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Monthly Archives: December 2012

Updated COPPA Rule – “Strong, Stronger and Yet Stronger” or Just More Confusion?

Posted in Children, Federal Trade Commission, Privacy Regulation

Written by Amy Malone After years of consideration and feedback the Federal Trade Commission released the final revision to the 14-year old Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule.  The FTC began its review of the Rule back in April 2010 and we reported on the proposed amendments here.  The revised Rule, with only a few exceptions, essentially… Continue Reading

Nickelodeon Target of Privacy Complaint; Final COPPA Amendments to be Released Tomorrow

Posted in Children, Privacy Regulation

Written by Amy Malone The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) filed a complaint yesterday asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC)  to investigate violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by Nickelodeon and mobile app-maker PlayFirst. The CDD alleges that the mobile game SpongeBob Diner Dash collects personal information about children, including full names,… Continue Reading

New York Law Journal: Smart Devices in the Workplace

Posted in Employee Privacy, Privacy Regulation

One of the year’s hottest topics in privacy and security – BYOD.   Here is an article written by Mintz Levin’s Cynthia Larose and Narges Kakalia and published in the New York Law Journal. One good resolution for 2013 might be to review (or establish) your company’s policy dealing with employee-owned devices in the workplace.  … Continue Reading

“Fly Delta” May Get Grounded by California Attorney General

Posted in Class Action Litigation, Privacy Litigation, Privacy Regulation

Written by Evan Nadel and Jake Romero Delta Airlines, Inc. may have to pay fines equal to 20 “excess bag” fees for each user that has downloaded its “Fly Delta” mobile application.  California Attorney General Kamala Harris has filed a complaint against Delta, alleging that Delta has failed to conspicuously post a privacy policy on… Continue Reading

Data Privacy and Security Issues for the Nonprofit

Posted in Data Compliance & Security, Privacy Regulation, Security

Can your organization answer “yes” to any of the following questions? Does your organization have personal information (credit card numbers, checks, other financial information) from donors? Does your organization have employees or volunteers for whom you have Social Security numbers? Has your organization signed a merchant agreement to be able to accept credit cards? Do… Continue Reading

The Tale of Two Banks: Final Settlement in Maine Bank Security Practices Case and a Failure of Bank Security Procedures in Florida

Posted in Identity Theft, Privacy Litigation

In a case that we have written about here and here, People’s United Bank of Maine has agreed to pay about $ 390,000 to settle a claim that its security practices allowed unauthorized persons to withdraw funds from a construction company’s account (Patco Construction Co. v. People’s United Bank, D. Me., No. 09-503, agreed dismissal filed 11/19/12)…. Continue Reading