The State of Privacy: How Did We Get Here?

July 13, 2022


Looking back even just five years ago, the privacy landscape looked nothing like it does today – there was no General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), no California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), the demands on businesses were much different.

In the first episode of Privacy Abbreviated, hosts Catherine Dawson and Dona Fraser are joined by Daniel Solove, law professor at George Washington University and founder of TeachPrivacy, to explain how we got to the landscape we see today and talk about what this means for businesses. They offer insight into the key differences between U.S. and E.U. privacy standards, what legislation is on the horizon, and how to build a strong privacy program that sets businesses up to comply with changes as they come.

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NAD Finds Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband Expansion Claim Supported; Recommends 5G Ultra Wideband “Most Reliable” Claim be Discontinued

New York, NY – August 11, 2022 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined Verizon provided a reasonable basis for the message in its “Verizon is Going Ultra” commercial that Verizon 5G Ultra Wideband has expanded its coverage. However, NAD recommended that Verizon discontinue the “most reliable”...

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Moose Toys Discontinues its Fail Fix Dolls Advertising to Comply with Children’s Advertising Review Unit Guidelines on Negative Social Stereotypes

McLean, VA – August 10, 2022 – The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (CARU) has determined that Moose Toys product advertising to children for its Fail Fix Total Makeover Dolls failed to comply with CARU’s Advertising Guidelines, specifically a provision stating that advertising should not...

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National Advertising Division Recommends SmileDirectClub Discontinue Comparative “2X Whiter” and “2X Faster” Whitening Strips Claims

New York, NY – August 4, 2022 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) recommended that SmileDirectClub discontinue claims that its Fast-Dissolving Whitening Strips get teeth “2X whiter than Crest Classic White Whitestrips” and whiten teeth “2X faster than Crest Classic White Whitestrips.” 

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National Advertising Division Finds Certain WaterWipes Claims for Infant Cleansing Wipes Supported, Recommends Others be Discontinued

New York, NY – August 3, 2022 – The National Advertising Division (NAD) determined that certain claims made by WaterWipes regarding the type and purity of ingredients used in its infant cleansing wipes were supported in context. However, NAD found that other claims that expressly or impliedly convey that...

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