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OCR Warns of HIPAA Risks in Third-Party Apps

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently issued a warning regarding vulnerabilities in third-party applications used by entities covered by HIPAA. The OCR warning applies...more

6/22/2016 - Business Associates Covered Entities Data Protection Data Security Health Information Technologies HIPAA Mobile Health Apps OCR Risk Management Third-Party

PCI DSS 3.2: It’s here, what does it mean for you?

The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) has released a new version of its data security standard for the protection of cardholder data, the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). PCI...more

5/9/2016 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Security Debit and Credit Card Transactions Fraudulent Charges PCI-DSS Standard SSL

State Data Security Breach Notification Laws - April 2016

The general definition of “personal information” used in the majority of statutes is: An individual’s first name or first initial and last name plus one or more of the following data elements: (i) Social Security number, (ii)...more

4/4/2016 - Breach Notification Rule Corporate Counsel Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Security Personally Identifiable Information Popular Young Lawyers

The Problem With Data Security is not the Hardware or the Software, It’s the Wetware

Remember this? - “Wetware” – coder slang for biological life forms (i.e., people) – is the weak link in most companies’ data security protections, according to a new data security report issued by the Association of...more

1/13/2016 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Security Employee Training Popular

Wyndham and FTC Settle Case Over “Unfair” Data Security Practices

The years-long saga of the Federal Trade Commission’s suit against Wyndham Hotels over data breaches that occurred at least as early as April 2008 is finally coming to an end with a proposed settlement filed today with the...more

12/11/2015 - Data Breach Data Security FTC FTC v Wyndham Settlement Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices Wyndham

Data Breach Planning in 10 Easy Steps: How to Think Like A Litigator

For the first Tuesday in November, we have 10 easy steps to make sure that your data breach incident response planning is viewed from that pesky point of view of a litigator....more

11/3/2015 - Cyber Incident Reporting Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Breach Plans Data Privacy Data Protection Data Security Email Policies Personally Identifiable Information Popular Tone At The Top Training

More Dominos Fall on the Data Protection Table

As all of our readers know by now, as of October 6, the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework is no more. Safe Harbor was the mechanism on which thousands of US companies (and thousands of companies based in the European Union)...more

10/22/2015 - Data Privacy Data Protection Data Protection Authority Data Security EU EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Israel Model Contracts Personal Data SCC Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner Switzerland US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

EU Data Protection Authorities Issue Joint Statement on Invalidation of Safe Harbor: Not Much Help Here

The so-called “Article 29 Working Party” of EU Data protection officials from the 28 EU member states today released a much-anticipated press release regarding the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) landmark...more

10/19/2015 - Article 29 Working Group Binding Corporate Rules Data Privacy Data Protection Authority Data Security Enforcement Actions EU EU Data Protection Laws European Commission European Court of Justice (ECJ) International Data Transfers Model Contracts Personal Data SCC US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Privacy Monday, September 28, 2015: More on US-EU Safe Harbor — what’s next?

We will be following up our post last week regarding the latest US-EU Safe Harbor decision out of Europe with further analysis both from the Mintz Privacy team and our international network of privacy specialists. Our...more

9/28/2015 - Advocate General Consent Data Privacy Data Protection Authority Data Security Edward Snowden EU EU Data Protection Laws European Court of Justice (ECJ) Facebook FTC International Data Transfers U.S. Commerce Department US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

Privacy Tuesday – August 24, 2015 – FTC vs. Wyndham Update

Rather than our usual Privacy Monday “bits and bytes,” we have a breaking story relating to the ongoing Wyndham/FTC saga. Today, Wyndham Worldwide Corp. lost a critical round in the Third Circuit. Anticipated since...more

8/25/2015 - Best Practices Credit Cards Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Privacy Data Security FTC FTC Act FTC v Wyndham Personally Identifiable Information Section 5 Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices Wyndham

Privacy Tuesday – August 2015

While you enjoy what is left of the summer of 2015, we will kick off your week with a few privacy and security bits and bytes....more

8/4/2015 - Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Data Privacy Data Protection Data Security FDA Hackers Healthcare Facilities Hospitals Medical Devices NAIC Nursing Homes Personally Identifiable Information

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