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Can You Keep a Secret, App?

Can You Keep a Secret, App? | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
Secret, a new app that lets you share honestly and anonymously, is addictive.
On Facebook and Twitter, I follow a simple rule: post nothing I’d be embarrassed about if my boss saw it. On a new iPhone app called Secret, I’ve kissed that rule goodbye.
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Blog Post: FTC Approves 6th Safe-Harbor Program For Child Privacy Rule

The Federal Trade Commission on Wednesday authorized the kidSAFE Seal Program to police children’s online privacy guidelines, creating the sixth safe-harbor provider under tough, revised agency regulations.
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Google admits data mining student emails in its free education apps

Google admits data mining student emails in its free education apps | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
I missed this at the time, but thankfully, Joe Cadillic didn’t and sent it along.
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Does SB 568, California's New 'Eraser Button' law, apply to you? : Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

This post was written by Lisa B. Kim, Joshua B. Marker, and Paul Cho. One of the bills we have been following since May has recently cleared the gover
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California Passes Legislation Requiring Search Warrant for Disclosure of Stored Content

Continuing a flurry of recent legislative activity (see posts here and here), the California legislature on Tuesday passed a bill requiring that California law enforcement agencies obtain a search warrant to compel the production of communications...
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Blog Post: Lowe's, Payless, PetSmart Sued Over ZIP Code Collection

Lowe's Home Centers Inc., Payless Shoesource Inc. and PetSmart Inc.
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Ten Days, Ten Tips – Countdown to HIPAA/HITEC Omnibus Rule Compliance

Ten Days, Ten Tips – Countdown to HIPAA/HITEC Omnibus Rule Compliance | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
Unless the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) makes another last-minute, litigation-inspired decision to delay the September 23, 2013 compliance date, we’re on a 10-day countdown for compliance with most of the Omnibus Rule...
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In Driver Privacy Case, Second Circuit Requires Data Resellers to Exercise Reasonable Care

In Driver Privacy Case, Second Circuit Requires Data Resellers to Exercise Reasonable Care | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
The Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled today in Gordon v. Softech that under the Driver Privacy Protection Act data brokers may be liable for the use of personal information that they obtain from DMVs and then sell to others.
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5 LinkedIn Privacy Settings For Job Hunters

5 LinkedIn Privacy Settings For Job Hunters | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
LinkedIn users, here's what you need to know about keeping your job-seeking activity quiet.
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HIPAA Final Rule highlights for practitioners

HIPAA Final Rule highlights for practitioners | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
The Final Rule enhances patient privacy protections, provides individuals with new rights to their health information and strengthens the government’s enforcement of and penalties under the law.
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Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Overhaul of Electronic Communications Privacy Act

Senate Judiciary Committee Approves Overhaul of Electronic Communications Privacy Act | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
A bill, approved by the Judiciary Committee, would require law enforcement officials to obtain a warrant from a judge before gaining access to messages in individual accounts.
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Google sees more government snooping in first half of 2012

Graeme McMillan reports:
You may not be having an affair with a high-ranking American Intelligence Official, but that doesn’t mean that Big Brother isn’t watching you nonetheless.
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Court Finds Citibank Opt-Out Confirmation Text Does Not Violate TCPA

Court Finds Citibank Opt-Out Confirmation Text Does Not Violate TCPA | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
On October 30, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California ruled that an opt-out confirmation text sent by Citibank (South Dakota), N.A. (“Citibank”) did not violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”).
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Blog Post: Takeaways From 9th Circ. FCRA Ruling Against Spokeo

The Ninth Circuit's recent Fair Credit Reporting Act decision against Spokeo Inc. likely will be welcomed by plaintiffs in data privacy and data security actions who have struggled to show injury and frequently faced dismissal on that ground.
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Facebook “Sponsored Stories” case update

Facebook “Sponsored Stories” case update | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
Scott Michelman writes on Public Citizen: We’ve discussed before the case against Facebook’s Sponsored Stories program, which resulted in a settlement to which Public Citizen objected on behalf of a group of parents from around the country.
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Blog Post: FTC Embraces Flexibility With New COPPA Compliance Tools

The Federal Trade Commission recently approved a new safe harbor program and method for obtaining verifiable parental consent under its children's online privacy rule, welcome additions that attorneys say fulfill the regulator's pledge to give the...
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Bill Text - SB-568 Privacy: Internet: minors.

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New California Privacy Rights Law for Minors on the Internet
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OECD Releases Updated Privacy Guidelines

OECD Releases Updated Privacy Guidelines | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development has released the 2013 revisions to its privacy guidelines.
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OCR Issues Model Notices of Privacy Practices

OCR Issues Model Notices of Privacy Practices | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
As the compliance date for the final Omnibus HIPAA privacy and security rule looms, September 23, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights and Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology lend a helping hand to covered entities by...
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Court Rules That Google Should NOT Have Collected Wifi Data

Google collected unprotected wifi data while taking Street View pictures between 2007 and 2010, and paid $7 million fine to the FTC.
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EPIC Supports International Principles for Privacy Protection

EPIC Supports International Principles for Privacy Protection | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
EPIC has joined with leading human rights organizations and privacy experts in support of the "International Principles on the Application of Human Rights to Communications Surveillance." The Principles were adopted in response to growing concern...
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Blog Post: Assessing IRS Liability For Disclosing Tax Return Info

The IRS has had a rough several months defending allegations that it inappropriately targeted conservative groups seeking nonprofit status, wasted taxpayer money on lavish conferences, and some of its employees used agency credit cards to buy...
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Advocates: Free market doesn't work for online privacy

Advocates: Free market doesn't work for online privacy | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
Web and mobile device users have little understanding about how much of their personal data is collected online, making it difficult to rely on free-market competition for solutions to privacy concerns, privacy experts told the U.S.
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Supreme Court Limits Remedies for Credit Card Privacy Violations

Supreme Court Limits Remedies for Credit Card Privacy Violations | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
In U.S. v. Bormes, the U.S. Supreme Court held that the government could not be sued for violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act under an 1887 law that waived governmental immunity for certain claims "premised on other sources of law." The case...
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Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Discussion of the FTC's Privacy Framework

Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Discussion of the FTC's Privacy Framework | Privacy Info | Scoop.it
Lillie Coney,
EPIC Associate Director
AARP National Policy Council Roundtables
Washington, D.C.
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