Michael Young

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Federal Prosecutors Indict Accused Data Thieves

Federal prosecutors announced yesterday the indictment of five men accused of involvement in the theft of over 160 million credit card numbers....more

7/26/2013 - Credit Cards Criminal Prosecution Cybersecurity Cybertheft Data Protection Hackers

Vermont and North Dakota Amend Breach-Notice Laws

On May 13, 2013, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed H.513 into law. The new law includes an amendment to Vermont’s Security Breach Notice Act, 9 V.S.A. § 2435. Previously, under § 2435, Vermont-regulated financial...more

7/8/2013 - Breach Notification Rule Financial Institution Liability Personally Identifiable Information Security

Business Associate Agreements: More Readily Accepted by Cloud Service Providers? Maybe

Although the HIPAA Omnibus Final Rule's expansion of business associate liability could create difficulties for healthcare providers and other covered entities seeking to negotiate business associate agreements with vendors...more

6/21/2013 - Amazon Business Associates Cloud Computing Data Protection Health HHS HIPAA HIPAA Omnibus Rule PHI

Massachusetts Follows California in Finding Retailers Vulnerable to Suit for Collecting Zip Codes in Credit Card Transactions

Earlier this month, the Massachusetts Supreme Court issued an opinion holding that zip codes “may well qualify” as personally identifiable information under the Massachusetts law controlling the treatment of PII in credit...more

3/26/2013 - Credit Cards Data Collection Data Protection Personally Identifiable Information Retailers ZIP Codes

FTC Databook Highlights Consumer Fraud

The FTC last week announced the release of the Consumer Sentinel Network Databook for January – December 2012. The “Consumer Sentinel Network” is the FTC’s platform for law enforcement collaboration on issues affecting...more

3/8/2013 - Debt Collection Fraud FTC Identity Theft Internet Lenders

The FTC Mobile Privacy Staff Report

As reported here, the FTC earlier this month released a staff report on mobile privacy. The report, Mobile Privacy Disclosures: Building Trust Through Transparency, provides privacy practice recommendations to firms operating...more

2/12/2013 - App Platform Providers Apple Consent Data Collection Do Not Track FTC Geolocation iPhone Mobile Privacy Disclosures

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