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Stealth Lawyer: Chieh Huang, Social Games Developer
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Digital Health: Where is the Action for Entrepreneurs?
Stealth Lawyer: Scott Jordan, Co-Founder of Scottevest
Top 3 Concerns in Data Security
Vague Definitions in CISPA Raise Concerns of SOPA 2.0
Internet commenters and legal analysts alike are buzzing about the Ashley Madison hack. The website -- which billed itself as a networking site for anyone who wanted to discretely arrange an extramarital affair -- has already...more
Ontario Municipalities Should Exercise Care in Publishing Personal Information -
The Information and Privacy Commissioner of Ontario (IPC) has published new guidance entitled, Transparency, Privacy and the Internet:...more
Hackers calling themselves “The Impact Team” announced on July 15th that it has compromised the extramarital affair site AshleyMadison.com, and companion sites Cougar Life and Established Men, including absconding with up to...more
As a technology law blogger and co-editor of Socially Aware, I monitor emerging developments in information technology. What’s hot in IT today? Any shortlist would have to include social media, mobile, wearable technology,...more
Nevada’s recently amended law will, among other things, create the first state mandate to encrypt online account credentials. Specifically, on May 13, 2015, Nevada Governor Sandoval approved a bill (“AB 179”) to expand the...more
If "The Year of the Breach" and the rapid start to data breaches in 2015 have taught us anything, it is that any company is susceptible to a cyber attack; and, while data breaches are not a new concept, the way the private...more
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Five Golden Rules…….(well, five new privacy laws/requirements)
There are five significant new privacy laws/amendments that will be effective as of New Year’s Day — January 1, 2015 — and...more
Back in July, President Vladimir Putin signed a law (Federal Law No. 242-FZ) that compels “data operators” to store Russian citizens’ personal data only inside Russia. Previously, Russian law allowed the storage of data...more
In This Issue:
- European Court of Justice Strengthens the Right to Be Forgotten
- California AG Offers Best Practices for Do Not Track Disclosures; Crucial Compliance Questions Left Unanswered
On Friday, June 13, 2014, the Supreme Court of Canada issued a landmark decision (R v Spencer) upsetting a common interpretation of a provision of the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) that...more
On May 21, California AG Kamala D. Harris issued a guide providing recommendations to businesses affected by the 2013 amendments to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA)....more
In a significant and concerning decision, the European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) has endorsed the so-called “right to be forgotten” and ruled that, in some circumstances, search engines can be compelled to remove search result...more
In a much anticipated decision in the class action In re Hulu Privacy Litigation, U.S. Magistrate Judge Laurel Beeler of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has shed new light on the meaning of...more
The emerging home entertainment market is rife with both opportunity and peril for media and entertainment content providers. Home entertainment is increasingly provided through “Smart” devices such as Microsoft Xbox and...more
The California Senate has passed a bill restricting the information that certain online retailers can collect in connection with consumer purchases. Senate Bill 383 would amend Sections 1747.02 and 1747.08 of the California...more
Effective January 1, 2014, amendments to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”) require all commercial websites and online services that collect personally identifiable information (“PII”) to include...more
As explained in our recent PrivSec blog post, on Dec. 11, 2013, a coalition of privacy advocates led by Public Knowledge filed a Petition for Declaratory Ruling with the FCC that, if granted, would significantly expand the...more
The Federal Trade Commission announced that it has approved a new method for companies to obtain parents’ verifiable consent for online collection and use of children’s personal information under the Children’s Online Privacy...more
California Online Protection Act -
Significant compliance obligations with children’s privacy rules!
Last December, the FTC gave to us the long awaited (or maybe not so much by covered entities!) final amendments to the 14-year old Children’s Online...more
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
Over the last several months, California has passed several new privacy and data protection laws that impact operators of websites, online services and mobile applications around the country, including a law establishing an...more
On October 25, 2013, the European Council concluded that the new Data Protection Framework should be adopted in a timely manner in order to strengthen consumer and business trust in Europe’s digital economy. The Council did,...more
The European Parliament has finalized its version of the proposed Data Protection Regulation, which would substantially change personal data protection rules in the 31-country European Economic Area. The Parliament’s LIBE...more
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