Mondaq USA: Privacy
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The Article 29 Working Party has released opinions on Privacy Shield and "essential guarantees" under EU law relating to surveillance, here and here.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
UPDATE: The Article 29 Working Party has released surprisingly brief comments on Privacy Shield, available here.
Orrick
The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") recently issued a proposed set of privacy regulations that, if passed, will have broad implications for broadband providers...
BakerHostetler
We recently released our 2016 Data Security Incident Response Report, which provides lessons learned and metrics related to over 300 data security incidents handled by our team.
Proskauer Rose LLP
This past week, the First Circuit issued a notable opinion concerning the contours of liability under the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA).
Foley Hoag LLP
In the realm of cybersecurity, we defend claims brought by private parties or governmental entities against companies facing the fallout from a data breach.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Consider this scenario: A young couple entrusts you, an experienced real estate attorney, to assist them in the purchase of their first home.
Ropes & Gray LLP
On April 28, 2016, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (the "PCI SSC" or "Council") released a new version of its Data Security Standard ("PCI DSS"), version 3.2.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit recently affirmed a district court order, holding that a company's allegedly improper disclosure of personal information was covered by its general liability policy...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
In 2004, Mintz Levin created a compendium of state data breach notification laws and has been updating it on a regular basis ever since.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
For our HIPAA-covered entity readers, we have asked these questions before: Have you taken a business associate inventory? Have you undertaken a comprehensive risk assessment as required by HIPAA?
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") officially launched the long-awaited (and dreaded) Phase 2 of the HIPAA Audits Program on March 21st.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Many of the devices that we take for granted are microphone-enabled. This applies not only to familiar home technology like televisions, but also devices that we use for work...
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
At long last, the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released a revamped audit protocol that now addresses the requirements of the 2013 Omnibus Final Rule.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
If you have had to provide data breach notices across any number of states (and who hasn't….), you would know that they vary widely in how those notices must be provided to state regulators.
BakerHostetler
U.S. companies may soon risk litigation for failing to comply with the provisions of Canada's anti-spam law (CASL) in their electronic communications to Canadian consumers.
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
An article came out highlighting a new suit against a law firm. Suits against law firms are not particularly rare and don't make for compelling news. This suit, however, did.
Orrick
Multinational companies with employees in the EU are facing the question how to legally transfer personal data.
Foley & Lardner
The European Union Article 29 Working Party (Article 29) issued an opinion on the proposed EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework agreement (Privacy Shield) earlier this month...
Mayer Brown
A large company with offices in Europe and the United States had self-certified to adhere to the EU-US Safe Harbor framework and had been relying on it for the company's intra-company transfers of data...
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The FDIC's Winter 2016 edition of its Consumer News publication focuses on how consumers, banks, and regulators can prevent online fraud and theft.
Day Pitney LLP
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) launched the resumption of long-awaited Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) compliance audits.
Jones Day
Several state legislatures introduced measures in early 2016 to strengthen their respective state data breach notification requirements.
Womble Carlyle
It is not hard to see how the plaintiffs' bar will use this report
Seyfarth Shaw LLP
Over the past several years, technology has dramatically increased employee accountability in the workplace.
Davis & Gilbert
As the number of connected devices grew (the so-called "Internet of Things"), so, too, did the risk of data hacking and unauthorized access to sensitive personal information.
Fox Rothschild LLP
On March 21, 2016, the Office of Civil Rights ("OCR") announced it will launch a second round of HIPAA audits during 2016.
Jones Day
There is a saying making its way through the insurance marketplace that there are two types of companies—those that already have purchased a cyber liability policy, and those that will soon wish they had.
Foley & Lardner
The GDPR will first be published in the EU Official Journal, and will be officially considered enforceable 20 days following the publication.
Brown Smith Wallace
On April 3, several news organizations published reports based on more than 11 million documents leaked from a law firm in Panama that allegedly helped set up secret shell companies and offshore accounts for elected leaders and top officials from around the globe.
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