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In an important decision regarding the viability of so-called "browsewrap" agreements, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit—which covers California, among other states—recently affirmed a district court's...more
The Federal Trade Commission announced Monday that it seeks public comment on a new verifiable parental consent method application proposed by AgeCheq, Inc., to enable apps, websites and advertisers to obtain parental consent...more
In This Issue:
- Are Offers Of Free Credit Monitoring About To Become Mandatory In Data Breach Incidents?
- Mandatory “Made-In” Labeling in the EU
- A New Dawn for California Class Actions
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Security breaches have become a staple of the daily news. A national restaurant chain announced in August 2014, that a payment card processing system breach involved 33 restaurants in 18 states and that the incident lasted...more
On August 18, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed a district court’s decision not to enforce a retailer’s online “browsewrap” arbitration agreement because the retailer failed to provide adequate...more
Last week, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.) sent a letter to the top ten revenue generating passenger airlines in the United States, opening an inquiry into their practices related to charging additional fees for optional...more
The Straits Times reported on 14 August that Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Commission (the “Commission”) is investigating a complaint from a user that Xiaomi has breached the Personal Data Protection Act 2012 (“PDPA”)....more
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Today’s cybersecurity environment demands that every business establish effective corporate data privacy and consumer information security systems and practices. But, unfortunately, no single cybersecurity law exits to...more
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) recently issued a consumer advisory summarizing the purported risks of virtual currencies, and announced that it would begin collecting complaints from the public regarding...more
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On August 12, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed for failure to state a claim a putative class action alleging that a digital wallet provider made unauthorized disclosures of user...more
In the Google Spain “Right to be Forgotten” case, the ECJ held that Google must remove links to a newspaper article containing properly published information about a Spanish individual on the basis that the information is no...more
As data breaches continue to occur, breach notification laws are being amended or enacted. In the United States, state and federal breach notification laws should be monitored carefully regarding changes, as should breach...more
On August 1, the FTC released a staff report on the agency’s review of shopping apps—those used for comparison shopping, to collect and redeem deals and discounts, and to complete in-store purchases. ...more
On July 17, 2014, New York State’s Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) announced proposed regulations for virtual currency companies operating in New York. Because the leading virtual currency is known as “Bitcoin,” the...more
On July 17, 2014, the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) became the first state agency to release proposed regulations specifically governing the crypto-currency industry. The proposed regulations were...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, in Washington, D.C., has ?dismissed the appeal of MPHJ Technology Investments, LLC from an order of the United States District Court in Vermont that favored the...more
Last week it was reported that a small group of Russian computer hackers illegally obtained an unprecedented quantity of internet credentials, including 1.2 billion username and password combinations, and over 500 million...more
A small private cybersecurity firm recently revealed that a Russian computer hacking organization amassed more than 1.2 billion username and password combinations. The data was collected across a wide swath of websites, from...more
On August 7, the PCI Security Standards Council (PCI SSC), the open global forum responsible for setting payment security standards, published an information supplement titled “Third-Party Security Assurance Guidance,” which...more
The PCI Security Standards Council has recently published recommendations for ensuring that payment data and systems entrusted to third parties are maintained in a secure and compliant manner, in accordance with PCI-DSS...more
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