Apr 172014

David Kravets reports: A federal appeals court is holding in contempt the operator of a now-defunct e-mail service because he refused to abide by a court order and turn over the crypto keys and expose Lavabit’s 400,000 customers to the government’s prying eyes. Equally troubling as that Wednesday decision by the Fourth US Circuit Court [...]

Apr 142014

Alan Friel of BakerHostetler writes: SB 1177, the Student Online Privacy Protection Act was recently introduced in the California legislature.  This is a bad bill for the private educational industry, and ultimately for parents and students.  It would drastically expand the privacy protections of the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and state equivalents, which impose [...]

Apr 102014

Joe Arnold reports:  A bill aimed at protecting the personal data of both Kentucky consumers and students  was signed into law Thursday by Governor Steve Beshear (D-Ky). Sponsored by Rep. Steve Riggs (D-Louisville) with an amendment sponsored by Sen. Mike Wilson (R-Bowling Green), the bipartisan legislation (House Bill 232) requires businesses to notify consumers if [...]

Apr 082014

Candice So reports: Businesses and organizations will be formally required to tell individual customers and the Privacy Commissioner of Canada if they’ve suffered a data breach – or pay up to $100,000 in fines for every individual not told, according to the new Digital Privacy Act, or Bill S-4, tabled in the Senate today. Read more on [...]

Apr 082014

The Association of Parents of Children in Church Schools (APCCS) expressed concern about the use and protection of personal data of students and their relatives. The APCCS is seriously concerned about the contents of Legal Notice 76 of 2014. LN 76/2014 gives the Minister responsible for Education and Employment the right to obtain personal information [...]