Tag Archives: Consumer Protection

FTC Launches Data Security Initiative

On June 30, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced its new "Start With Security" initiative, which will provide businesses with information on data security and how to protect consumer information.… Continue Reading

Consumer Groups Drop Out of NTIA Multistakeholder Process Regarding the Commercial Use of Facial Recognition Technology

On June 16, 2015, the Consumer Federation of America announced in a joint statement with other privacy advocacy groups that they would no longer participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Telecommunications and Information Administration multistakeholder process to develop a code of conduct regarding the commercial use of facial recognition technology.… Continue Reading

French Data Protection Authority Reveals 2015 Inspection Program

On May 25, 2015, the French Data Protection Authority released its long-awaited annual inspection program for 2015, announcing that a target of 550 inspections was set for 2015, including 350 on-site inspections, document reviews or hearings and 200 online inspections. This blog entry provides a summary of the program.… Continue Reading

Cyber Insurance: Addressing Your Risks and Liabilities

In a webinar hosted by Hunton & Williams LLP and CT, Hunton & Williams partners Lon Berk and Lisa Sotto discuss current cyber threats and educate companies on how to take full advantage of their existing insurance programs and specialized cyber insurance products to effectively and proactively address cyber risks.… Continue Reading

Data Security Act Introduced in New York State Assembly

On April 8, 2015, a New York Assemblyman introduced the Data Security Act in the New York State Assembly that would require New York businesses to implement and maintain information security safeguards. The Data Security Act also expands the scope of New York’s breach notification law.… Continue Reading

FTC Reaches Settlement in First Enforcement Action Against a Retail Tracking Company

On April 23, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced that Nomi Technologies has agreed to settle charges stemming from allegations that the company misled consumers with respect to their ability to opt out of the company's mobile device tracking service at retail locations. The settlement marks the FTC's first Section 5 enforcement action against a company that provides tracking services at retailers.… Continue Reading

FCC Joins Asia Pacific Privacy Forum

On April 15, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission announced that it has joined the Asia Pacific Privacy Authorities, the principal forum for privacy authorities in the Asia-Pacific Region.… Continue Reading

Department of Education Releases Guidance for Schools Regarding Terms of Service Offered by Providers of Online Educational Services

On February 26, 2015, the Department of Education’s Privacy Technical Assistance Center issued guidance to assist schools, school districts and vendors with understanding the primary laws regulating student privacy and how compliance with those laws may be affected by Terms of Service offered by providers of online educational services and mobile applications.… Continue Reading

Sotto Speaks Out on Potential for “Armageddon-Type Cyber Event”

On March 2, 2015, HuffPost Live interviewed four cybersecurity experts, including Lisa Sotto of Hunton & Williams LLP, in response to a top financial regulator’s warning of an “Armageddon-type cyber event” that could eventually affect the U.S. economy. This blog entry provides a link to the segment.… Continue Reading
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