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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

Privacy Tuesday – November 2014 – Five Things to Start Your Week

Welcome to Privacy Tuesday – here are five privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week: 1) California AG’s Data Breach Report: Who Is Handling Your Patients’ Confidential Health Information? - The…more
| Communications & Media Law, Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Health, Insurance

Home Depot Data Breach Litigation: Venue and Consolidation

Substantive litigation in the flood of lawsuits concerning the recent Home Depot data breach awaits a determination of where the cases will be heard. Numerous overlapping lawsuits have been filed in courts throughout the United…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday - November 2014

Welcome to the first Tuesday in November — don’t forget to vote tomorrow! Chip-and-Pin Not Likely “Cure-All” - There is good news in the world of retail data breaches: US merchants are finally moving away from…more
| Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court Dismisses Shareholder Derivative Action Targeting Directors and Officers for Data Breaches

A federal district court in New Jersey has dismissed with prejudice a shareholder derivative suit, Palkon v. Holmes, No. 14-CV-01234 (SRC) (D.N.J.), that tried to blame the directors and officers at hospitality company Wyndham…more
| Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

A Different Kind of “Virus”: FDA Follows NIST Framework in Cybersecurity Guidance for Medical Devices

In past posts we’ve taken a close look at the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity put forth by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), exploring its wide-ranging implications for…more
| Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

It’s 11:30 PM, do you know where your data is? Privacy & Connected Devices

This marks the second week of National Cyber Security Awareness Month, and one focused on the Secure Development of IT Products, so it seems only appropriate to discuss security and The Internet of Things and a recent panel…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday - October 2014

A new month, a new Privacy Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase: Baiting the Hook for Phishers - Cybercrime researchers say that the 83 million customer records (76 million consumer and 7 million small business) swiped from…more
| Communications & Media Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Nude Photos and National Cyber Security Awareness Month

October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month. This is an opportunity to remind employees (and yourselves) about how to keep corporate networks and their own cyber lives secure. All month, we will post articles that…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cyber Liability Insurance: Where’s the Beef?

“Cyber liability insurance” is often used to describe a range of insurance policies, in the same way that the word cyber is used to describe a broad range of information security related tools, processes and services. Everyone…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Time to Step Up Your COPPA Compliance

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has made good on its promise to actively enforce the recently amended Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA). Here is what you should know about the latest enforcement actions against…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ninth Circuit Rules Marketing Consultant Can Be Held Vicariously Liable for Text Messages under TCPA

In a ruling issued late last week, the Ninth Circuit held that a marketing consultant that hired a firm to send text messages for a third party could also be held vicariously liable for violations of the Telephone Consumer…more
| Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Privacy Tuesday – September 2014

Happy autumnal equinox Home Depot Breach – By the Numbers: - 56 million cards at risk (compare to Target = 40 million) - $62 million in estimated costs (compare to Target =$146 million and…more
| Civil Rights, Privacy, Health, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Breaking News: The COPPA Enforcement Actions Are Here!

As we predicted in prior blog posts, the Federal Trade Commission has begun its vigorous enforcement of the Amended COPPA Rule. And one of the players is not a child-related site, so read on. The Commission just announced …more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Civil Remedies, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy
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