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|New York Attorney General Announces COPPA Settlements|
Nathan A. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
September 22, 2016, previously published on September 19, 2016Last week the New York Attorney General (NY AG) Eric T. Schneiderman announced the conclusion of a two-year investigation into the tracking practices of four online publishers - Viacom, Inc., Mattel, Inc., Hasbro Inc., and JumpStart Games, Inc. - over allegations of violations of the federal...
|Intellectual Property: How Ideas Are Protected|
The Posey Law Firm P.C.;
September 22, 2016, previously published by HG.orgSmall business owners need to know their rights and limitations regarding intellectual property.
|Back to School - Avoiding Theft of Data and Money via the “Business Email Compromise” Scam|
Kevin Neil Ainsworth; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
September 21, 2016, previously published on September 8, 2016The FBI warned this summer that the “Business Email Compromise” (“BEC”) scam continues to grow, evolve, and target businesses of all sizes. As reported by the FBI in June, the scam had hit more than 22,000 victims for a combined dollar loss of greater than $3 billion -...
|The New EU Cybersecurity Directive: What Impact on Digital Service Providers?|
Jörg Hladjk, Todd S. McClelland, Mauricio F. Paez, Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
September 12, 2016, previously published on August 2016On August 8, 2016, the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems ("NIS Directive") entered into force after it had been approved by the European Parliament on July 6, 2016, and published in the Official Journal of the EU on July 19, 2016. Andus Ansip, the European...
|Pass or Fail? Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Risks in Higher Education|
James J. Giszczak, Sherri A. Krause, Dominic A. Paluzzi; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 12, 2016, previously published on August 23, 2016There is a long list of people who trust their sensitive financial, medical, and personal information to institutions of higher education - including donors, trustees, board members, alumni, students, parents, applicants, faculty, staff, researchers, medical patients, consumers, and vendors. And...
|Ashley Madison Security Breach: Lessons Learned and Valuable Recommendations for All Businesses|
Raphaël Girard, Éloïse Gratton; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
September 9, 2016, previously published on August 26, 2016On August 22, 2016, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the "OPC") released an important report regarding the Ashley Madison data breach, which exposed the personal information of some 32 million users of the online dating website marketed to people who are married or in...
|Eddie Bauer Latest Victim of POS Malware Attack|
Michael Katz, Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 1, 2016, previously published on August 23, 2016Last week the clothing retailer Eddie Bauer LLC issued a press release to announce that its point of sale (“POS”) system at retail stores was compromised by malware for more than six months earlier this year. The communication provided few details but did specify that the malware...
|Pennsylvania: Amazon.Com to Receive $22.5 Million in State Funding|
David D. Ebersole, David M. Kall, Susan Millradt McGlone; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 31, 2016, previously published on August 4, 2016Gov. Tom Wolf recently announced that internet retailer Amazon.com has accepted a proposal from Pennsylvania’s Department of Community and Economic Development (Department) that is expected to result in a $150 million investment by Amazon, and 5,000 new jobs in the Keystone State.
|Best Practices to Thwart Hackers Using Email to Get Your Money|
Pessin Katz Law P.A.;
August 24, 2016, previously published on August 12, 2016Not a week goes by without some news report of another hacking incident. The industries targeted include large retail stores, restaurants, banks, attorneys, accountants and recently in Maryland, a title company. In Montgomery County between $100,000 and $200,000 vanished when the buyers sent the...
|Practice Fusion and FTC Settle Complaint Over Deceptive Statements About the Privacy of Consumer-Generated Online Content|
Mark Mellen Higgins, Cynthia J. Larose, Julia M. Siripurapu; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
August 19, 2016, previously published on June 17, 2016Last week, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced (press release) that Practice Fusion, the largest cloud-based electronic health company in the United States, has agreed to settle FTC charges over deceptive practices involving the public disclosure of healthcare provider review information...