personal information

08/24/2012

Websites Allegedly Use Kids as Marketers

Child Email Privacy

McDonald's, General Mills, Subway, Nickelodeon and the Cartoon Network could all be violating online privacy rules designed to protect children. On Wednesday, the Center for Digital Democracy, the Center for Science in the Public Interest and other consumer, privacy and children's advocacy groups plan to file five separate complaints against the companies with the Federal Trade Commission. The organizations allege that the businesses are engaging in marketing practices clearly at odds with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. The rules limit the... Read More
08/24/2012

McDonalds, General Mills Violating Children’s Online Privacy?

Children Email Privacy Under Federal Law

Consumer advocacy groups are urging the Federal Trade Commission to investigate five companies– McDonald's, General Mills, Turner Broadcasting, Viacom, and Doctor's Associates'—for allegedly violating children's privacy laws in their online marketing campaigns. According to the report filed by 16 media and youth advocacy groups, children-facing websites from these companies illegally solicit personal information such as email addresses and photos from children under 13. Under the 1998 Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) it is illegal to solicit personal information from under-13's without... Read More
12/23/2011

U.C.L.A. Health System Warns About Stolen Records

LOS ANGELES (AP) — UCLA’s system of hospitals and clinics warned more than 16,000 patients that their personal information was on a computer hard drive stolen in the burglary of a doctor’s home, officials said Friday. The UCLA Health System sent letters to the 16,288 patients affected, warning them of possible identity theft and giving them contact information for a data security company the system has enlisted for help. Read more: http://www.nytimes.com/2011/11/05/us/ucla-health-system-warns-about-stolen-records.html Audet and Partners, LLP is currently investigating these claims. If you received... Read More
11/30/2011

Nearly 5 Million TRICARE Records Stolen From a Contractors Vehicle

SOUTHEAST TEXAS - A Southeast Texas woman is among nearly 5 million military patients whose personal information might be compromised from a theft, a theft some are just now learning about. Two months ago someone stole the electronic records from a contractor's car in San Antonio. The data includes Social Security numbers, medical records and private information. Read more: http://www.kfdm.com/articles/records-45876-stolen-security.html#ixzz1fDu7GJdw Audet and Partners, LLP is currently investigating these... Read More