Facing “industry stakeholders [that] were unable to agree on any concrete cenario” in which affirmative consent should be obtained from individuals before employing facial recognition technologies, nine consumer advocacy...more
It’s appropriate that the “boys of summer” feature prominently in today’s post.
Strike three for the St. Louis Cardinals?
On another summer Privacy Monday in 2014, we made note of a reported hack into the Houston...more
California again has provided a model of privacy legislation for other states to follow. New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan recently signed into law House Bill 520 (the “Bill”), a bipartisan effort to establish guidelines...more
In the absence of any meaningful moves in Congress to enact uniform data breach notification, the states continue to make adjustments to existing laws to better protect affected residents in their states.
The news continues to pour in about the two-part massive hack into the federal government’s Office of Personnel Management (OPM) and the compromise of personal information of millions of present and former federal...more
As an update to our blog post, “Data Breach Affects Millions of Current and Former Government Workers”, a union representing federal workers is now claiming that the hack may be worse than originally feared. Yesterday, the...more
In the last month, both a federal and state court denied coverage for claims relating to an insured’s handling of electronic data. In the first case, a federal court held that there was no coverage under a cyber insurance...more
Key takeaway: The insurance applications and underwriting questionnaires prepared in connection with cyber insurance do matter.
Cyber security, and cyber insurance, have dominated the industry headlines for several...more
It’s Monday morning — do you know your privacy/security status?
Here are a few bits and bytes to start your week.
SEC to Registered Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers: It’s Your Turn to Pay Attention to...more
Fitbit, the fitness-tracking company with six wearable devices that track and collect data about things like calories burned, steps logged, “quality” of sleep and sleep patterns, heart rate, etc.) as well as web and mobile...more
Another federal agency has weighed in with “guidance” on cybersecurity preparation and breach response. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is the latest to issue guidance on how companies should respond to data breaches. The...more
File this under: A View Into What the Regulators Deem Important. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the standard-setting organization in the U.S. insurance industry created and governed by the chief...more
On Thursday, April 23, the FTC settled deception charges against start-up Nomi Technologies, Inc. related to Nomi’s in-store, sensor-based, tracking technology.1 This is the first FTC enforcement action against emerging...more
Some privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week:
FCC to Hold Public Workshop on Broadband Consumer Privacy Tomorrow -
Over the last several months, the Federal Communications Commission has taken on a...more
As cyber week continues in Washington, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler traveled to the west coast to speak about cybersecurity at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Wheeler noted that the FCC has...more
Security is on the agenda from coast to coast this week.
Cybersecurity information sharing legislation will hit the House floor this week. H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act was reported...more
Spring has finally arrived on the East Coast, and not a moment too soon.
Here are 3 privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week....more
Employers and their HR departments are faced with a host of new issues and challenges. When you’re not navigating new state, federal, and local laws and making sure systems are in place to comply with them, you’re busy...more
Not only is it Privacy Tuesday but yesterday was – OPENING DAY! After this long, long winter … welcome back baseball!
It’s usually an end-of-season tradition for some baseball writers and announcers, but I like to...more
President Obama today signed an Executive Order granting authority to the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to impose sanctions on individuals and entities determined to be “responsible for...more
Imagine you are the IT systems administrator of a large corporation. Coffee in hand, you sit down one morning and log in. You receive a message that there has been an intrusion into the corporate database, a large amount of...more
Facebook does it. Google does it. It’s everywhere in the mobile ad ecosystem. And your smartphone does it often than you know, according to a study released on Monday by Carnegie Mellon....more
The Sweet Sixteen has come and gone and it was glorious. Streamed live over our new Apple Watches, 16 employment law issues battled it out for the right to move onto the Elite Eight, which will be held next week at Sixth...more
On Friday, the FTC published updates to the COPPA FAQs, the Commission’s compliance guide for businesses and consumers, to address the applicability of COPPA and the Amended COPPA Rule to educational institutions and...more
Taking another “step” toward developing comprehensive privacy legislation, the White House has released a discussion draft of the Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights Act of 2015. The draft reflects the Fair Information Practice...more