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One of the Most Important Data Security Cases Was Just Decided: FTC v. Wyndham

by Daniel J. Solove The case has been quite long in the making. The opinion has been eagerly anticipated in privacy and data security circles. Fifteen years of regulatory actions have been hanging in the balance. We have waited and waited for the decision, and yesterday, it finally arrived. The case is FTC v. Wyndham, […]

The Battle for Leadership in Education Privacy Law: Will California Seize the Throne?

by Daniel J. Solove This post was co-authored by Professor Paul Schwartz, Berkeley Law School. Education was one of the first areas where privacy was regulated by a federal statute. Passed in the early 1970s, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) was on the frontier of federal privacy regulation. But now it is […]

The Year in Privacy 2013 and the Year to Come

by Daniel J. Solove 2013 was a remarkable year in privacy developments. Here are four main trends I saw occurring this year: 1. The heat on the NSA for its broad surveillance programs has been sustained and productive. The Edward Snowden leaks revealed massive NSA surveillance efforts. What is most interesting in the aftermath of […]

New Privacy Training Programs: US, EU, and Global Privacy Law

by Daniel J. Solove We have launched several new privacy training programs, including a series with brief introductions to privacy law.  We have completed a privacy training program about US Privacy Law with a video and interactive material / quiz questions.  And we just completed a training program about EU Privacy Law.  This program has […]

New Financial Privacy Training Programs

by Daniel J. Solove We have begun producing a new program series about financial privacy.  The first two programs are completed. The first part is an overview video that discusses the importance of financial privacy and the various laws and regulations that regulate.  These laws and regulations are discussed very broadly.  The video concludes with […]

Final HIPAA-HITECH Regulation

posted by Daniel J. Solove The final HIPAA-HITECH regulation is finally out!  Clocking in at 563 pages long, the regulation, which is entitled “Modifications to the HIPAA Privacy, Security, Enforcement, and Breach Notification Rules” will be published in the Federal Register on January 25, 2013.  You can download the PDF of the pre-publication version here.

New Privacy by Design Training Video

I recently created this 2-minute comical cartoon vignette to teach about the importance of privacy and apps.  Far too often, apps are not designed with privacy in mind, and people install apps without considering the privacy implications. [Video no longer available online – please contact us if you’d like to see it] More About Apps and […]

Google’s Street View and Privacy

Google Street View

Google has added a new feature in selected cities to Google Maps. This new feature allows users to view street level shots of each block. For a long time, Google Maps has provided satellite images from above, but Street View allows people to view an area as if standing on the sidewalk. From the NY Times: