Mondaq USA: Privacy
Jones Day
On August 8, 2016, the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems entered into force after it had been approved by the European Parliament on July 6, 2016.
BakerHostetler
In the wake of several high-profile ransomware infections targeting hospitals and healthcare organizations, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services OCR has issued guidance on the growing threat of ransomware.
Proskauer Rose LLP
The dream of hack-proof communication just got a little closer to reality.
Reed Smith
Yesterday, the Electronic Privacy Information Center ("EPIC") and the Center for Digital Democracy ("CDD") filed a complaint with the Federal Trade Commission against WhatsApp, Inc.
BakerHostetler
The New York attorney general, Eric Schneiderman, announced a $100,000 settlement with an e-retailer following an investigation of a data breach that resulted in the potential exposure of more than 25,000 credit card numbers and other personal information.
Poyner Spruill LLP
In February 2016, the President set up the Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity.
Reed Smith
While the United States Supreme Court's ruling in Spokeo v. Robins, 136 S. Ct. 1540 (2016), has garnered much attention after being cited by numerous courts as a means to dismiss data privacy class actions
Reed Smith
Attorney General Maura Healey of Massachusetts has held her office since January 2015. Massachusetts has established itself as being on the cutting edge of data privacy regulations that call for robust written information security program and computer system requirements, ..
Duane Morris LLP
Ransomware attacks are on the rise and expected to reach epidemic proportions. The most publicized attack took place this year at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center when it was forced to declare an "internal emergency" after a ransomware attack locked down its systems.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
The Wendy's Company has won dismissal of the consumer class action lawsuit filed against it in the wake of its widely reported data breach.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
Home Depot is seeking to appeal the denial of its motion to dismiss the data breach claims of numerous financial institutions.
BakerHostetler
Ransomware is a type of malware that denies access to systems and data.
Proskauer Rose LLP
With the session ending on August 31st, the California legislature is debating a bill that would expand data security requirements for businesses that maintain personal information of California residents.
BakerHostetler
The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is the federal agency tasked with investigating data breaches involving protected health information (PHI) under HIPAA.
BakerHostetler
On July 29, 2016, a unanimous Federal Trade Commission issued its Opinion and Final Order reversing the decision of an "ALJ" and holding that LabMD engaged in "unfair" practices in violation of Section 5...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
According to the company, its e-commerce website was not affected.
Carlton Fields
A recent study by the Ponemon Institute found that insider threats due to malicious or negligent employees are the leading cause of private-sector cybersecurity incidents.
Poyner Spruill LLP
​It could have been a Bond trailer, complete with the dramatic intro "In a world where there are no secrets…." But this is real.
Jones Day
The complicated fabric of privacy and data security regulations in Asia continues to challenge multinational clients.
Jones Day
The EU–U.S. Privacy Shield Approved
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Day Pitney LLP
Advocate Health Care Network, the largest health system in Illinois, has agreed to pay $5.55 million to settle allegations of multiple potential HIPAA violations arising out of three separate data breaches that it reported in 2013.
Orrick
There is no doubt that companies face unprecedented volume and variation in both disruptive and intrusive cyberattacks on their networks.
Scott & Scott LLP
On July 28, Oracle announced that it had entered into an agreement to acquire NetSuite for approximately $9.3 billion.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
According to the company, its e-commerce website was not affected.
Dentons
As many of you are no doubt aware, media outlets in the UAE and beyond have been reporting various viewpoints on the apparent new state of the law regarding Virtual Private Network (VPN) use in the United Arab Emirates
Jones Day
Triggering a landslide of legislative reforms and legal battles, the European Court of Justice's ("ECJ") landmark judgment of April 8, 2014, Digital Rights Ireland (C-293/12), invalidated the Data Retention Directive 2006/24/EC, which provided that providers of publicly available communications services must retain certain data.
BakerHostetler
How the theft of a single password-protected laptop turned into an enterprise-wide review of an organization's data protection practices.
Shearman & Sterling LLP
First, HHS has recently launched phase two of its three-part audit of compliance with HIPAA privacy, security and breach notification rules. Second, HHS has provided guidance on ransomware...
Holland & Knight
CMS released a memorandum indicating that survey teams will begin reviewing nursing home policies and procedures regarding photographing residents in a manner that would demean or humiliate them.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The United States Department of Health and Human Services, OCR, has assessed a $5.55 million fine against an Illinois healthcare provider for alleged HIPAA data privacy violations.
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