Tyler G. Newby

Tyler G. Newby

Fenwick & West LLP

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FTC Holds That Disclosure of Sensitive Medical Information Due to Lax Security Violates the FTC Act

Last week, three commissioners from the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) held in In the Matter of LabMD, Inc. that a company’s failure to implement reasonable security measures to protect sensitive consumer information on its...more

8/3/2016 - Actual Injuries ALJ Data Breach Data Security FTC FTC Act HIPAA HIPAA Breach LabMD p2p PHI Popular Section 5 Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices

Privacy Shield – A Shield worth having?

Earlier this week, the European Commission voted to formally approve the Privacy Shield—a set of principles agreed between the E.U. and the U.S. to enable certified U.S. companies to receive and process personal data from the...more

7/15/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Data Protection Authority EU EU-US Privacy Shield European Commission FTC International Data Transfers Judicial Redress Act Model Contract Clauses Personal Data Surveillance U.S. Commerce Department US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Litigation Alert: From a Safe Harbor to a Privacy Shield

The October 6, 2015, decision of the Court of Justice of the European Union in the Schrems v. Facebook case left significant uncertainty surrounding the legality and practicality of U.S. technology companies’ ability to...more

2/4/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) CJEU Data Protection EU EU-US Privacy Shield FTC International Data Transfers Personal Data Safe Harbors Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner

Litigation Alert: Third Circuit Permits Federal Trade Commission to Bring Unfair Practice Claim Based on Cybersecurity Practices

In a closely-watched cybersecurity case, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit held in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (No. 14-3514) that the Federal Trade Commission...more

9/1/2015 - Administrative Authority Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Fair Notice FTC FTC Act FTC v Wyndham Popular Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices Wyndham

Privacy and Information Security Alert: Federal Trade Commission Recommendations for Companies Providing Mobile Shopping...

On August 1, 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a report entitled What’s the Deal? An FTC Study on Mobile Shopping Apps (the FTC Report). The FTC Report is based on a study the FTC conducted (the FTC Study) to...more

8/12/2014 - Data Protection FTC Information Reports Mobile Apps Mobile Payments Mobile Privacy Popular Retailers

Privacy Alert: COPPA Amendment Impacts Apps, Ads and Social Networks

After a two-year comment process, the Federal Trade Commission adopted its long-awaited amendments to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule in December 2012. The amendments, which go into effect July 1, 2013,...more

1/21/2013 - Advertising Behavioral Advertising COPPA Data Collection FTC Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information Safe Harbors Social Media Websites

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