consumer privacy

David Klein for Inman.com: How ShowingTime's Privacy Policy Ties Zillow's Hands

How ShowingTime’s Privacy Policy Ties Zillow’s Hands

Written by Patrick Kearns for Inman.com February 16, 2021 In the wake of Zillow’s acquisition of ShowingTime, real estate agents who used the platform were concerned about data. The fear expressed was that data from their clients, data regarding showings, is now sitting in the hands of a company it sometimes considers a competitor.  Zillow was clear that the …

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Consumer Privacy Compliance Primer

Consumer Privacy Compliance Primer

As readers of this blog know, businesses face significant liability if they fail to take their consumer privacy obligations seriously. These obligations can vary widely based on the kind of information a business collects and where a consumer is located. Privacy compliance is an essential consideration for many businesses, and properly obtaining consumer consent to …

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All the Scary Ways Health Apps are Using Your Data

By Melkorka Licea. New York Post (November 11, 2019, 6:53 PM EDT) — Is fitness tech counting steps — or overstepping? Last week, Twitter users flew into a panic after learning that Google is acquiring Fitbit, the trendy fitness-tracking watch, for $2.1 billion. The freakout centered on user data — specifically, Fitbit users’ concerns that their …

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Does the California Consumer Privacy Act Apply to Your Business?

August 1, 2018  On June 28, 2018, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”), which will go into effect on January 1, 2020. Previously, we discussed how the CCPA will regulate how businesses should handle consumers’ personal data. However, before businesses prepare for CCPA compliance, they should first determine whether the CCPA even applies …

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California Enacts Strict Consumer Privacy Law

July 9, 2018 On June 28, 2018, California Governor, Jerry Brown, approved Assembly Bill 375 (the “Law”). The intention of the consumer privacy Law is to provide businesses with a blueprint on how to handle consumers’ personal data. The framework of the Law is similar to Europe’s new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). For businesses …

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