Web cameras, burglar alarms, fitness monitors, smartphones, and a host of other internet connected devices all have the potential to invade privacy by collecting and sharing personal information. Yet in many cases, the…more
In 2013 geolocation and biometrics were hot topics. Apple included a fingerprint reader on the new iPhone which was either really cool or an epic fail depending on your viewpoint, and Google and the NSA are tracking our every…more
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has held that the prohibition against requesting or requiring personal identification information in connection with credit card transactions contained in…more
Well, the headlines don’t exactly work with the traditional tune, but blame the editor for that...
2013 was a busy year for California. We passed a budget with a surplus, let Kim and Kanye get engaged in one of our…more
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 ….
Day One – - HIPAA 2014 – Where will the Audit Trail Lead?
The year 2013…more
If you haven’t been paying attention to “password hygiene” preached by this blog and others, perhaps it’s time. Jose Pagliery from CNNMoney reports of a large-scale hack that has compromised over 2 million passwords at…more
Haul out the holly, fill up the stockings, even though it’s just twelve days past Thanksgiving day…..
Rather than look back at 2013, today the Privacy & Security blog will start counting down The 12 Days of Privacy, looking…more
This past weekend if you survived the towel aisle and other Black Friday dangers and made it to the register to purchase your items, it is possible you were asked to provide an email address so that your receipt could be emailed…more
(LONDON) The European Commission, which has the authority to make changes to the US Safe Harbor program, has published a paper titled “Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows” that sets out the changes that the Commission would…more
Holiday e-commerce is expected to jump this year by about 17% over last year, and shoppers will be flocking to mobile devices more often to make those purchases…more
Earlier this month, Google, Inc. (“Google” or “Company”) entered into an agreement with the Attorney Generals of 37 states and the District of Columbia, settling allegations of violation of the participating states’ consumer…more
The month of November is quickly slipping by – this is the time to be looking at the 2014 cybersecurity and data privacy goals and updates and planning ahead.
Our selected bits and bytes for this Monday..…more
Walking around a department store isn’t the only time you’re being tracked while you shop. If you’ve ever visited a web page and seen an advertisement for the exact same pair of shoes you were looking at on a different web page…more
First and foremost, this is Veterans’ Day in the US. Let’s take a moment to thank all of those who served and who still serve, and honor the memory of those who gave their all. Businesses are offering special deals to veterans…more
If you’ve ever dealt with that pushy salesperson at Bed, Bath & Beyond who won’t take your word for it that you’re just browsing and not ready to commit to a high-end home espresso machine, you know that being followed around at…more
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