Melissa Ventrone

Melissa Ventrone

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Surf’s Up: The Wave of High-profile Privacy Class Actions

Businesses have revolutionized the way they reach customers. Through computers, smart phones, iPads and a host of other technologies, we can now make purchasing decisions from the comfort of our homes. All we need to do is...more

7/23/2014 - AvMed Class Action Credit Cards Data Protection Popular Privacy Laws

Have You Upgraded Your XP Yet?

Microsoft officially ended support for Windows XP in April 2014, but not everyone has made the decision to upgrade their operating systems. By choosing to stick with Windows XP, users may be leaving themselves vulnerable to...more

7/16/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Electronically Stored Information Information Governance Personally Identifiable Information Popular

The IRS will not flag, identify or otherwise note a SSN that may be subject to identity theft and subsequent tax fraud. Go figure....

Nearly every day there’s another news story about another company suffering a data breach, either as a result of a lost or stolen device or because the company was hacked. Talk to any number of knowledgeable attorneys skilled...more

6/11/2014 - Data Breach Identity Theft IRS Social Security Numbers Tax Fraud

Google and the Great Divide: U.S. Privacy Rights versus EU Privacy Rights

Will the “right to be forgotten” be the new mantra in cyber cases in the United States? Or will the “right to know” continue to prevail? In Europe, proponents of the “right to be forgotten” argue that individuals should be...more

6/3/2014 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws Google Personally Identifiable Information Popular Right to Be Forgotten Right to Privacy Search Engines

EU’s Ruling Not “To Be Forgotten” Anytime Soon

Last week, the Court of Justice of the European Union ruled that individuals have the “right to be forgotten.” In other words, individuals have the right to control their data and can ask search engines to remove links to...more

5/26/2014 - Data Processors Data Retention EU Google Right to Be Forgotten Right to Privacy Search Engines Third-Party Websites

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