FCC Slaps $10 Million Fine on Carriers

The Federal Communications Commission may be assuming a new role in data security litigation, as it levied a staggering $10 million fine against two telecom companies that allegedly stored personally identifiable customer data online, without firewalls, encryption or password [...]

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Yelp Settles on Child Privacy Violation Allegations

In mid-September, Yelp agreed to pay US$450,000 to the Federal Trade Commission in order to settle charges that the company accepted registrations to its services from children under 13 years of age, through its [...]

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Google Admits Street View Violation

This article takes a look at Google’s privacy practices with regards to the Street View fiasco. While the Street View project collected photos and videos of streets, it inadvertently picked up passwords, email and other personal information from computer users’ home broadband networks between 2008 and 2010. This case was settled in 38 US states in March 2013, resulting in a fine as well as several remedial efforts on Google’s [...]

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Canada’s Veterans & Privacy Violations

This article looks at a series of privacy complaints against Veterans Affairs Canada, the majority of which have been escalated to the federal government privacy commissioner, Jennifer [...]

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