FTC Finalizes Settlement with Data Center Over Privacy Shield Allegations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On October 28, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that is America’s primary privacy and data security enforcer – finalized a settlement with a data storage services company that allegedly deceived consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that allows …

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EU and U.S. Initiate Discussions for Enhanced Privacy Shield Framework

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On August 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DoC) and the European Commission issued a joint press statement to initiate discussions evaluating the potential for an enhanced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework to comply with a judgment of the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) …

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FTC Finalizes Privacy Shield Settlement Over Allegations about Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On July 13, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – finalized a settlement with a medical diagnostic devices and services company over allegations the firm misled consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The …

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European Union (EU) Court Invalidates EU-U.S. Privacy Shield for Data Transfers

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) issued a decision that invalidated the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework and opened the door for the possible suspension of data transfers from the European Union to the United States based on the Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs), …

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FTC Settles Case of Misleading Consumers about Privacy Shield Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 30, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency that protects consumers and promotes competition – announced that the FTC settled allegations that an operator of secure data centers misled consumers about its participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework that allows participants …

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FTC Approves Settlement with Background Check Firm Over Privacy Shield

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On March 23, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a U.S. government agency protecting consumers – announced it gave final approval to a settlement with a background check firm over allegations the company misrepresented participation in and compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework that enables …

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Global Background Check Provider Employment Screening Resources (ESR) Not Impacted by 21-Day Shut Down in India Due to Coronavirus

Written By Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) Employment Screening Resources® (ESR) – a global background check provider with capabilities in over 240 countries and territories – will not be impacted by the 21-day shut down of services in India due to the outbreak of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). ESR is not impacted by the shut down in …

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FTC Finalizes Settlements with Four Companies Over Privacy Shield Allegations

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 29, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency promoting competition while protecting and educating consumers – announced it had finalized settlements with four companies over allegations they made false claims in connection with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that enables companies to …

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FTC Finalizes Settlements with Five Companies Over Privacy Shield Participation

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 16, 2020, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – a government agency promoting competition while protecting and educating consumers – announced it had finalized settlements with five companies over allegations they falsely claimed certification under EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework that enables companies to transfer consumer data …

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Study Finds Many Companies Still Not Prepared for GDPR Compliance

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A study released in September of 2019 about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) – which took effect on May 25, 2018, to regulate the transferring of personal information from the European Union (EU) – found many companies around the world are still not prepared for GDPR compliance and …

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