Posts Tagged ‘silicon valley privacy lawyer’
Should Data Collected from a Smart Device Be Usable in a Criminal Prosecution?
The increasing reliance on “smart” devices is creating a variety of new legal issues, including the following: whether or not data collected from a “smart” device should be usable in a criminal prosecution? This fact pattern came up recently in an Arkansas murder case, where an Amazon Echo was in a home where a body…Read More
Software Companies Should Rethink Privacy Practices Following Recent FTC Enforcement Actions
If you are in software industry, you probably are cognizant of the financial significance of data monetization to the industry. But how informed are you of privacy protection practices in the industry? Software companies may want to take note in light of recent enforcement activity by the FTC and tighten their practices, including drafting of…Read More
VIZIO Settles with FTC and New Jersey over Data Tracking Practices
VIZIO has settled a case with the FTC and State of New Jersey for $2.2 million, which alleged that the data tracking of smart TVs, which occurred without viewer’s informed consent was “unfair and deceptive” in violation of the FTC Act and New Jersey consumer protection laws. VIZIO to Pay $2.2 Million to FTCRead More
Latest Data Breach Involving Taxpayer Data Stored in Tax Preparation Software Suggests Need for Greater Government Regulation
With all the recent calls for greater FTC regulation of consumer data generally, it’s interesting that there has been very little commentary about the need for greater regulation of taxpayer data. However, the disclosure of a second data breach since the first of the year affecting a major tax preparation software company suggests that consumers…Read More
Should FTC Regulation Increase Over Commercial Use of Data?
Should the Federal Trade Commission be doing more to regulate how businesses are using consumer data? The LA Times just ran a column by David Lazarus where he took that position and argued that U.S. privacy laws should be more like European privacy laws, where there is a “right to be forgotten.” He makes…Read More
Should Silicon Valley be Alarmed About Newly Proposed Government Surveillance?
If you are working in the tech community or have opposed the expansion of government surveillance that has been occurring since 9/11, you may be alarmed by the bill that has just been introduced in the Senate that has the potential to take government surveillance to a new level of intrusiveness: the Cybersecurity Information Sharing…Read More