Tag Archives: Privacy

Financial Daily Dose 6.5.2020 | Top Story: The U.S. Job Market Sees Surprising Gains

BY: Juvian Hernandez | June 5, 2020

The U.S. market is improving, with employers adding 2.5 million jobs. For some perspective, “[t]he economy shed 22.1 million jobs combined in March and April.” So, we have a ways to go before we’ve fully recovered. WSJ and NYTimes and Bloomberg On that news, equities ticked up with the S&P 500 Index climbing 2.3%; the Bloomberg Dollar Sport … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 5.14.2020 | Top Story: Fed Chair Warns About US Economy, Urges Congressional Action

BY: Michael D. Reif | May 14, 2020

The latest from Chair Powell and the Fed from his Peterson Institute appearance yesterday, including the stark warning that the U.S. was “experiencing an economic hit ‘without modern precedent’” that could “permanently damage the economy if Congress and the White House did not provide sufficient financial support to prevent a wave of bankruptcies and prolonged … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 4.16.2020 | Top Story: Pandemic life: retail sales plummet and jobless claims soar in U.S.

BY: Michael D. Reif | April 16, 2020

New numbers out this week show that retail sales fell 8.7% in March, a staggering figure that still “doesn’t capture the full impact of the sudden economic freeze on the retail industry.” The decline was “by far the largest in the nearly three decades the government has tracked the data” – NYTimes and WSJ and … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 2.10.2020 | Top Story: Volvo May go Public Via Merger With Owner’s Geely Automobile Holdings

BY: Michael D. Reif | February 10, 2020

Volvo’s owner, Li Shufu, is mulling over a move to combine the carmaker with his publicly traded Geely Automobile Holdings—a play that would take Volvo public and “unify the bulk of billionaire Li’s growing stable of automotive brands.” It would also “mark a creative way to list Volvo Cars, which delayed plans for an IPO … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 9.5.2019 | Top Story: YouTube Fined $170 Million for Violating Kids’ Privacy Law

BY: Michael D. Reif | September 5, 2019

Google will pay a “record $170 million fine and make changes to protect children’s privacy on YouTube” as part of a deal it reached this week with the FTC and NY AG’s office, both of whom had accused YouTube of “violating the federal Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, or COPPA.” Though the fine is the … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.25.2019 | Top Story: Facebook to Add Privacy Measures Under FTC Deal

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 25, 2019

Facebook and the FTC have agreed to terms on a settlement addressing the social network’s privacy violations in recent years. Along with the previously reported $5 billion fine, the deal will require Facebook to “add new positions and practices to increase the transparency and accountability of how it treats people’s information” – NYTimes and WSJ … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.22.2019 | Top Story: Equifax Nears $700 million Settlement Over Privacy Breach

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 22, 2019

Credit bureau Equifax is closing in on an agreement with federal and state authorities in which it would pay $650-700 million to resolve claims related to the massive breach it revealed in September 2017 that exposed personal data of more than 145 million people – NYTimes and WSJ and MarketWatch A recent reported dip in … Continue reading

Financial Daily Dose 7.15.2019 | Top Story: FTC Fines Facebook $5 billion Over Privacy Violations

BY: Michael D. Reif | July 15, 2019

Late Friday, the Federal Trade Commission hit Facebook with a $5 billion fine for the social media company’s range of privacy violations over the past few years – NYTimes and Wired and WSJ and Bloomberg The amount is massive, yet the sheer size and power of Facebook is enough that the general consensus is that … Continue reading

The NY Court of Appeals Holds Social Media Discovery “Material and Necessary”

BY: Michael Kolcun | March 8, 2018

On a motion to compel that remarkably made its way all the way to the Court of Appeals, New York’s high court holds that even materials deemed “private” by a Facebook user are subject to discovery, if relevant. Forman v. Henkin, 2018 NY Slip Op. 01015 (Feb. 13, 2018), involved a personal injury where the … Continue reading

Teddy Bears and Toasters: A California Legislator’s Pitch to Protect People from their Gadgets

BY: Anne Lockner | August 2, 2017

Our houses and stores are getting smarter every day, with the addition of everything from “smart shelves” to track inventory to fridges you can peek into on an app on your phone if you’re at the grocery store and forget whether you picked up milk already. But that technology can have some big drawbacks — … Continue reading