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PapersLessons from FTC Enforcement Actions

Yesterday the FTC released a guide for businesses based on lessons learned from the more than 50 reported FTC enforcement actions. This new guide, “Start With Security: A Guide For Business” outlines a general “standard of care” for keeping sensitive data secure. It includes ten general practices, each of which is ...

Privacy keyFCC to Initiate Privacy Rulemaking in “Autumn”

 ISPs Subject to Enforcement of Morphing “Reasonable, Good Faith” Efforts in Interim At a speech at the Brookings Institution on Friday, Chairman Wheeler stated that the Commission intends to issue a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to begin the process of developing privacy rules applicable to broadband Internet providers.  As discussed in a ...

Oregon PicOregon Expands Data Breach Law

The modified law will expand the definition of personal information to include medical information and physical characteristics, and require notification to the state Attorney General. Businesses with customers in Oregon should take note, as some big changes are coming to the Beaver State’s data breach law in early 2016. On June 10 ...

telephone dataTCPA Webinar

Thursday, June 25, 2015 3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. E.D.T. The FCC is poised to decide most (but not all) of the more than two-dozen long-pending petitions seeking clarification of how the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) applies in a variety of contexts, as companies continue to seek ways to counter the ...

LaptopJune19Significant Amendments to COPPA Proposed in Do Not Track Kids Act

Reigniting their previous bipartisan attempts to amend the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and add greater privacy protections for children and younger teens, U.S. Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Rep. Joe Barton (R-TX) introduced the “Do Not Track Kids Act of 2015” (S. 1563 and H.R. 2734, respectively) on ...

Resources & Updates

PrivSecVidVideo Interview: Protect Yourself from Cyber Threats

On Thursday, June 4, 2015, Sean Hoar made an appearance on the “AARP Fraud Watch” segment of A.M. Northwest, a television program at KATU TV in Portland, Oregon, where he gave some tips to consumers about how they can protect themselves from cyber threats.  In his former role as the ...

FCCBorderOpen Internet Webinar

June 11, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT CLE Please join us for an interactive discussion on the FCC’s new "Open Internet" (a.k.a. net neutrality) rules on the eve of their effective date to learn how these sweeping new regulations may impact your business operations. Agenda Overview & June 12 Highlights – Chris Savage Court ...

RadioshackVideo Interview on RadioShack Selling Data

From LXBN TV “Why does RadioShack ask for your phone number when you buy batteries?” is a question that was once asked by Kramer in Seinfeld. Now, we have the answer—that data is pretty valuable, as evidenced by the bankrupt company’s efforts to sell it off in an attempt to pay ...

SupCtSCOTUS Future on Spokeo Ruling

Attorney Christin McMeley, chair of the privacy and information security practice, joins LXBN TV to discuss the Supreme Court granting cert in Spokeo v. Robins and what it could mean for privacy class actions. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yhRp_C7w0Dw

locksRewind and Replay: Plaintiffs Appeal Dismissal of VPPA Suits against Viacom, Google and Dow Jones

Plaintiffs in two recently dismissed class actions alleging violations of the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) filed notices of appeal this week, asking the Third and Eleventh Circuit Courts of Appeals to hit the rewind button and review the merits of their respective claims. On January 20 a New Jersey ...