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Monthly Archives: November 2013

European Commission Proposes New Ground Rules for US Safe Harbor

Posted in Data Compliance & Security, European Union, Legislation

Written by Susan Foster, Solicitor England & Wales/Admitted in California (LONDON) The European Commission, which has the authority to make changes to the US Safe Harbor program, has published a paper titled “Rebuilding Trust in EU-US Data Flows” that sets out the changes that the Commission would like to see the US adopt.  While it… Continue Reading

As Black Friday approaches — 6 things you should think about when shopping online…..

Posted in Cybersecurity, Privacy Monday, Security

Holiday e-commerce is expected to jump this year by about 17% over last year, and shoppers will be flocking to mobile devices more often to make those purchases. It is also the time to be cautious and protect your personal data security.   We received a great “happy Thanksgiving…but….” email from our friends at Kroll, and… Continue Reading

Google pays BIG to state Attorney Generals for Improper Consumer Tracking

Posted in Class Action Litigation, Data Compliance & Security, Federal Trade Commission, Privacy Litigation, Privacy Regulation

Written by Julia Siripurapu Earlier this month, Google, Inc. (“Google” or “Company”) entered into an  agreement with the Attorney Generals of 37 states and the District of Columbia, settling allegations of violation of  the participating states’ consumer protection or applicable computer abuse statutes (the “Settlement Agreement”). Here’s what got the tech giant in trouble: Google… Continue Reading

Career opportunity at a Mintz Levin client!

Posted in Uncategorized

We don’t do this very often, but this is an excellent opportunity for a lawyer with privacy experience at a long-time Mintz Levin client. Cablevision Systems Corporation, a leading telecommunications and media company based in Bethpage, NY  is seeking to fill the Vice President of Law, Product Management and Compliance position who will work as senior… Continue Reading

Privacy Monday – November 18, 2013

Posted in Children, Cybersecurity, Privacy Monday, US Supreme Court

The month of November is quickly slipping by – this is the time to be looking at the 2014 cybersecurity and data privacy goals and updates and planning ahead. Our selected bits and bytes for this Monday: FTC Denies AssertID, Inc.’s Application for Obtaining Verifiable Consent Under the COPPA Rule The FTC recently announced (press… Continue Reading

The Clock is Ticking for Implementation of “Enhanced Notice”: The 6 Questions Online Service Providers Should be Asking about Online Behavioral Advertising Following Increased Enforcement Warning

Posted in Privacy Regulation

Written by Jake Romero Walking around a department store isn’t the only time you’re being tracked while you shop.  If you’ve ever visited a web page and seen an advertisement for the exact same pair of shoes you were looking at on a different web page the day before, then you know that something similar… Continue Reading

Privacy Monday – November 11, 2013

Posted in Data Breach, Data Breach Notification, Privacy Monday

    First and foremost, this is Veterans’ Day in the US.      Let’s take a moment to thank all of those who served and who still serve, and honor the memory of those who gave their all.     Businesses are offering special deals to veterans today — here’s a good list.   Nice gesture, but let’s remember them… Continue Reading

Big Brother is Watching You (Shop For Pants): Mobile analytics firms implement code of conduct for tracking customers while they shop

Posted in Mobile Privacy, Privacy Regulation

Written by Jake Romero If you’ve ever dealt with that pushy salesperson at Bed, Bath & Beyond who won’t take your word for it that you’re just browsing and not ready to commit to a high-end home espresso machine, you know that being followed around at a retail store can be unsettling and intrusive. “Unsettling”… Continue Reading