Your Privacy--Just Not What if Used to be...

A recent report that Web 2.0 (Facebook, Twiter, MySapce, et al) continues to encourage friends to share private information at an alarming rate is hardly a surprise. Research at a number of universities demonstrates that things are probably worse than most people image. For instance, the 2009...

Germany to Google: Respect data privacy

BERLIN - (AP) Germany's Foreign Minister has warned Google co-founder Larry Page to respect the nation's data protection laws in an escalating dispute over the U.S. Internet giant's "Street View" mapping program. Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle spoke with Page on Thursday...

Gibson Dunn Launches Information Technology, Data Privacy Practice Group

LOS ANGELES - Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP has announced the formation of its new Information Technology and Data Privacy Practice Group. The Information Technology and Data Privacy Group formally brings together the firm's lawyers who represent leading technology and online media companies...

ICO Issues Its Largest Fine against a Single Entity for Date Security Breach

Excerpt: 2011 Emerging Issues 5859 Summary: On June 9, 2011, the UK's data privacy regulator, the Information Commissioner's Office, imposed its biggest fine to date against a single data controller for breaching the UK's Data Protection Act of 1998. The ICO issued a monetary penalty...

LexisNexis® Emerging Issues Law Community Podcast: David Bender on Privacy and Data Protection

On this edition, David Bender, solo practitioner and Adjunct Professor at the University of Houston Law Center, discusses why privacy is so important, practical tips for dealing with a data security breach, federal statutes and state laws that come into play and emerging issues in data privacy. Mr...

Fulbright: Foreign Investigations - A Case Study

View Media With the widely-reported increase in FCPA enforcement by the U.S. DOJ and SEC, and the new UK Bribery Act recently taking effect, corporations are increasingly required to conduct anti-bribery due diligence and investigations across the globe. Yet EU data privacy laws often seem to...

Hans-Josef Vogel on Social Media Plug-Ins: Recent Court Decisions in Germany

By Hans-Josef Vogel Social media plug-ins, such as the Facebook "Like" button, have become ubiquitous on the internet. Their legal implications are yet not fully determined. Issues of both data protection law and fair trade matters are commonly disputed. Two recent German court decisions...

Ballard Spahr LLP Privacy Alert: White House Privacy Report And App Actions May Change Privacy Landscape

We witnessed major developments in the U.S. privacy legal landscape [in February]. Most significantly, on February 23, 2012, the White House released its long-awaited report on consumer data privacy. A week earlier, on February 16, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") released a staff...

Williams Mullen: Data Privacy – Know What Rights You Are Extending To Your U.S. Customers And Employees

By Robert C. Dewar Many foreign businesses commence trading in the U.S. without paying a lot of attention to their data privacy policies. Unlike the UK, where the Data Protection Act (which implements the European Data Protection Directive into UK law) applies to all businesses, the U.S. does not...

Happy Data Privacy Day! Do You Feel Secure? #DPD14

Data Privacy Day began in the United States and Canada in January 2008 as an extension of the Data Protection Day celebration in Europe. The Day commemorates the 1981 signing of Convention 108 – the first legally binding international treaty dealing with privacy and data protection. How are...

Data Breaches Still on the Rise in the U.S.

by Korey Clark A massive breach of credit card account information five years ago was considered a wake-up call for retail businesses and financial services companies around the globe. But while that call appears to have been heeded in much of the world, data breach headlines continue to come at an...

Delaware Employers Have New Recordkeeping Obligations

Delaware’s Governor has signed legislation related to the safe destruction of documents containing personal identifying information. The bill is effective January 1, 2015, and requires that commercial entities take all reasonable steps to destroy a consumer’s personal identifying information...