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Courts Starting To Weigh In On Laws Governing Data Security

by Ronald Weikers, Leslie Spasser and Rebecca Conner The laws governing data security impose varying obligations on businesses that maintain data, and courts are starting to weigh in as to the duties that exist between business customers and their vendors. This article summarizes recent legal developments...

Attack of the Killer Initiative? Opt-In Privacy Regime in the Pipeline for a California Ballot Initiative

Former California State Senator Steve Peace (director of the film Attack of the Killer Tomatoes ) and trial lawyer Michael Thorsnes have filed a potentially revolutionary draft ballot initiative with the California Attorney General’s Office. If approved by voters, it would amend the California...

California Enacts New Website Disclosure Requirements

By The Ballard Spahr LLP Consumer Financial Services Group A new California law taking effect on January 1, 2014, will require any operator of a website or online service that collects personally identifiable information on state residents to include new do-not-track disclosures in its privacy...

CGL And Data Breach: Taking A Different Approach Than – Is There Publication Of Material That Violates A Person’s Right Of Privacy?

Lately the coverage world has been abuzz over the New York trial court’s decision in Zurich American Ins. Co. v. Sony Corp. of America -- the first decision to address in earnest whether a commercial general liability policy provides coverage for the loss of a company’s customers’ personally...

California Attorney General Releases Privacy Policy Guidance for 'Do Not Track' Disclosures

California Attorney General Kamala Harris recently released guidance, Making Your Privacy Practice Public , to help companies comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act's (CalOPPA) "Do Not Track" (DNT) disclosure requirements which took effect on January 1, 2014 . CalOPPA...