Oct 242014

This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Cir. 1974). FCC PLANS $10 MILLION FINE FOR CARRIERS THAT BREACHED CONSUMER PRIVACY TerraCom and YourTel Allegedly Stored Customers’ Personal Information Online in a Format Accessible [...]

Oct 212014

From the good folks at EPIC.org: EPIC has submitted detailed comments to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, urging the agency to protect driver privacy for “vehicle-to-vehicle” (V2V) technology. The technology transmits data between vehicles to “facilitate warnings to drivers concerning impending crashes.” NHTSA is in the initial stages of mandating vehicle-to-vehicle technology. EPIC’s comments pointed to several privacy and security [...]

Oct 212014

Mike Scarcella reports: Veteran appellate lawyer H. Thomas Byron III will defend the government’s bulk collection of phone records next month at argument in a Washington federal appeals court, according to court papers filed Monday. Byron has long argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit, and other federal appellate courts, on [...]

Oct 212014

Hunton & Williams reports: On October 20, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced a finalized rule that enables certain financial institutions to comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLB”) by publishing their financial privacy notices online instead of mailing them to their customers. Read more on Hunton & Williams Privacy & Information Security Law Blog.

Oct 202014

Daniel Tay reports: For better or for worse, Korea is one of the world’s most connected nations, with about 85 percent of their population on the internet as of last year. Local KakaoTalk users – who make up three-quarters of the almost 50 million monthly active users – recently found out the downside when the government announced a crackdown on [...]