Mondaq All Regions: Privacy
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS) are a contractual standard for protection of data about payment cards issued by major card brands including Visa, MasterCard and American Express.
McMillan LLP
To begin mitigating cyber risk, businesses and organizations need to have at least a preliminary understanding of the threat landscape.
On 14 April 2016, the European Parliament adopted the text of the new Data Protection Regulation, which will be published in the official journal in the coming days.
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.
Nicht abschliessend klar istaber, ob andere Grundlagen, die in der europäischen Datenschutz-Richtlinie vorgesehen sind, weiterhin Datentrans-fers in die USA rechtfertigen können.
Schoenherr Attorneys at Law
The long-awaited Personal Data Protection Act no. 6698 was approved by the Turkish Parliament on 24 March 2016, was published in the Official Gazette on 7 April 2016, and hence came into force.
Öncel, Aydın, Duman & Uygun Attorney Partnership
The long-awaited Law on Protection of Personal Data numbered 6698 (the "Law") was finally published in the Official Gazette on April 7, 2016.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
The UK Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) has released updated guidance on the use of encryption.
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.
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.
Multinational companies with employees in the EU are facing the question how to legally transfer personal data.
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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If a receiver wants to include customer databases in any sale, he must first get permission from the affected customers.
Singh & Associates
With the advent of technology and e-commerce, the problems related to the same are also increasing day by day.
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP
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.
The new General Data Protection Regulation will significantly impact businesses with many having to change their current data protection practices and policies to ensure compliance.
Mayer Brown
This is a short guide to some of the key legal developments for intellectual property, technology and data protection in 2016.
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.
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