Mondaq USA: Privacy
Jones Day
The European Parliament resoundingly voted for the EU General Data Protection Regulation proposed by the EU Commission on January 25, 2012.
Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear signed H.B. 232 into law, making Kentucky the 47th state to enact data breach notification legislation.
Foley Hoag LLP
Cybersecurity remains a hot topic for regulators, including the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Foley Hoag LLP
Given the timeliness of the subject, the wide impact and the technical nature of the issue, it was warranted to re-post the FTC’s guidance on Heartbleed.
SB 1177, the Student Online Privacy Protection Act was recently introduced in the California legislature
Thompson Coburn LLP
Comments to the White House's recent request for comments on "big data" and how it affects Americans were due April 4, but even before all the comments have been reviewed, we can be pretty sure that, as usual, most business comments will run along these lines: (1)
Holland & Knight
Kentucky is now the 47th state with a data breach notification law, a development that should be of interest not only to Kentucky-based entities, but also to entities that do business in Kentucky and have personal information about its residents
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The FTC has the authority to regulate data security and bring claims against companies suffering data breaches due to inadequate cybersecurity safeguards.
Holland & Knight
The FTC has responded to three applications for new methods for obtaining parental consent under the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule.
Holland & Knight
Entities affected by the federal HIPAA privacy and security regulations are running out of excuses for not having a robust HIPAA compliance program.
McDermott Will & Emery
Heartbleed has been all over the news, and companies have been scrambling to respond.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
Last week was certainly the "week of the Heartbleed."
McGuireWoods LLP
Since the mid- to late 1990s, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has been the leading federal regulator in the field of data privacy and security.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
If the President of the United States calls something "one of the gravest national security dangers that the United States faces," pay attention.
The Office of the National Coordinator for Health Information Technology (ONC) released a Security Risk Assessment Tool (SRA Tool) on March 28.
Holland & Knight
We mentioned in our prior post the potential legal issues that The Heartbleed Bug will create from the standpoint of data breach and safe harbor.
Mayer Brown
The US Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") has a significant history of using its Section 5 authority to enforce promises that companies make to consumers in privacy policies.
Reed Smith
A New Jersey federal court is allowing the FTC’s case against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation to go forward, denying Wyndham’s Motion to Dismiss on both the unfairness and deception counts.
Foley & Lardner
Late last month, the Illinois Supreme Court essentially gutted the state's long-standing eavesdropping law...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The latest salvo in the Target data breach litigation is a class action brought by credit card issuing banks advancing a creative and somewhat misleading construction of the Minnesota's Plastic Card Security Act.
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Although HIPAA does not create a private cause of action, a recent Indiana Superior Court jury verdict indicates that HIPAA could still play an important role in private causes of action in state court based on negligence and professional liability as it relates to confidentiality.
Reed Smith
Last week, congressional leaders in Washington continued with their focus on the safety of the U.S. payments system in the aftermath of the massive retailer breaches at Target, Neiman Marcus and others.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
Employers find it increasingly difficult to balance the competing interests of an employee's privacy against the employer's security in relation to the evolution of technology and social media usage.
Littler Mendelson
The regulations known as the HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Final Rule went into effect in late March 2013, with a 180-day safe harbor compliance period that ends on September 23, 2013, two weeks from today.
McGuireWoods LLP
No business is safe from privacy breaches and cyber attacks, and hackers grow more sophisticated each day.
Womble Carlyle Sandridge & Rice
From every angle, social media is anathema to privacy.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Imagine you have completed your HIPAA risk assessment and implemented a robust privacy and security plan designed to meet each criteria of the Omnibus Rule.
Duane Morris LLP
WhatsApp, a messaging service that is often used for international texting and other services, is about to be gobbled up by Facebook, right?
Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP
A federal judge in the Southern District of Florida approved a $3 million data breach class action settlement agreement between AvMed, Inc. and plaintiffs.
Littler Mendelson
As privacy professionals know too well, organizations that handle personal information, especially personal information that can trigger security breach notification obligations, have an overwhelming need to screen out untrustworthy applicants from positions that permit access to such data.
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