Lynn Percival

Lynn Percival

Poyner Spruill LLP

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Court Rejects Wyndham’s Challenge to FTC’s Data-Security Enforcement Authority

In June 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed suit under Section 5 of the FTC Act (Section 5) against the Wyndham hotel chain (Wyndham) following a security breach that led to the theft of payment card data for...more

4/9/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection Enforcement FTC Wyndham

Sponsors Drop California Ballot Initiative Intended to Transform Privacy Class Actions

Recent reports have circulated regarding a California ballot initiative that, if successful, might have marked the second time California would have caused a national shift in privacy law. Just 10 years ago, California...more

10/14/2013 - Ballot Measures Class Action Data Collection Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws

New COPPA Rule Now In Effect

In December 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued revisions to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule or Rule). The COPPA Rule creates extensive parental notice and consent requirements, among...more

7/1/2013 - COPPA Data Protection FTC Internet Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information

Privacy Regulators Take to the Web in Search of Deficient Privacy Policies

Regulators have historically taken a reactive approach to privacy and information security issues related to websites and mobile apps, often waiting to take action until a potential violation has been brought to their...more

5/31/2013 - COPPA Data Collection Data Protection EU Data Protection Laws FTC Mobile Apps Websites

President Obama’s Cybersecurity Executive Order and What it Means For Your Organization

On February 12, President Obama signed a much-anticipated cybersecurity executive order intended to “enhance the security and resilience” of U.S. critical infrastructure. The executive order is very similar to a draft leaked...more

2/15/2013 - Barack Obama CIGR Critical Infrastructure Sectors Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework DHS Executive Orders Information Sharing Infrastructure NIST

HIPAA Risk Analysis

HIPAA relies heavily on risk analysis in multiple contexts. For example, risk analysis has a major role in the Breach Notification Rule under the new regulations issued by the U.S. Department Health and Human Services on...more

2/7/2013 - Covered Entities Data Breach Data Collection Data Protection HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule OCR PHI Security Rule

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