Proactive Privacy Regulators: An Emerging Trend

Law360, New York (May 31, 2013, 6:00 PM EDT) -- Regulators have historically taken a reactive approach to privacy and information security issues related to websites and mobile apps, often waiting to take action until a potential violation has been brought to their attention. In recent months, they have shifted to an increasingly proactive approach to policing websites and mobile apps. This is an emerging trend at the international, federal and state levels.

Consider recent activity by the Global Privacy Enforcement Network — an organization comprising over 20 governmental privacy authorities from across the globe, including...
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