Mintz Levin - Privacy & Security Matters

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

Privacy Tuesday – March 2015: COPPA Refresh

On Friday, the FTC published updates to the COPPA FAQs, the Commission’s compliance guide for businesses and consumers, to address the applicability of COPPA and the Amended COPPA Rule to educational institutions and businesses…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Education, Privacy, Consumer Protection

Precedent and the Price Explain Why Target and the Consumer Class Agreed to an Early Data Breach Settlement

On March 18, 2015 – just three months after denial of a motion to dismiss consumer claims arising from Target’s 2013 data breach – Target and the consumer class filed papers seeking approval of a settlement. The proposed…more
| Civil Remedies, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday - March 2015: Unpacking the Obama Administration’s Consumer Privacy Proposal

Taking another “step” toward developing comprehensive privacy legislation, the White House has released a discussion draft of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015. The draft reflects the Fair Information Practice…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

One Less Carrot for Business:  Council of European Union Limits the “One-Stop Shop” Mechanism in the Draft Data Protection Regulation

The draft Data Protection Regulation doesn’t offer many carrots to business – and a recent announcement by the Council of the European Union takes away one of the biggest carrots, the “One-Stop Shop” mechanism…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy

State Data Breach Notification Law Updates

State legislatures are not waiting for Congressional action on a national data breach notification standard. Montana — Montana has amended its 10-year old breach notification law (see Mintz Matrix) to expand the…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday – March 2015: How is Your Cyber Resilience?

Welcome to March (and in the Northeast, the arrival of meterological spring is welcome indeed……) We start this month with a question: Have you looked at your cyber resilience?…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

ICYMI: Privacy in the Workplace Webinar

Our 2015 monthly Privacy Issues Wednesday webinar series continued this month with Jennifer Rubin and Gauri Punjabi’s Privacy in the Workplace presentation. Jen and Gauri discussed the latest statutory and common law…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy

Target Data Breach Price Tag: $252 Million and Counting

In a recently-released Form 8-K filing announcing fourth quarter and year-end financial results, Target Corporation reported that expenses incurred in 2014 relating to its 2013 data breach totaled over $191 million. Those…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

The YouTube Kids app is here! Now what?

Google made good on the rumors and the company’s subsequent promise last December to create a family-friendly version of its popular YouTube service with its launch on Monday of the YouTube Kids app. Available on both the App…more
| Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cybersecurity Executive Order: Not Much New

President Obama’s February 13 Executive Order, “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing” (the “EO”), turns out to be light on new measures to improve cybersecurity, but focused heavily on adjustments to prior…more
| Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

California May Limit Law Enforcement’s Warrantless Data Collection

Eager to retain its spot among the principal laboratories for domestic privacy legislation, California’s legislature is set to debate Senate Bill 178, legislation restricting state law enforcement agencies from requesting data…more
| Communications & Media Law, Constitutional Law, Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Anthem Data Breach: The Fallout and What’s Next

By now (unless you have been under a snow drift), you have likely heard about the apparent intrusion into a database at the nation’s largest health insurer, Anthem, Inc. Rather than reiterate the facts as currently known (see…more
| Personal Injury, Privacy, Health, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology
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