This is a quick post to clarify our position on the benign matter of the FTC consent decree and settlement. Back in November 2017, LOTaDATA applied for the EU-US Privacy Shield program and paid the FTC the necessary fees for the application. During the certification process, we realized that the EU-US Privacy Shield would not be relevant for our business because (a) GDPR would take effect in May 2018, and (b) we would not process any personal data from EU citizens. Therefore, we abandoned the EU-US Privacy Shield certification. However, we had previously mentioned the words "EU-US Privacy Shield" on our website during the certification process. The FTC wrote to us and asked us to not mention the program, and we immediately complied. While no fines or penalties were imposed on LOTaDATA, the FTC insisted on making this news public. Sometimes, even the FTC has a slow news day.
LotaData provides geospatial intelligence for smarter cities and businesses. Our real-world knowledge graph includes fresh, accurate, anonymized, daily insights about people-presence, activity, and movement for every block and neighborhood across +1000 cities and metro areas. Enter your email address to subscribe to our monthly newsletter and stay on top of the latest developments in geospatial AI, machine learning and data science.
govtech martech real estate travel hospitality mobility smart city data science cloud ml ai government innovation geospatial intelligence civic impact humanity mobile insight predictive inference geotemporal analytics location context segment developer api sdk android gps wifi bluetooth beacon dashboard visualization push notification geofence polygon poi geojson shapefile geometry census block tract demographics app heat map dispersion origin-destination movement privacy data protection knowledge graph 311 crime parks permits weather public safety law enforcement economic development urban planning iot natural disasters first responders emergency resilience infrastructure building engineering