Tag Archives: personal information

California Social Networking Privacy Act Stalls

California SB 242 (Social Networking Privacy Act), which we covered here, would require social networking websites to design default privacy settings that prevent information about a user from being displayed without affirmative consent from the user.  On May 27, 2011, the bill failed to receive enough votes to pass the California Senate.      The bill faced … Continue Reading

Three National Data Breach Notification Legislative Proposals Issued

So far this month, three legislative proposals containing a national data breach notification requirement have been issued.  On May 4, Rep. Bobby L. Rush (D-Ill.) reintroduced the Data Accountability and Trust Act.  On May 11, Rep. Cliff Stearns (R-Fla.) introduced the Data Accountability and Trust Act (DATA) of 2011.  One day later, the White House … Continue Reading

Restaurant Group Pays $110,000 to Settle Lawsuit Alleging a Failure to Secure Payment Card Data

In a February co-post with Baker Hostetler’s Hospitality Lawg, we wrote about security breach reports that continued to show hospitality and restaurant groups as favorite targets of hackers.  Two of the factors we cited as explanations for their vulnerability—failure to secure wireless networks and not complying with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI … Continue Reading
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