Apr22, 2015

Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Data Breaches

Legal protections for consumer privacy
Fortunately, there exist protections in the law that require financial institutions and companies that have access to consumers’ private financial information to put measures in place to protect their privacy.

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) describes the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act as follows: “The Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act requires financial institutions – companies that offer consumers […]

Apr7, 2015

Understanding the Superfish Scandal

Privacy is critical to nearly everyone’s life. It’s why one of our lawyers recently became a Certified Information Privacy Professional. It’s why the Superfish scandal is important, and it’s why Lenovo should have done the right thing sooner.
What happened, exactly?
The computer company Lenovo installed a browser add-on called Superfish on more than two dozen different […]

Mar23, 2015

Have You Been Scammed by MyCleanPC.com?

MyCleanPc.com is a “computer cleaning” company that claims it can make your computer run faster – all for the low price of $19.99. For people who are not intimately familiar with computers, it seems like a great deal: the price appears reasonable, and the reviews on their website are positively glowing.

Serious questions have been raised […]

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