Privacy: What, Why, Who

Data privacy is a critical topic in today’s digital world. Even as business leaders have grown to understand the need to demonstrate genuine respect for consumers’ privacy preferences, they have also realized that they cannot earn consumer trust on their own. BBB NP’s privacy programs—BBB EU Privacy Shield, Children’s Advertising Review Unit, and Digital Advertising Accountability Program—serve a crucial role for those businesses that wish to “walk the talk” on privacy practices. Each of these programs focuses on different facets of privacy, with the common goal of helping businesses hold themselves accountable as they align their practices with privacy standards, from COPPA to Privacy Shield to the DAA Self-Regulatory Principles Keep reading for more information and insights from the cutting edge of the evolving privacy conversation.



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Top 5 Takeaways from the CCPA Hearings

In December, BBB National Programs staff attended the Attorney General hearings on the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA). The CCPA hearings were in the style of a public forum, with staff from the California Attorney General’s office listening intently to community input. (Written comments were also accepted and can be downloaded here.) The hearings included business representatives from a wide variety of industries and businesses of all sizes. Even with such diversity of industry, testimony coalesced around three main themes: (1) implementation hurdles such as the narrow timeline, (2) the need for clarity, and (3) the risk of unintended consequences. 

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CCPA is Here: How to Update Your Privacy Policy

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) went into effect on January 1, 2020. If your business is covered under CCPA, you may need to update your public privacy policy. In this post, we focus on the main changes that most businesses can expect to make to their privacy policies in order to align them with the requirements of CCPA.* 

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Age Ain’t Nothing but a Number. Or is it?

Certain online platforms are required by COPPA law to screen users’ age. Is your platform one that should be? What are the specifics mandated by this law? Find out how this multi-faceted regulation affects your business as we explore this topic with Dona Fraser, VP, and Angela Tiffin, Senior Attorney at the BBB NP’s Children’s Advertising Review Unit.


COPPA is Changing, Is Your Business Ready?

Are you a business owner that caters to children? It is imperative to stay up-to-date on the latest laws protecting children in advertising. Dona Fraser, Vice President of CARU takes us through the changing landscape of COPPA laws relating to this trending topic. Don’t miss out on this thought-provoking conversation.


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Dispute resolution and compliance support for businesses using the EU-US & Swiss-US Privacy Shield Frameworks 

 

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Evaluating child-directed advertising and promotional materials to advance truthfulness and consistency 

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Providing independent third-party enforcement of cross-industry privacy standards covering data collection and use in targeted online ads