Sharon Klein

Sharon Klein

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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California Data Breaches Require Identity Protection Services (and More)

On September 30, 2014, Gov. Edmund G. Brown signed AB 1710 into law, amending existing law to impose even stricter regulation on businesses with access to personal information about California residents. California has long...more

10/9/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Data Breach Electronically Stored Information Personally Identifiable Information

Medical Identity Theft: New Recommendations By The California Attorney General To Health Care Organizations For Keeping Medical...

Unlike financial identity theft, which targets a victim’s financial health, medical identity theft threatens a victim’s very existence. The unauthorized access of a victim’s medical record not only grants the thief access to...more

11/21/2013 - Affordable Care Act Fraud Identity Theft Personally Identifiable Information PHI

California Attorney General’s Report Reveals Millions Affected By Data Breaches In 2012

A report recently issued by the California Attorney General reveals that millions of Californians were the victims of a data breach in 2012, mostly due to intentional intrusions by outsiders or by unauthorized insiders....more

8/1/2013 - Attorney Generals Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Encryption Notice Requirements Personally Identifiable Information

NIST Proposes Privacy Control Roadmap For Organizations

In an age in which safeguarding the privacy of a person’s information is becoming increasingly challenging, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) encourages organizations to devote time and resources to...more

6/14/2013 - Cybersecurity Data Protection HIPAA HITECH NIST Personally Identifiable Information Risk Mitigation

FTC Recommends Framework For Mobile Privacy

Building on the privacy concepts articulated in their December 2012 report, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report on February 1, which recommends a framework for mobile privacy. Like the report issued...more

2/25/2013 - Advertising Networks App Developers App Platform Providers COPPA FTC Mobile Devices Mobile Privacy Operating System Developers Path Inc. Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy Trade Associations

FTC Strengthens Laws To Protect Children’s Privacy

On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made major changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) for the first time in nearly 15 years, by significantly amending the Children’s Online...more

1/7/2013 - Consent COPPA Data Collection Data Protection FTC Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information Third-Party

FTC Survey: Disclosure Of Use Of Private Information In Mobile Apps For Children Is Insufficient

A report recently released by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reveals that mobile applications targeted at children often collect and share children’s private information with third parties but generally do not provide...more

1/7/2013 - COPPA Data Protection Disclosure Requirements FTC Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy

De-Identifying Protected Health Information: OCR Issues Long-Awaited Guidance

The HIPAA Privacy Rule is intended to protect individually identifiable health information by limiting its use and disclosure. But the Privacy Rule expressly permits the de-identification of that information, and in doing so...more

1/5/2013 - Data Breach Data Protection De-Identification Health Information Technologies HIPAA Life Sciences OCR Personally Identifiable Information PHI

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