Matthew Staples

Matthew Staples

Wilson Sonsini Goodrich & Rosati

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The WSGR Data Advisor

In this issue: - Navigating Public Company Cybersecurity Obligations: Advising Boards and Disclosing to Investors - FTC Updates School-Related COPPA Guidance - Status Update on the EU Data Protection...more

7/14/2015 - Anti-Spam Legislation Barack Obama Board of Directors Canada COPPA Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection EU FTC Privacy Laws Public Disclosure Publicly-Traded Companies Risk Assessment Risk Management Sanctions Security and Privacy Controls

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - February 2015

In this issue: - Privacy and Data Security in Transactions: What's the Deal? - Consumer and Financial Institution Class Actions Survive Motions to Dismiss in Target Data Breach Litigation - California Amends...more

2/24/2015 - Breach Notification Rule CFPB COPPA Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Breach Plans Data Protection Financial Institutions Internet Internet of Things Mobile Apps Target

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - July 2014

In this issue: - Proposed California Law Would Impose Data Breach Liability on Retailers and Create More Stringent Data Security Requirements for Businesses - FTC Continues Its Aggressive FCRA Enforcement and...more

7/30/2014 - Big Data Breach Notification Rule Data Breach Data Protection Enforcement Enforcement Actions EU EU Data Protection Laws FCC FCRA FTC v Wyndham Privacy Laws Text Messages Texting Wyndham

Eye on Privacy Newsletter - March 2014

In this issue: - Kaiser Foundation Health Plan Settles California Attorney General Charges over Delayed Data Breach Notification - Status of the EU Regulation and the Safe Harbor Framework - FTC Steps...more

4/1/2014 - Affordable Care Act Data Breach Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws FTC Healthcare HIPAA Mobile Apps UK

Eye on Privacy - January 2014

In this issue: - FTC Settlement with Flashlight App Requires Extensive Disclosures Outside of the Privacy Policy to Collect and Share Geolocation Information - GAO and Senate Commerce Committee Release Studies...more

1/30/2014 - Apple Class Action Cramming Data Brokers Data Collection Data Protection FTC GAO Geolocation Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Privacy Laws Privacy Policy Smartphones

"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - November 2013

In this issue: - California Amends CalOPPA to Require Do-Not-Track Disclosures - California’s Social Media “Eraser” Bill Becomes Law - California Extends Security Breach Notification Requirements to...more

11/21/2013 - Breach Notification Rule CalOPPA Data Breach Data Protection Disclosure Requirements Do Not Track Social Media

Important Changes to the FCC's Telephone Consumer Protection Act Rules Take Effect on October 16, 2013

Effective October 16, 2013, anyone engaged in telemarketing will need prior express written consent to place artificial or prerecorded telemarketing calls to a residential phone line or wireless number, or to send text...more


"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - September 2013

In this issue: - Digital Advertising Alliance Releases Guidance on the Application of Its Self-Regulatory Principles to the Mobile Environment - TCPA Update: Recent Decisions and Significant Upcoming Change to...more

9/24/2013 - CalOPPA Data Brokers FCRA FTC Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Privacy Laws Privacy Policy Proposed Legislation Social Media Social Media Policy TCPA

Digital Advertising Alliance Releases Guidance on the Application of Its Self-Regulatory Principles to the Mobile Environment...

On July 24, 2013, the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA), comprised of the largest media and marketing trade associations in the U.S., released new guidance regarding mobile and other devices (Mobile Guidance). The Mobile...more

7/29/2013 - Advertising Data Collection Digital Advertising Alliance FTC GPS Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Notice Requirements

"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - March 2013

In this issue: - FTC Releases Privacy Disclosure Guidelines for Mobile Ecosystem - California Attorney General Issues Privacy Practice Recommendations for Mobile Ecosystem - Mobile Apps: Learning from...more

3/19/2013 - Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Data Collection Disclosure Requirements ECPA Executive Orders FTC Mobile Apps Mobile Devices Personally Identifiable Information Social Media

"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - January 2013

In this issue: - FTC Releases Final Amendments to Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule - Mobile Apps Face Heightened Privacy Enforcement - Policies and Practices Scrutinized - Global and European...more

1/18/2013 - App Developers COPPA Data Protection De-Identified Protected Health Information FCC FTC Mobile Apps Opt-Outs Privacy Policy TCPA Texting

"Eye on Privacy" Newsletter - November 2012

In this issue: - European Data Protection Law: Breach Notification Requirements – A Global Approach - FTC Announces $1 Million Penalty for Children’s Privacy Violations by Fan-Club Website Operator - Company...more


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