Michael Cohen

Michael Cohen

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A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security

A Legal Guide to Privacy and Data Security, a new book offering guidance on a wide variety of privacy and data security laws and how those laws may impact your business, is now available from the Minnesota Department of...more

7/16/2014 - Big Data Compliance Cybersecurity Data Protection Employer Liability Issues Internet Internet of Things Internet Privacy Privacy Laws Privacy Policy

Privacy Alert: Judge Backs FTC Authority in Data Breach Case Against Franchisor

On April 7, a federal judge denied the motion of Wyndham Hotels & Resorts, LLC (“Wyndham”) to dismiss a complaint brought by the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) for unfair or deceptive acts or practices based on alleged...more

6/9/2014 - Breach of Contract Data Breach Data Protection FTC Popular Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices Wyndham

The Right To Be Forgotten – A Shot From Across The Pond

The privacy of individuals has always been taken much more seriously in Europe than in the United States. In Europe, privacy is deemed a fundamental human right and has long been protected through extensive regulations. The...more

5/22/2014 - Data Protection EU Google Internet Privacy Laws Right to Be Forgotten Right to Privacy Search Engines Young Lawyers

FTC Still In Charge Of Privacy Enforcement: Ten Lessons From Wyndham

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC ) is the most active and aggressive federal government agency to investigate and enforce data privacy and security laws against businesses. Section 5 of the FTC Act empowers the agency to...more

4/17/2014 - Data Protection Enforcement Actions FTC Jurisdiction Privacy Laws

How Much Are You Willing To Pay For Privacy?

How much are you willing to pay for personal privacy? 50% off a McDonald’s hamburger? 20% off groceries? Participation in the $1 Billion NCAA Tournament Bracket Challenge?...more

3/25/2014 - Data Protection EU EU Data Protection Laws FTC NSA Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws

IP Alert: Don't Forget the IT Agreement

The Healthcare.gov and MNsure websites are recent examples of the challenges of implementing complex information technology projects. Virtually every organization or business, large or small, will acquire new technology or...more

2/18/2014 - Contract Drafting Technology Written Agreements

Snowden, Drones, and Downton Abbey: Musings of a Privacy Professional for 2014

The year ahead promises to be one full of interesting and provocative legal cases involving privacy and data security....more

1/6/2014 - Cybersecurity Cybertheft Data Breach Data Protection Edward Snowden NSA Privacy Concerns Target

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