Our guest this week is David Heyman, who recently completed a tour as DHS’s Assistant Secretary for Policy (my old job).
Whitney Wolfe, former marketing vice president and co-founder of the company responsible for the popular mobile dating app, Tinder®, recently filed suit in California state court alleging sexual harassment and discrimination surrounding her experience and eventual departure from the company.
EPIC alleges that Facebook’s “secretive and non-consensual use of personal information to conduct an ongoing psychological experiment on 700,000 Facebook users.”
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.
Russ: This is PKF Texas’ Entrepreneur’s Playbook. I’m Russ Capper, this weeks’ guest host. And continuing on the topic of port advisory services, I’m here with Keith Miceli, International Business Advisor at PKF Texas. Keith, welcome back to the Playbook.
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.
The US Supreme has refused to consider Google’s claim that when Street View collected unencrypted Wifi data between 2007 and 2010 that it was “readily accessible to the general public” so the collection was not a violation of the Wiretap Act” which claim was rejected in December 2013 by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Canada’s neighbors to the south should pay attention to its anti-spam laws despite the early criticism.