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Standing To Sue For Unsolicited Text Messages
In Salcedo v. Hanna, Case No. 17-14077 (decided August 28, 2019), Mr. Saledo had received a single unsolicited text message from his former lawyer offering a discount on services.
United States
9 Sep 2019
No Place To Hide – The Effect Of A Data Breach On Brand Value
Almost every week a brand owner discloses that a data breach has occurred
United States
2 Sep 2019
FTC Imposes Record COPPA Fine
Continuing its aggressive approach to the enforcement of privacy law violations, the FTC last week imposed on, Inc., the operator of the popular TikTok app ...
United States
27 Mar 2019
4 Questions You Need To Ask About FTC Enforcement Actions On Data Privacy Violations
In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) serves as the primary federal enforcer of consumer data privacy and security laws for most businesses.
United States
1 Mar 2019
California's Consumer Privacy Act And The Future Of Privacy In The U.S.
California led the way over 15 years ago when, in 2003, it implemented the first state data breach notification law in the United States.
United States
1 Mar 2019
Case Studies: High-Profile Cases of Privacy Violation
The scenario: In August 2018, the FTC announced an expanded settlement with Uber Technologies for its alleged failure to reasonably secure sensitive data in the cloud ...
United States
1 Mar 2019
Data Breaches And HIPAA: Keeping Personal Health Care Information Safe In The Digital Age
If you have ever lost your laptop, you have something in common with one of the most frequent violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA).
United States
1 Mar 2019
The Pending European ePrivacy Regulation
The phrase "it's a marathon, not a sprint" is applicable to the world of data privacy regulatory compliance these days.
United States
1 Mar 2019
Using Personal Email Accounts For Co-Op Business Is A Very Bad Idea
For many co-op and condo board members, email is the default means of communication. Most people have two accounts: a personal one that may also contain family, medical and financial information;
United States
18 Oct 2018
Trademark Enforcement Hampered By Disappearance Of Whois Data
The biggest recent development involving ICANN results from the general data protection regulation known as GDPR and the regulation which became fully effective on May 25, 2018
United States
21 Sep 2018
Data Breaches And Standing
In Collins v. Athens Orthopedic Clinic, Case No. A18A0296 (decided June 27, 2018), the Georgia Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether an individual whose personally-identifiable information...
United States
10 Jul 2018
Lindsay Lohan "Takes-Two" Appellate Losses
New York's privacy laws are codified in Article 5 of its Civil Rights Law.
United States
6 Apr 2018
Court Of Appeals #10
In the middle of the 2015-2016 Term, the Court of Appeals released an unusual assortment of decisions relating to a parent's right to record a child's telephone calls...
United States
23 May 2016
United States And European Union Agree On New Safe Harbor For Data Transfers
Since October 6, 2015, when the European Court of Justice held that the longstanding United States – European Union Safe Harbor Framework was invalid...
United States
8 Feb 2016
FTC Tracking Company Settlement Highlights Importance Of Keeping Privacy Promises
It has long been the Federal Trade Commission’s position that if you make a privacy promise to consumers you should expect to be held to that promise.
United States
27 Apr 2015
FTC Cautions On Use Of Consumer Data Following Business Acquisitions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has long been aggressive in holding businesses accountable for the commitments made to consumers in online privacy policies.
United States
20 Apr 2015
Canada’s CRTC Levies Fines In Two Email Spam Actions
On July 1, 2014, Canada’s anti-spam legislation (commonly referred to as CASL) came into effect with a focus on uninvited commercial electronic messages (CEMs), including commercial-related emails.
United States
18 Apr 2015
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