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23 Apr 2010, 11:20 am by Monique Altheim
At the recent IAPP Global Privacy Summit in Washington, D.C., many hot topics were addressed: Privacy by Design, Behavioral Advertising, the new EU Cookie Consent Law, the Smart Power Grid, the Cloud, Web 2.0, the new EU Model Clause Agreements, Controllers, Processors and Sub-Processors, the recent Google convictions, to name just a few. I interviewed a few prominent privacy professionals, attending and/or presenting at the summit on some of the important issues of the day. In this video, I… [read post]
22 Mar 2012, 1:35 pm by Cynthia Larose
If you’ve missed this development of late, the word on the street is that prospective employers are not just using Google to search for whatever may be available on the Internet — they are asking applicants to provide their Facebook passwords to allow the prospective employer to peruse their Facebook page. Our colleagues over at the Mintz Employment Matters blog have written about this and the potential risks.    Check it out before you interview that next candidate. [read post]
19 Feb 2013, 9:37 am by Douglas J. Wood
On February 15, Chris Olsen of the FTC’s Division of Privacy and Identity Protection spoke at the National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA) stakeholders’ meeting in Washington, D.C. to address its recently released Mobile Privacy Disclosures Guidance. For a full list of the meeting's highlights, please read the latest post on our sister blog, Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog. Our attorneys will be monitoring the situation closely and will keep you informed… [read post]
13 Dec 2013, 2:44 am by Joe Bahgat
Do you love your smartphone, can’t imagine coping without it by your side 24/7, but at the same time are concerned about your expectation of privacy? Earlier this week, Boston attorney Cynthia Larose posted a great recap and summary of the current law and pending legislation in the areas of biometrics, facial recognition, geolocation (a/k/a GPS tracking) on Mintz Levin’s Privacy & Security Matters. In 2013 geolocation and biometrics were hot topics. Apple included a… [read post]
21 Mar 2012, 3:31 pm by Travis Crabtree
Yesterday, I got the opportunity to speak with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN TV on the subject of the Dharun Ravi/Rutgers webcam spying case. In our brief interview, I explain why this case received the level of attention that it did, what social media's role was in the proceedings and what we can learn from the case. You can read my post from Friday when the jury handed down the guilty verdict. [read post]
23 Aug 2012, 6:03 pm
 On August 15, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III signed into law the Data Privacy Act of 2012, formally titled “An Act Protecting Individual Personal Information in Information and Communications Systems in the Government and the Private Sector, Creating for this Purpose a National Privacy Commission, and for Other Purposes”. The Act is modeled after the EU Data Protection Directive and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Privacy Framework. The Act applies to “the processing… [read post]
12 Dec 2011, 1:52 pm by Stanford Law Review
The Stanford Law Review Online has just published a piece by M. Ryan Calo discussing the privacy implications of drone use within the United States. In The Drone as Privacy Catalyst, Calo argues that domestic use of drones for surveillance will go forward largely unimpeded by current privacy law, but that the “visceral jolt” caused by witnessing these drones hovering above our cities might serve as a catalyst and finally “drag privacy law into the twenty-first century.” Calo writes: In… [read post]
4 Jul 2013, 3:06 pm by Christopher Pearsall
Discover whether you have any Right to Privacy if your spouse moves out of the house in Rhode Island? Can your spouse return any time they want? Can they go through your personal belongings? The Answer may surprise you. [read post]
23 Aug 2012, 6:03 pm
 On August 15, Philippine President Benigno Aquino III signed into law the Data Privacy Act of 2012, formally titled “An Act Protecting Individual Personal Information in Information and Communications Systems in the Government and the Private Sector, Creating for this Purpose a National Privacy Commission, and for Other Purposes”. The Act is modeled after the EU Data Protection Directive and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Privacy Framework. The Act applies to… [read post]
14 Feb 2012, 6:15 am
On February 13, 2012, Paris Office partner Winston Maxwell published in the French trade journal Edition Multimedi@.  His article examines the European Commission's proposed regulation on data protection, focusing on:  the Commission's choice of a Regulation as opposed to a Directive,  the new obligations that would be imposed on companies including the accountability principle; Privacy by Design; and the obligation to conduct privacy impact assessments… [read post]
9 Apr 2013, 1:00 pm by Paul Karlsgodt
Work commitments have prevented me from posting over the past week, but I wanted to take the opportunity to point out that there have been some notable developments in the privacy class action area over the past week.  Judy Selby covered these developments in a recent blog post for the BakerHostetler Class Action Defense and Data Privacy Monitor blogs.  Selby’s post, titled Hannaford v. comScore – Up and Down Results for Privacy Class Action Defendants, compares… [read post]
5 Aug 2010, 9:29 am by legalinformatics
Dr. Guillaume Aucher of the University of Luxembourg Faculty of Sciences, Technology and Communication, Professor Dr. Guido Boella of Università degli Studi di Torino Dipartimento di Informatica , and Professor Dr. Leon van der Torre of the University of Luxembourg Faculty of Sciences, Technology and Communication, have published Privacy Policies with Modal Logic: The Dynamic Turn, in DEON 2010: Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Deontic Logic in Computer Science, 7-9 July 2010,… [read post]
4 Feb 2010, 12:49 pm by Hunton & Williams LLP
Pursuant to a public complaint, on January 27, 2010, the Privacy Commissioner of Canada announced a new investigation into Facebook.  The investigation concerns the social networking site’s introduction of a tool that required its users to review their privacy settings in December 2009.  According to the complaint, Facebook’s new default settings allegedly made some users’ information more accessible than previously had been the case.  Elizabeth Denham, the Assistant Privacy Commissioner,… [read post]
26 Apr 2012, 6:00 am by Yosie Saint-Cyr
The Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (OPC), and the Offices of the Information and Privacy Commissioners (OIPCs) of Alberta and British Columbia have developed a guide titled Getting Accountability Right with a Privacy Management Program. The guide aims to help organizations implement an effective privacy management program that meets private-sector privacy legislation and to provide consistent direction on what it means to be an accountable organization when dealing with individuals’… [read post]
25 Sep 2013, 2:00 pm by Lisa Baird
This post was authored by Brad Rostolsky and Jennifer Pike. On September 20, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services announced the addition of a new resource on its website to assist law enforcement and emergency planners when addressing information-sharing that may be subject to the HIPAA Privacy Rule. Among other things, the guide does the following: Describes the Privacy Rule and identifies which entities are required to comply Outlines several… [read post]
22 Jan 2014, 8:17 am by Joe Bahgat
Photo credit: Philip Bourchard In the wake of the recent Target stores and Neiman Marcus data breaches (plus three other well-known retailers, according to this Reuters report) Congress has 20 privacy bills in the works this year, aimed at consumer privacy and data protection. The Personal Data Privacy & Security Act of 2014 (PDF) introduced by New York Senator Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer), along with Senators Pat Leahy (@SenatorLeahy), Al Franken (@alfranken), and Richard… [read post]
29 Oct 2010, 1:01 pm by Vicky G. Gormanly
According to a senior health information technology and privacy specialist at HHS Office for Civil Right (OCR), regulations finalizing the July 14, 2010, proposed rule implementing many of the HITECH Act's privacy, security, and enforcement requirements could be published by the end of 2010 or in early 2011.   Additionally, OCR, developing a HITECH Act required "periodic audit" plan, which will be targeted to ensure that covered entities and business associates comply with the requirements of … [read post]
6 May 2013, 2:49 pm by Eric Bukstein
Less than two weeks after providing additional guidance on the recent changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) Rule, in the form of updated Frequently Asked Questions, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) voted unanimously to retain the July 1, 2013 effective date for the changes to the COPPA Rule.  The Commission’s vote came in response to a letter from representatives of a number of trade associations and industry groups, including… [read post]
20 Dec 2011, 7:23 pm by Daniel Solove
Jeff Jarvis has this humorous piece about the FTC vs. Santa: Federal Trade Commission Chairman Jon Leibowitz today announced a record fine against Santa Claus for violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. “Mr. Claus has flagrantly violated children’s privacy, collecting their consumer preferences for toys and also tracking their behavior so as to judge and maintain a data base of naughtiness and niceness,” Leibowitz said. “Worse, he has tied this data to personally… [read post]
19 Dec 2012, 1:04 pm by Frederick Lah
FTC Chairman Leibowitz has followed though on his commitment to finalize the new COPPA rule by the end of the year. Earlier today, at a press conference, the Chairman, alongside Senator Jay Rockefeller, announced the agency’s update to the rule. The new rule expands the application of the rule to new categories of “personal information” and to third party information collectors. The new COPPA is expected to come into effect on July 1, 2013 and will have an important impact on… [read post]