Determann’s Field Guide to International Data Privacy Law Compliance

Determann’s Field Guide to International Data Privacy Law Compliance

Lothar Determann

Companies, lawyers, privacy officers, developers, marketing and IT professionals face privacy issues more and more frequently. Much information is freely available, but it can be difficult to get a grasp on a problem quickly, without getting lost in details and advocacy. This is where Determann’s Field Guide to International Data Privacy Law Compliance comes into its own – helping to identify issues and provide concise practical guidance in an increasingly complex field shaped by rapid change in international laws, technology and society.

Chapter 5: Data Privacy A to Z

Lothar Determann

Subjects: law - academic, information and media law, internet and technology law, law -professional, technology, media and telecommunications law


In this chapter, you can find introductions and key considerations regarding hot topics and fundamental substantive privacy compliance obligations. A Field Guide cannot supply comprehensive commentary, but this chapter is intended to provide context and to supplement the previous, task-oriented chapters. Topics are presented by common buzz words, in alphabetical order. Feel free to fast forward to topics of particular interest and skip topics that do not apply to you. If you cannot find a particular buzz word listed as a header, please consult the Index for keywords. Advertising Collection and use of personal data for advertising purposes is valuable, common and increasingly controversial. Direct marketing involves consumers receiving phone calls, email, text messages, postal mail or other marketing communications that are directly addressed to individuals. Advertisers and their service providers need to ensure that they: Obtain the consumer’s contact information legally. If sourced from address trading businesses, the legality of collection and transfer should be scrutinized. Are permitted to use the data for marketing purposes. Specifically, the consumer must have received prior notice or granted consent, as legally required, and no contrary commitments can have been made in the past, e.g., promises in website privacy statements or service agreements that data will be used only to provide services. Employ a method of communication and include content that is allowed under applicable anti-spam laws (see U – Unsolicited Communications). Behavioral or targeted advertising involves companies building consumer profiles with extensive details on the interests and activities of individuals, which may include...

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