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Broker and compliance officer personally fined by SEC for customer privacy violations

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

The Securities and Exchange Commission imposed fines of $20,000 each against the former president of a broker-dealer and a former broker for their actions in transferring customer information to a new firm as the defunct firm wound down

No Fourth Amendment violation in transfer of laptop seized at border for forensic examination

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

The transfer of a laptop seized at a border crossing to a facility 170 miles away for forensic examination was justified under the border search doctrine, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled

Cost of credit monitoring for victims of data security breach constitutes loss under CFAA

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

The cost of providing credit monitoring for employees whose personal information was accessed as a result of unauthorized access by an inmate to a prison computer network constitutes a "loss" under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, the United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit ruled

FTC consumer privacy settlement over Google Buzz includes EU Safe Harbor violations

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • European Union, USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

The Federal Trade Commission settled deceptive practices charges against Google relating to the rollout of the Google Buzz social network in 2010, including charges that Google violated the substantive requirements of the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor agreement

No implied consent under SCA to discovery of e-mails arises from e-mail account holder's fugitive status

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

A parent who is alleged to have unlawfully taken her children to a foreign county did not thereby consent, within the meaning of the Stored Communications Act, to the disclosure of her e-mails pursuant to a civil discovery subpoena directed to her ISP, the district court ruled

Bills to regulate consumer privacy introduced in U.S. House and Senate

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

Several bills aimed at regulating the collection and use of consumer personal information was introduced in Congress in April

Decreased value of consumer personal information resulting from security breach confers standing in personal injury suit

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

A plaintiff whose personal data was contained in a social network service online database copied by a hacker sufficiently alleged an injury-in-fact to support Article III standing, on the theory that the value of his personal information was diminished as a result of the breach, a district court ruled

Infringement and circumvention of massively multiplayer online video game yield $300,000 damages award

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

The court entered a default judgment for statutory damages for trademark and copyright infringement and circumvention of technological measures resulting from the distribution of unauthorized copies of the plaintiff's videogame

Employee violation of employer computer use policy can support CFAA criminal charge

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

An employee's violation of an employer's computer use policy can support a criminal charge of exceeding authorized access under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, a district court ruled

FTC finalizes settlement with Twitter for failure to safeguard consumer personal information

  • Proskauer Rose LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • May 5 2011

The charges arose out of lapses in the security of the social networking site's administrative accounts, which enabled hackers to gain access to both administrative and customer accounts