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McCarthy Tétrault LLP
Earlier this year, the Ontario Court of Appeal released its decision in Hopkins v. Kay, 2015 ONCA 112, in which it held that the mere existence of a legislative scheme to address privacy-related breaches of personal health information does not preclude a private action from being brought to address said breaches.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In a digitized world, it can be all too easy for unauthorized employees to access confidential information in the workplace, as recent breaches at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and some Ontario hospitals have shown.
Reed Smith
The Superintendency of Industry and Commerce (‘SIC') Colombia's data protection agency, launched its Colombian Accountability Guidelines (the ‘Guidelines').
Reed Smith
A leaked draft proposal posted by StateWatch and created by the European Commission reports that most Member States appear to be in favour of introducing a three-tiered fine system for non-compliance with EU data protection rules.
As of July 24, Spain has a new director for its Data Protection Authority (Agencia Española de Protección de Datos — AEPD).
Inanici - Tekcan Law Office
Cloud computing technology covering an essential part of our business and personal lives, bring with it the discussions on protection of personal data as well as new terms like Big Data, Data Analytics and Mobility.
This week, Google has been granted permission to appeal to the UK Supreme Court as part of the decision in Google Inc. v. Vidal-Hall & Others (2015).
Reed Smith
On 23 June, the UK government introduced a new online cyber security training course designed to assist the procurement profession to stay safe online.
Lester Aldridge LLP
Data protection law isn't the easiest of things to get to grips with but hopefully the following thoughts will help.
Strasburger & Price, L.L.P.
Data breaches are on the rise. So are the number of breach-related class actions.
Fox Rothschild LLP
This blog post is the third installment of a six-part series discussing the best practices relating to cyber security. The first two blog posts discussed the best practices for preparing a business in case of a cyberattack.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Continuing the trend of states expanding their data privacy laws, companies that store and transmit personal information about residents of Nevada, Washington and North Dakota must now take note of additional data-element definitions and notice requirements following data breach incidents.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
The California Police Chiefs Association expressed its concern that SB 178 will hamper law enforcement efforts.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
During the 2013 holiday season, Neiman Marcus, like many other retailers, discovered that its payment card systems had been compromised and customers' credit and debit card information was potentially stolen.
Duane Morris LLP
The Ashley Madison site declares on its home page that "Life is short. Have an affair." The home page goes on to state that "Ashley Madison is the world's leading married dating service for discreet encounters."
Foley Hoag LLP
Data breaches are often followed by class action suits in which the affected individuals seek damages.
Fox Rothschild LLP
HIPAA does not protect animals' health information – it applies to the protected health information (or PHI) of an "individual", defined as "the person who is the subject of" the PHI.
Reed Smith
On Friday, July 24, the United States Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued an Order consolidating in the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals three timely petitions for review of a July 10, 2015 Declaratory Ruling and Order of the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).
Foley Hoag LLP
A key distinguishing feature of U.S. data privacy laws is their patchwork nature.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
A recall notice to fix critical control software on 1.4 million vehicles should raise concerns for companies, brokers and insurers across several business lines.
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In July 2014 the Lower Chamber of the Russian Parliament ("Duma") passed Federal Law No. 242-FZ of 21 July 2014, sub-titled: "On introduction of amendments into certain legislative acts of the Russian Federation relative to clarification of procedure of processing of personal data in information and communication networks".
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, the federal government's latest attempt to reform PIPEDA was proclaimed on June 18, 2015.
Reed Smith
The Australian Privacy Commissioner determined otherwise
The European Commission plans to unify data protection within the European Union (EU) with a single law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
Holland & Knight
Cyber liability insurance policies vary widely, with dramatic difference in coverage.
Miller Thomson LLP
Courts have long recognized the origin and rationale of solicitor-client privilege as a necessary and essential tool for the effective administration of justice.
Davis & Gilbert
The Federal Communications Commission recently announced that it will be issuing a package of rulings on 21 long-standing petitions concerning the Telephone Consumer Protection Act.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
When Ontario's Electronic Commerce Act, 2000 ("ECA") was introduced in 2000, it allowed certain documents to be signed with electronic signatures.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Unless you've been living in the 18th century you are aware that the records of approximately 4 million current and former federal employees were compromised as a result of a recently disclosed network breach...
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
In a digitized world, it can be all too easy for unauthorized employees to access confidential information in the workplace, as recent breaches at the Saskatchewan Cancer Agency and some Ontario hospitals have shown.
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