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Niantic, Inc.’s wildly popular Augmented Reality (“AR”) mobile app, Pokémon Go, was released on July 6 in the United States. In the two weeks since then, it has been downloaded a whopping 30 million times worldwide, and is being played by 20 million daily active users.
Approval of a new Privacy Shield pact that requires companies engaged in the transfer of data from the EU to the US to update their data management procedures appears imminent. Companies no longer will be able to rely on previous Safe Harbor processes.
U.S. business leaders have voiced criticism of an opinion by the Article 29 Working Party, a European group of privacy experts comprised of data-protection commissioners from European countries. The WP29 expressed continued concerns about the E.U.-U.S. Privacy Shield, the latest proposed agreement to allow data to be transferred between the European Union and the United States.
Data privacy used to be back burner due diligence. That has changed. The Snowden leak made personal privacy Topic One for months. Since then, the OPM hack, the iCloud hack, and other well publicized data breaches have raised data privacy awareness both in M&A and investor due diligence.
In days gone by, consumers primarily relied on word of mouth, advertising, and reviews from authoritative sources such as print publications in deciding which businesses to frequent. In today’s Internet age, however, consumer decisions have become “crowd-sourced,” as consumers search for businesses online and read customer reviews on websites like Yelp, Trip Advisor, Open Table, or Angie’s List.