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The FTC and State AGs have been very active in the privacy, security, and advertising space. Despite your compliance efforts, the day may come when you receive a letter from the FTC or a State Attorney General’s office initiating an inquiry into your business. Even if you feel confident about the facts relating to the...

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Without mentioning, much less examining, the inconsistent outcomes and rationales of numerous other courts to have confronted the issue (see here here and here for our analysis of some of those decisions), the Sixth Circuit held that the government may obtain historical Cell Site Location Information (“CSLI”) without a showing of probable cause. In United...

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The cost of fraud prevention services, fraudulent credit card charges, and time spent monitoring for fraudulent activity are sufficient to confer standing upon data breach victims, or so says the Seventh Circuit. In its second ruling on the question of Article III standing for breach victims, the Court of Appeals reversed a lower court’s ruling...

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For anyone who has been tracking the trials and tribulations of the invalidation of the Safe Harbor agreement, followed by the down-to-the-wire negotiations of the Safe Harbor replacement (the ironically denoted “Privacy Shield”), it probably comes as no surprise that the drama continues. A little more than two months ago, after “tough” negotiations, the United...

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For the second consecutive year, we have been shortlisted for the USA Chambers Awards in the category of “Privacy & Data Security.” We are honored to have been shortlisted again especially as the nominee field for the 2016 awards is even more competitive than last year. All of the nominations can be viewed here. As...

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The FTC recently released a Mobile Health Apps Interactive Tool aimed at assisting app developers in determining what laws apply to them in the health space. Developed in conjunction with the Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of National Coordinator for Health Information Technology, the Office of Civil Rights, and the Food and Drug...

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