The FTC has just published updates to the COPPA FAQs, the Commission’s compliance guide for businesses and consumers, to address the applicability of COPPA and the Amended COPPA Rule to educational institutions and businesses that provide online services, including mobile apps, to educational institutions.
In its most basic sense, a venue is the place where an event is held. In law, it’s pretty much the same—venue refers to the location of the court where a trial takes place.
Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s Mid-Year Report on Student Loan Complaints Reveals Reports of Auto-Default When Co-Signer Dies or Files Bankruptcy
The Article 29 Working Party’s new opinion on anonymization techniques provides a useful primer on randomization and generalization (i.e., data aggregation) techniques used to anonymize data sets.
“End-users, sysadmins, and developers lead the pack when it comes to mucking things up, though pretty much all of us are guilty.” These are simple, yet telling, words from the 2014 Data Breach Investigations Report released this week by Verizon.
Article 29 Working Party Proposes Clauses for Data Transfers from EU Processors to Non-EU Subprocessors
As is well-known, personal data is restricted from leaving the EEA. On 21 March, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party (the WP) issued draft ad hoc model clauses for data transfers from EU processors to non-EU subprocessors.
Much has been written about Heartbleed and the significant impact it has on the security infrastructure of the internet. Articles and blog postings have taken both the “sky is falling” and “it’s not so bad” points of view.
The year 2014 is being hailed as the year of wearable technologies. Wearables captured significant attention at January’s International Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, and hundreds of new products are expected to be released over the next 12 months.
Two companies were hit with fines equaling a total of almost $2 million to settle alleged Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) violations involving stolen, unencrypted laptops, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced on Tuesday.