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No Purchase or Personal Data Collection Necessary: GDPR’s Impact

by Verrill Dana LLP on

The European Union’s new data privacy rules are set to take effect May 25 and will have broad implications for businesses across industries. Robert Laplaca of Verrill Dana discusses how the new rules will affect online...more

Researchers May Challenge the Constitutionality of the CFAA “Access” Provision as Applied to Web Scraping

Such Scraping “Plausibly Falls within the Ambit of the First Amendment” The Ninth Circuit is currently considering the appeal of the landmark hiQ decision, where a lower court had granted an injunction that limited the...more

How Many Website Privacy Policies to Maintain in Preparation for GDPR?

by Burns & Levinson LLP on

Under the GDPR, data controllers are tasked with communicating to data subjects how their data is processed in a way that is both concise and transparent. From a consumer-protection perspective, this is undoubtedly one of the...more

Uber Goes 0-2 in Data Breach Notifications

by Murtha Cullina on

In August, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) proposed a settlement agreement with Uber stemming from its investigation of a 2014 data breach due to Uber’s “unreasonable security practices”. The lengthy investigation...more

How Will The General Data Protection Regulation Affect Your Sweepstakes Across the Pond

by Verrill Dana LLP on

As was made pretty clear last week from the 1,400 hours of Congressional testimony by Mark Zuckerberg, the USA may want to follow the lead of the EU and adopt laws similar to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For...more

Vermont Adopts New Information Privacy Regulation

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Banking Division of Vermont’s Department of Financial Regulation has updated and modified existing regulatory requirements concerning the treatment of nonpublic personal information about consumers by financial...more

CEO Zuckerberg: Facebook User Settings Protect Individual Data – Congress Is Not So Sure

by White and Williams LLP on

After ten hours of Congressional testimony, one thing is clear – there is growing bipartisan concern over data privacy and data protection in the US. In the wake of so many recent data breaches, and now the data harvesting...more

GDPR HR Series: Employee Information Notices About Personal Data – Your Key Questions Answered

Following the combination of the Labor & Employment practices at Bryan Cave and BLP, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner’s combined team now includes over 120 employment lawyers in offices across the US, UK, France, Germany and...more

What HIPAA Policies are Required for a Health Care Provider?

by Ruder Ware on

We are often asked to advise clients regarding the scope and content of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability (HIPAA) policies and procedures that are required to be maintained. HIPAA clearly requires health care...more

A Step-By-Step Guide To Terminating Employees For Theft (Part One)

by Fisher Phillips on

There’s good news for retailers: you are getting better at preventing shrink from employees. In 2005, a University of Florida study found that employee theft accounted for 47 percent of shrink. In a follow-up study in 2016,...more

Grindr Grinds Users' Gears by Reportedly Sharing Users’ HIV Status

by Murtha Cullina on

In the wake of the Facebook and Cambridge Analytica scandal, another social media company, Grindr, a gay dating app, has come under scrutiny for its sharing of sensitive personal information with third parties. In particular,...more

Facebook’s Data Privacy Practices Under FTC Investigation As a Result of Cambridge Analytica Controversy

Against the backdrop of the growing controversy surrounding allegations that Facebook allowed a company to mine the personal information of approximately 50 million Facebook users, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”)...more

Facebook Data Scandal: A Breach Of Trust, If Not A Breach Of Law

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Once again, we realize that we have little control over how information we share on social media is ultimately used. The recent revelation that a data analytic firm retained by Trump’s presidential campaign used the Facebook...more

Privacy, Disclosure Failures Cost Venmo in FTC Deal

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a deal with PayPal, Inc., settling charges that the company violated Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act by misleading consumers about the extent to which they could...more

GDPR is Here: How EU Privacy Regulations Impact U.S. Business

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. Although U.S. businesses may think that EU regulations do not apply to them, GDPR extends to any entity that collects,...more

FTC Issues Proposed Consent Order to Online Payment Processing Company Over Allegations of Privacy and Security Violations

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The FTC recently reached a settlement with a worldwide online payment processing company regarding the actions of its subsidiary, a peer-to-peer payment and social networking application and website, over alleged violations...more

GDPR's Most Frequently Asked Questions: If I Already Drafted a Privacy Policy to Comply with US Law Do I need to Change it for the...

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is arguably the most comprehensive – and complex – data privacy regulation in the world. As companies prepare for the GDPR to go into force on May 25, 2018,...more

GDPR Compliance: 10 Steps for Global Companies

by Dechert LLP on

An immense volume of personal data (or personally identifiable information) is proliferating and flowing throughout the world. Personal data is an incredibly valuable asset to companies but data protection and privacy laws...more

German Court Issues Important Judgment on Consent and Transparency in Facebook Case

by Reed Smith on

The Regional Court of Berlin held in a judgment of 16 January 2018 (docket no. 16 O 341/15, German language version of the judgment available here) that Facebook’s default privacy settings and parts of their terms and...more

Data in the cloud: What if the cloud provider goes bankrupt?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

With data being the new “coin of the realm,” those who control and exploit data have a winning advantage over competitors. This piece focuses on control of data in the unique situation of a cloud hosting provider’s...more

Five Privacy Practices Every Company Should Address in the Wake of the FTC’s Enforcement Action against PayPal

Privacy is serious business. This was made clear in the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) recent announcement that it had settled its complaint against Venmo, PayPal’s peer-to-peer payment service, for misrepresentations to...more

NLRB: Changing Winds Blow in Favor of Health Care Employers

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

The Trump administration’s mark is certainly evident at the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and health care employers are breathing a sigh of relief. The NLRB is a five member Board that decides cases governing most...more

FTC Announces Settlement on Privacy Protection Violations

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The FTC recently reached a settlement with an online talent search company regarding alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), which is aimed at protecting the safety and privacy of children...more

Germany Finds that Facebook’s Privacy Settings and Terms of Service Violate Their Privacy Rules: Data Privacy Trends

by CloudNine on

One of the things that Tom O’Connor and I discussed in last week’s webcast about the upcoming Europe General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) was how consent will be interpreted for use of data for its data subjects. Last...more

Ride Sharing Is Already Reducing Car Ownership and Public Transportation Usage

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

A recent study by the ride-hailing service Lyft and a similar study by a group of American universities pointed to the positive impact ride-sharing services not only have on consumers, but on the surrounding communities they...more

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