Mondaq USA: Privacy
Reed Smith
The Federal Trade Commission continues its efforts to be the leading federal regulator in the areas of privacy and data security.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
On March 1, 2017, the FCC voted 2-1 to issue a stay order temporarily halting the implementation of the Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services order.
Jones Day
The bill passed New Mexico's House in February and will now be sent to the governor to sign into law.
Jones Day
Massachusetts joins California, Oregon, and Washington in allowing public access to data breach information.
Reed Smith
While there is no federal law requiring companies to notify individuals of data breaches, South Dakota and Alabama will be the only states without data breach legislation if Gov. Susana Martinez signs New Mexico's H.B. 15, which the state legislature passed March 16.
Jones Day
On January 1, 2017, amendments to the data breach notification laws in California and Illinois went into effect. California's amendment requires notification of a security breach...
Jones Day
On February 6, 2017, the House of Representatives passed the Email Privacy Act, which requires the government to obtain a warrant before accessing stored electronic communications held by third-party service providers.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Recently, a Google researcher discovered a serious flaw with the content delivery network (CDN) provided by CloudFlare.
Foley Hoag LLP
Privacy advocates in both the United States and Europe are urging regulators to take a hard look at the privacy ramifications of internet-connected toys, which are often conventional toys augmented by companion mobile applications.
Foley Hoag LLP
The questions that BYOD policies seek to answer are these: (1) Who owns your device? (2) Who owns the information on your device? (3) What happens if that information (or the device itself) gets lost or stolen?
Jones Day
On February 6, 2017, a global television manufacturer agreed to pay $2.2 million to the FTC and to the Office of the New Jersey Attorney General to settle charges that it installed software on its TVs...
Jones Day
On February 1, 2017, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals remanded a customer data breach litigation to the District Court of Minnesota to further consider class certification.
Jones Day
On January 20, 2017, the Seventh Circuit affirmed the dismissal of a proposed class action against a large cable TV company, finding the plaintiff had no standing to bring suit under Spokeo.
Jones Day
On January 20, 2017, a Ninth Circuit panel reversed the dismissal of a putative class action, which alleged that a subsidiary of an oilfield services company violated the FCRA by improperly placing a liability waiver on its job application disclosure form.
Poyner Spruill LLP
The cybersecurity breaches rippling through the global economy create enormous costs for the affected businesses and organizations.
Reed Smith
The FTC's recent settlement with VIZIO, Inc., may have created a new definition of "sensitive information" that includes viewing data, but the opinion of Acting Chairperson Maureen Ohlhausen...
Proskauer Rose LLP
In 2017, there are few words that make companies – and their counsel – shudder more than "data breach."
Jones Day
On January 19, 2017, a jury awarded $20.5 million in a class action lawsuit against a large satellite service provider.
Jones Day
On January 13, 2017, the Ninth Circuit vacated the lower court's decision to decertify a class and dismissed a plaintiff's case against a large furniture retailer, finding that the plaintiff failed...
Jones Day
On January 13, 2017, Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood filed a complaint in Mississippi Chancery Court against an internet search engine alleging violations of Mississippi's Consumer Protection Act.
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Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP
Paying a ransom to access your computer files? Not as unusual as it sounds. The Department of Justice estimates that on average, more than 4,000 ransomware attacks occurred per day last year.
WilmerHale
On February 16, the New York State Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) issued cybersecurity regulations for banks, insurance companies and other financial institutions subject to NYDFS jurisdiction.
Jones Day
He advises on handling internal data breach investigations; supervising forensic examinations and coordinating with law enforcement in investigations of criminal attacks; and regulatory investigations and enforcement actions by the FTC and HHS/OCR.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Earlier this month, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, OCR, has announced a HIPAA of 1996 civil money penalty of $3,217,000.00 against Children's Medical Center of Dallas...
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
According to the Breach Level Index, the total number of data records lost or stolen in just the first half of 2016 was 554,454,942, stemming from 974 breach incidents.
Reed Smith
On February 23, 2017, content delivery network ("CDN") provider Cloudflare disclosed a computer bug in its software that resulted in the leak of sensitive information from potentially thousands of websites over the course of five months, and some of the information has been found publicly available in search engine caches.
Fenwick & West LLP
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit has made it more difficult to establish Article III standing in data breach cases both at the pleading stage and at summary judgment...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
As always, we will keep you apprised of changes as our privacy and security colleagues track them.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The European Commission recently published a proposed Regulation on Privacy and Electronic Communications (the "Regulation"). The Regulation aims to update and broaden the scope of current rules under the ePrivacy Directive (2002/58/EC) on confidentiality of electronic communications ...
Fisher Phillips LLP
While it may be some time before we commute to work in flying cars or seek a transfer to our company's lunar outpost...
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