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Data Privacy Monitor Blog

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Recent Trends, Future Predictions, and Effective Risk Assessments

USA - January 8 2018 Risk assessments are a fundamental part of any organization’s risk management process. But many organizations still do not incorporate true risk…

The IRS Succeeds in Compelling Crypto Exchange to Disclose User Information

USA - January 4 2018 As the price of bitcoin leaps and lurches toward new highs, it seems fitting that the legal regime surrounding it and other virtual currencies is…

Coming Full Circle: FTC Recovers BIAS Regulation Jurisdiction Following FCC Vote

USA - January 3 2018 In a widely publicized decision, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted on Dec. 14, 2017, to repeal the tenets of the Protecting and…

Small Health Care Providers: Do you really know what your IT services vendor is providing to secure your systems?

USA - December 27 2017 A small health care provider such as a physician office or clinic often will contract with an IT services vendor to meet overall IT needs to operate…

Bringing Geolocation Into Focus

USA - December 1 2017 With another Thanksgiving and another Black Friday having come and gone the holiday shopping season is in full swing yet again. As brick-and-mortar…

Moving Beyond Passwords - Does Your Face Raise Privacy Concerns?

USA - November 8 2017 Phishing attacks continue to be the root cause of a considerable number of data breaches. Typically, these incidents occur when employees are enticed…

From the Mouths of Babes: FTC Issues COPPA Enforcement Policy Regarding Voice Recordings

USA - November 7 2017 On October 23, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released new guidance on how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule may apply to…

Deception and Unfair Practices Come Preinstalled

USA - October 23 2017 Lenovo, a manufacturer of personal computers, recently agreed, among other things, to implement a software security program in a settlement with the…

FTC Takes Action Against Individual Social Media Influencers

USA - September 26 2017 Advertisers’ and brands’ use of social media influencers has continued to grow in importance as brands seek to reach new consumers while marketing to…

European Court Provides Further Clarity on Employee Monitoring

European Union, Romania - September 20 2017 The September 5, 2017, decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Bărbulescu v Romania (Bărbulescu) has interrupted…