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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
Georgia Supreme Court Looking At Data Breach Liability
Data breaches and the unintentional disclosure of personal information are much in the news. Whether such events give rise to tort liability is an issue being looked at by the Georgia Supreme Court.
United States
5 Jun 2019
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Frequently Asked Questions
The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a European Union regulation intended to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe and increase data privacy protections for all EU citizens.
European Union
31 May 2019
ICANN Updates: Access To Domain Name Registrant Data Post-Blackout
As stated previously, the implementation of the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has created significant issues for brand owners
United States
10 May 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
Reduction Of Data Breach Costs – The 2018 Ponemon Institute Study
The Ponemon Institute LLC is involved in independent research and education dealing with data protection and information and privacy management practices.
United States
24 Sep 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
New Developments: Disappearing Data: WHOIS Blackout
Further to our IP alert on May 22, two important developments have taken place in the last few days.
1 Jun 2018
Disappearing Data: WHOIS Blackout Will Likely Start May 25, 2018
WHOIS, a protocol used to query databases for domain name ownership information, will likely be widely unavailable while the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ...
United States
22 May 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
EU-US Privacy Shield: Frequently Asked Questions
The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is a framework designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission to provide companies in the U.S. and in the EU with a means to comply with data protection laws ...
United States
6 Feb 2018
General Data Protection Regulation: Frequently Asked Questions
The General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a European Union regulation intended to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe ...
United States
31 Jan 2018
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