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Monthly Archives: March 2014

Privacy Monday – March 31, 2014 OPENING DAY!

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Breach Notification, Employee Privacy, Uncategorized

Last Monday in March (Opening Day for you baseball fans) - some privacy/security bits and bytes to close out the month. Microsoft:  “We won’t access private e-mail accounts …  Promise.” Microsoft has committed to no longer accessing the private e-mail accounts of its users after criticism that the company looked at the e-mail of a former employee… Continue Reading

The Target Breach Update

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Breach

It has been difficult to keep up with all the various permutations of the Target data breach saga. Yesterday, the fingerpointing continued in the form of the release of a Harris Poll and testimony on Capitol Hill at a U.S. Senate hearing. 

Law360: Microsoft Steps in Privacy Quagmire with Email Snooping

Posted in Employee Privacy

Mintz Levin employment lawyer Don Schroeder was recently quoted in this Law360 Article entitled Microsoft Steps in Privacy Quagmire With Email Snooping. The article focuses on the controversial choice by Microsoft Corp. to search a blogger’s e-mail account for evidence of leaked trade secrets by its former employee.  The article also explores whether or not… Continue Reading

Online Protection for Children: Delaware following California?

Posted in Children

Written by Julia Siripurapu, CIPP/US Delaware state representative Darryl Scott recently introduced the Child Online Protection Act (House Bill 261 or the “Bill”), to the state’s House of Representatives. If passed, the Bill would: (1) prohibit the online marketing and advertising of certain products and services to children under the age of 18 (“Minors”) as well… Continue Reading

REMINDER – Cybersecurity event at Mintz Levin Boston tomorrow

Posted in Cybersecurity

Mintz Levin is presenting a roundtable discussion tomorrow titled:  NIST Framework:  How to Best Mitigate Cyber Risk for Your Organization With the threats facing even the largest companies highlighted by recent disclosures by Target, Neiman Marcus, and others that the security of millions of customer credit and debit cards has been compromised, companies of all… Continue Reading

Privacy Monday – March 24, 2014

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Compliance & Security, Privacy Monday

Welcome to March Madness — although if your brackets look anything like mine do this morning, it is not particularly “welcome.”   Let’s just say that there is no danger of my winning Warren Buffet’s $1 billion. Privacy and cybersecurity continue to be hot topics and the breaches roll on.   Here are some privacy and security… Continue Reading

Unauthorized Children’s In-App Purchases Round Two: Google Faces Class Action

Posted in Children, Class Action Litigation

Written by Julia Siripurapu, CIPP/US Just two months after Apple’s settlement with the FTC over lax parental controls over children’s in-app purchases (see our prior blog post), Google takes the spotlight with claims of unauthorized children’s in-app purchases in the Google Play Store! This time, it’s not an FTC action, but a class action. The… Continue Reading

Over 20 Million Customer Accounts Affected by Data Breaches in California; Attorney General Harris Promises Increased Enforcement

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Privacy Regulation

Written by Jake Romero, CIPP/US When you think of catastrophic events that take place online and have a devastating effect on millions of people, you probably think of HBO Go crashing during the True Detective finale.  However, California Attorney General Kamala Harris wants to remind you that you should be thinking about data breaches.  New… Continue Reading

Privacy Monday – March 10, 2014

Posted in Cybersecurity, Privacy Monday, Privacy Regulation

We hope that you remembered to “spring forward” over the weekend — Today’s Privacy Monday is a bit longer than usual – but an important read, particularly if you are a mobile app developer. California Public Utilities Commission Declines to Develop New Regulations and Standards for Wireless Carriers and Mobile App Providers  . . …. Continue Reading

Boston Discussion – NIST Framework – March 25

Posted in Cybersecurity

NIST Framework:  How to Best Mitigate Cyber Risk for Your Organization The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) last month released its final Cybersecurity Framework. Developed under an executive order from President Obama with extensive input and feedback from industry security professionals, the new NIST framework is designed to help companies in the financial… Continue Reading

Data: Big, Borderless and Beyond Control? Five Things You Can Do

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data Breach, Data Compliance & Security, Employee Privacy, Security

Written by Amy Malone There’s been a lot of talk about big data over the last few years and the breaches at Target and Neiman Marcus have many companies running in circles trying to figure out how to protect their systems and their data.  So what are some of the big issues in our current… Continue Reading