Steven B. Roosa

Steven B. Roosa

Holland & Knight LLP

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Why Are Companies Getting Sued Under the Video Privacy Protection Act? - Minimizing Your Company's Risk of a VPPA Lawsuit...

Plaintiffs' class action attorneys have filed a cascade of recent Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) suits against major brand names. These suits can present a significant exposure because the VPPA provides for statutory...more

9/17/2014 - Class Action Corporate Counsel Popular Risk Assessment Risk Management Statutory Damages VPPA

Getting To The Real Issue On The Senate Subcommittee's Advertising Report

The "Security" Part - When reading the Majority and Minority Staff Report from the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations ("The Subcommittee") regarding the "Hidden Hazards to Consumer Security and Data Privacy" was...more

5/16/2014 - Advertising Cybersecurity Data Protection NSA Online Advertisements

Getting A Handle On VPPA Risk - A Data Driven Approach

Getting a Handle on VPPA Exposure in the Wake of Hulu - Given all the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) activity lately - in particular Hulu's failure to get the VPPA case against it dismissed on summary judgment -...more

5/13/2014 - Facebook Hulu Mobile Apps Personally Identifiable Information Risk Management VPPA Websites

FTC Changes COPPA FAQ To Provide New Guidance On Consent And Data Collection In Educational Settings

On April 22, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) updated its "Frequently Asked Questions" (FAQ) website to provide additional information on how operators can collect students' personal information—in compliance with the...more

4/25/2014 - Consent COPPA Educational Institutions FTC Vendors

5 Things Every Company's Data Security Program Should Include

What's the one thing every company's data security program must include? That's the question we put recently to experts in the field, knowing that, especially after Heartbleed, the diversity of responses would create an...more

4/24/2014 - Corporate Counsel Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Breach Data Protection Heartbleed Legal Perspectives Need to Know

More Permissive Standard For Standing In Plaintiffs' Data Breach Suits: Federal Judge Endorses Novel Pleading Strategy And Denies...

On March 28, the California federal judge presiding over the suit against LinkedIn Corp. (LinkedIn) — which stems from a data breach from 2012 — denied LinkedIn’s motion to dismiss, and permitted the suit to proceed based on...more

4/24/2014 - Data Breach Data Protection LinkedIn Standing

FTC Provides Guidance On Obtaining Parental Consent Under COPPA

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has recently responded to three applications seeking approval for new methods for obtaining parental consent under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule....more

4/15/2014 - COPPA FTC Parental Consent

Heartbleed - A Picture Is Worth A Thousand Words

We mentioned in our prior post the potential legal issues that The Heartbleed Bug will create from the standpoint of data breach and safe harbor, especially given the prospect of compromised keys. A number of people, however,...more

4/14/2014 - Critical Watch Data Breach Data Protection Heartbleed Technology

Three Important TCPA Developments

Within the course of two weeks, there have important modifications in the way that the TCPA is applied and enforced. 1. In the Matter of GroupMe Inc./Skype Communications S.A.R.L., FCC Declaratory Ruling, FCC 14-33...more

4/11/2014 - Consent Enforcement FCC Skype TCPA Texting

Heartbleed SSL/TLS Vulnerability

"SSL" and "TLS" refer to the transport protocols that are used widely across the web to secure communications between end users and servers. Websites, web applications, online services, portals, and even some virtual private...more

4/11/2014 - Data Breach Data Protection End-Users Heartbleed Internet Privacy Security and Privacy Controls

FTC Publishes New Privacy Guidelines for Mobile Apps

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released guidelines to assist mobile app developers to comply with truth-in-advertising and basic privacy principles when marketing new mobile apps....more

11/15/2012 - Advertising Data Collection Data Protection False Advertising Mobile Apps Privacy Policy

Complying with the California Attorney General's Statement on Mobile Apps: Don't Rely on Website Privacy Policies

The California Attorney General recently sent a letter to more than 100 companies notifying them that they are not in compliance with California law, due to the fact that their mobile applications use or collect personal...more

11/2/2012 - Data Collection Delta Airlines Kamala Harris Mobile Apps Online Privacy Protection Act Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy

Privacy And Security In Mobile Apps, The Cloud, And The Internet Of Things: The Role Of In-House Counsel In Mitigating New Class...

The world has changed in ways that are even more dramatic than the conventional wisdom would suggest. When thinking about privacy online, it is tempting to immediately envision a desktop web browsers and one's latest web...more

10/1/2012 - Cloud Computing COPPA Data Collection Data Protection FTC Mobile Apps

COPPA May Now Apply to You: FTC Proposes Additional Revisions to Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule and Seeks Public...

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced on August 1, 2012, that it was seeking public comment on a Supplemental Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (Supplemental NOPR) concerning the FTC's revision of the Children's Online...more

8/9/2012 - COPPA FTC

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