Heather Egan Sussman

Heather Egan Sussman

McDermott Will & Emery

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Take Action to Stop the Bleeding: Follow These Steps

“Heartbleed” has been all over the news, and companies have been scrambling to respond. What sounds like a nasty medical condition is actually a recently discovered flaw in popular encryption software called OpenSSL. It has...more

4/15/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach FTC Heartbleed Internet Privacy

U.S. Privacy and Data Protection: 2013 Year in Review and a Look Ahead to 2014

In Boston, we celebrated Data Privacy Day (January 28) by presenting “U.S. Privacy and Data Protection: 2013 Year In Review and a Prediction of What’s to Come in 2014” for participants in an IAPP KnowledgeNet. Our panel of...more

1/29/2014 - Affordable Care Act Compliance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection EHR Enforcement Enforcement Actions Healthcare HIPAA Neiman Marcus Personally Identifiable Information PHI Privacy Laws Safe Harbors Target

In with the New: 2014 Privacy, Advertising and Digital Media Predictions

Data privacy and security made the headlines practically daily in 2013. Our second annual Privacy and Data Protection 2013 Year in Review topped 65 pages! What privacy, advertising and digital media trends will make...more

1/27/2014 - Advertising CalOPPA COPPA Data Breach Data Protection Digital Media FTC Media Privacy Laws Safe Harbors

To Track or Not to Track

Digital advertising based on tracking users’ interests and related privacy concerns have been the subject of many recent news articles. What does this mean for businesses? Evolving industry practices and new legislation...more

10/22/2013 - CalOPPA Do Not Track Internet Privacy Laws Privacy Policy Websites

Florida Medical Record Disclosure Law Preempted by HIPAA

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit recently ruled that a Florida law requiring nursing homes to disclose patient records of deceased patients was preempted by the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...more

5/20/2013 - Disclosure Requirements HIPAA Medical Records Nursing Homes Preemption

FTC Updates Guidelines for Making Proper Disclosures in Digital Advertising

The U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released updated guidance on how to make online advertising and marketing disclosures “clear and conspicuous” to avoid consumer deception. The guidelines affect the structure and...more

4/23/2013

Final Rule Implementing FMLA Amendments Expands Protections for Military Families and Airline Flight Crews

The U.S. Department of Labor recently issued a final rule implementing new expanded rights for families of military members and veterans, and greater access to Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) leave for airline flight...more

4/11/2013 - DOL Flight Crews FMLA Military Caregiver Leave Military Service Members NDAA

FTC Recommends Privacy Practices for Mobile Apps

A new Federal Trade Commission report urges mobile app platforms and developers to better inform consumers about their privacy practices. Mobile app platforms and developers should review their privacy policies to ensure...more

2/26/2013 - Advertising Networks App Developers COPPA Dashboard Do Not Track FTC Geolocation Information Sharing Just-In-Time Disclosures Mobile App Privacy Guidelines Mobile Apps Mobile Privacy Disclosures Privacy Policy Third-Party Trade Associations

Public Company Priorities for the New Year

Looking ahead to 2013, directors, executives and general counsel of public companies can take some solace from the fact that 2012 was not a year in which a large number of significant new disclosure rules or governance...more

12/19/2012 - Conflict Mineral Rules Cybersecurity Dodd-Frank FCPA Proxy Voting Guidelines SEC Social Media Swaps

Federal Trade Commission Announces Interim Final Red Flags Rule

The Federal Trade Commission’s interim final rule, which clarifies that most service providers are not subject to the Red Flags Rule, takes effect February 11, 2013....more

12/7/2012 - FTC Red Flags Rule

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