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The General Data Protection Regulation, commonly referred to as the "GDPR," has been in force for only two months now, but it appears to have already claimed a casualty.
The Supreme Court of the United States recently tackled privacy in the mobile age and agreed that cell phone location is something that is protected.
Within hours of its unanimous passing in both the California State Senate and Assembly, Governor Jerry Brown signed the strongest online privacy law in the country, the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018.
Where is my child? Ask any parent who has ever lost sight of their child and they will tell you that these short moments of panic can feel like a lifetime. Thankfully, events like these can in many ways soon be a thing of the past.
A New Jersey-based company, Aromaflage, and its owners have agreed to settle charges brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) regarding the company’s sale of sprays and candles that claim to be insect-repelling.
The Federal Trade Commission recently reached a settlement agreement over charges against an online marketing operation accused of deceptively luring consumers into expensive subscriptions by offering “free trials” of teeth-whiteners and related products.
New York’s highest court has rejected Lindsay Lohan’s invasion of privacy claims against the developer of the Grand Theft Auto video games.
Got blockchain? For many, the answer to this question is “no” but the technology and the medium of exchange built on it have arrived and many platforms and industries are looking to see how it can help facilitate transactions and allow for more efficiencies.
In a striking victory for media companies and the First Amendment, a California appeals court recently threw out two-time Academy Award winner Olivia de Havilland’s lawsuit against FX, which alleged that the docudrama Feud harmed her reputation and profited off her name without compensating her.
In a recent European Court of Justice Ruling, the court held that a test taker’s answers and an examiner’s comments with regard to those answers are personal data, while valuable proprietary test questions are not.
Belgium, Australia, the United Kingdom, and the State of Hawaii are looking into the lawfulness of “loot boxes” in mobile games. “Loot boxes” are virtual prize packages that may be purchased in mobile games where the player is unaware of what virtual items are inside the package until following the
Take out the microphone and get ready to record! Just don’t ask any personal questions and make sure that you’re prepared to then dump it all. This sums up the guidance provided by the Federal Trade Commission in a recently released Enforcement Policy.
Last month, the SEC announced the creation of a new “Cyber Unit” within the Enforcement Division to target misconduct related to cybersecurity. The unit is being created in conjunction with internal SEC initiatives to strengthen cybersecurity in the wake of the agency’s infamous data breach last yea
The latest question in privacy law is not what’s in a name (or IP address, PHI, TV viewing activity, etc.), but what’s on a face. Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with how companies are using their biometric information such as facial, fingerprint, and iris information.
The FTC recently announced their first enforcement actions involving the EU-US Privacy Shield framework, settling complaints with three US companies.
Calling all #influencers: that promotional post may attract more attention than you bargained for with your brand if you fail to use required disclosures.
Thinking about updating your privacy policy? Consider how to get consumer buy-in as part of the process.
Instagram is rolling out a new tool that will make it easier to tag and track paid commercial content.
Major regulatory changes in data governance recently went into effect in Japan and China that are likely to impact organizations doing business in these Asian markets.
Ransomware is old news, as we had previously written here. Its latest iteration, the currently circulating WannaCry ransomware, is no laughing matter.
Earlier today, numerous hospitals operated by Britain’s National Health Service suffered a ransomware event in which hospital computer systems were encrypted, phone lines became inoperable, patients were diverted, and a Bitcoin ransom was demanded.
The Federal Trade Commission recently sent more than 90 letters to celebrities, athletes, and other influencers reminding them that brand endorsements made in social media posts must comply with the FTC’s Endorsement Guides.
On Monday, the US Department of Health & Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced that CardioNet has entered into a $2.5 million HIPAA settlement.
The Federal Trade Commission is asking “who’s watching who?” in a recent settlement with Vizio over the consumer electronics brand’s smart TVs.
In December 2016, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party a number of GDPR guidance documents, including explanations for the mandatory DPO role, new individual right to data portability, and how to identify a “lead authority” for the GDPR’s one-stop shop enforcement mechanism.