Amy Malone

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Massachusetts Zip Code Class Action: Take 3

Another class action suit has been filed in Massachusetts in the zip code wars. This time, the target is instrument retailer Guitar Center for allegedly requesting customers to provide their zip codes when making purchases...more

6/3/2013 - Class Action Credit Cards Data Collection Personally Identifiable Information Retailers ZIP Codes

Yet Another Zip Code Class Action Filed in Massachusetts

Earlier this month, we reported on the privacy case against craft giant Michaels Stores in which the plaintiff alleged that Michaels illegally collected zip codes during credit card transactions. The case was ultimately...more

4/9/2013 - Class Action Credit Cards Data Collection Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information Retailers ZIP Codes

Activity at the Federal Trade Commission

There is much going on at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) these days, particularly in the privacy arena. In addition to the settlements discussed below, today the White House confirmed that President Obama will nominate...more

3/1/2013 - Android Applications COPPA Data Collection FTC HTC America Manufacturers Mobile Devices Parental Consent Path Personally Identifiable Information Political Appointments Privacy Policy Security Social Media

Data Privacy Day 2013 – Tip #2 – Dust off your information security policy (or start putting one in place…)

Do you have a comprehensive information security program? Many businesses are still operating without one, leaving them open to preventable data breaches. The importance of info security programs was yet again underscored...more

1/29/2013 - CBR Systems Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FTC Personally Identifiable Information

Updated COPPA Rule – “Strong, Stronger and Yet Stronger” or Just More Confusion?

After years of consideration and feedback the Federal Trade Commission released the final revision to the 14-year old Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. The FTC began its review of the Rule back in April...more

12/24/2012 - COPPA Data Protection FTC Internet Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information

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