Karen H Bromberg

Karen H Bromberg

Cohen & Gresser LLP

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Encryption is Key to Limiting Company Exposure for Data Security Breaches

Companies doing business in California may find themselves targeted for investigation if they fail to encrypt personal information, according to a recent report issued by the California Attorney General’s office. ...more

7/9/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Employer Liability Issues Encryption Identity Theft Loss Mitigation Passwords

FTC’s Authority to Police Data Security Practices Challenged

Hotelier Wyndham Worldwide Corp’s motion to dismiss an FTC lawsuit alleging lax data security practices is likely to have significant implications for the agency’s ability to police cybersecurity practices at American...more

6/11/2013 - Credit Cards Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FTC Motion to Dismiss Personally Identifiable Information Wyndham

For Small Business Owners, Cybersecurity Is Not a Question of "If" But 'When..."

While much of the discussion around cybersecurity tends to focus on critical information sectors, national security, and the concerns of global corporations, data breaches can be just as devastating for small and medium-sized...more

5/31/2013 - Cyber Attacks Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Legal Perspectives Personally Identifiable Information Small Business

Berlin Court Rules that Apple's Privacy Policy Violates German Data Protection Laws

A Berlin court ruled that eight clauses in Apple Sales International's (“Apple”) standard data use policy, which covers how the company can share data, do not comply with Germany’s privacy protection laws and enjoined Apple,...more

5/30/2013 - Apple Consent Data Collection Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws

FTC Recommends Stronger Safeguards for Mobile Payments

With the use of mobile payments by consumers reaching “fever pitch”, the FTC has released a new report entitled, “Paper, Plastic… or Mobile? An FTC Workshop on Mobile Payments,” discussing how companies can develop mobile...more

4/18/2013 - Data Protection FTC Mobile Payments Privacy Concerns Privacy-By-Design

Taming the Wild West: FTC Report Urges Mobile App Industry to Adopt Strong Privacy Measures

App providers and developers are in the hot seat again. On the same day that the FTC fined the social networking app Path $800,000 over allegations that it collected personal information without obtaining consumers’ consent,...more

2/11/2013 - App Developers Dashboard Data Collection Data Protection Do Not Track FTC Mobile Apps Mobile Ecosystems Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy

US Tech Companies May Soon be Required to Report Security Breaches to the EU

U.S. based tech companies that store data on the Internet may soon be required to report the loss or theft of personal information to the E.U. or face sanctions and fines according to legislation being proposed by the...more

1/23/2013 - Cloud Computing Data Breach Data Protection Databases E-Commerce EU European Commission Personally Identifiable Information Reporting Requirements Social Networks Technology

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