Privacy

Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) have scheduled a press conference to introduce their privacy bill, titled “The Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011,” on Tuesday, April 12. The bill is...

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The SEC Puts Regulation S-P to Work

April 8, 2011 | 0 Comments

The SEC has charged three employees at Florida-based GunnAllen Financial Inc. for violations of Regulation S-P including: improperly transferring customer data to a third party, improperly responding to data breaches, and failing to have adequate...

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Numerous news organizations reported yesterday that popular iPhone and Android Application developers received grand jury subpoenas purportedly relating to a criminal investigation into whether the Apps obtained and transmitted User information without proper disclosures.  WSJ’s...

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If you haven’t already, you are about to get an email or letter informing you that your email address may have been obtained by unauthorized parties.  Email marketing firm Epsilon suffered a data breach late...

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Like most things these days the online book market is rapidly growing and eclipsing the non-digital market. With that in mind Senator Leland Yee from California recently introduced legislation to put stronger privacy protections in...

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As an update to our previous post regarding the United States Copyright Group (USCG) mass copyright infringement suits, Judge Beryl A. Howell of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, ruled in...

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Google settles FTC case involving Google Buzz

March 30, 2011 | 1 Comments

Today, Google Inc. has agreed to settle Federal Trade Commission charges that it used deceptive tactics and violated its own privacy promises to consumers when it launched its social network, Google Buzz, in 2010. A...

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Daily Digest – March 29, 2011

March 29, 2011 | 0 Comments

* A new McAfee/SAIC study indicates that cybercriminals are shifting their efforts to target sensitive corporate information instead of credit card and other personal information. A quarter of the companies surveyed for the study reported...

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On Friday, March 11, the District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia issued a ruling in a case involving access to Twitter user data as part of the government’s investigation of the Wikileaks/Bradley Manning...

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Cal. Civil Code § 1747.08, which is part of the Song-Beverly Credit Card Act of 1971 (as amended), prohibits entities that accept credit cards from asking or requiring cardholders to provide “personal identification information” at...

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