On January 8, 2018, the FTC announced that VTech, maker of electronic toys for children, agreed to settle charges that it violated the law by collecting personal information without parental consent.
When Congress enacted the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act … Continue Reading
On September 15, 2017, the Trump White House released a Press Release regarding the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield—reiterating that they “firmly believe that the upcoming review [of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield] will demonstrate the strength of the American promise to protect … Continue Reading
On June 30, 2016, the Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced the first-ever settlement of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) claims against a business associate. According to the settlement agreement, an OCR investigation found … Continue Reading
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
Last winter, following a well-publicized data breach, a group of financial institutions sued Target, arguing that Target should be held responsible for the damages that they had experienced as a result of the data breach despite the fact such damage … Continue Reading