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On the Seventh Day of Privacy, federal agencies gave to me…..

Questions of Authority – who will be the federal regulatory cop on the privacy beat? FTC? FCC? Privacy, Data Security Jurisdiction Questions to the Forefront in 2015 - As privacy and data security gain more visibility…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

On the Sixth Day of Privacy, the hackers gave to Sony……

many more than six different hacks……and headaches…… - With the holiday season in full swing, many of us are struggling with that age-old question: “what do you get for the person who has everything?” Well, if that person…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Elections & Politics, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

On the Fifth Day of Privacy, California (and Delaware) gave to me

sing it with me now…. Five Golden Rules…….(well, five new privacy laws/requirements) There are five significant new privacy laws/amendments that will be effective as of New Year’s Day — January 1, 2015 — and four…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

On the Fourth Day of Privacy, My Insurance Carrier Gave to Me…..

gaps in my cyber liability coverage…………….. What can companies and insurers expect in the new year when it comes to cyber liability insurance coverage? While we wait for some court decisions interpreting these new…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

On the Third Day of Privacy, the Shareholders Gave to Me……

…….Shareholder Proposals on Cybersecurity and Privacy: Another Country Heard From As the holiday season slips into the rear view mirror, another season looms large for public companies —- proxy season. Adding to the…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Securities Law

On the Second Day of Privacy, Plaintiffs’ Counsel Gave to Me . . .

. . . still more privacy litigation. In 2015, we are likely to see further development of the law in data breach class actions, continuing growth in statutory privacy claims, and increased risk of privacy-related claims arising…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

On the First Day of Privacy, the EU Gave to Santa……

Welcome to our series, “The 12 Days of Privacy” as we look to “gifts” that may be received this season and some of the big issues ahead..…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday: December 2014 – The Twelve Days of Privacy 2014

Our series last year was a reader favorite, so we decided to put our prognosticator hats on again and present: Rather than look back at 2014, starting tomorrow, the Privacy & Security blog will count down The 12 Days of…more
| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Issuer Banks’ Claims in Target Data Breach Litigation Survive Motion to Dismiss

Federal District Judge Paul Magnuson has ruled that banks that issued credit and debit cards to customers whose data was stolen in the December 2013 Target data breach could continue to litigate claims against Target for…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Business Torts, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cyber Monday – December 1, 2014

Welcome to December – we hope you had a restful and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday. Here are a few privacy bits and bytes to start your week. 1. ICYMI – 60 Minutes Explains Credit Card Hacking..…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

EU sets sights on Google.com search results

(LONDON) The highly influential Article 29 Working Party, composed in part of representatives of the EU’s national data protection offices, has announced that the right to be forgotten applies to .com as well as country-specific…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Global Internet Threat Activity

Often, privacy and security professionals are seen as “paranoid” or “Chicken Little” ….. statistics are pointing to something that more closely resembles the canary in the coal mine…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday - November 2014 #2

Here are three privacy stories to start your week - 1. Dear “financial institution” : how is your data security?! Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass) announced (press release) that on November 18 the Senator…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Monday (on Tuesday….) November 2014

Sometimes the day just gets away from you ….. Here are three privacy & security things you should know for your week: 1. FTC Cites TRUSTe With Misrepresenting Practices – Fines $200,000 Apparently TRUSTe…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Criminal Law, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Corrective Action Earns Verizon End to FTC’s FiOS Router Investigation

Corrective action taken by Verizon Communications to fix security issues with its FiOS and DSL routers resulted in the FTC closing its investigation to determine whether Verizon’s distribution of the routers was an unfair or…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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