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The Ashley Madison website is in deep trouble after its data was apparently hacked and all of its members exposed online.
Reed Smith
The Brazilian government's proposal for Brazil's first data protection framework (‘the Proposal') hit a stumbling block after major concerns were raised in public comments.
Crowe Soberman LLP
As we use an increasing number of online services, personal information is sent out onto the Internet at an alarming rate. But is your information safe?
Reed Smith
The Hong Kong Commissioner has published guidance ('Guidance') to assist data users in complying with Hong Kong's privacy laws when processing biometric data, ..
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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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.
TMF Group
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".
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
The Canadian banking industry recently released the Payments Security White Paper, prepared by the six largest Canadian banks (BMO, CIBC, National Bank, RBC, Scotiabank, TD).
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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.
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
Two employees were working together in a government department. One employee ("Employee X") looked at employment insurance file of a co-worker who was on sick leave ("Ms. M") during working hours but without a work-related reason
Carroll & O'Dea
The article is a breakdown of privacy, storage and other issues raised by these controversial metadata retention laws.
Fisher & Phillips LLP
The number of claims filed under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) have skyrocketed in recent years.
McMillan LLP
Privacy matters to Ontarians and even more so, in light of a number of highly publicized breaches of sensitive personal health information in circumstances where one would expect PHI to be protected...
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.
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