Oct 132015
 October 13, 2015  Court, Govt, Surveillance, U.S. No Responses »

From EPIC.org: The US Supreme Court has granted the Solicitor General more time to respond to EPIC’s charges that the government’s effort to keep under wraps a controversial cellphone shutdown policy violates the law. EPIC has pursued public release of the government policy since BART subway officials shut down cellphone service during [Read More…]

Oct 062015

Owen Bowcott reports: US data storage systems operated by Facebook and other digital operators do not provide customers with protection from state surveillance, the European court of justice has ruled. The declaration by the EU court in Luxembourg that privacy is being compromised will have far-reaching consequences for the online industry and [Read More…]

Oct 022015
 October 2, 2015  Business, Govt No Responses »

Hunton & Williams writes: On September 11, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced that Lyft Inc. (“Lyft”) and First National Bank Corporation (“FNB”) violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by forcing their users to consent to receive automated text messages as a condition of using their services. The FCC warned [Read More…]

Sep 302015
 September 30, 2015  Breaches, Featured News, Govt, U.S. No Responses »

Shades of J. Edgar and dirty politics! I’m classifying this as a privacy breach and also an infosec breach as these data were supposed to be protected.  Carol D. Leonnig and Jerry Markon report:  The Secret Service’s assistant director urged that unflattering information the agency had in its files about a congressman critical of the [Read More…]