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Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
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An Overview of the 2014 Class Action Survey
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BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)... *Liability and Data Breach Sold Separately
EU Data Protection Reform – Interview with Susan Foster, Member, Mintz Levin
Mobile App Series: Privacy by Design
Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
Polsinelli Podcast - HIPAA Changes Overview
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
In its weekly orders (11/21/14), the Texas Supreme Court issued five new opinions and granted review in three cases. Click here to read the order list and find the opinions....more
On Tuesday, September 3, the FCC’s Enforcement Bureau announced that it had entered into a consent decree with Verizon, under which Verizon will pay $7.4 million to the U.S. Treasury for violating the FCC’s “Customer...more
Restaurant chain Applebee’s has joined other businesses such as Overstock.com, Hilton, Capitol One, and Bass Pro Shops as defendants in purported class action lawsuits alleging that they illegally recorded calls to or from...more
Rarely does a day go by without news of a data security breach. According to the Identify Theft Resource Center, there have been a total of 447 data breaches to date this year, which represents a 20.5% increase over the same...more
In This Issue:
- Supreme Court Holds Company Can Sue Competitor For Unfair Competition Even If It Complies With FDA Labeling Regulations:
In an 8-0 decision announced on June 12, 2014, the Supreme Court held...more
As contemplated in the Newsflash in March 2014, the German Federal Ministry of Justice in June 2014 finally presented the new draft bill that allows consumer protection associations as well as trade associations to take...more
Delaware House Bill 295 was signed into law on July 1. The law provides that if a commercial entity seeks to dispose of records containing consumers' personal identifying information, the commercial entity must take...more
In a recent decision by the British Columbia courts (Equustek Solutions Inc. v Jack , 2014 BCSC 1063), Google has been ordered to de-index a website selling goods that were the subject of intellectual property (IP)...more
On February 28, 2014, in Resnick et al. v. AvMed Inc., a Florida federal judge gave final approval to a groundbreaking settlement agreement in a data breach class action lawsuit. The settlement for the first time provides...more
In a harbinger of data-breach-laws to come, the Florida State Legislature just passed a new Florida Information Protection Act, which establishes tough new notification requirements for businesses and governmental entities....more
Many financial institutions are counting the costs they are incurring for replacing customer debit or credit cards as a result of recently discovered security breaches at various national retailers. These costs will be...more
Whilst regulatory action by the U.K. Information Commissioner’s Of?ce (‘‘ICO’’) is relatively commonplace and well reported following data breaches, particularly since the ICO was granted powers to issue on the spot ?nes for...more
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to review a case challenging the fairness of a cy pres settlement of a class action against Facebook related to Facebook’s “Beacon” program that was launched in late 2007. Although the...more
Lawyers representing a purported class of customers who accused retailer OfficeMax North America Inc. (OfficeMax) of illegally recording their zip codes tried again this week to gain court approval of a settlement deal agreed...more
In its recent decision in Harris v. comScore, Inc., the Seventh Circuit declined to review a trial court order certifying a plaintiff class consisting of hundreds of thousands of computer owners who downloaded software that...more
Another class action suit has been filed in Massachusetts in the zip code wars. This time, the target is instrument retailer Guitar Center for allegedly requesting customers to provide their zip codes when making purchases...more
In Kahmeyer v. Federal Credit Corporation, the 13th Judicial Circuit in Hillsborough County, Florida released an opinion that has given new life to the argument that each violation of the Florida Consumer Collection Practices...more
In a recent decision, Tyler v. Michaels Stores, Inc., the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court held that zip codes are “personal identification information” and that a merchant asking for that information during a credit card...more
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts recently held that collecting a consumer's ZIP code at the point of sale may violate Massachusetts General Laws Chapter 93, Section 105(a) (Section 105(a)), which restricts the...more
On January 11, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California approved a settlement between a retailer and a class of customers to resolve allegations that the retailer violated the California Song-Beverly...more
This Wall Street Journal Article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Dan Mitchell.
Banks typically are responsible for losses when personal accounts are hacked. But commercial clients that fall victim to cyber theft have...more
This BDN Maine article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Dan Mitchell.
SANFORD, Maine — A recent court ruling involving a Sanford construction company and its bank could have nationwide implications as attorneys and...more
This Wired Magazine article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Dan Mitchell.
In a case watched closely by banks and their commercial customers, a financial institution in Maine has agreed to reimburse a construction...more
Big data yields big data breaches, and potentially produces large class sizes, making such lawsuits attractive to plaintiffs’ lawyers. Companies that store or process personal information face an increasing risk of class...more
There are dozens of federal statues and regulations that govern consumer privacy. They regulate what data a company can collect and how you must protect it once you have it. One of the best ways to mess up in e-commerce is...more
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