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NIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks and Protections to Consider When Evaluating Mobile Apps for Your Enterprise

As the world recovers from the excitement leading up to Tuesday’s Apple Live Event announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, mobile app developers are chomping at the bit to create software that leverages the new…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

California Sets the Curve with New Regulations on Collection and Use of Student Data

When one thinks of the use of technology in school, often the first image that comes to mind is of students sending ill-advised Snapchats and making in-app purchases that line the pockets of the Kardashian family, rather than…more
| Communications & Media Law, Education, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Monday – September 2014

Back to school, back to traffic jams … back to Privacy Mondays! Our look at bits and bytes and goofs and gaffes in data privacy and security…more
| Civil Procedure, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Another day, another data breach…..DIYers, beware. This time it’s Home Depot.

It appears that the data breach victim of the week (perhaps of the year) is The Home Depot. Brian Krebs has reported that it appears that two large dumps of purloined credit card numbers have made an appearance on the black…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

UK Information Commissioner’s Office Launches Consultation on Privacy Seal Program

(LONDON) The UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) is accepting comments from the public on a proposed UK privacy seal program. The deadline for comments is October 3, 2014…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy

NIST Seeks Comments on Cybersecurity Framework

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), publishers of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the “Framework”) last February, have published a Request for Information in the Federal…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

“Backoff” Update — More Widespread, PCI Council Issues Call to Action — If You Accept Credit Cards Via Point-of-Sale, You Need to Read This

Some weeks ago, we wrote a piece “What You Need to Know About Backoff Malware: The New Threat Targeting Retailers” . It’s apparently gotten worse. Any business utilizing point-of-sale (POS) terminals for “swiping” credit…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Do you want your under 13 kid to have a Gmail or YouTube account? Google does…..

According to recent media reports, Google is allegedly designing a Google account for children under 13 which would permit children in this age group to officially create their own Gmail account and to access a kid-friendly…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Massive Data Breach Affects 4.5 Million Patients in 29 States

Community Health Systems, Inc. (the “Company”), one of the largest hospital organizations in the country, announced via a public filing (Form 8K) made yesterday with the Securities and Exchange Commission (“Report”) that the…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Google, the House of Lords and the timing of the EU Data Protection Regulation

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
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday: August 2014 #2

There is another retail data breach to talk about in this Privacy Tuesday post – privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday – August 2014

We are just two Mondays away from Labor Day, the traditional end of summer in the United States. Here are some privacy tidbits to get your week started. See especially Jake Romero’s piece on the new Delaware data destruction…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Microsoft Loses Round in Fight Over Email Held in Irish Data Center

Rarely do Microsoft, AT&T, Verizon, Apple, Cisco and the ACLU all agree on a particular subject; rarer still that such an unlikely coalition fails…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, International Law & Trade

What You Need to Know About Backoff Malware: the New Threat Targeting Retailers

The phrase “back off” is an implied threat typically reserved for bumper stickers and mud flaps, but if you are a retailer that permits the use of remote desktop applications in your business, the name Backoff should be…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday: July 2014 #4

The last Tuesday in July — the summer of 2014 is rapidly slipping away! Here are some privacy and security bits and bytes for this last week of July..…more
| Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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