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Happy Data Privacy Day!

January 28, 2011 | 1 Comments

January 28, 2011 is Data Privacy Day, an annual international celebration to raise awareness and generate discussion about data privacy. Over the past year, data privacy practices have been the subject of growing scrutiny by...

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On Saturday, President Obama signed the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010, which limits the scope of businesses covered by the Red Flags Rule by narrowing the definition of “creditor” such that it “does...

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The Appellate Court of Illinois, Second District, recently issued an opinion in People v. Nesbitt, Case No. 08-CF-49, finding that the Illinois State Constitution provides a greater right to privacy in transactional records than the...

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On December 1, 2010, the FTC released its preliminary Staff Report titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change.” The report provides a brief overview of the FTC’s privacy regulation and enforcement efforts,...

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The Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) reported that Reps. Markey (D-MA) and Barton (R-TX), the co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, sent Facebook a letter asking for more information about how Facebook provides and allows...

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On Oct. 18, 2010, the Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) published an article alleging that applications on Facebook were transmitting personally identifiable information (“PII”) to various Internet advertising companies. (Note: a version of the article appeared...

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President Obama has declared that October 2010 is the seventh annual National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Over the next two weeks, we’ll be posting about what you should be doing to protect your customers, your employees,...

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 In a recent National Law Journal article by Mike Scarcella, “Email Fight Ensues in Lawsuit Over Slain Lawyer’s Death: Widow’s lawyers want Arent Fox to turn over messages drafted by former law firm partner,”  Marc Zwillinger is quoted regarding...

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On September 7, 2010, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals issued an opinion in a narcotics case containing two key holdings regarding the standard by which the government can access records of historical cell site...

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Last Friday, September 3, 2010, Plaintiffs and Class Counsel moved for preliminary approval of the settlement agreement in the In Re Google Buzz User Privacy Litigation.  The class action suit, filed in the Northern District...

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