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Cybersecurity Threats May Impact Your Digital Health

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition, Health Information

As the healthcare industry continues to embrace the Internet of Things, cybersecurity may present unprecedented health and privacy risks to patients. Wireless-enabled medical devices are increasingly common. For some patients, this means that their hearts are, quite literally, connected … Continue Reading

UPDATE: The FCC Approves Privacy Regulations for Internet Service Providers

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Competition, Data retention, Data Security, Privacy

This morning the FCC voted along party lines to adopt rules subjecting broadband internet service providers (ISPs) to new consumer privacy regulations. According to the FCC’s press release, the rules give “customers the tools they need to make informed decisions … Continue Reading

UPDATE: Got Data? Actual Harm Not Required for FTC Enforcement Action for Lax Security Measures

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Data Security, FTC enforcement

As anticipated, things are getting even more exciting with the case previously covered in Password Protected.  Specifically, LabMD is appealing the landmark data security case between it and the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) that examines an alleged data breach, … Continue Reading

The FTC Strikes Back: LifeLock, Inc. Agrees to $100 Million Payout

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Cybersecurity, FTC enforcement, Identity Theft, Information Management

On December 17, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced a $100 million settlement with LifeLock, Inc., to resolve litigation with the FTC and a national class of consumers relating to LifeLock’s marketing representations and information security programs.  The settlement … Continue Reading

Vizio and Google Data Privacy Class Actions Illustrate Risks of Data Collection – And Defensive Value of Robust Disclosures

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Litigation, Other

Two recent developments in data privacy litigation highlight the continuing challenges to companies that collect internet usage information without clearly disclosing the manner and method in which they are doing so to users.  As these events demonstrate, plaintiffs’ attorneys are … Continue Reading