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Monthly Archives: January 2012

Comprehensive Data Protection Reform Proposal Released by European Commission

Posted in Data Breach Notification, European Union, Legislation, Privacy Regulation, Uncategorized

International Data Protection and Privacy Day is Monday, January 28th. The European Commission certainly found a way to mark the day.  After weeks of intense speculation, the European Commission has released its sweeping package of legislation to reform the Data Protection Directive. We are analyzing the entire legislative package, which includes a new regulation and  a directive and… Continue Reading

Supreme Court Holds that Warrantless “Trespass” in Placement of GPS Device on Vehicle Constitutes an Unreasonable Search Violative of the Fourth Amendment

Posted in Privacy Litigation, US Supreme Court

Written by Paul E. Pelletier The Chinese Year of the Dragon started with a bang as the Supreme Court issued a much anticipated ruling in this Fourth Amendment case that was neither brave nor innovative. In United States v. Antoine Jones the Court chose to affirm the district and circuit courts’ Fourth Amendment ruling on… Continue Reading

EU Comprehensive Data Protection Reform Announcement This Week (UPDATE)

Posted in Uncategorized

UPDATED to add links to new information: New York Times reports today that the proposed new data protection framework could have serious implications for Internet companies trading in personal information (registration may be required to access story). The Financial Times reports that the new framework “worries business.” The announcement of the proposal for comprehensive reform… Continue Reading

Guest Commentary – Israel Publishes Detailed Guidelines for Privacy Protection in Outsourcing Services

Posted in Privacy Regulation

Our friends at Herzog, Fox & Neeman in Tel Aviv have contributed a detailed explanation of the new — and controversial — privacy code published by the Israeli Information, Law and Technology Authority. Written by Maya Racine-Netser and Dan Sharot Herzog, Fox & Neeman The Israeli Law, Information and Technology Authority (ILITA), the authority in… Continue Reading

Broken Privacy Promises from Upromise? FTC Settlement and Key Takeaways (Update)

Posted in Data Compliance & Security, Federal Trade Commission

Written by Jake Romero According to the Federal Trade Commission, the most remarkable aspect of Upromise, an online college savings program, was not how much its users saved.  Rather, it was how much they were giving away.  The FTC has announced settlement regarding a complaint it had filed against Upromise, Inc. alleging that the corporation… Continue Reading

New Year’s Resolutions – Privacy & Security

Posted in 201 CMR 17.00, Data Breach, Data Compliance & Security, HIPAA/HITECH, Identity Theft, Privacy Regulation, Secure Traveling, Security

Since it’s traditionally the time for new beginnings and resolutions to clear away old habits, we’d like to pass on some tips for improving privacy and security in your operations — and in your own life —  in 2012. 1.   Be sure to secure. Many data breaches occur by leaving sensitive information lying around the… Continue Reading