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Faith Kasparian Comments on Privacy & Data Security Implications of Burger King’s New Google-Triggering Ad 04/14/2017

Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Attorney News, Intellectual Property, Privacy and Data Security.
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FDK Headshot Photo 2015 (M0846572xB1386)Intellectual property attorney Faith Kasparian comments on the potential privacy and data security repercussions of Burger King’s new ad in Bloomberg’s article, “Burger King’s Google-Triggering Ad Invites Complaints, Scrutiny“. The article discusses Burger King’s recent ad controversy, after it prompted consumers’ Google Home devices to respond to the prompt “OK, Google. What is the Whopper burger?”.

Faith notes that:

It’s unreasonable for Google not to have appropriate mechanisms in place so that the device couldn’t be activated by a third party.

She also states that the FTC could have a claim against Google for the ad since consumers did not receive proper disclosures, and that Google could also take legal action against Burger King for “inappropriately leveraging that device”.

For more information on the legal implications of the ad, read Bloomberg’s article.

BBJ Names Kaspersky Lab One of “2010 Best Places to Work” in Boston 06/03/2010

Posted by Morse Barnes-Brown Pendleton in Client News.
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Kaspersky LabOn Friday, April 30th, the Boston Business Journal (BBJ) released their list of Boston’s 2010 Best Places to Work . Among the chosen companies is MBBP client Kaspersky Lab, Inc., a home and business computer security software company based in Woburn, MA. Kaspersky Lab has been placed in the midsize company category along with Google Inc., MetLife Financial Group of Massachusetts and Ritz-Carlton.

Congratulations Kaspersky Lab!

For full list of the 2010 Best Places to Work, please visit the Boston Business Journal.

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