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Internet Privacy

We now live in a world dominated by news headlines involving internet privacy.

Every single internet user is concerned about their privacy online and now more than ever websites and businesses with an online presence must dedicate resources to data privacy.

Malware, spyware and viruses are no longer the sole threats to internet privacy. The largest threat to internet privacy is websites collecting data (including both personally identifying information and non-personally identifying information). What those websites are doing with the collected data and how those websites are protecting your personally identifying information are what all internet users must be concerned about.

In today’s online world, companies exist for the sole purpose of collecting, analyzing and selling internet user data. Fortune 500 companies spend a fortune each year studying user data for the purpose of improving marketing and advertising.

In the social media world, while platforms such as FaceBook, LinkedIn and Instagram provide its users with security settings and options, few users actually know about the security settings or how to properly use them. The fact is, social media websites are in the business of collecting as much user data as possible.

Legislators across the world are aware of the problem and new laws have been introduced throughout the United States and the rest of the world to address internet privacy issues.

Our internet privacy lawyers have tremendous experience representing website operators in internet privacy law compliance and defense when necessary. We encourage you to contact us today to discuss whether your website or online business is complying with applicable internet privacy law.

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Recent Internet Privacy Articles

06Oct 17
The Legal Checkup

The Legal Checkup

Dentists typically recommend that a person’s teeth be cleaned every six months and that oral x-rays be taken at least once every year. Internists recommend that a person receive a physical examination annually. Pets visit the veterinarian for vaccinations and well-care appointments. Vehicles need oil changes and regular maintenance. Your personal and business legal affairs are no different and require regular “legal checkups.” Much like going to the dentist, the idea of meeting regularly with your attorney is probably not going to excite you; but now more than ever, periodic communication with your lawyer is essential. Unfortunately, far too many web entrepreneurs wait too long and ultimately reach out to their attorneys when trouble has already come their way. In many instances, the legal problems encountered could have been prevented had a “legal checkup” taken place. The law in the United States and throughout the world is constantly changing. It…

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08Mar 17
FTC Testifies about Data Security and Small Business

FTC Testifies about Data Security and Small Business

According to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC), earlier today (March 8, 2017), Acting FTC Chairman Maureen K. Ohlhausen spoke about the FTC’s continuing efforts in protecting consumers and educating small businesses on ways to keep consumer data secure. “Failing to take reasonable precautions to secure data from identity thieves and other malicious actors hurts consumers and legitimate businesses alike,” Acting Chairman Ohlhausen said in her written testimony. “Data breaches can harm a business’s financial interests and reputation as well as result in the loss of consumer confidence in the businesses to whom they entrust their data. In the case of small businesses, a data breach can be devastating.” Internet attorney Corey Silverstein has been stressing the importance of data security for years and Silverstein Legal spends a substantial portion of its daily resources on assisting website operators with their data security practices. Website attorney Corey Silverstein continues to insist that…

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03Mar 17
Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Releases Annual Summary of Consumer Complaints

Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Releases Annual Summary of Consumer Complaints

In 2016, the Consumer Sentinel Network collected more than 3.1 million consumer complaints, which the FTC sorted into 30 top complaint categories. The complaint categories making up the top 10 are: You can view, download, save, or print the Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book for January – December 2016 by clicking here. Silverstein Legal always reminds individuals and businesses alike that FTC compliance is a must and FTC investigations, complaints and prosecutions should not be taken lightly. Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to help you stay FTC compliant and defend you against an FTC investigation, complaint or prosecution. Contact us today to have your online business or website evaluated. If you have been contacted by or are being investigated by the FTC don’t make the mistake of believing that you can handle the situation on your own. Our attorneys are here to help.

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