Similar to website browsers, many mobile applications collect a variety of information from the user, including, the user’s identity, usage history, past log-ins, and location. This enables the application to provide various functionality and to tailor features of the application for a better user experience (e.g., items retained in a shopping cart or targeted advertising). … Continue reading →
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MVA Seminar – Limiting Legal Liability for Potential Privacy and Data Security Issues: Practical Approaches to a Complex Problem
LIMITING LEGAL LIABILITY FOR POTENTIAL PRIVACY AND DATA SECURITY ISSUES: PRACTICAL APPROACHES TO A COMPLEX PROBLEM (APRIL 29, 2015): You know that privacy and data security issues pose a huge risk for your company. Regulatory penalties, litigation costs and recovery, and even just the cost of analyzing a data breach and sending out required notices can … Continue reading »
by Privacy & Data Security Associate Brandon Gaskins 2014 was the year of the data breach as several large, high profile breaches occurred, including EBay, Target, and Home Depot, that affected the personal data of millions of Americans. On January 12, 2015, President Obama announced his intention to introduce legislation (by way of Congress) to require … Continue reading »
An Early Christmas Present for Consumers? Court Rules that Retailers Can Be Liable to Banks Arising from Data Breaches.
by Privacy & Data Security Members Karin McGinnis & Robert Sumner Cyber-Monday sales weren’t the only good thing that happened for consumers this week. Later in the week a federal judge in Minnesota thwarted Target’s attempt to dismiss a lawsuit brought by banks and credit unions arising out of the massive data breach last year. … Continue reading »
DATA BREACH AND CYBER-LIABILITY: PREPARING FOR LITIGATION (FEBRUARY 27, 2014, SPEAKER – ROBERT SUMNER): Data breaches and liability for losses causes by the breach of sensitive information have garnered a great deal of attention over the past few years. With data breaches at the South Carolina Department of Revenue in 2012 affecting millions of taxpayers and the … Continue reading »