Privacy Safe Harbor for US/EU Data Transfers is Abolished

Hold onto your hat, but, on October 6, 2015, the Court of Justice of the EU abolished the safe harbor on which US companies rely for transfers of data between the US and EU.  So, as of today, if you are transferring “personal data” between the US and the EU and you are relying on […]

Round Up – Things You May Have Missed (including some good summer cocktail banter material)

Cyber Security Report – Earlier this year, Verizon released viagra femme france montreal its 2013 Data Breach Investigations Report.  The report analyzes and presents data regarding the current state of various data breaches and network attacks.  Some of the results are surprising.             92% of breaches are perpetrated by outsiders             19% of breaches are […]

Got a Website or App With No Privacy Policy? California Has a Fine For That.

If you have a website or a mobile app that is viewed or downloaded by a California resident or if your entity has ties to California, you must comply with the California Online Privacy Protection Act (the “Act”).  The Act requires that if you operate an online service that collects any identifiable information, the operator […]

A BETRAYAL AMONG FRIENDS: Privacy Issues Surrounding Posts on Facebook

Exactly what protections should be granted to individuals who post information on Facebook?  This was the question before the US District Court of NJ at a summary judgment hearing in the case of Deborah Ehling v. Monmouth-Ocean Hospital Service Corp., et al., 2012 BL 131926 (D.N.J. May 30, 2012).   The Plaintiff was an employee of […]