The decision further aligns the circuit courts in holding that the private right of action is limited to the Act’s prohibition on unauthorized disclosures only.
A recent attempt to expand the breadth of the private right...more
In light of numerous recent data breaches, cybersecurity has emerged as an issue impacting organizations ranging from the local hardware store to the largest multi-national firms in the world. In short, no industry is immune...more
The opinion from the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas reinforces lack of standing as a defense for companies facing data breach–related class actions.
On March 25, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas provided...more
California has long set the standard for protection of its residents’ personal information. California’s constitution explicitly recognizes a right to individual privacy and California’s legislature has been on the forefront...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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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