Corporate Business Issues Involving Privacy

Corporate Business Issues invovling US Privacy Laws – Doug Knehr Copyright

Click on the above link for a condensed view of my deep research and expertise in Corporate Business Issues Involving Privacy covering the following areas:


App Developers
Ad networks
FTC Suggestions
California Initiative Regarding Mobile Application Privacy Disclosures
FTC Principles on mobile
California Mobile Privacy Guidelines
Mobile Apps for Children
Best Practices for Mobile Apps
FTC Enforcement

Behavioral Advertising

FTC Principles
Tracking Software

Big Data Brokers

Deceptive Acts
Failing to recognize the reports produced were were consumer reports under the FCRA,
providing theprescreened list under FCRAto entities without a permissible purpose and having inadequate procedures to prevent this from happening
FCRA Violations

Keeping Information Secure:

Section 5 of the FTC Actmakes it unlawful to use “unfair methods of competition in or affecting commerce, and unfair or deceptive acts or practices in or affecting commerce.” The FTC has made it an “unfair practice”—actionable under Section 5 of the FTC Act—to collect and store personal information without using appropriate security measures.
Failure to Secure Info
Failure to secure PI
Failure to have security plan.
Failure to take reasonable and appropriate measures to prevent unauthorized administrative control of its system.
State Unfair and Deceptive Practices Act
Sarbanes-Oxley Act
de facto legal requirement or security standard that each company is expected to meet when handling personal information
Unique Requirements for Public Companies

Financial related privacy issues

Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act
California Financial Information Privacy Act
California Right to Financial Privacy Act
The Right to Financial Privacy Act of 1978 (RFPA

Other Business Issues

Cloud Computing
Express/Implied Issues
Do NOt solicit Issues
Customer Preference
Don’t Share with Affiliates
Auto dialer
Information Sharing
Social Media Policy

Federal Laws

Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism Prevention, Treatment, and Relocation Act
American with Disabilities Act
Bank Secrecy Act of 1970
Cable Communications Policy Act of 1984
Communications Assistance for Law Enforcement Act of 1994 (CALEA)
Computer Matching and Privacy Protection Act of 1988
Critical Infrastructure Information Act
Drivers Privacy Protection Act of 1994
DNA Identification Act
E-Government Act of 2002
Electronic Funds Transfer Act (EFTA)
Employee Polygraph Protection Act
Enhanced Border Security and Visa Entry Reform Act of 2002
Fair Debt Collection Practices Act
Federal Communications Act
Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
Homeland Security Act of 2002
Identity Theft Assumption and Deterrence Act
Intelligence Reform and Terrorism Prevention Act
No Child Left Behind Act
Privacy Act
Privacy Protection Act of 1980
Real ID Act
Right to Financial Privacy Act (1978)
Telecommunications Act of 1996
Telephone Consumer Protection Act (1991)
Telephone Records and Privacy Protection Act
Video Privacy Protection Act of 1988
Video Voyeurism Prevention Act