A criminal indictment was filed against “part of the online group ANONYMOUS in a campaign dubbed “OPERATION PAYBACK” …to engage in a coordinated series of cyber-attacks” with one charge of Conspiracy to Intentionally Cause Damage to a Protected Computer (18 U.S.C. § 371).
On Friday, September 27, 2013, Governor Brown signed California Assembly Bill 370 (AB 370), an amendment aimed at strengthening the state’s Online Privacy Protection Act (CalOPPA), into law.
On 7 October 2013, the Ministries for Justice and Home Affairs of the 28 Member States of the European Union met in Luxembourg to further discuss the draft General Data Protection Regulation that is intended to replace the current European data protection framework.
Despite the government shutdown, the Supreme Court is in for the 2013-2014 session. There are a couple of privacy cases on the agenda:
A California federal court recently issued a substantial monetary award in favor of Facebook and permanent injunction against a website that enabled its users to aggregate their data in social networking sites and messaging services.
California has moved one step closer towards amending its Constitution to create a presumption of harm whenever personal data is shared without a consumer’s express opt-in, a change that would clear a significant hurdle to many privacy breach lawsuits.
California has long had one of the more progressive online privacy laws in the country—and one that many states have looked to in adjusting and implementing their own. So when California governor signed into law two major changes to the law, one pertaining to “do not track” disclosures and the other on data breach notifications, the privacy law world took notice. Joining LXBN TV to explain the laws and their potential impact is Los Angeles attorney Tanya Forsheit, Founding Partner at InfoLawGroup.
The government of Manitoba recently enacted the Personal Information Protection and Identity Theft Prevention Act (“PIPITPA”) to regulate the collection, use and disclosure of personal information by the private sector in Manitoba.
On September 30, 2013, Hunton & Williams LLP hosted representatives from the U.S. Department of Commerce for a timely discussion of the Safe Harbor Framework, the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (“APEC”) Cross-Border Privacy Rules System (“CBPRs”), and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (“TTIP”) negotiations. The panel also addressed the development of privacy codes of conduct and privacy legislation being developed by the Department of Commerce.