Aug 312014

Shawn Tuma writes: Can an Employee Really Can Steal Your Data and Then SLAPP You for It? Yes, in California it just happened! The fact that this happened in California should be of no comfort to Texas businesses, however, because the Texas Anti-SLAPP law comes from California and, therefore, California jurisprudence is considered persuasive authority [...]

Aug 302014

RT reports: Adidas has sewn RFID tags into national football team’s jerseys, raising concerns from human rights organizations, claiming that such clothes could be easily turned into tracking devices revealing a person’s location, Deutsche Welle reports. The sportswear maker insists it is not going to track football fans using RFID tags, and has said customers [...]

Aug 302014

Nick Morrison reports: One of the founders of an after-school club that paved the way for the introduction of coding to the national curriculum has quit in a row over student privacy. Code Club was set up in 2012 to teach programming skills to primary pupils and its volunteers now work in more than 2,000 [...]

Aug 302014

The proposed $8.5 million settlement in In re Google Referrer Header Privacy Litigation may not be approved. Joel Rosenblatt reports: Google Inc. (GOOG)’s settlement of a privacy lawsuit probably won’t win approval because it includes a donation to an Internet research center at Harvard University and to other schools that attorneys who brought the case [...]

Aug 292014

A Singapore tuition agency and its director have become the first to be prosecuted and fined under the country’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA), which came into force on 2 January 2014. Star Zest Home Tuition, and its director, Law Han Wei, were each fined 39,000 Singapore dollars (SGD) ($31,000) by the State Courts on [...]