Mintz Levin - Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy Tuesday – May 2015: Shaping Up — Update on the EU’s Draft General Data Protection Regulation

On this Privacy Tuesday, we can definitely say that the long winter of our discontent (at least for some of our readers) is over. Happy spring!…more
| Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

NAIC Adopts Cybersecurity Regulatory Principles – What’s Important to the Regulators

File this under: A View Into What the Regulators Deem Important. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the standard-setting organization in the U.S. insurance industry created and governed by the chief…more
| Administrative Law, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Target and Card Issuers Dispute Use of MasterCard Settlement to Resolve Data Breach Claims

In the wake of Target’s April 15 announcement of a private $19 million settlement of the data breach claims of MasterCard-issuing banks, counsel representing the putative card issuer class in the consolidated Target data breach…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy

Privacy Tuesday – April 2015 #3

Some privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week: FCC to Hold Public Workshop on Broadband Consumer Privacy Tomorrow - Over the last several months, the Federal Communications Commission has taken on a…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Speaks about Cybersecurity at RSA Conference

As cyber week continues in Washington, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler traveled to the west coast to speak about cybersecurity at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Wheeler noted that the FCC has…more
| Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

It’s Cyber Week in Washington, DC — and RSA Conference Week in San Francisco

Security is on the agenda from coast to coast this week. Cybersecurity information sharing legislation will hit the House floor this week. H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act was reported out…more
| Elections & Politics, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

UPDATE: Target Confirms It Has Negotiated A $19 Million Data Breach Settlement With MasterCard

Target confirmed a report in the Wednesday edition of The Wall Street Journal of a settlement with MasterCard concerning claims of card-issuers arising from Target’s 2013 data breach. The data breach, which occurred during the…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Report: Target Close To $20M Data Breach Settlement With Master Card

According to a report published today in The Wall Street Journal, Target and MasterCard are close to reaching a settlement of the claims of MasterCard-issuing institutions in connection with Target’s 2013 data breach. The…more
| Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday – April 2015 #2

Spring has finally arrived on the East Coast, and not a moment too soon. Here are 3 privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week…more
| Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

UPDATE: FTC Plans Review of YouTube Kids App

As we predicted in our post late last month, Google’s YouTube Kids app has attracted more than just the “curious little minds” Google was hoping for. Yesterday, a group of privacy and children’s rights advocates (including the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday – April 2015 – Play Ball! (and other privacy-related bytes)

Not only is it Privacy Tuesday but yesterday was – OPENING DAY! After this long, long winter … welcome back baseball! It’s usually an end-of-season tradition for some baseball writers and announcers, but I like to…more
| Privacy

Breaking News: Executive Order Signed Relating to “Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities”

President Obama today signed an Executive Order granting authority to the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to impose sanctions on individuals and entities determined to be “responsible for or…more
| Criminal Law, Elections & Politics, Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cross-Device Tracking: The New World

Facebook does it. Google does it. It’s everywhere in the mobile ad ecosystem. And your smartphone does it often than you know, according to a study released on Monday by Carnegie Mellon…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Responding to Insider Data Theft

Our 2015 monthly Privacy Issues Wednesday webinar series continued this month with Jonathan Cain and Paul Pelletier’s Responding to Insider Data Theft & Disclosure presentation. Jonathan and Paul discussed how distinguishing…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The FCC and the Uncertain Future of Privacy Oversight for Internet Service Providers

The Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) net neutrality proceeding culminated this month with the release of an Order reclassifying broadband Internet access service as a common carrier Telecommunications Service subject…more
| Administrative Law, Communications & Media Law, Electronic Discovery, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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