Privacy

On Friday, May 6, Reps. Joe Barton (R-TX) and Ed Markey (D-MA) released a discussion draft of the Do Not Track Kids Online Act of 2011. If passed, the bill would amend the existing Children’s...

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On April 28, 2011, the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed (with leave to amend) a class action complaint alleging that Specific Media, an online ad network, violated consumers’ privacy by...

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Update:  Congress Seeks Answers from Apple on iPhone Location Data Senator Al Franken and Representative Ed Markey have both issued letters to Apple CEO Steve Jobs seeking answers about the privacy concerns raised by a...

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Last week, in Digiprotect USA Corp. v. Does 1-266, 10 CIV. 8759 TPG, 2011 WL 1466073 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 13, 2011), the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, determined that its concerns...

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Two researchers announced that Apple devices running iOS4 (e.g., the iPhone 4 and the iPad3G) have been regularly logging the location of the device (along with timestamps) in an unencrypted file stored on the device...

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The Northern District of California denied Defendant RockYou, Inc.’s motion to dismiss in Claridge v. RockYou, Inc., No. C 09-6032 PJH, making this data-breach case one of the firsts to proceed beyond discovery.  In Claridge,...

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On April 12, 2011, Senators John Kerry (D-MA) and John McCain (R-AZ) released the Commercial Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2011. If passed, the bill would implement a comprehensive privacy framework governing the data...

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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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