You know Zappos. That’s where you ordered those 5 inch stiletto clear heeled stripper shoes. Andsome of you women bought from there too. Zappos is a part of Amazon and a year or so ago, Zappos suffered a really bad security breach.
In an August 13 letter to Commissioner Viviane Reding, Article 29 Working Party Chair Jacob Kohnstamm requested more information regarding the United States’ national security surveillance program, including the widely-publicized PRISM program.
In recent months, “virtual currency” has been making headlines. Most of us don’t really think about what “virtual” currency means and often confuse it with other forms of money.
A recent New Jersey Appellate Division decision in Fitzgerald v. Duff provides a potent reminder that if you are involved in litigation, anything you do or say online might be used against you in court.
Teresa and Joe Giudice, stars of Bravo’s Real Housewives of New Jersey, are leading a double life these days, running back and forth between arraignments and media appearances. Last week, the couple pleaded not guilty to 39 counts of bankruptcy fraud, mail and wire fraud, and tax fraud. The Giudices allegedly inflated their income when applying for loans, then underreported their income to the bankruptcy court.
As a global fashion center, New York attracts hordes of aspiring young models each year. Soon, a new law could require designers, advertisers and fashion publications to meet strict requirements if they wish to employ models under the age of 18.
Show Me the Money? Wall Street Journal Reports That a Big Pay Day for Whistleblowers “May Take a While”
A recent Wall Street Journal article (subscription required) quoted Michele Wein Layne, Regional Director of the LA office of the SEC, when she addressed the SEC’s Office of the Whistleblower Bounty Program at the American Bar Association’s annual conference.
Litigants, fueled by emotions, jealously or bad lay advice can easily “snatch defeat from the jaws of victory” by making poor decisions during their divorce.
Precedent Setter? California Ballot Initiative Aims to Make Consumers’ Data Private by Default – Jake Romero
There are ballot initiatives for about everything. They’re not laws, and they’re a long way from being laws. But one coming out of California is interesting nonetheless: it would make consumer’s personally identifiable information confidential by default. Companies, websites and whoever else would have to receive express permission to collect it—and if they didn’t, but collecting the data anyway, doing so would be deemed harmful by default. Joining me to explain the initiative and its potential impact is Mintz Levin attorney Jake Romero, author on their Privacy & Security Matters blog.