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HTMLFTC Calls for Greater Transparency for Data Brokers
Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 11, 2014, previously published on May 29, 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC or Commission) called for legislative and industry actions in a 110-page report on the practices of data brokers, released Tuesday. The report is the culmination of an 18-month study of information obtained from nine data brokers, including such prominent companies...

 

HTMLPrimer On Virginia's Data Breach Law: Part One
Christopher S. Colby; Vandeventer Black LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Imagine that your laptop is stolen. Since you conduct all your business on it, you struggle to remember the last time you backed up your data, and agonize at the prospect of rebuilding weeks, months, and possibly years of files. As you contemplate the recovery of your business data, you should also...

 

HTMLPrimer On Virginia's Data Breach Law: Part Two
Christopher S. Colby; Vandeventer Black LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Recall from Part I of the Primer on Virginia's Data Breach Law that your laptop has been stolen, and you have concluded there has been a breach of security under Virginia's data breach law. You must now determine whom to notify, and this will depend on your relationship to the data. Individuals or...

 

HTMLHealth Data Breach Victims Have Standing to Sue Says WV Supreme Court
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 3, 2014
The most common defense against class actions for data breach has itself been breached in a ruling last week by the West Virginia Supreme Court.

 

HTMLMaking Privacy Practices Public: the California Attorney General’s New Guidelines Keep the Focus on the Consumer’s Perspective and New Disclosure Requirements
Cynthia J. Larose, Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 9, 2014, previously published on June 5, 2014
In 2013, the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) was amended to require web sites and other online services to make additional privacy policy disclosures related to online tracking transparency. Within the online privacy policy that is required under CalOPPA, web site and online...

 

HTMLPennsylvania Supreme Court Evenly Divided on Discoverability of Attorney-Expert Communications
Matthew L. Erlanger, Jennifer M. Horn; Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2014, previously published on May 16, 2014
On April 29, 2014, an evenly divided Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued an order affirming the Pennsylvania Superior Court’s decision in Barrick v. Holy Spirit Hospital. The ruling means that communications between a party’s counsel and a party’s expert witness remain exempt from...

 

HTMLCalifornia Attorney General Issues Recommendations on Developing Privacy Policies
Ronald W. Del Sesto, Courtney E. Smith; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 4, 2014, previously published on May 27, 2014
On May 21, 2014, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris issued recommendations regarding recent revisions to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (“CalOPPA”). CalOPPA requires an operator of a website or online service that collects personally identifiable information from...

 

HTMLPromises to Keep: Lessons Learned from Facebook’s Recent Acquisitions of WhatsApp and Moves
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
June 4, 2014, previously published on May 19, 2014
Mergers are never simple, but the acquisition of consumer products and technology requires the purchasing entity to consider a number of questions and issues beyond the standard concerns related to executive pay, corporate valuations and per share prices. Will we be able to integrate our corporate...

 

HTMLCalifornia Attorney General’s Guide on CalOPPA
Rebecca S. Eisner, Lei Shen; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
The amendment to the California Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA) that established the state’s “do not track” disclosure requirements became effective on January 1, 2014. It requires web site privacy policies to include certain do not track disclosures. However, because do...

 

HTMLAutomatic Renewal Class Actions Are On the Rise
Rebecca B. Johns, John Nadolenco, Evan M. Wooten; Mayer Brown LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2014, previously published on May 28, 2014
The automatic renewal of subscription services has become quite commonplace: typically, companies renew subscribed services and charge credit card numbers maintained on file until the customer cancels the service or either the credit card or the service expires. Companies, customers and even the...

 


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