Everyone today is concerned about identity theft. Here are some actions you can take to protect yourself against identity theft.
On June 25, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled unanimously in the case of Riley v. California, 573 U.S. ________ (2014), that police may not generally search the cell phones of people they arrest without first getting search warrants. Should the police confront an authentic “now or never” situation, Chief Justice Roberts wrote, they may be entitled to search the cell phone if “exigent circumstances” exist.
EPIC alleges that Facebook’s “secretive and non-consensual use of personal information to conduct an ongoing psychological experiment on 700,000 Facebook users.”
As federal courts continue to grapple with the explosion of litigation brought by plaintiffs under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) is increasingly being called upon to address complex questions arising from the application of this analog statute to the digital world.
On June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (FIPA), which will repeal Florida’s current breach notification statute at Fla. Stat. § 817.5681 and replace it with a new statute at Fla. Stat. § 501.171 effective July 1, 2014.
Under the auspices of the Bavarian state data protection authority, the so-called Düsseldorfer Kreis (an association of all German data privacy regulators for the private sector) on June 23 published guidelines for developers and providers of mobile apps.
On 2 July 2014, the European Commission issued a Communication titled “Towards a thriving data-driven economy”, which describes the features of such economy and sets out some operational conclusions.
LXBN TV: Supreme Court Makes the Right Call in Deeming Warrantless Cell Phone Searches Unconstitutional
Recently, the Supreme Court justices have taken quite a beating when it comes to their technical aptitude. “How can they be expected to weight issues at the bleeding edge of law and technology,” it’s been asked, “when they don’t even understand the basics of how some stuff works?” Well, some of the justices may or not may know how to use a smartphone, but they made the right decision in a key ruling on them.
The Florida Information Protection Act went into effect on July 1. The law imposes notification requirements on any business that acquires, maintains, stores or uses personal information when that business suffers a breach of security, i.e., unauthorized access of data in electronic form containing personal information.
The recent United States Supreme Court decision in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby Stores, Inc. has attorneys, pundits, policy-makers and businesses (yes, corporations are people, too) pondering big, quintessentially American issues like the free exercise of religion, compelling government interests, and our fundamental right to make money (and, as a corollary issue, what distinguishes for-profit from not-for-profit corporations).