committee had met last December to discuss what Congress should consider when drafting a federal privacy bill, the game has since changed. Given that COVID-19 has drastically altered life as