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California Attorney General Reports Upswing In Data Breaches
In October 2014, California Attorney General Kamala Harris released the California Data Breach Report, the state’s most recent analysis of data security threats facing businesses and consumers.
United States
2 Jan 2015
FTC’s New Chief Technologist Outlines Regulatory Agenda
The FTC recently named Ashkan Soltani as its newest Chief Technologist. In this role, Soltani will serve as the agency’s top regulator on a variety of issues involving technology and consumer protection.
United States
15 Dec 2014
Ikea Seeks Class Decertification In ZIP Code Case
Ikea recently argued that a class action filed against it based on alleged violations of California’s Song-Beverly Act should not be maintained.
United States
10 Dec 2014
‘Killing the Password Dead’ And Other Updates In Cybersecurity
The Obama Administration has announced a series of initiatives to address the growing number of data breaches at major retailers.
United States
15 Nov 2014
California Class Actions? Bass Pro Finds It’s Like Shootin’ Fish In A Barrel
The outdoor sporting goods company Bass Pro recently agreed to pay $6 million to settle claims that it violated California privacy laws.
United States
30 Sep 2014
FTC Lends Support To Federal Geolocation Data Bill
The FTC lent its support to requiring businesses to obtain "affirmative express consent" from consumers before collecting geolocation data from mobile devices.
United States
26 Sep 2014
How The Cookie Crumbles: Cookie Enforcement Sweeps Begin In EU
European Data Protection Authorities are taking part in what is being referred to as "Cookie Sweep Day."
European Union
22 Sep 2014
FTC Expresses Concerns With Potential Discrimination At Big Data Workshop
The Federal Trade Commission's public workshop on so-called "Big Data" was designed to explore how its use is impacting American consumers.
United States
19 Sep 2014
Walmart Argues Against Class Certification In Customer Data Collection Case
Walmart argued that the Court should not grant class certification in a suit suit alleging that Walmart's data collection practices violate California's Song-Beverly Act.
United States
15 Sep 2014
Changes To FTC’s COPPA Guidance Increase Flexibility For Businesses
Recent revisions to Federal Trade Commission (FTC) compliance materials offer new clarity on the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule and provide businesses with several new tools to consider as they determine how to comply with the Rule’s requirements
United States
23 Aug 2014
High Profile Data Breaches Spur Legislative Action On Cyber Security
After a spate of high-profile data security breaches, many legislators, businesses, and consumers are asking what can be done to prevent such security lapses and who should be held responsible.
United States
19 Aug 2014
Including Canada? Make Sure Your E-Mail Policies Cover Canada’s Newest Spam Law
One of the world’s most consumer protective spam laws recently went into effect in Canada on July 1, 2014, and many companies operating outside of Canada are learning that the law also impacts them because of how broadly it is drafted.
United States
14 Aug 2014
No Harm, No Foul: California Court Denies Class Action Bid Seeking $4 Billion From Provider
Patients whose confidential health information had been stolen could not sustain a class action absent an allegation that the information was actually viewed.
United States
7 Aug 2014
FTC Chooses Not To Update Negative Option Rule
As part of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) regular rule and guidelines review process, it recently reviewed the rule governing the "Use of Prenotification Negative Option Plans" (Negative Option Rule).
United States
7 Aug 2014
Macy’s And Foot Locker Sued For Improper Collection Of Customer Data
Last week, Macy’s and Foot Locker became the latest retailers to be forced to defend allegations that they illegally collect personal information from California shoppers.
United States
7 Aug 2014
Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal Of Suit Against Redbox For ZIP Code Collection Practices
Under the Song-Beverly Act, retailers are prohibited from collecting personal identification information in connection with a credit card purchase.
United States
19 Jul 2014
Cybersecurity And The State Of The Union
Cyber attacks reflect the intentional undermining of the commercial competitiveness of the victims.
United States
16 Jun 2014
Victory For FTC In Dispute Over Its Data Security Authority
The FTC recently won a significant victory in federal court in its ongoing efforts to hold businesses accountable for their data security practices.
United States
6 Jun 2014
Class Actions Targeting Fashion Retailers On The Rise In Massachusetts
Since the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court ruled that retailers cannot collect ZIP codes from credit card users, the number of class actions have soared.
United States
6 Jun 2014
Judge Orders FTC To Disclose Data Security Standards
The FTC’s chief administrative law judge ruled that the agency must disclose the standards it uses to determine whether a company maintains adequate data security.
United States
29 May 2014
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