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Torkin Manes LLP
This aspect of the case was perhaps the most controversial and attracted considerable criticism from various commentators.
Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP
To set aside a fundamental policy such as solicitor-client privilege requires clear and unambiguous legislative language.
Jones Day
On October 20, the PCPD promoted Hong Kong as the host of the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners.
Jones Day
The response followed a warning (source document in Chinese) from the PCPD to fitness club members to "stay smart" in protecting their personal data.
Jones Day
On October 1, the Italian DPA's Code of Ethics and Conduct for Processing Personal Data for Business Information Purposes (source document in Italian) took effect.
Jones Day
The Commission aimed to unify existing ministerial guidelines under these new procedures and also released a set of specific draft guidelines, including: (i) draft guidelines regarding the provision of personal data to a foreign third party...
Jones Day
On October 3, the DDPA published (source document in Dutch) guidance regarding data involved in ransomware as part of its "Alert Online" campaign.
Jones Day
On September 1, the Dutch Data Protection Authority ("DDPA") issued a press release (source document in Dutch) stating that an order subject to penalty had been imposed on Wi-Fi tracker Bluetrace.
Jones Day
On October 7, the SDPA and Spanish Cybersecurity Institute ("INCIBE") published a Guide to Privacy and Security on the Internet (source document in Spanish).
Jones Day
On October 5, the SDPA initiated an ex officio preliminary inquiry proceeding to review whether data communications between social networks were in accordance with the Spanish data protection regulations.
Jones Day
On September 14, the SDPA sanctioned a major search engine for violating data communication regulations because the search engine had not obtained user consent prior to transmitting information related to the right to be forgotten to the webmaster.
Jones Day
Prior to this announcement, only businesses were liable for fines for violations of these regulations.
Jones Day
On October 7, the ICO issued a new code of practice on privacy notices...
Jones Day
The ICO found that the carrier had failed to take "appropriate technical and operation measures," focusing on outdated software and inadequate systems monitoring.
Jones Day
On September 29, in her first major speech since becoming UK Information Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham previewed UK data protection laws after Brexit and stated that the United Kingdom will need to adopt a new data protection law.
Jones Day
On September 23, the English High Court released a judgment providing further guidance on balancing competing rights...
BakerHostetler
Today OCR issued another alert relating to the phishing email campaign and has shared that the phishing email originates from the email address OSOCRAudit@hhs-gov.us...
Reed Smith
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette filed a brief this week intervening in a federal lawsuit between a subscriber of Consumer Reports magazine and publisher Consumers Union of the United States...
Orrick
It was about time for data breach defendants to get a win. The District Court for the Northern District of Illinois delivered one to Barnes & Noble in its long-running class action...
Thompson Coburn LLP
In November 2016, the Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit stayed a Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") Final Order enforcing a complaint against LabMD related to the exposure of customer data.
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Fox Rothschild LLP
The FTC has issued an updated data breach response guide. The guide provides an outline of steps the FTC believes your company should follow in the event of a data breach. They fall into several broad categories: securing operations, fixing vulnerabilities, and notifying appropriate parties.
Frankfurt Kurnit Klein & Selz
The FCC adopted an Order requiring broadband Internet service providers and all other telecommunications carriers providing telecommunications services to take greater steps to protect the privacy...
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
Awareness of The Fair Credit Reporting Act's requirements is becoming increasingly important for employers. There has been a massive uptick in FCRA litigation in recent years...
BakerHostetler
Recently, Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) Chairman Tom Wheeler circulated to the Commission a revised proposed order to regulate the data privacy and security practices of ISPs.
Reinhart Boerner Van Deuren S.C.
The US HHS OCR recently announced that it will increase the frequency with which it will investigate breaches of unsecured protected health information involving fewer than 500 individuals.
Reed Smith (Worldwide)
Data protection procedures will require an overhaul for any company that offers goods and services, or tracks individuals, in the EU under the European GDPR to take effect from 25 May 2018.
McCarthy Tétrault LLP
On Thursday, November 17, the Supreme Court of Canada released a landmark decision giving important guidance on when personal financial information may be disclosed under Canada's federal privacy law.
Carlton Fields
The fourth quarter of 2016 has seen an uptick in regulatory activity respecting the financial services sector in the cybersecurity space...
Dentons
On October 21, 2016, a domain name service host and internet management company experienced at least two waves of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack that impacted at least 80 websites...
Borden Ladner Gervais LLP
The Supreme Court of Canada's decision in Royal Bank of Canada v. Trang, reviewed the obligations of financial institutions to preserve personal information...
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