Travelers visiting the US may have to prepare for more hassles at customs: All foreign nationals leaving the country at 30 airports must have their fingerprints taken, according to a new amendment to a planned immigration reform bill. The amendment, which was approved by the Senate Judiciary Committee in a 13-5 vote, will see departure [...]
From Out-Law.com: Billy Hawkes, Ireland’s Data Protection Commissioner, said that there had been a “disturbing failure of governance” in relation to access to a social welfare database administered by the Department of Social Protection. In 2012 three insurance companies were each found to have breached Irish data protection laws by failing to notify the Office [...]
Since September 2010, I’ve been following a case involving a man who sued the village of Palatine, Illinois in federal court for disclosing too much personal information on a summons left on his windshield. His complaint was based on the Driver Privacy Protection Act (DPPA). In August 2011, a federal court upheld the village’s actions. [...]
Philip A. Janquart reports: Apple Inc. has filed a motion for summary judgment in a privacy class action lawsuit. The suit claims the company accesses and tracks personal information through third-party iPhone applications without user permission. [...] Apple says the plaintiffs lack standing under Article III of the U.S. Constitution and under the UCL, and [...]
The current (May) issue of Harvard Law Review has papers from a Privacy and Technology Symposium. You can download the full papers from the links below: SYMPOSIUM PRIVACY AND TECHNOLOGY Introduction: Privacy Self-Management and the Consent Dilemmas Daniel J. Solove What Privacy is For Julie E. Cohen The Dangers of Surveillance Neil M. Richards The [...]
Law360.com reports that Crate & Barrel’s operator, Euromarket Designs, failed in its attempt to get a federal judge in California to dismiss a potential class action lawsuit that alleges the firm violated the California Invasion of Privacy Act by recording consumers’ phone calls. You can read more on Law360.com (subscription required).
Nerea Rial reports: Facebook is taking seriously its data protection responsibilities. On 20 May, the social network announced the appointment of Yvonne Cunnane as Lead Data Protection and Privacy Counsel, who will join firm’s team in Dublin, in an attempt to promote Facebook Ireland’s (FB-I) role and obligations as information controller in the European Union. Read more [...]