Robert E. Cattanach

Robert E. Cattanach

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Don’t Get Hooked! W-2 Phishing Scams on the Rise During Tax Season

Tax season can be a trying time of the year for any employer, but even more so now. As HR Departments across the country are working hard to distribute W-2 forms to employees, cybercriminals are using increasingly...more

2/24/2017 - Email Human Resources Professionals IRS Personally Identifiable Information Phishing Scams Risk Management W-2

BIAS Rules: New FCC Regulations on Broadband Customer Privacy

On October 27, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted sweeping new privacy rules applicable to all telecommunications providers including broadband internet access service (“BIAS”) and...more

11/16/2016 - Breach Notification Rule Broadband Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI) Data Breach FCC Internet Service Providers (ISPs) Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws

US Companies Face Increasing Privacy Challenges in Europe

In two independent and much-anticipated events, separate EU entities took actions which will continue to complicate the ability of US companies to do business in Europe. Privacy Shield Provisions Found Lacking by Working...more

4/15/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Consent EU EU-US Privacy Shield General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) International Data Transfers Personal Data Privacy Policy Right to Be Forgotten

Proposed Federal Breach Notification Law: Panacea Or Flash in the Pan?

The Obama Administration has just released the proposed text of the Personal Data Notification & Protection Act as the latest step in its uniform federal breach notification initiative. Similar legislative efforts in the past...more

1/19/2015 - Barack Obama Breach Notification Rule Corporate Counsel Personally Identifiable Information Proposed Legislation

The Right To Be Forgotten – What Does It Really Mean?

In a decision with far-reaching consequences, the European Court of Justice (located in Luxembourg) (“ECJ”) ruled on May 13, 2014, that E.U. citizens can demand that search engines – in this instance Google – must delete...more

5/23/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Protection EU European Court of Justice (ECJ) Internet Right to Be Forgotten Search Engines

The Uphill Climb Continues for Privacy Class Actions: Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Claims Against Facebook, Zynga

On May 8, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s decision to dismiss with prejudice consolidated consumer class-action claims against...more

5/16/2014 - Class Action Corporate Counsel Dismissals ECPA Electronic Communications Facebook Privacy Policy Social Networks Stored Communications Act Zynga

Message from New York Court: Rely on CGL Policy Coverage for Data Breaches at Your Own Peril

A New York trial court announced a decision on February 21, 2014, that may be a harbinger of wide-reaching limitations on insurance coverage for data breaches under commercial general liability (CGL) policies. The court’s...more

3/4/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach FBI Hackers Sony Zurich America Insurance Co.

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