Mondaq USA: Privacy
Jones Day
On June 11, the New Hampshire governor signed legislation that provides privacy protections for students' online personal information.
Jones Day
The letter cautioned against federal preemption, stating that "it is important that any federal legislation ensure that states can continue to enforce breach notification requirements under their own state laws."
Jones Day
On June 25, the State of Delaware announced that its General Assembly passed the remaining parts of a four-part package of bills directed toward internet privacy and safety.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Scott L. Vernick was quoted in the Corporate Counsel article, "Appeals Courts Upholds FTC's Cybersecurity Oversight."
Orrick
On Monday, the Third Circuit issued a highly anticipated opinion affirming the Federal Trade Commission's authority to regulate "unfair" cybersecurity practices under Section 5 of the FTC Act.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Privacy and data security professionals worldwide should circle September 1 on their calendars, as it's the day Russia's new data localization law goes into effect – and possibly generates major waves far beyond Russian shores.
Proskauer Rose LLP
In an expected but controversial move, Google has rejected a demand by the French Data Privacy authority CNIL to apply the European "Right to be Forgotten" worldwide.
Jones Day
On June 3, the New York Department of Financial Services issued New York's final BitLicense regulatory framework for virtual currencies such as Bitcoin.
Jones Day
On June 2, the Oregon governor signed a statute that prohibits employers from forcing their employees or job applicants to have social media accounts as a condition of employment.
Jones Day
On May 19, the Connecticut governor signed a law that bars employers from requiring employees or job applicants to provide the employers with access to employee personal online account information.
Mayer Brown
Federal grand juries in New Jersey and New York have indicted a total of nine individuals for allegedly violating the anti-fraud provision of the Securities Exchange Act ..
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
The United States Third Circuit Court of Appeals has affirmed the Federal Trade Commission's authority to police cybersecurity under section 5(a) of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act).
Fox Rothschild LLP
Scott L. Vernick was quoted in the Law360 article, "Taxpayers Face Big Standing Hurdle in IRS Data Breach Suit." Full text can be found in the August 25, 2015, issue, but a synopsis is below.
Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP
This is the first federal appellate decision finding that the FTC has broad cybersecurity enforcement authority under Section 5 of the FTC Act.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The Third Circuit upheld the decision of the district court and ruled that the allegations of inadequate cybersecurity measures were within the plain meaning of the term "unfair" as it is used in Section 5 of the FTC Act.
McDermott Will & Emery
The companies at the center of the recent enforcement actions represent a variety of industries, including app development, pharmaceutical and biotechnology research, medical waste processing and wholesale food manufacturing.
Jones Day
On May 14, the Florida governor signed legislation banning drone surveillance of private individuals without their consent.
Jones Day
On May 11, the Washington governor signed a bill that requires law enforcement to obtain warrants before deploying international mobile subscriber identity catchers...
Jones Day
On July 14, the House Appropriations Committee approved the fiscal year 2016 DHS Appropriations Bill.
Fox Rothschild LLP
With hackers on the loose, and wire transfers as a place for them to gain unauthorized access to bank accounts, it is no wonder that when it comes to potentially intercepted wires, customers and banks are playing hot potato with who to blame.
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Fisher & Phillips LLP
The number of claims filed under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have skyrocketed in recent years.
Gray Reed & McGraw
The New York Times originally broke the story that the FBI is investigating the St. Louis Cardinals for hacking into the Houston Astros' computer networks to steal the Astros' internal baseball operation intelligence.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Impact Team, the vigilante group behind the hacking of the infamous website AshleyMadison.com has followed through on its threat to leak the full database of the site's users online.
Ice Miller LLP
The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has released a draft of Securing Electronic Records on Mobile Devices, the institute's first practice guide in a series designed to help organizations improve cybersecurity.
Troutman Sanders LLP
On July 10 – the same day of the FCC Order – ACA International, an association of credit and collection professionals, filed suit in the District of Columbia Circuit Court of Appeals...
FTI Consulting
The price of disks has been dropping for years. According to Gartner, the cost of disk storage per terabyte has been falling, too.
Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP
In a recent setback for public sector workers' rights, the New Jersey Public Employment Relations Commission held that New Jersey Transit Bus Operations could unilaterally install security cameras on buses, and use footage for disciplinary purposes.
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
With all the activity going on from a regulatory perspective, it is imperative for companies in this time of hyper-vigilance on this issue to stay abreast of the changing legal landscape and revise information security policies...
Troutman Sanders LLP
On August 11, the Federal Communications Commission handed down a $2.96 million fine against Travel Club Marketing Inc., related entities, and owner Olen Miller, the largest fine in FCC history related to autodialed calls.
Duane Morris LLP
During the current 114th U.S. Congress, a variety of House and Senate bills have been introduced that propose different approaches to addressing the growing bipartisan concern about protecting the privacy of student data.
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