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|Facebook Wins Privacy Class Action Certification Battle|
Matthew R. Rechner; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 27, 2016, previously published on September 9, 2016Facebook, Inc. recently obtained a significant victory in a privacy class action filed by users alleging that Facebook disclosed their “sensitive personally identifiable information” to third-party advertisers in violation of Facebook’s own privacy policies, and state and federal...
|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...
|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...
|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...
|“Interim” No More: DHS and DOJ Publish Final CISA Guidance on Cybersecurity Sharing|
Brian Lam, Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
August 19, 2016, previously published on June 20, 2016The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and the Department of Justice (DOJ) have issued the long-awaited final procedures for both Federal and Non-Federal Entities under the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (CISA) (“Final Procedures”) that provide information on how DHS will...
|Seller Beware: Recent Lawsuits Under N.J. Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act Target E-Commerce Businesses|
Duane Morris LLP;
August 17, 2016, previously published on August 4, 2016Online retailers across the United States have one more issue to consider as they prepare for the next sale: a growing number of lawsuits under the New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract, Warranty and Notice Act (TCCWNA) alleging that standard online terms of service agreements on websites violate...
|OPRA Does Not Require Public Entities to Create Records Not Already in Existence|
Sanmathi (Sanu) Dev; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
August 16, 2016, previously published on June 29, 2016In a published decision dated April 18, 2016, the New Jersey Appellate Division in Paff v. Galloway Township, 444 N.J. Super. 495 (App. Div. 2016) upheld a public entity’s denial of an Open Public Records Act (“OPRA”) request for email logs, finding that OPRA creates no obligation...