Welcome to the first Privacy Tuesday of 2015!
We hope that you enjoyed our 12 Days of Privacy series (and if you missed it, they are all linked in the right column of the blog…).
Three things that you should...more
a tracking device in my car …. she is now my ex-true love….
A year ago, privacy and data security issues in the media were all about credit cards and identity theft. Concerns about privacy related to location data...more
In early October 2014, the popular mobile messaging and social media app Snapchat suffered a very high profile leak of approximately 100,000 to 200,000 user images sourced from the database of a Snapchat third-party client,...more
Understanding the Once And Future Native Advertising -
What is “Native Advertising”?
The definition of “native advertising”, or simply “native”, is admittedly an elusive one. There are many definitions put forth...more
Hooray for Hollywood. According to a new study by KPMG, television and movie viewers have never had it better. A report by the consulting company found that the overwhelming majority of well-known movies and television shows...more
The digital revolution has caused tremendous growth in the volume of documents stored and collected electronically. It has also caused the creation of new sources of digital data, one of the most significant of which is...more
With the rise of the internet and mobile technology, people are broadcasting their opinions and beliefs on social media sites. Twitter was established as an outlet for self expression… of the fewer-than-...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
One June 10th SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar made a speech before the New York Stock Exchange, and he took the opportunity to discuss good corporate governance as it relates to cybersecurity and boards of directors....more
Recently, the Maryland Attorney General’s Office announced that it reached a settlement with Snapchat, Inc. over alleged deceptive trade practices in violation of Maryland law and violations of federal laws that are intended...more
In This Issue:
- Can You Keep a Secret? There’s an App for That
- Do Snapchat or Confide Produce “Documents” in the Eyes of the Law? What about Evidence?
- Implications on Securities Fraud and Employment Issues...more
Just a little over a month after settling charges of false promises of disappearing user messages (among other things) with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), mobile app developer Snapchat, Inc. (“Snapchat” or “Company”)...more
In This Issue:
- EU Court of Justice Creates Broad Interpretation of the ‘Right to be Forgotten’
- White House Publishes Report on Risks and Opportunities Posed by ‘Big Data’ Practices
- California AG...more
Here Today, Still Here Tomorrow: FTC Settles With Snapchat -
Now you see it … and now it’s still there.
Mobile messaging app Snapchat went with a catchier slogan, promising consumers that pictures and videos...more
A few weeks ago, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler set off a firestorm when he announced the FCC would consider adopting rules that would allow cable and telephone companies to charge Internet content providers (such as Amazon,...more
Snapchat, a mobile app that lets users send photos and videos that self-destruct within ten seconds, settled FTC charges relating to the app's ephemeral message feature and the app's data collection and security features....more
As a country we are quickly approaching a time in which most adults will be disqualified from being elected to public office because of something they posted on their social media account while growing up. Against this...more
Snapchat’s recent settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) generally provides a comprehensive but not groundbreaking roadmap to the FTC’s privacy and data security expectations in the mobile environment under...more
By now, you have probably heard about the FTC’s recent settlement with Snapchat, the popular mobile photo and video messaging service, over allegations that it deceived consumers with promises about the disappearing nature of...more
Yesterday, the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Snapchat, the young mobile messaging company. The complaint alleges misrepresentations about functionality and related security as well as privacy...more
With annual reporting season underway, C-suite executives wake to another day and another data breach. Target, Michael’s, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Adobe -- the list goes on and on. By now, all companies should appreciate...more
Recently, several large retailers, including Target and Neiman Marcus, announced that hackers had compromised credit card and other personal consumer data. At Target, 40 million debt and credit cards were impacted and the...more
In light of recent, well-publicized, data security breaches at major retailers and social media company Snapchat, legislators are renewing the call for new federal laws that would strengthen data security and notification...more
Imagine an app that lets you send 10-second picture messages… and then the pictures get deleted forever. Welcome to SnapChat, the app allegedly used by Wall Street moguls for insider trading and a platform for new fashion...more
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