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N.Y.’s New Cybersecurity Regulations: What Financial Services Companies Need to Know

With corporate data security breaches on the rise, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has adopted rules requiring financial institutions to take certain measures to safeguard their data and inform...more

Objections To Radioshack’s Sale of Customer Data Cause Static In Advance of Auction

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Uncertainty will hang over the upcoming bankruptcy auction of RadioShack’s intellectual property, franchise infrastructure, and customer data pending resolution of an ongoing struggle between RadioShack and several states’...more

Will 2015 Be The Year of the Data Breach Class Action?: Target Data Breach Claims Survive Motions to Dismiss

by Carlton Fields on

Various media outlets dubbed 2014 “the Year of the Data Breach.” Unfortunately for businesses, breach of their secure systems by hackers may be only the beginning of the bad news – which often culminates in class action...more

FTC and the “Internet of Things”: Franchisor on the hook

Last fall the Federal Trade Commission brought cases against a software developer and rent-to-own stores that secretly monitored people in their homes. The developer provided the stores with software that had a “Detective...more

Rent-to-Own Franchisees Use Spyware to Gather Passwords, Intimate Conduct

by Balough Law Offices, LLC on

Some franchisees of Aaron’s, Inc., the rent-to-own retailer, leased computers with programs that spied on their customers with the franchisor’s knowledge and assistance. Aaron’s, Inc. agreed to a consent decree with the...more

Mobile Wallet Systems May Be a Boon for Sales, But What Are the Risks?

by Ali Law Practice LLC on

One trend is clear: more and more retailers are accepting payment through so-called "mobile wallets" in lieu of traditional plastic credit cards. Experts predict that in coming years, the local and global market for mobile...more

Hotel Franchisor Challenges FTC's Expanded Enforcement Efforts Targeting Franchise System's Data Security and Privacy Policies

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Federal Trade Commission’s recent lawsuit against Wyndham Worldwide may mark the beginning of FTC enforcement actions targeting franchise systems through allegations of customer data security vulnerabilities in...more

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