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One More New Year’s Resolution: Change Your Passwords Before Groundhog Day

The SplashData list of worst passwords of 2014 was just published, and it looks very similar to the list in 2013, 2012, 2011, etc..…more
| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Medical Billing Provider and its Former CEO Settle FTC Charges That They Misled Consumers About Collection of Personal Health Data

In an age when many of us briskly scroll through website terms and conditions and check, “I agree” without thinking, how should businesses design their websites to obtain proper authorization to access users’ sensitive…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Both Sides Now: Cloud Security and Privacy Enter the Modern Era with ISO 27018

Until recently, many cloud users felt like Joni Mitchell in her classic song, “Both Sides Now.” No matter how you looked at clouds, you never really understood them, how they worked, or what happened inside them. Cloud storage…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

NLRB Disregards Security Concerns in Ruling That Employees Have a Right to Use Employers’ Email Systems for Non-Business Purposes

Our colleages have analyzed a significant NLRB decision in Purple Communications Inc. that, in most circumstances, employees have a right to use employer email systems for non-business purposes during non-working time. This…more
| Labor & Employment Law

Five Tips to Help Companies Protect Themselves from Data Breaches

With every swipe of a credit card this holiday season, consumers put their faith in the companies that process and store their information. Yet, it is no secret that data breaches are on the rise, hitting companies large and…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

The FTC Wants to Regulate the Internet of Things, Including Your Car

The FTC recently filed a comment on the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s advance notice of proposed rulemaking related to vehicle-to-vehicle communications. The comment left no doubt that the FTC wants to…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FDA Flunks Data Security Exam

Last week, the HHS Office of Inspector General released a damning report on FDA’s data security: “The objective of this review was to determine whether the FDA’s network and external Web applications were vulnerable to…more
| Administrative Law, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

COPPA Compliance is Important for General Audience Websites, Too

Yelp’s $450,000 settlement with the FTC in September should serve as an important reminder for all owners and operators of websites or mobile apps – even if your site is not for kids, you need to know and abidge by what the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Data Breach Prevention and Response: Avoiding Potential Pitfalls and Implementing Best Practices to Protect Your Company

In This Presentation: - Overview of data breach landscape - Data breach response ..Technical best practices ..Legal best practices - Data breach prevention ..Technical best practices ..Legal best…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Enters the Data Security Enforcement Field with $10 Million Fine on Telecoms

In a first for the FCC, it announced on October 24 that it intends to fine two telecom companies $10 million for data security violations..…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Lessons from the iCloud Celebrity Hack

The highly publicized hacking of the iCloud accounts of dozens of celebrities was disclosed over Labor Day weekend and has raised larger, more serious concerns regarding the security of personal and corporate data held in the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Don’t Put Off That New HIPAA Business Associate Agreement: September 23, 2014 Deadline Looms

It’s been a while, but we have another HIPAA deadline just around the corner: September 23, 2014. September 23, 2014 is the date by which all HIPAA business associate agreements need to be in compliance with the current…more
| Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

New COPPA Safe Harbor Added By iKeepSafe

Last week, the FTC announced approval of a new Safe Harbor Program under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), called iKeepSafe. The program was created by the Internet Keep Safe Coalition, a nonprofit…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

App Developers Should Note Revisions to COPPA FAQs

The FTC’s July 10, 2014 complaint filed against Amazon has left app developers with concerns about how to make apps that target kids and still comply with the law. The complaint, brought under Section 5(a) of the FTC Act,…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

In Riley v. California, Supreme Court Rules Police Must Obtain Warrant before Searching Cell Phones

In a unanimous decision issued last week, the Supreme Court ruled that police cannot search the cell phones of arrested individuals without a warrant. In reaching its decision, the Court recognized that there is an immense…more
| Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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