Adam Veness

Adam Veness

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Wyndham Gets Life Preserver in Data Breach Case

New Jersey U.S. District Judge Esther Salas agreed to allow Wyndham Hotels and Resorts LLC to immediately appeal to the Third Circuit a ruling affirming the FTC’s authority to bring data security cases. ...more

6/30/2014 - Appeals Data Protection Federal Trade Commission Act FTC FTC v Wyndham Jurisdiction Section 5 Wyndham

Calling All Boards of Directors: Four Recommendations from the SEC

SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar recently spoke at the New York Stock Exchange Conference “Cyber Risks and the Boardroom.” In his speech, Commissioner Aguilar emphasized the importance of cybersecurity and how fast the need for...more

6/13/2014 - Board of Directors Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity NIST Risk Management SEC

How Online Advertisers May Steal Your Personal Information: Recommendations for Protecting Consumers

The United States Senate Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations recently released a report outlining six findings concerning online advertising risks to consumers’ personal information and four recommendations on how to...more

5/21/2014 - Cookies Cybersecurity Data Collection Data Protection Internet Privacy Legislative Agendas Legislative Committees Malware Online Advertisements Personally Identifiable Information

FTC Data Security Authority Confirmed, For Now: Wyndham’s Motion to Dismiss Denied

The FTC’s Claim - A New Jersey federal judge has confirmed the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC”) authority to regulate data security and bring claims against companies suffering data breaches due to inadequate...more

4/15/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FTC Wyndham

Risky Business: Target Discloses Data Breach and New Risk Factors in 8-K Filing… Kind Of

After Target Corporation’s (NYSE: TGT) net earnings dropped 46% in its fourth quarter compared to the same period last year, Target finally answered the 441 million dollar question – To 8-K, or not to 8-K? Target filed its...more

3/3/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Form 8-K Target

New Payment Card Technology Finally Coming to US? Target Takes the Lead

In the wake of the recent massive data breaches suffered by Target and Neiman Marcus, many banks and retailers have renewed the call for a change in the way that consumers in the United States pay for goods and services. ...more

2/17/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Neiman Marcus Target Technology

To 8-K, or not to 8-K? For Target, that is indeed the question.

As anyone with a pulse and a computer, television or carrier pigeon knows, Target Corporation (NYSE: TGT) suffered a major data breach in December – the extent of which is still being uncovered – and pegs the latest number of...more

1/20/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Form 8-K Hackers Target

On the Fifth Day of Privacy, the SEC Gave to Me…..

Sing it with me now….. FIVE GOLDEN RULES! As public companies prepare for the New Year and the start of yet another annual reporting season, it is the perfect time to reflect on our 2013 prediction that the SEC would...more

12/13/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Disclosure Requirements Risk Assessment Risk Management SEC

Senator Markey Back in the Privacy Hunt: Google’s New Terms of Service Prompt Letter to FTC

Google has recently announced changes to its terms of service that will allow Google to incorporate its users’ photos, comments and names in advertisements. This new policy will go into effect on November 11th....more

10/15/2013 - FTC Google Opt-Outs Terms of Service

Privacy Monday – September 16, 2013

Dis-Like! Senator Markey Urges the FTC to Investigate Facebook’s New Policies - As we previously reported, Facebook has proposed a number of revisions to its Data Use Policy and Statement of Rights and...more

9/17/2013 - Compliance Deadlines Facebook FTC HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule Notice Requirements OCR Privacy Laws Privacy Policy

Internet Peeping Toms and The Internet of Things Face New Hurdles: FTC Settles with TRENDnet, Inc.

The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently entered into a settlement agreement with TRENDnet, Inc., a company that sells Internet Protocol (“IP”) cameras that allow customers to monitor their homes remotely over the...more

9/11/2013 - Cameras FTC Internet Invasion of Privacy Mobile Devices Surveillance

FTC v. Wyndham: Wyndham Calls for Back-Up

It appears that Wyndham Hotel & Resorts LLC (“Wyndham”) has received reinforcements in its defense against the Federal Trade Commission’s (the “FTC”) case. A federal judge has agreed to allow the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and...more

8/6/2013 - FTC Litigation Strategies Motion to Dismiss Wyndham

Survey Says: Fortune 500 Disclosing Cyber Risks

Ever since our 2013 prediction, an ever increasing number of public companies are adding disclosure related to cybersecurity and data breach risks to their public filings. We previously analyzed how the nation’s largest...more

7/24/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Breach Plans Fortune 500 Public Disclosure SEC Voluntary Disclosure

SEC and CFTC Issue Final Joint Rules on “Red Flags” Compliance

The Securities Exchange Commission (“SEC”) and the Commodity and Futures Trade Commission (“CFTC”) (together, the “Commissions”) have issued final joint rules and guidelines that require certain entities regulated by the...more

4/25/2013 - CFTC Dodd-Frank FCRA Final Rules Identity Theft Red Flags Rule SEC

First of a series: Issues for 2013

Happy New Year! We are beginning this week with a series of top Privacy and Security issues for 2013, as we see them. Let’s start with an issue of interest to publicly traded companies, or companies considering going...more

1/4/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Disclosure Requirements Privacy Policy Publicly-Traded Companies SEC Shareholders

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