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Following its highly publicized workshop exploring consumer privacy and security issues arising from the emerging market of the Internet of Things, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is now calling for filed comments on...more
How secure is your information in this digital age? And what are your legal rights if your information is compromised and you become a victim of identity theft? A couple of recent events are enough to make you wonder....more
TCPA Fax Settlement Found Reasonable Despite Court’s Dismissal of Claims -
A $6 million settlement in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act suit was reasonable, an Illinois federal court found, ordering two insurers to...more
In the past, critics of the Payment Card Industry (PCI) Data Security Standard (DSS) have alleged that the DSS requirements either (1) provide little more than a minimal baseline for security with a “check-the-box” compliance...more
Significant compliance obligations with children’s privacy rules!
Last December, the FTC gave to us the long awaited (or maybe not so much by covered entities!) final amendments to the 14-year old Children’s Online...more
Cybersecurity has become one of the hottest topics in the boardroom as companies wrestle with ever increasing threats to their information systems and intellectual property. A recent study by the Ponemon Institute found that...more
The Better Business Bureau (“BBB”) and the Direct Marketing Association (“DMA”) are in charge of enforcing the ad industry’s Self Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising (“OBA Principles”), which regulate the...more
On November 21, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit held that the federal Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) does not preempt an Indiana statute that bans most robocalls without exempting calls that are...more
Terms and conditions of use and data privacy policies on websites, applications and other online and mobile services (aka “digital services”) are the subject of much discussion and debate among lawyers and lawmakers and in...more
When your own flashlight is spying on you, something is wrong. That, at any rate, is the Federal Trade Commission’s thinking in a case that illustrates how, in today’s electronic world, privacy concerns can lurk in the most...more
Canada’s long awaited anti-spam law (CASL) comes into force as of July 1, 2014. CASL takes the approach of forbidding almost all unsolicited commercial electronic messages (CEMs) and generally speaking, requires intended...more
Web cameras, burglar alarms, fitness monitors, smartphones, and a host of other internet connected devices all have the potential to invade privacy by collecting and sharing personal information. Yet in many cases, the...more
Litigation under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) has skyrocketed in recent years, with an estimated eighty percent of all cases filed in or transferred to federal court under the statute occurring in the past...more
Last week, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed a class action claim that Google’s modifications to its customer privacy policies and subsequent sharing of customer data across Google...more
After two failed calls in the Eastern District of New York, the Second Circuit last week opened the line for one TCPA plaintiff to plead his case.
On March 12, 2013, Judge William F. Kuntz II of the Eastern District of...more
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has held that the prohibition against requesting or requiring personal identification information in connection with credit card transactions contained in...more
The Bureau’s Office of Inspector General (OIG) (which it shares with the Fed) recently issued its 2013 report card on the CFPB’s information security system. While the OIG states in the audit report that the CFPB has made...more
Well, the headlines don’t exactly work with the traditional tune, but blame the editor for that...
2013 was a busy year for California. We passed a budget with a surplus, let Kim and Kanye get engaged in one of our...more
New California Requirements Regarding "Do Not Track" Transparency and Advertising to Minors Have Substantial Effects on Advertisers, Ad Tech Companies, Website Publishers and App Developers -
The provider of the immensely popular “Brightest Flashlight Free” mobile app for Android reached a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) over charges that it collected sensitive personal information, including...more
On December 3, the CFPB released its fall 2013 rulemaking agenda, part of the broader government Unified Agenda initially published last week. The CFPB’s latest agenda pushes back the timelines on several key initiatives, but...more
On December 2, the FTC announced a series of seminars to be held in 2014 dedicated to the privacy implications of: (i) mobile device tracking—tracking consumers in retail and other businesses using signals from their mobile...more
Over the last several months, California has passed several new privacy and data protection laws that impact operators of websites, online services and mobile applications around the country, including a law establishing an...more
An FTC settlement with a mobile app over its privacy disclosures alleged to be deceptive may seem to be run-of-the-mill. After all, the FTC has been settling cases for years with companies whose data collection and use...more