The Department of Commerce (DOC) is looking into whether additional federal legislation is needed regarding the collection of Big Data.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently filed comments with the DOC, taking the opportunity to advocate for:
“Privacy by Design” in which companies are encouraged to build in consumer privacy protections at every stage in developing their products, including reasonable security for consumer data and built-in de-identification measures.
Simplified choice for businesses and consumers that appropriately reflect the context of the transaction or the relationship the company has with the consumer.
Greater transparency including disclosing details about their collection and use of consumers’ information and providing consumers access to the data collected about them.
Companies that choose to adopt these privacy practices regarding data collection may find benefits from both business and legal perspectives. Access the FTC’s August 5, 2014 comments here. Contact Ossian Law regarding data privacy practices or any other information technology law questions.
UPCOMING PRESENTATIONS & WORKSHOPS
The Cloud and Innovation: What Lawyers Need to Know — Aug 19th, 6:00 p.m. Detroit Legal Innovation Meet-up, MSU Detroit, 3408 Woodward Ave., Detroit, MI
Kathy Ossian of Ossian Law P.C. will discuss the past, present and future of cloud computing from a legal perspective, with a particular focus on various states’ decisions on the ethics of lawyers’ use of cloud technologies. Sign up free here.
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Data Security Laws: A Practical Approach
Thursday, August 21st, 9:00-10:30 a.m.
In the wake of the Target and Neiman Marcus breaches, new data security laws are being introduced at both the federal and state levels. Beyond federal acts that address specific types of data, there are conflicting state data protection and breach notification laws. Compliance can be challenging. Kathy Ossian will navigate through existing laws, analyze pending legislation and offer suggestions on a practical approach towards addressing compliance. To register for this free event, call (248) 648-4800.
Social Media Legal Pitfalls
Thursday, September 18th, 9-10:30 a.m.
Use of social media can have legal consequences, both personally and professionally. Is your brand being “hijacked” on social media? Can an employee be fired because of a social media post? What does your favorite social media platform do with your personal information? Could social media be used as an alibi? Kathy Ossian will provide insight to these and other questions involving Social Media Law. To register for this free event, call (248) 648-4800.
Ossian Law, P.C. – Tuesday, September 30th 8:00-9:30 a.m.
Avoiding Technology-Aided SNAFUs
Continually evolving technology makes our lives easier. As more activities become Internet-enabled, the potential for mistakes also increases. Kathy Ossian will provide specific examples of technology-aided SNAFUs, including those involving using and managing social media, email, web sites, mobile apps and online accounts. Learn steps designed to avoid technology-aided blunders. Complimentary to Ossian Law clients; $25.00 general admission. Media passes also available. Continental breakfast is included. Space is limited. Register here today!
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