With all the hype surrounding native, you would think it is a new development. However, native advertising has actually been around in one form or another for over a century.
Hotels are faced with a delicate balancing act when it comes to maintaining guest privacy. Hotel staff must comply with police investigations when noncompliance would constitute obstruction of justice.
Credit Unions Continue to Demand New Data Security Standards for Retailers and Right to Recover Losses After a Breach
On September 3, 2014, following the news of a possible breach at Home Depot (which was confirmed on September 8), the National Association of Federal Credit Unions (NAFCU) called on Congress to enact new legislation to hold retailers more responsible for data security breaches.
Fast fashion retailer Forever 21 Retail Inc. faces a putative class action lawsuit alleging that the retailer violated California law by requesting and recording shoppers’ credit card numbers and personal identification information at the point-of-sale.
NIST Issues Draft Report Enumerating Risks and Protections to Consider When Evaluating Mobile Apps for Your Enterprise
As the world recovers from the excitement leading up to Tuesday’s Apple Live Event announcement of the new iPhone 6 and Apple Watch, mobile app developers are chomping at the bit to create software that leverages the new operating system and Apple’s widely-anticipated “HealthKit,” a purportedly secure platform that allows mHealth apps to share user’s health and fitness data with the new Health app and with each other. In fact, over 300 apps were created per day in recent years, according to some reports.
In August 2014, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) approved final orders resolving its actions against Fandango, LLC (“Fandango”) and Credit Karma, Inc. (“Credit Karma”) for allegedly misrepresenting the security of their mobile apps to customers because of alleged security flaws in both mobile applications. Companies can look to the complaints and settlement orders for guidance in implementing security measures for their own mobile apps.
French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) Orders a French Company to Pay a EUR 5,000 Fine for the Non-compliance of Its Customer Geolocation System
On July 22, 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (“CNIL”) found that a luxury car rental company had failed to comply with the French data protection law with respect to the implementation of a customer geolocation system.
On September 10, 2014, President-elect of the European Commission, Jean-Claude Juncker, nominated his team of Commissioners. However, there is still a lack of clarity around responsibility for the data protection portfolio, including the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).
I recently posted about some companies making the decision to not announce when a data security breach has occurred, or at least they would think twice before announcing.