Privacy and Data Protection

Category: Data Breaches

Top Monthly Privacy and Data Protection News

by Monique Altheim on April 30, 2014 This past month saw another batch of large data breaches, with “Heartbleed” considered by some the largest data security breach in the history of the internet; a flurry of legislative efforts by the States to regulate the use of drones, student privacy and government surveillance; a landmark victory […]

Destruction of Private Data: Pushing the “Delete” Button is Not Enough

by Monique Altheim on February 22, 2014   A study commissioned in Australia by the National Association for Information Destruction (NAID), published on Feb.19, has found significant amounts of sensitive personal information left on recycled computers. The researchers purchased  52 computers randomly  on sites such as eBay, and hired a reputable forensic investigator to find out whether […]

Dissection of a Twitter Chat on Privacy and Data Protection with @JulieBrillFTC

FTC Comissioner Julie Brill recently held her first Twitter chat on the topic of privacy and the FTC. TWITTER LINGO FOR BEGINNERS: Those who are regular twiteratti can skip the following paragraph, but for those still not familiar with Twitter lingo, I have included a short introduction to Twitter shorthand: @JulieBrillFTC: This is Julie Brill’s […]

Top Weekly Privacy Stories

    Apps Data Breach 411 for iPhone       Conferences   CPDP 2014 (Computer, Privacy & Data Protection), January 22,23 & 24, 2014, Brussels, Belgium. (Especially the panel on Privacy by Design, on 1/22/14, which will be moderated by me).        COPPA FTC Approves New Method for Obtaining COPPA Verifiable Parental […]

@AltheimLaw’s Privacy and Data Protection Week in Review

Big Data One code to rule them all: How big data could help the 1 percent and hurt the little guy ‪http://www.salon.com/2014/01/03/one_code_to_rule_them_all_how_big_data_could_help_the_1_percent_and_hurt_the_little_guy/ …       Children Online Privacy Maryland AG Gansler Submits Children’s Online Privacy Workgroup Report ‪http://ow.ly/2Cyc8W    Conferences ·      Watch All ‪#30c3 talks, without data retention or Google spyware ‪https://media.ccc.de/browse/congress/2013/ …     Data Breaches ·      WA: Sumner […]

@AltheimLaw’s Privacy and Data Protection Week in Review

Big Data   The E-Books Are Reading You #EUdataP http://www.nytimes.com/2013/12/25/technology/as-new-services-track-habits-the-e-books-are-reading-you.html … Retailers, Supermarkets, Medical Markets Dive In To Extract Information From And About Consumers http://ow.ly/rYTdJ      California Privacy   California’s New Do-Not-Track Law Goes Into Effect January 1, 2014, Remember To Check Your Privacy Policy For … http://ow.ly/2Clqu3    CAN-SPAM   Court Accepts Narrow View […]

@AltheimLaw’s Privacy and Data Protection Week in Review

California Privacy   Should We Cheer The California Attorney General’s Revenge Porn Arrest Or Find It Alarming? (Forbes Cross-Post) http://ow.ly/2CgHsk  California’s New Do-Not-Track Law Goes Into Effect January 1, 2014, Remember To Check Your Privacy Policy For … ow.ly/2CimTG     Conferences   IAPP Daily Dashboard ‏@DailyDashboard17 Dec Coverage of last week’s #DPCongress #NSA panel w/ @ioerror @stewartbaker @bendrath & Vodafone (recording included) bit.ly/1kSpreu “Yes, Consent Is Dead. […]

Ediscovery, Data Privacy and Social Media Weekly Updates

Privacy a Top Agenda Item for FTC, NTIA Entering 2014 – With the new year fast approaching, the Federal Trade Comm… http://ow.ly/2BXSFj  JPMorgan Chase breach update: pile on… – The JPMorgan Chase Ucard breach reported previously on this blog affe… http://ow.ly/2BXSFk  Thorsten Ihler ‏@DataProtecThor1h @VivianeRedingEU “Disappointing day” for #EUdataP reform. “Still no workable solution” for One Stop […]

E-Discovery Legal Issues for IT

  Lawyers are often labeled as “luddites” and their lack of understanding of technology is legendary. In an era, where almost all business records are in the form of electronically stored information, it has become essential for lawyers to become more technologically savvy. On the other hand, it is just as important for IT to […]

The Thief, The Programmer,The Hacker and The Data Protection Authority: How ILITA Cracked The Case

  At the 33rd International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners, (CDPP), held in Mexico City on November 2 and 3, Yoram Hacohen, Head of Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA) and Ariel Shoham, Deputy Head of the Enforcement Department of ILITA, held a private briefing, where they explained how they cracked the biggest […]