Brenda Sharton

Brenda Sharton

Goodwin Procter LLP

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How To Avoid Common Data Breach Pitfalls

Cost of Data Breach in 2014: - $5.9 million U.S. average cost of a data breach - 15% Annual increase in the average cost of a data breach around the world - $201 Average cost paid for each exposed...more

9/24/2014 - Best Management Practices Data Breach Data Protection

In Riley, Supreme Court Sets Mobile Device Privacy Expectations

In a recent decision with significant implications for smart phone users’ privacy expectations, the Supreme Court, in Riley v. California, unanimously rejected the application of the “incident to arrest doctrine” to law...more

7/7/2014 - Cell Phones Evidence Law Enforcement Riley v California SCOTUS Search Warrant

Release of Names With Interests in Offshore Entities: Ramifications

A database containing the names of more than 37,000 people with offshore entities and trusts in 10 tax haven jurisdictions was recently released online, providing a powerful investigative tool for regulators, journalists and...more

2/4/2014 - DOJ Foreign Banks Investigations IRS Offshore Banks Offshore Funds Tax Evasion Tax Haven

Amendments to CalOPPA Enter Into Force Imposing New Requirements for Online Privacy Policies

Recent amendments to California’s Online Privacy Protection Act may have implications for all commercial online operators given the geographically limitless scope of the Internet. The amendments, effective Jan. 1, 2014,...more

1/13/2014 - CalOPPA Cybersecurity Data Protection Internet Privacy Policy Websites

FTC Pursuing Incorrect U.S.- EU Safe Harbor Certifications in Privacy Policies

The FTC is reviewing companies with privacy policies that claim U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certification. Companies that are not fully compliant and currently certified may face an FTC enforcement action, which could result in...more

12/6/2013 - Compliance Enforcement Actions EU FTC Privacy Policy Safe Harbors Websites

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