Data Protection Blawgs

Blawgs regarding data protection law and practice. From data protection and IT lawyers and law firms.

Why Google, Facebook, Yahoo Oppose Expansion of FBI Surveillance Powers?

by YouBlawg October 4, 2016 Data Protection Law

And as we edge closer to higher levels of automation in life, technology continues to pose significant privacy threats. Aware or not, we are expelling massive amounts of personal information in the void that is internet each day and making it available to a number of authorities. Staying updated with each and every law passed […]

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How to Protect your Ideas with a Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA)

by Kristina.Jay November 26, 2015 Business Law

As the old saying goes, ideas are as free as the wind, but that doesn’t mean that once you’ve got a brilliant one you’ll just have to go about making it happen without any means of guarding it in the meantime. Just like copyrighting can protect the expression of an idea and patents are meant […]

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How to Design a Solid Privacy and Data Protection Programme

by marcus evans October 30, 2015 Data Protection Law

Interview with: Joao Torres Barreiro, Associate VP & Chief Data Protection Officer, HCL Technologies What do organisations need to know about the changes the EU General Data Protection Regulation will bring? This regulation will change the power dynamics between companies, data protection authorities and data subjects, which are the customers. It will also radically transform […]

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Securing IP Rights in M&A Transactions

by marcus evans October 1, 2015 Data Protection Law

Interview with: Marc Bergmann, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, M&A, Gemalto “Securing the intellectual property (IP) rights of technologies has become central to the success of acquisitions, especially in the high-tech world, as they carry so much value and risk for the future of the company acquired,” says Marc Bergmann, Senior Vice President & General […]

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Top 8 Crime Scene Investigation Games for Android

by mariechan January 15, 2014 Criminal Law

Fancy yourself as a detective? Can you piece together clues and leads where others see only mystery? If so, check out this list of the top 8 Crime Scene Investigation games for Android. 1.    CSI Game Where better to start than a game based on the CSI TV shows? Based on seasons 1-5 (and with […]

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Debt Collectors Cannot Engage in Conduct that Harasses a Consumer When Attempting to Collect a Debt

by Adam J Krohn November 28, 2013 Banking

The purpose of the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA) is to stop debt collection practices that are abusive and to protect the consumer.  Under the FDCPA, 15 USC Section 1692d, debt collectors cannot engage in conduct that is meant to harass, oppress, or abuse a person when attempting to collect a debt.  More specifically, […]

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The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Wants to Hear from Consumers about their Bad Experiences with Debt Collectors

by Adam J Krohn November 14, 2013 BigLaw

Many people have bad experiences with debt collectors and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) wants to hear about them.  They are preparing to update the rules that govern how debt collectors communicate with borrowers and they are seeking information from both debt collection companies and consumer advocates to help them prepare the new rules.  […]

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What Corporations Should Know About the FCC’s New Telemarketing Rules: Effective October 16, 2013

by Adam J Krohn October 24, 2013 BigLaw

Last year the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) adopted several very significant changes to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA).  The changes to the regulations have become effective on October 16, 2013.  Two of the changes include: A requirement that written consent be obtained prior to a business placing a call; and The “established business relationship” […]

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Keyword Marketing: Are Automated Tweets a Privacy Invasion?

by Ladyblogger September 19, 2013 Data Protection Law

The Internet created a whole new world of marketing for those with the need to get their message out there. In fact, it basically revolutionized the way marketing is done forever. It’s important to note, however, that social media sites have had just as much of a profound impact on the world of advertising. In […]

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Email, You and the Law

by PaulReflect September 12, 2013 Data Protection Law

Enshrined in Law When thinking about your legal requirements as a solicitor with respect to email, one has to be reminded of a solicitor’s “duty of care” to their client. A solicitor’s duty to his client is to do for him all that he properly can, with of course, proper care and attention. Subject to […]

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Keeping Telemarketing Calls at Bay: Experienced FDCPA Attorney Explains

by Adam J Krohn August 12, 2013 Blawging

Most people have received annoying messages from telemarketers.  Sometimes they are automated messages.  Other times it is an actual person who just will not take “no” for an answer.  This is why the National Do Not Call Registry was created.  The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) created the registry 10 years ago as a response to […]

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The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit Rules that a Collection Letter with a Written Dispute Demand Violates the FDCPA

by Adam J Krohn July 17, 2013 Data Protection Law

A recent case, Hooks v. Forman, Holt, Eliades & Ravin, LLC, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that a collection letter violated the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) because it stated that the debtor would only be able to dispute the debt in writing.  This ruling vacated the district court’s […]

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Police Departments and Social Media: A Guide to Doing It Right

by edralyn July 13, 2013 Arrest

Police Departments and Social Media: A Guide to Doing It Right A police department located in a small town in Ohio is a Facebook sensation. Chief Oliver, known as Cheap Otter to his youngest fans, is gaining worldwide attention for his social media savvy. With over 70,000 followers who check in on a regular basis, […]

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Telephone Calls that are Manually Dialed May Still Violate the TCPA

by Adam J Krohn July 4, 2013 BigLaw

(US Law) The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) already regulates the use of auto dialers, used to initiate faxes, prerecorded voice messages, and SMS text messages. However, a recent federal court ruling out of the Western District of Wisconsin has expanded the TCPA’s reach. In the case Nelson v. Santander Consumer USA, this court found […]

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What Consumers Should Know About Credit Cards

by Adam J Krohn June 13, 2013 Banking

(US law and generally) Credit cards can be very useful if used correctly.  However, if they are not, they can get you into a world of trouble.  On average, an US household holds about $16,000 in credit card debt.  Due to the economy, more and more debt collectors have been retained by these credit card […]

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Proper Venue for FDCPA Actions: Where the Required Location of Your Case Must Be

by Adam J Krohn May 24, 2013 Accident Claims Law

When filing a lawsuit it is important that it be filed in the proper court. This pertains to any type of action, where it be a personal injury case, criminal matter, or even probating a will. Actions under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) are not any different. Proper venue is clearly stated under […]

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Stay Out of Court With the Help of a Healthcare Data Center

by KellyK April 11, 2013 Data Protection Law

There’s no doubt that getting into the healthcare field is one of the most promising moves that a person can make. In life there are few certainties, but the necessity of decent medical care will always be one of them. What most people don’t consider, however, is the data privacy compliance requirements that come along with this […]

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Why Do I Need a Point-of-Sale System?

by edralyn February 7, 2013 Business

Is your business still using a cash register? If you’re not using a point-of-sale (PoS) system, you’re missing out on one of the most powerful tools for improving the efficiency and bottom line of your business. Some shy away from making the change because of the initial investment of time and money—but this is short […]

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Cloud Computing In Financial Sector and Legal System

by Lilly December 15, 2012 Banking and Finance Law

Banks, financial organizations and law firms deal with a highly sensitive data that needs to be secured. Their customers provide them with important information that should never be leaked to anyone. This is one of the fundamental characteristics of the modern banking system. Secured data exchange is vital for the financial sector as money trading […]

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Nuisance Phone Calls, Comparison Websites & Personal Data. How Do They All Link Together?

by OptOutUK November 27, 2012 Business Law

OptOutUK aims to stop nuisance communications such as nuisance phone calls, spam SMS texts, junk mail, junk email & junk faxes in the UK. provides UK citizens a valuable & informative website regarding how to deal with nuisance calls and how to stop them.   Why Nuisance Phone Calls Can Be Linked To Your […]

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Do You Really Need a Lawyer? Insight on the Necessity of Legal Assistance

by edralyn November 2, 2012 Data Protection Law

When Edmonton residents find themselves in a situation that requires them to go to court, they often wonder whether it’s really necessary to get legal help. Perhaps it’s because of the financial obligation involved, or because they are downplaying the seriousness of the situation and not understanding the full impact. In most cases, the outcome […]

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What is the Data Protection Act and How Can Businesses Follow it?

by QMSInt September 28, 2012 Data Protection Law

The Data Protection Act 1998 is an extremely important piece of legislation which was introduced to the UK to bring the regulations in line with the European Directive of 1995. This directive from the EU required Member States to protect citizen’s fundamental rights and freedoms and in particular mentioned their right to privacy when dealing […]

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Investigating the Investigators

by billycollage September 12, 2012 Criminal Law

The UK remains one of last frontiers where private investigators remain unregulated.  So how’s that working out for us? One only needs glance at any given newspaper from the over the past six months or so to find out that it things haven’t exactly been running smoothly. The Leveson Inquiry heard evidence from journalists, private […]

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5 Reasons to Guest Blawg

by Legal Author September 13, 2011 Accident Claims

A key component of blogging, guest blogging is, as the term suggests, where a blogger writes as a guest on another blogger’s blog. While this may be obvious, it may not be apparent to some why guest blogging can be useful. Here are 5 reasons why you may wish to increase your own or your […]

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