Matthew Fischer

Matthew Fischer

Sedgwick LLP

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California Enacts Smartphone Kill Switch Law to Promote Data Security

This week California enacted into law Senate Bill 962, which requires a “kill switch” on all smartphones that would render the device inoperable. The law applies to all smartphones manufactured after July 1, 2015 and sold in...more

9/2/2014 - Apple Data Protection Google Microsoft New Legislation Popular Smartphones

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) Will Impact U.S. Companies

?????Canada’s Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Bill, better known as Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL), was enacted in December 2010, but enforcement of the law did not commence until July 1, 2014, on Canada Day. The...more

7/18/2014 - CAN-SPAM Act Canada CASL Commercial Electronic Messages Opt-In Opt-Outs Popular Prior Express Consent TCPA

The HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule—Data Privacy and Security Implications for Business Associates and Covered Entities

On January 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (‘‘OCR’’) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (‘‘HHS’’) published the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule (‘‘Final Rule’’) which OCR has trumpeted as carrying ‘‘the most...more

4/11/2013 - Business Associates Covered Entities Data Breach Data Protection HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule Notice Requirements OCR PHI Subcontractors

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