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Merchandising 101: Missouri Supreme Court Addresses Applicability of State’s Merchandising Practices Act to Mortgage Loan...

Two new en banc opinions from the Supreme Court of Missouri, both released on August 19, 2014, may be of interest to mortgage loan servicers with borrowers in this state. The opinions — Conway v. CitiMortgage, Inc., ---...more

8/26/2014 - Loans Mortgage Servicers Mortgage Servicing Rules Mortgages

Commonwealth of Kentucky enacts data breach notification law

On the heels of the widely publicized Target breach, states continue to enact legislation designed to provide notice to their citizens when a security breach involving personal data occurs. Kentucky is the latest state to...more

6/27/2014 - Data Breach New Legislation Notice Requirements Personally Identifiable Information Target

Don’t forget to close the back door: Vendor management and privacy

When you enter into a contract with a vendor that will access, use or disclose your customer or employee personal information, assume that you are responsible for any unauthorized access to, use, or disclosure of that...more

6/13/2014 - Corporate Counsel Data Breach Data Protection Electronically Stored Information Personally Identifiable Information Target Vendors

Moving forward after going public with a data breach: Managing ongoing messaging

The time period between the discovery of a data breach and a company’s public announcement is never stress-free, even if you have managed the responses to other data breaches and your company has a preplanned response...more

5/30/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Data Breach Data Protection

Regulatory double jeopardy? FTC enforcement of privacy and security in healthcare

How should health care companies strengthen their HIPAA compliance programs to manage the risk of a potential FTC investigation? While the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights...more

5/16/2014 - Data Protection EHR FTC HHS HIPAA Jurisdiction OCR PHI

The Evolution of FTC Privacy Enforcement

The FTC has recently undertaken further reviews of specific security practices past its historical boundaries - The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has asserted its enforcement authority as “the chief federal agency on...more

5/9/2014 - COPPA Credit Karma Enforcement Fandango FCRA FTC FTCA Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act Privacy Policy Security Audits

Marketing in a Wired World: Telemarketing, Text and E-mail Marketing

Electronic advertising is on the rise as companies seek to meet consumers where they live: online and on their cell phones. Advertising by electronic mail and text messaging can be tailored to the desired market segment....more

3/3/2014 - Anti-Spam Legislation CAN-SPAM Act Canada Marketing Spam Telemarketing

Privacy and Information Security Alert

The final Federal Cybersecurity Framework is imminent. Find out how the Framework operates and how it may impact your business. Learn what government and industry leaders say about the Framework and the need for related...more

1/22/2014 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection NIST Privacy Laws

Privacy and Security Alert: January 9th, 2014

On December 5, 2013, the Office of Inspector General (OIG) reported on the Office for Civil Rights’ (OCR) compliance as of May 2011 with oversight and enforcement of the Security Rule and compliance with federal cybersecurity...more

1/10/2014 - CMS Compliance Confidential Information Cybersecurity Electronic Medical Records Health Information Technologies HHS HIPAA HITECH NIST OCR OIG Patient Privacy Rights Personally Identifiable Information Right to Privacy Security Audits Security Rule

Update: Banks Must Protect Depositors' Social Security and Other Federal Benefits from Garnishments - Treasury Issues Final Rule

The U.S. Treasury and four other federal agencies jointly issued their final rule1requiring depository institutions to protect up to two months’ worth of their depositors’ direct deposits of Social Security and certain other...more

6/14/2013 - Bank Accounts Depository Institutions Garnishment Pensions Social Security Benefits U.S. Treasury Veterans' Benefits

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