On April 10, 2014, the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a joint “Antitrust Policy Statement on Sharing of Cybersecurity Information.”
Fair Notice or No Notice? Wyndham Worldwide Case and the Expanding Power of the FTC to Police Data Security – Part II
This morning, the FTC announced that it would host a public workshop in September entitled “Big Data: A Tool for Inclusion or Exclusion?” in order to examine the increasing use of big-data analytics and its potential impact on low-income, diverse, and underserved American consumers.
SB 1177, the Student Online Privacy Protection Act was recently introduced in the California legislature. This is a bad bill for the private educational industry, and ultimately for parents and students.
Two FCC TCPA Orders Address Consent Through an Intermediary, Provide First TCPA Exemption, and Hint at Future Directions
The FCC recently issued a Declaratory Ruling and an Order that provide some clarity in the TCPA arena and create a new exemption for certain types of text messages and calls.
The European Data Protection Supervisor (EDPS) has issued a preliminary opinion that addresses some of the issues and convergences in EU data protection, consumer protection and competition laws that are not up to date with the current development of big data.
A recurring criticism of Australian privacy law has been that the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth) (the Act) lacked any real bite – the enforcement powers of the privacy watchdog, the Information Commissioner, were limited.
Federal Court Upholds FTC’s Authority to Bring Enforcement Actions Over Data-Security Standards; Will Class Actions Follow?
Already, 2014 has been an eventful year in the world of data breaches and cybersecurity. In addition to a flurry of litigation over high-profile breaches at the start of the year, the National Institute for Standards and Technology released its long-anticipated Cybersecurity Framework.
Earlier this week, a federal district court in New Jersey issued an opinion ruling on Wyndham Worldwide Corporation’s and three of its subsidiaries’ (collectively “Wyndham’s”) motion to dismiss, finding for the FTC on all grounds.
The iPhone 5s debuted with a list of new features designed to enhance its users’ experience.