Privacy and Data Protection

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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 […]

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   the clmtrackr (cml=constrained local model): the app that reads your emotions on your face.     Conferences    LegalTech New York 2014 Sessions to Focus on eDiscovery Trends, Information Management and Emerging Data Security Challenges (on which latter topic I participate in a plenary panel).       Data Breaches    Target: Hacking Hit […]

The TCPA, Robocalls and a Meaningful Definition of Consent

Under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA), in order for marketers to call or text a telephone subscriber via autodialer or prerecorded messages (robocalls), the subscriber must have given the robocaller “prior express consent” to do so. What constitutes “express consent” under the TCPA? The TCPA does not define “express consent.” Congress delegated to the […]

@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. […]

Pictures, Online Tagging, Facial Recognition and Privacy: A Study by the CNIL

 In a recent article, published by the Huffington Post, Isabelle Falque Perrotin, the President of the CNIL * , summarizes the findings of a study that the CNIL had commissioned on the use of photos in social media. The study was conducted by TNS Sofres on a national sample of 1554 people age thirteen and up. The […]

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 […]

Twitter Weekly Updates for EUdiscovery

Implications of #SocialMedia in Regulated Industries http://bit.ly/pYEfZE #ediscovery #dataretention # Are student Cell Phone Records searchable ? http://bit.ly/ppO8lX #privacy # #FCRA #discrimination RT @josh_greenberg Your social media history: the new job hurdle http://nyti.ms/pigNA5 #HR #privacy #SM # House Subcommittee Passes Fake “Data Security” Bill http://bit.ly/r7UmAH #databreach # Sony insurer sues to deny #databreach coverage http://reut.rs/mUlgMb […]