File this under: A View Into What the Regulators Deem Important. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the standard-setting organization in the U.S. insurance industry created and governed by the chief...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
As cyber week continues in Washington, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler traveled to the west coast to speak about cybersecurity at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Wheeler noted that the FCC has...more
Security is on the agenda from coast to coast this week.
Cybersecurity information sharing legislation will hit the House floor this week. H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act was reported...more
Spring has finally arrived on the East Coast, and not a moment too soon.
Here are 3 privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week....more
Employers and their HR departments are faced with a host of new issues and challenges. When you’re not navigating new state, federal, and local laws and making sure systems are in place to comply with them, you’re busy...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
President Obama today signed an Executive Order granting authority to the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to impose sanctions on individuals and entities determined to be “responsible for...more
Imagine you are the IT systems administrator of a large corporation. Coffee in hand, you sit down one morning and log in. You receive a message that there has been an intrusion into the corporate database, a large amount of...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
The Sweet Sixteen has come and gone and it was glorious. Streamed live over our new Apple Watches, 16 employment law issues battled it out for the right to move onto the Elite Eight, which will be held next week at Sixth...more
On Friday, the FTC published updates to the COPPA FAQs, the Commission’s compliance guide for businesses and consumers, to address the applicability of COPPA and the Amended COPPA Rule to educational institutions and...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
State legislatures are not waiting for Congressional action on a national data breach notification standard.
Montana — Montana has amended its 10-year old breach notification law (see Mintz Matrix) to expand the...more
Welcome to March (and in the Northeast, the arrival of meterological spring is welcome indeed……)
We start this month with a question: Have you looked at your cyber resilience?...more
Our 2015 monthly Privacy Issues Wednesday webinar series continued this month with Jennifer Rubin and Gauri Punjabi’s Privacy in the Workplace presentation. Jen and Gauri discussed the latest statutory and common law...more
Google made good on the rumors and the company’s subsequent promise last December to create a family-friendly version of its popular YouTube service with its launch on Monday of the YouTube Kids app. Available on both the App...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
By now (unless you have been under a snow drift), you have likely heard about the apparent intrusion into a database at the nation’s largest health insurer, Anthem, Inc. Rather than reiterate the facts as currently known...more
Three things you should know on this Privacy Tuesday:
Over 110,000 Facebook Uses Hit With Malware -
Cybercriminals are targeting Facebook users with malware embedded in videos that are pushed to their timeline...more
Use the Opportunity -
Data Privacy Day is another opportunity to push out a note to employees regarding their own privacy and security — and how that can help the company. Emails with articles and reminders are...more
Good Tuesday – The East Coast prepares for Apocalypse (Sn)ow.
In the meantime, here are three privacy-related tidbits for your day.
Privacy Concerns Cause Scale Back of Release of HealthCare.gov Data -
As expected in his State of the Union address last night, President Obama made it very clear that cybersecurity is on his agenda for 2015. After stating that:
“No foreign nation, no hacker should be able to shut down...more
This has been a big week for cybersecurity announcements from Washington. In what the White House has called a series of “SOTU Spoilers,” President Obama announced his intention to follow through on some of the...more