Nerissa McGinn

Nerissa McGinn

Loeb & Loeb LLP

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For companies, perils abound when soliciting information at point of sale

Of all of the numbers that are part of your daily personal life, which are important enough to keep private? Your Social Security number? Definitely. Your date of birth? Maybe — depending on how cautious (and how old)...more

12/6/2014 - Class Action Debit and Credit Card Transactions Michaels Personally Identifiable Information Point of Sale Terminals Privacy Laws Private Right of Action Retailers Song-Beverly Credit Card Act Urban Outfitters Williams-Sonoma ZIP Codes

Technology may reduce fraud but doesn’t fix regulatory confusion

President Barack Obama recently announced the administrtion’s BuySecure initiative. At a meeting at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Oct. 17, the president outlined the program, aimed at increasing the security of...more

12/5/2014 - Banks Barack Obama BuySecure CFPB Credit Cards Debit Cards Home Depot JPMorgan Chase Payment Systems Retailers Target Technology Wal-Mart Walgreens

Watch out: Privacy concerns in the age of wearable technology

Earlier this month, Apple unveiled Apple Watch, perhaps the most hotly anticipated product debut in the burgeoning market for wearable technology. Apple’s website displays the watch in its various elegant incarnations...more

11/10/2014 - Apple Watch Google Glass GPS Mobile Devices Privacy Concerns Wearable Technology

Call me, maybe? New technology, mobile marketing and the TCPA

Mobile marketing is the new frontier, and many companies across many industries are increasingly using technology to communicate with consumers through text messaging. As mobile campaigns proliferate, so do class actions...more

11/10/2014 - Marketing Mobile Apps Mobile Devices TCPA Technology

Patchwork quilt of state laws used to combat revenge porn

In recent weeks, a Texas woman — formerly the object of unwanted prurient online attention — made national headlines when she sued Facebook for the staggering sum of $123 million for the social media giant’s role in hosting...more

10/10/2014 - Criminalization Facebook Liability Popular Revenge Porn Terms of Use Tort User-Generated Content

FTC Approves iKeepSafe Program as COPPA Safe Harbor

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has approved iKeepSafe as a self-regulatory "safe harbor" program under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). The FTC's COPPA Rule requires, among other things, that online...more

9/16/2014 - COPPA Data Protection FTC iKeepSafe Safe Harbors

Court protects privacy in ruling on warrantless searches of cellphones

Every now and then The Nine agree on something. Among the unanimous rulings the U.S. Supreme Court issued in the final stretch this year was Riley v. California, which held that law enforcement officials may not make a...more

8/21/2014 - Cell Phones Mobile Devices Riley v California SCOTUS Search Warrant Warrantless Searches

To keep data safe, law firms must embrace a culture of security

As the White House report on big data indicates, an enormous amount of information is collected, stored, analyzed and relayed in digitized form over the Internet and, increasingly, using mobile technology. Headlines...more

7/1/2014 - Big Data Confidential Information Data Breach eBay Law Practice Management Obama Administration Personally Identifiable Information Popular Risk Assessment Risk Management Target

Big Data Has its Pluses, But Concerns Over its Minuses Are Growing

Suddenly, big data is everywhere. Whether it’s the controversy created by Edward Snowden’s release of classified documents from the National Security Agency, which put a glaring spotlight on the U.S. government’s collection...more

6/10/2014 - Big Data Privacy Concerns

California Attorney General Provides Guidance for Complying with New Do Not Track Requirements

Kamala Harris, the California Attorney General, recently released guidance for complying with California's new Do Not Track requirements which took effect January 1, 2014....more

6/5/2014 - CalOPPA Data Protection Disclosure Requirements Do Not Track Kamala Harris Mobile Apps Privacy Policy

Snapchat Settles FTC Charges of Misrepresenting Privacy and Security Features

Snapchat, a mobile app that lets users send photos and videos that self-destruct within ten seconds, settled FTC charges relating to the app's ephemeral message feature and the app's data collection and security features....more

5/15/2014 - Data Collection FTC Mobile Apps Mobile Privacy SnapChat

Target lessons: Network security, human element are factors in protecting data

Caught off guard by the very public outing in December 2013 of a data breach compromising the credit and debit card numbers of 40 million of its customers and affecting the personal information of 70 million more, Target...more

5/2/2014 - Data Breach Data Protection Debit and Credit Card Transactions Network Security Public Relations Target

States Further Attempt to Protect Minors' Privacy Online

Following the adoption of a California law protecting minors under the age of 18 online, Delaware has now introduced House Bill 261, which would add a new section called the Child Online Protection Act to Title 6 of the...more

4/17/2014 - Content Marketing COPPA Minors Mobile Apps Privacy Concerns Websites

Many Lessons for Companies to Learn After the Target Data Breach

The red bull’s-eye. Even shoppers that don’t frequent Target know the retailer’s ubiquitous logo. But what many holiday shoppers — both loyal Target customers and casual visitors to the trendy discount store — didn’t...more

4/11/2014 - Data Breach Debit and Credit Card Transactions Target

California Attorney General Urges Companies to Be Prepared for Cyber Attacks and Security Breaches

Kamala Harris, California's Attorney General, issued a set of recommendations for preventing and responding to cyber attacks and security breaches. The recommendations, called Cybersecurity in the Golden State, are directed...more

3/18/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Small Business

Selected Highlights from the FTC's COPPA FAQs

The FTC posted on its website an updated version of its COPPA FAQs. (The FTC amended its COPPA Rule in December 2012, which we summarized in this Alert.) The deadline for complying with the amended COPPA Rule is July 1, 2013....more

5/31/2013 - COPPA Data Collection Data Protection FTC Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Persistent Identifiers

House Cybersecurity Information-Sharing Bill Provides Immunity Provisions for Reporting Companies

The U.S. House of Representatives passed an amended version of the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA), with a 288-127 vote. The current version of CISPA (H.R. 624) would provide private-sector companies...more

5/17/2013 - CISPA Cybersecurity Information Sharing Reporting Requirements

FTC Senior Attorney Discusses COPPA Revisions

At the International Association of Privacy Professionals' annual privacy conference last week, FTC senior attorney Mamie Kresses discussed the new liability concerns for operators of websites and services due to the recent...more

3/18/2013 - COPPA Data Collection FTC Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information

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