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Privacy-related lawsuits are on the rise, and this time Amazon.com is the target. On March 2, 2011, two named plaintiffs filed a class-action lawsuit alleging that Amazon circumvents browser privacy settings to collect users’ personal information without permission and shares the information...
A panel of the Ninth Circuit last week released an opinion in DSPT Int’l, Inc. v. Nahum, 2010 WL 4227883, (CV-06-00308-ODW)(Oct. 27, 2010), opinion here, that's worth a brief review for its various holdings in a “cybersquatting” trademark and domain name dispute. ...
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has announced that settlement has been reached in the closely watched Facebook firing suit brought by the agency. We have previously reported that the NLRB filed an administrative complaint against a Connecticut ambulance company alleging that the company...
By Boris Segalis and Nihar Shah Nowadays, a news story on privacy is out of place if it doesn’t mention Do-Not-Track (known as “DNT”) or Big Data. While these hot topics represent key concerns for privacy professionals, advocates and regulators, there is no clear agreement on...
As we previously posted, on February 23, 2012, the White House released a white paper setting forth A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy (the “Framework”). The Framework called for a “multi-stakeholder process”...
At the RSA Confrence 2012, David Navetta discussed compliance topics, including why PCI liability matters to the card brands, the effect of the HIPAA enforcement rule and international breach notification laws. Watch the discussion here.
Yesterday the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the 4th iteration of what will ultimately be a mainstay document for federal agencies required to comply with provisions of the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) and FIPS 200. As a result it should have a...
What happened in the privacy world last week? Well, on Friday, the White House officially released its long-anticipated white paper setting forth a framework for "Protecting Privacy And Promoting Innovation in The Global Digital Economy," including a Consumer Privacy Bill of...
The White House today released its white paper setting forth a framework for "Protecting Privacy And Promoting Innovation in The Global Digital Economy" (the " Framework"). The Framework is far reaching, touching on everything from a call for legislation, including a national...