Windows 10 Violates Dutch Data Protection Laws

On October 13th, the Dutch Data Protection Authority (Dutch DPA) announced that it had completed its investigation of Microsoft Windows 10 and determined that Windows 10’s default user privacy and consent settings violate Dutch data protection laws.  This case is a prime example of wh
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Culhane Meadows Partner Linda Priebe Earns CIPP/E Certification

Culhane Meadows, PLLC is pleased to announce that Linda Priebe in our DC office has earned the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/Europe (CIPP/E) credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). Linda becomes our 4th certified priv
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U.S. Releases EU-US Privacy Shield Fact Sheet 

  Does your U.S. based company communicate with people living in the EU? Does it receive information or data from, or about, people in the EU? Does it have customers, contractors or suppliers in the EU? Does it have employees working in the EU? Is it one of the over 4,000 U.S. co
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Leaving the (U.S.-EU Safe) Harbor, Taking Up an (EU-U.S.) Shield

While U.S. and EU authorities missed the January 16, 2016 deadline for replacement of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework declared invalid by the EU high court late last year, new hope for a substitute arrangement has dawned
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Beware Spear-Phishing on LinkedIn and other Social Media

In speaking on a panel regarding data security for the Institute of Internal Auditors last week, I became aware of a new type of security threat
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A New Era Dawns in EU Data Protection: Coming Attractions under the GDPR

The European Commission issued an announcement yesterday of its agreement with the other two major government actors within the EU to adopt a new General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) to govern data protection and data security issues throughout the EU. Intended to completely re
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The US-EU Safe Harbor Implosion: What’s Next For U.S. Companies?

When Edward Snowden disclosed the extent of US government surveillance of private communications taking place in the US and elsewhere in 2013, it is unlikely that he would have anticipated that his actions would lead to a potential breakdown in electronic commerce between the US and E
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FTC Tells Business “Start With Security”

This scary symbol for computer virus marks the Federal Trade Commission’s new “Start with Security: A Guide for Business” issued on June 30, 2015. The Guide reviews over 50 data security enforcement settlements and provides lessons learned for business from those cases.
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New Data Breach Laws Expand Covered Data

Nearly all states have data breach laws requiring businesses holding certain types of consumer personal data to notify affected persons when there is a breach or suspected breach. As consumers are barraged seemingly on a weekly basis with news reports of yet another breach, what trend
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FTC Internet of Things (IoT) Report Focuses on Security and Consumer Expectations

In January, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a detailed report, “Internet of Things: Privacy & Security in a Connected World”. The FTC’s Report urges product designers and manufactures to adopt best practices including a strong focus on data security 
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LinkedIn Gets Painful Lesson on Data Privacy Due to its “Invitation to Join” Spam

Author: Kim Verska Last week in the Northern District of California, LinkedIn got a painful reminder of what might properly be called the First Commandment of Data Privacy, namely, “Thou Shalt Not Surprise Thy User with Your Use of User’s Personal Data.”  In Perkins et al v. LinkedIn
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