On this Privacy Tuesday:
US Attorney General Puts Pressure on Congress for Data Breach Disclosures -
Today, US Attorney General Eric Holder urged Congress to pass legislation requiring retailers to make...more
Officials at the University of Maryland (“University” or “UMD”) announced that UMD was the victim of a significant security breach that took place on Tuesday, February 18 (the “Breach” or “Incident”). The Incident,...more
As part of existing FDA postmarketing reporting requirements, manufacturers, packers, and distributors that are FDA applicants or that act on behalf of FDA applicants (for simplicity, “Applicants”) are required to submit all...more
Target Corp. announced Dec. 19, 2013, that it had discovered an intrusion that may have compromised approximately 40 million customer payment cards used at its U.S. stores from Nov. 27 to Dec. 15, 2013 (12 PVLR 2133,...more
The “observance” of Data Privacy Day annually on January began in 2008. The National Cyber Security Alliance (NCSA) will be kicking off today’s events with a live stream of its press conference in Washington, DC. ...more
The US CAN-SPAM Act is old hat for marketers in the US. But it is time to revisit email marketing compliance programs if you send email north of the US border. Canada’s anti-spam law (known as “CASL”) has been debated for...more
As anyone with a pulse and a computer, television or carrier pigeon knows, Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) suffered a major data breach in December – the extent of which is still being uncovered – and pegs the latest number of...more
Apple Agrees to Pay Consumers At Least $32.5 Million to Settle Complaint of Unfair Billing Related to Children’s In-App Charges -
FTC Chairwoman Edith Ramirez just announced (press conference) that Apple, Inc....more
These are busy times in the data privacy/security world.
If Misery Loves Company, Target Has Friends -
Target was not the only target of data thieves this holiday season. Reports over the weekend revealed that...more
The Target data breach story keeps getting worse. The December pre-Christmas disclosure was the theft of up to 40 million Target shoppers’ credit and debit card information in what appeared to have been a hack of the Target...more
After a brief hiatus for the holidays and our “12 Days of Privacy” series, we are back.
We have had a series of late year — and new year — data breaches in the news. These latest incidents should prompt New Year’s...more
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has held that the prohibition against requesting or requiring personal identification information in connection with credit card transactions contained in...more
If you haven’t been paying attention to “password hygiene” preached by this blog and others, perhaps it’s time. Jose Pagliery from CNNMoney reports of a large-scale hack that has compromised over 2 million passwords at...more
Haul out the holly, fill up the stockings, even though it’s just twelve days past Thanksgiving day…..
Rather than look back at 2013, today the Privacy & Security blog will start counting down The 12 Days of Privacy,...more
Holiday e-commerce is expected to jump this year by about 17% over last year, and shoppers will be flocking to mobile devices more often to make those purchases....more
For a legal perspective, we asked attorneys writing on JD Supra to tell us what, in their experience, they most often found to be missing from workplace social media policies. We knew that a roundtable of responses would make...more
The month of November is quickly slipping by – this is the time to be looking at the 2014 cybersecurity and data privacy goals and updates and planning ahead.
Our selected bits and bytes for this Monday...more
First and foremost, this is Veterans’ Day in the US. Let’s take a moment to thank all of those who served and who still serve, and honor the memory of those who gave their all. Businesses are offering special deals to...more
The FTC has announced that, as a result of the recent shut down of the agency, the Commission has voted unanimously to extend the public comment periods for two recent proposals under the COPPA Rule. Specifically, the public...more
Privacy tidbits and bytes for this Monday –
App Developers – Put this on your calendar!
Now that the US government shutdown is over, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has announced its participation in a workshop...more
The federal government may be completely unable to pass laws, but that certainly isn’t the case with the State of California, which has just completed a data privacy hat trick by passing three significant laws addressing a...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
Adobe Systems Inc.,(ADBE -1.24%) announced earlier today that has been the victim of a cyber attack that has compromised information of 2.9 million of its customers. In a blog post Thursday morning, Adobe’s Chief Security...more
DID YOU KNOW?
- 93 percent believe their online actions can protect not only friends and family but also help to make the Web safer for everyone around the world...more
Today’s the day! Today marks the long-awaited compliance date for the HIPAA Omnibus Rule.
In case you have put any thoughts of compliance with the Omnibus Rule out of your mind, you can no longer escape.