Topic: Personally identifiable information

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FCPA Enforcement, Consumer Data, Trade Secrets, ERISA Advisories

Breaking up is hard to do: on this day in 1982, AT&T agrees to break up and divest itself of 22 local telephone operating companies. It’s everything you need to know about FCPA enforcement in 2013. Really – everything… (Shearman & Sterling) Do you collect personally identifiable information on your website? (Kent Schmidt at Dorsey… Read more »

What’s New in International Privacy Law? This…

We admit it – the overviews of key international privacy law developments in 2013 from attorneys at BakerHostetler read like dispatches from our bucket list of global travel. Costa Rica, South Africa, Singapore, Peru, Kazakhstan… <Sigh> More importantly, however, they read like a multinational’s guide to complying with personal privacy laws around the world. And… Read more »

With New EU Data Rules to Protect Personal Info, US Companies May Have to Decide Whose Laws to Break

“Article 43a appears to be in reaction to the National Security Administration’s PRISM program, which was recently brought to light by Edward Snowden.” (Gerald Ferguson and Alan Pate of BakerHostetler) Earlier this month, the EU Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (LIBE) approved a set of proposed amendments to the EU Data Protection Regulation that could have… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Abusive Practices, Illegal Subsidies, Credit Ratings, Patent Trolls, I-9 Data

Long week? Kick back with the JD Supra Corporate Brief. You’ll feel better… The CFPB just took action against a debt collector for “abusive practices.” And the entire debt-collection industry should sit up and take notice (Foley & Lardner) You can relax now: NASDAQ is withdrawing its proposal to require listed companies maintain an internal… Read more »

Massachusetts Tells Retailers Who Collect Customer ZIP Codes to… “Zip It.”

“’May I have your zip code?’ is an all-too-familiar question that may be going the way of the dinosaur in Massachusetts.” (Mintz Levin) On March 11, 2013, Massachusetts became the second state in the union after California to prohibit retailers from collecting customer ZIP codes when processing purchases via credit card. The background, from attorneys… Read more »

California Court: Online Retailers May Ask for Personal Info

Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court handed down a ruling that gives online retailers plenty to sing about. The background, from Anthony Schoenberg and Stephanie Skaff of law firm Farella Braun + Martel: “Attempting to strike a balance between the competing concerns of privacy and fraud protection, the California Supreme Court ruled yesterday that… Read more »