California again has provided a model of privacy legislation for other states to follow. New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan recently signed into law House Bill 520 (the “Bill”), a bipartisan effort to establish guidelines...more
On Thursday, April 23, the FTC settled deception charges against start-up Nomi Technologies, Inc. related to Nomi’s in-store, sensor-based, tracking technology.1 This is the first FTC enforcement action against emerging...more
Some privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week:
FCC to Hold Public Workshop on Broadband Consumer Privacy Tomorrow -
Over the last several months, the Federal Communications Commission has taken on a...more
Not only is it Privacy Tuesday but yesterday was – OPENING DAY! After this long, long winter … welcome back baseball!
It’s usually an end-of-season tradition for some baseball writers and announcers, but I like to...more
Facebook does it. Google does it. It’s everywhere in the mobile ad ecosystem. And your smartphone does it often than you know, according to a study released on Monday by Carnegie Mellon....more
Taking another “step” toward developing comprehensive privacy legislation, the White House has released a discussion draft of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015. The draft reflects the Fair Information Practice...more
Eager to retain its spot among the principal laboratories for domestic privacy legislation, California’s legislature is set to debate Senate Bill 178, legislation restricting state law enforcement agencies from requesting...more
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made good on its promise to actively enforce the recently amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Here is what you should know about the latest enforcement actions...more
Welcome to another week, and our Privacy Tuesday look at top issues.
California Attorney General Puts the Focus on the Consumer -
As we have discussed, the California Online Privacy Protection Act was amended,...more
Despite the government shutdown, the Supreme Court is in for the 2013-2014 session. There are a couple of privacy cases on the agenda.
U.S. v. Wurie and Riley v. California -
At issue: Separate appeals over...more
Two data privacy bills, Assembly Bill 370 and Senate Bill 568 have been sent to California Governor Jerry Brown for signature. As we previously reported, A.B. 370 would require commercial websites or online services that...more
As we predicted, the California Senate has approved A.B. 370, a bill that would require commercial websites or online services that collect personally identifiable information to disclose how that site or service responds to...more
Privacy Tidbits to start your week -
The Risk-Benefit Analysis of BYOD:
As we have written in the past, the proliferation of the “bring your own device” (BYOD) trend is a high-wire balancing act for IT and...more
“May I have your zip code?” is an all-too-familiar question that may be going the way of the dinosaur in Massachusetts. Many retailers commonly ask customers for their zip codes when processing credit card transactions at,...more
Mobile applications allow users to direct ill-tempered birds toward the buildings of evil pigs and can operate as a tool to let you know when is the best point in a movie to excuse yourself to the nearest restroom. They are...more
Application developers have been put on notice by the State of California. It is time to pay attention to user privacy and collection of information from user devices.
In an effort led by the office of California...more
As we continue our “new year, new look” series into important privacy issues for 2013, we boldly predict...more