Blog: Legal Requirements

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App Privacy Details Labels for Apple App Store Connect

From December 8, 2020, iOS and tvOS app developers need to provide Apple with detailed privacy information before uploading a new app or updating an existing app in the App Store. Apple has a lot of questions for developers. Among other things, the company wants to help users understand how your...

How EU and U.S. Privacy Laws Apply to Foreign Businesses

Privacy law evolved to protect citizens against state surveillance. But it increasingly focuses on protecting citizens from online surveillance by international businesses. The internet's porous borders have forced lawmakers to extend the jurisdiction of national privacy laws. Increasingly, such laws now apply both to domestic and foreign businesses. We're going to look...

Washington D.C. Security Breach Protection Amendment Act of 2019

Following several other US states, and many legal jurisdictions around the world, Washington, D.C. has strengthened one of its key privacy laws: the Washington D.C. Data Breach Notification Law. The Security Breach Protection Amendment Act of 2019, B23-0215, makes several important changes to the D.C. data breach law, including a broader...

Why the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Was Invalidated

Editor's Note: In July of 2023, the new EU-U.S. Data Privacy Framework was adopted. On July 16, 2020, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) delivered its judgment on the case of Data Protection Commissioner v Facebook Ireland Ltd and Maximillian Schrems (otherwise known as "Schrems II"). The CJEU decided...

Standard Contractual Clauses (SCCs)

On June 4, 2021, the European Commission released updated EU standard contractual clauses (SCCs) to ensure the lawful transfer of personal data to countries outside the European Economic Area (aka third countries). The old SCCs pre-dated the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and, as such, do not reflect its stringent...

Privacy Policy for Apps With Camera Access

If you're developing an app that requests camera access, you're asking your users to place a lot of trust in you. You also enter into some perilous territory regarding privacy law and your agreements with service providers that make your app function. When requesting such sensitive access to a user's device, you...