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IT’S THE LAW (01/31/2023)

Slovenia, the last EU country to formally adopt GDPR, has put its Personal Data Privacy Protection Act (ZVOP-2) into effect. The law includes rules for transmission of personal data, video surveillance, regulation of biometrics and personal data collection, and legal basis for imposing sanctions under GDPR.

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Chick-Fil-A bumps up against VPPA

January 31, 2023

While the US still doesn’t have a federal data privacy law, it does have the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPN) – a video rental-era holdover of a law that disallows sharing video viewership data without consent. Chick-Fil-A, which has been using a Meta pixel tracker for an ongoing series of Christmas videos, is facing a class action similar to VPPA lawsuits brought against nearly 50 other organizations, including the NBA, GameStop, CNN and BuzzFeed.

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Twitter Whistleblower explains “GodMode” employee access

January 31, 2023

In the latest Whack-a-Mole privacy exposure reveal at Twitter, a former-employee whistleblower has told the US Justice Department, the Federal Trade Commission and members of Congress that as many as 4,000 Twitter engineers could have accessed user data, including after Musk’s takeover via a function nicknamed “GodMode.” Twitter, again having recently gutted its compliance and communications teams, had no comment.

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Amazon Offers More Options for Creating Brand-Tailored Coupons

April 12, 2024

Discounts are becoming ever more important in the digital commerce space and Amazon has responded by enabling the creation of percentage or flat-rate discount coupons for tailored audiences. Brands will be able to target repeat customers, high-spend customers, recent customers or cart-abandoners. Additional audiences, such as promising customers and at-risk customers will be available in the U.S. only.

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