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California Sets The Curve With New Regulations On Collection And Use Of Student Data
When one thinks of the use of technology in school, often the first image that comes to mind is of students sending ill-advised Snapchats and making in-app purchases.
United States
8 Sep 2014
What You Need To Know About Backoff Malware: The New Threat Targeting Retailers
If you are a retailer that permits the use of remote desktop applications in your business, the name Backoff should be considered much more intimidating.
United States
6 Aug 2014
"Selfie" Assessment – 4 Key Lessons From Snapchat’s Settlement With The FTC
We are approaching a time in which most adults will be disqualified from being elected to public office because of something they posted on their social media account.
United States
14 May 2014
Stop Phoning It In On Mobile Security: What Your Business Needs To Know About The FTC’s Settlements With Fandango And Credit Karma
You probably think that the worst thing that Fandango has ever done to you is make you watch those commercials with the paper bags before your movie.
United States
4 Apr 2014
Over 20 Million Customer Accounts Affected By Data Breaches In California; Attorney General Harris Promises Increased Enforcement
When you think of online events that have a devastating effect on millions of people, you think of HBO Go crashing during the True Detective finale.
United States
19 Mar 2014
California Moves To Restrict Collection Of Consumer Personal Information Online: The Process, History And Politics Behind Senate Bill 383
The California Senate has passed a bill restricting the information that certain online retailers can collect in connection with consumer purchases. Senate Bill 383 would amend Sections 1747.02 and 1747.08 of the California Civil Code to address the collection of customer information in connection with credit card purchases in online transactions for downloadable products.
United States
7 Feb 2014
Collection Of Email Addresses In Credit Card Transactions May Be Prohibited By California Law
The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California has held that the prohibition against requesting or requiring personal identification information in connection with credit card transactions contained in California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act extends to consumer email addresses.
United States
12 Dec 2013
The Dark Cloud Over Nordstrom’s Black Friday: California Law May Prohibit Retailers From Collecting Email Addresses At Checkout
This past weekend if you survived the towel aisle and other Black Friday dangers and made it to the register to purchase your items, it is possible you were asked to provide an email address so that your receipt could be emailed to you.
United States
4 Dec 2013
Consent Isn’t The Only Consideration: NY Comic Con Attendees Disagree That Hijacking Twitter Accounts Makes The Event "100x Cooler! For Realz."
The comic book industry is no stranger to displays of heroic anger and berserker rage, but over the weekend New York Comic Con (NYCC) was on the receiving end of considerable fan fury after it began ghostwriting effusive tweets about NYCC and posting on the Twitter pages of NYCC attendees in a way that made it appear as though the attendee was the author of the tweet.
United States
18 Oct 2013
Golden State Privacy Warriors: California Has Just Passed A Number Of Data Privacy Laws; Here Are Your Next Steps
The federal government may be completely unable to pass laws, but that certainly isn’t the case with the State of California, which has just completed a data privacy hat trick by passing three significant laws addressing a broad subset of data privacy issues.
United States
9 Oct 2013
A Different Kind Of Adobe Update: Adobe Announces Data Breach Compromising Information Of 2.9 Million Customers
Adobe Systems Inc.,announced earlier today that has been the victim of a cyber attack that has compromised information of 2.9 million of its customers.
United States
4 Oct 2013
Your Cat’s Name Could Soon Be Your "Personal Information": 4 Steps You Can Take To Prepare Yourself For The Proposed Expansion Of California’s Data Breach Notification Requirements
Along with a number of other data privacy bills, the California legislature has sent Senate Bill 46 to Governor Jerry Brown for signature. S.B. 46, together with companion bill A.B. 1149, would amend Sections 1798.29 and 1798.82 of the California Civil Code to expand the definition of "personal information."
United States
12 Sep 2013
Your Face Is For Sale! The 4 Most Interesting Things About The Proposed Update To Facebook’s Governing Documents
If you use Facebook, then you received an email last week informing you that Facebook is proposing changes to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and Responsibilities.
United States
6 Sep 2013
Will California Voters Move US To Opt-In?
The California ballot measure process permits any California voter to propose a ballot initiative to the state's Attorney General which, if enough signatures are gathered, will then appear on state-wide ballot for approval at the next election.
United States
7 Aug 2013
FTC Staff Report Shines A Light On The Treacherous Road Ahead For Mobile Payments
It is worth noting that the FTC’s recommendations for addressing data security and privacy in mobile payments follow a strategy similar to the FTC’s recent recommendations regarding mobile applications.
United States
12 Mar 2013
FTC Guidelines For Mobile Applications: New Standards For Transparency And Notification Dictate Responsibilities For All Parties Involved
Mobile applications allow users to direct ill-tempered birds toward the buildings of evil pigs and can operate as a tool to let you know when is the best point in a movie to excuse yourself to the nearest restroom, they also represent a potential gold mine of personal data.
United States
1 Mar 2013
Privacy-On-The-Go: California Attorney General And Major Mobile Application Platforms Agree To Privacy Principles For Mobile Applications
Application developers have been put on notice by the State of California: It’s time to pay attention to user privacy and collection of information from user devices.
United States
19 Mar 2012
Broken Privacy Promises From Upromise? FTC Settlement And Key Takeaways (Update)
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the most remarkable aspect of Upromise, an online college savings program, was not how much its users saved. Rather, it was how much they were giving away.
United States
30 Jan 2012
Broken Privacy Promises From Upromise? FTC Settlement And Key Takeaways
According to the Federal Trade Commission, the most remarkable aspect of Upromise, an online college savings program, was not how much its users saved.
United States
16 Jan 2012
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