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Big Data Arms Race

On March 30, 2015 By Richard Saunders

Data privacy is currently a hot topic in the legal community. What few seem to be talking about, however, is the effect that the rapid consolidation among large companies in the big data industry has on consumer privacy. A coalition of four privacy advocates—the Center for Digital Democracy (CDD), U.S. PIRG, Consumer Watchdog, and Public [...]

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If you are anything like me, bargains are always a welcome sight.  One of the most popular venues for bargain shoppers nationwide are the slew of outlet malls that have popped up in suburban areas and near popular vacation locales.  Outlet stores advertise extensively that they offer upwards of 75 percent off [...]

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The Target: Protecting Consumers’ Data

On January 22, 2014 By Rebecca Loegering

Over the holiday season, Target suffered a highly publicized data breach affecting between 70 and 110 million customers, one of the largest breaches of retail data in history. This personally identifiable data was hacked, according to Target executives, by malware installed on point-of-sale devices in Target’s checkout lines. The malicious software — [...]

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Internet Gambling Bill: Hold or Fold?

On July 28, 2010 By Jenn Weizenecker

On July 21, 2010, Committee Hearings were held regarding H.R. 2267, the Internet Gambling Regulation, Consumer Protection, and Enforcement Act. A bill markup was scheduled for July 27, 2010 in the House Financial Services Committee. The Act would establish an Internet Licensing Program to facilitate the legalization and regulation of [...]

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The stage is set for the next great privacy battle. But it’s not with a social-networking site like Facebook or an Internet giant like Google — it’s with our old corporate enemy: Wal-Mart.

With massive inventory in the nearly four-thousand Wal-Mart stores across the country, it should come as no surprise that managing all those [...]

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San Francisco has once again waded into a controversial debate by passing novel legislation. Is the city crying wolf or protecting its citizens?

There have long been safety warnings on dangerous products, like cigarettes and alcohol. Now, in San Francisco at least, there are also warnings on cell phones.

The San Francisco Board of Supervisors [...]

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United States Senators, Facebook users, and consumer advocate groups are rallying against recent changes to Facebook’s privacy settings. Recently, four Senators asked the Federal Trade Commission to make privacy guidelines clearer for all social networking sites, while the consumer protection group, The Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC), filed a complaint with the regulatory [...]

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