Author Archives: Chris Han

Chris Han

About: Chris Han

Resident in the Boston office, Chris Han is an associate in the firm’s litigation department.

Authenticating Purchases with Facial Recognition

Facial recognition technology has rapidly advanced in sophistication and accuracy over the years. Early use of the technology was focused on facial detection in security systems. Since 2014, the federal government has introduced facial recognition technology, along with collecting travelers’ fingerprints, in its U.S. Global Entry system in an effort to strengthen border security in major airports across the U.S. And perhaps the most widely known use of facial recognition technology today is the function of “tagging” in online social networks which allows users to identify friends in photos. Recently, businesses have begun exploring facial recognition’s potential benefits for increasing …

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FCC Latest Federal Agency to Chime in on Data Security

In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission joined the chorus of federal agencies seeking to declare its power when it comes to data breaches. In April, the agency made its first foray into the field by way of a consent decree with a major communications provider. In July, the FCC inked another consent decree, this time with TerraCom, Inc., and YourTel America, Inc., based on alleged failures to protect personally identifiable information. Both of these actions resulted in stiff monetary penalties, the imposition of stringent compliance programs, and years of audits. And the FCC’s policing efforts in regard to consumer privacy …

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The ABCs of COPPA Compliance

In today’s environment – when data breaches seem to be in the news nearly every day – the media, regulators and many others are hyper-focused on privacy issues. Schools and educational institutions are no exception when it comes to news stories highlighting privacy-related goofs or failures. In K-12 institutions, where privacy infrastructure is often lacking or even non-existent, privacy concerns are especially acute. There is little doubt that Internet and online technologies used inside and outside of classrooms have changed how our children learn. There is a federal privacy law – The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act – that …

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