Joshua Gruenspecht

Joshua Gruenspecht

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - November 2015

Consumer Electronics Association Releases Best Practices For Privacy and Security of Personal Wellness Data - In late October 2015, the Consumer Electronics Association released guiding principles governing the...more

11/30/2015 - Actual Injuries CEA Cybersecurity Do Not Track EU Data Protection Laws FCC Financial Services Industry FTC International Data Transfers Privacy Concerns US-EU Safe Harbor Framework

"FCC Regulatory Initiatives May Spur Foreign Investment in Broadcast and Telecom Entities"

Recent Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) and Obama administration initiatives may help to spur foreign investment in U.S. entities holding broadcast, telecommunications and other licenses issued by the...more

11/11/2015 - Broadcasting FCC Foreign Investment Licensing Rules Team Telecom Telecommunications

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - October 2015

In this edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss what companies need to know in the wake of the EU Court of Justice's rejection of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor framework and take a look at the following important...more

11/3/2015 - CISA Cybersecurity Data Protection Data Protection Authority ECPA EU Data Protection Laws International Data Transfers Mobile Apps New Legislation Personal Data Popular Privacy Policy Safe Harbors Schrems v Data Protection Commissioner US-EU Safe Harbor Framework VPPA

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - July 2015

Seventh Circuit Decision May Make It Easier for Class Action Plaintiffs to Establish Standing in Data Breach Cases - The Seventh Circuit has issued a decision that could make it much easier for class action plaintiffs to...more

8/4/2015 - Attorney Generals Class Action Cyber Attacks Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Security FCC FFIEC FTC Identity Theft Personal Data Security Risk Assessments Standing TCPA

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - June 2015

In This Issue: - USA Freedom Act Brings Changes to Surveillance Program - Connecticut Enacts Bill Imposing Tighter Data Security Obligations - Pennsylvania Court Dismisses Data Breach Negligence...more

7/1/2015 - Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach EU EU Data Protection Laws Negligence New Legislation Security and Privacy Controls Surveillance USA Freedom Act

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - May 2015

In This Issue: - Second Circuit Rules Patriot Act Does Not Authorize Bulk Metadata Collection; Congress Reconsiders Certain Patriot Act Authorities - SEC Issues Cybersecurity Guidance for Investment Companies...more

6/2/2015 - Broadband Commercial Bankruptcy Customer Lists Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Collection Enforcement FBI FCC FTC Insurance Litigation Internet of Things Investment Adviser Investment Funds Jurisdiction Online Privacy Protection Act Patriot Act Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws RadioShack SEC

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - April 2015

In This Issue: - DOJ Issues Cyber Preparation and Response Guidance - RadioShack’s Plan to Auction Customer Data Highlights Issues Over Treatment of Such Data as an Asset - Google v. Vidal-Hall and...more

5/3/2015 - Commercial Bankruptcy Customer Lists Cyber Attacks Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Privacy DOJ FCC Financial Services Authority Google Hulu Information Sharing NAIC Popular RadioShack Third-Party Video Privacy Protection Act

"The FCC Acts (Again) on Net Neutrality, Awaits Court Challenges"

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) recently issued its long-awaited network neutrality regulations, which if allowed to stand will have far-reaching implications for media, content, broadband and the...more

4/30/2015 - Broadband Communications Act of 1934 FCC First Amendment Internet Net Neutrality Takings

"President Obama Announces New Cybersecurity Sanctions Regime"

On April 1, 2015, President Barack Obama issued an executive order (the Order) authorizing sanctions against foreign individuals or entities found to be responsible for certain malicious cyberattacks. Under the Order, the...more

4/9/2015 - Barack Obama Blocked Person CFIUS Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Executive Orders OFAC Sanctions SDN List

"CFIUS’s Annual Report to Congress Details Longer Process, More Aggressive Risk Mitigation"

Key Developments - The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) is an interagency, Executive Branch organization charged with identifying potential national security risks posed by foreign...more

3/4/2015 - Annual Reports CFIUS Cross-Border Transactions Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - February 2015 (Updated)

In This Issue - White House Releases Proposed Privacy Legislation - Lessons from the Anthem Data Breach - SEC and FINRA Release Results of Industrywide Cybersecurity Examination Sweeps - COSO Releases Report on...more

3/2/2015 - Anthem Blue Cross Automotive Industry Big Data COSO Cybersecurity Data Breach FINRA Information Sharing Insurance Industry Obama Administration Popular SEC

"FCC Adopts Net Neutrality Regulations — Judicial Challenges Lie Ahead"

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) voted 3-2 along party lines to approve revised network neutrality regulations that, if allowed to stand, will have far-reaching implications for the...more


"Implications of National Security Reviews on Foreign Acquisitions of US Businesses"

The Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) can have a significant impact on transactions involving foreign acquirers. Parties considering cross-border merger and acquisition transactions should be aware...more

2/11/2015 - Administrative Review Board CFIUS China Corporate Counsel Cross-Border Transactions OFAC Ralls Corporation

"Communications: Significant Actions on the Horizon"

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) addressed a number of longstanding issues in 2014, including reform of its E-rate program that provides federal subsidies for purchases of broadband services by schools and...more

2/10/2015 - Auction Broadband FCC Legislative Agendas Net Neutrality Regulatory Agenda Subsidies

Privacy & Cybersecurity - January 2015

In This Issue: - Summary of President’s Recent Proposals for Cybersecurity Legislation - New York Attorney General Proposes New Approaches to Data Security - Delaware Data Destruction Law Takes...more

2/2/2015 - Popular

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - January 2015: President Announces Cybersecurity Legislative and Regulatory Proposals

On January 12 and 13, in speeches at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), President Barack Obama announced several initiatives to enhance online...more

1/15/2015 - Barack Obama Cybersecurity Privacy Policy Proposed Legislation Regulatory Agenda

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - December 2014

In This Issue: - The Critical Takeaway for Every Company From the Sony Cyber Attack - Sony Data Breach Class Action Complaint Provides Insight Into Cybersecurity Issues - Reminder: New California Data...more

1/2/2015 - Class Action Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Department of Financial Services Examination Procedures New Legislation NIST PF Chang's Sony Standing Target

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - November 2014

In This Issue: - EU Issues Guidelines on ‘Right to be Forgotten’ - FFIEC Observations on Bank Cybersecurity Provides Important Guidelines for Every Industry - Remarks by Comptroller Curry Highlight OCC...more

12/1/2014 - Auto Manufacturers Automotive Industry Banks Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Data Breach EU FFIEC FTC FTC v Wyndham Google NIST OCC Privacy Laws Retailers Right to Be Forgotten SEC

"Title II or Bust: The FCC Wrestles With Net Neutrality"

Over the past few weeks, a number of significant developments have impacted the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) ongoing proceeding regarding network neutrality. On November 10, President Barack Obama surprised many...more

11/19/2014 - Anti-Discrimination Policies AT&T Barack Obama Broadband Comcast Communications Act of 1934 Deregulation FCC Net Neutrality Regulatory Agenda Telecommunications Title II Verizon

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - October 2014

In This Issue: - October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month - New California Data Protection Law - Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order - FTC Cautions Executives About Personal Liability for False...more

11/3/2014 - Banks CFPB Cybersecurity Data Protection Digital Assets Electronically Stored Information Executive Orders FCC Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act

"Court Finds CFIUS Violated Ralls Corporation’s Due Process Rights"

On July 15, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia remanded Ralls Corporation’s (Ralls) precedent-setting case against the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS or the...more

7/18/2014 - Appeals Barack Obama CFIUS Defense Production Act Due Process Enforcement Enforcement Actions National Security Ralls Corporation U.S. Navy Wind Farm

"FCC Issues Rules for First-Ever Incentive Auction of TV Broadcast Spectrum"

On June 2, 2014, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC, or Commission) released rules designed to implement the first-ever incentive auction in which spectrum will be recovered from television broadcasters, who...more

6/13/2014 - Broadband Broadcasting FCC Telecommunications Television Broadcast Stations Wireless Industry

"FCC Launches Broad Network Neutrality Rulemaking"

Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC or Commission) launched a proceeding to develop new network neutrality regulations that would prohibit Internet Service Providers (ISPs) from blocking or discriminating...more

5/16/2014 - Communications Act of 1934 Electronic Communications FCC Internet Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Net Neutrality

"SEC Holds Roundtable on Cybersecurity"

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently held a roundtable on the issues and challenges cybersecurity presents for market participants and public companies. The roundtable is a means by which the SEC Commissioners can...more

3/28/2014 - Cybersecurity SEC

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