Stuart D. Levi

Stuart D. Levi

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

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"SEC Issues Cybersecurity Initiative"

On September 15, 2015, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) issued a risk alert release announcing that the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) will be conducting a new Cybersecurity...more

9/22/2015 - Corporate Governance Cybersecurity Data Breach Incident Response Plans OCIE Risk Alert Risk Assessment SEC SEC Examination Priorities Vendors

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - August 2015

Third Circuit Affirms FTC’s Authority Over Cybersecurity: In the Wyndham case, the Third Circuit affirmed that the FTC has the authority to regulate cybersecurity under Section 5 of the FTC Act, and that the language of...more

9/2/2015 - Administrative Authority Automobile Recall Brokers Compliance Connected Cars Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Collection Data Security FTC FTC v Wyndham Hackers Metadata NSA Privacy Concerns Safe Harbors Section 5 Settlements Target Technology Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices Visa Inc Wyndham

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - July 2015

Seventh Circuit Decision May Make It Easier for Class Action Plaintiffs to Establish Standing in Data Breach Cases - The Seventh Circuit has issued a decision that could make it much easier for class action plaintiffs to...more

8/4/2015 - Attorney Generals Class Action Cyber Attacks Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Security FCC FFIEC FTC Identity Theft Personal Data Security Risk Assessments Standing TCPA

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - June 2015

In This Issue: - USA Freedom Act Brings Changes to Surveillance Program - Connecticut Enacts Bill Imposing Tighter Data Security Obligations - Pennsylvania Court Dismisses Data Breach Negligence...more

7/1/2015 - Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach EU EU Data Protection Laws Negligence New Legislation Security and Privacy Controls Surveillance USA Freedom Act

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - May 2015

In This Issue: - Second Circuit Rules Patriot Act Does Not Authorize Bulk Metadata Collection; Congress Reconsiders Certain Patriot Act Authorities - SEC Issues Cybersecurity Guidance for Investment Companies...more

6/2/2015 - Broadband Commercial Bankruptcy Customer Lists Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Collection Enforcement FBI FCC FTC Insurance Litigation Internet of Things Investment Adviser Investment Funds Jurisdiction Online Privacy Protection Act Patriot Act Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws RadioShack SEC

"SEC Issues Cybersecurity Guidance for Investment Companies and Advisers"

In April 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the “SEC”) Division of Investment Management issued a guidance update (the “Update”) identifying cybersecurity of registered investment companies and registered...more

5/8/2015 - Broker-Dealer Cybersecurity Investment Adviser Investment Companies Investment Management New Guidance SEC

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - April 2015

In This Issue: - DOJ Issues Cyber Preparation and Response Guidance - RadioShack’s Plan to Auction Customer Data Highlights Issues Over Treatment of Such Data as an Asset - Google v. Vidal-Hall and...more

5/3/2015 - Commercial Bankruptcy Customer Lists Cyber Attacks Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Privacy DOJ FCC Financial Services Authority Google Hulu Information Sharing NAIC Popular RadioShack Third-Party Video Privacy Protection Act

"President Obama Announces New Cybersecurity Sanctions Regime"

On April 1, 2015, President Barack Obama issued an executive order (the Order) authorizing sanctions against foreign individuals or entities found to be responsible for certain malicious cyberattacks. Under the Order, the...more

4/9/2015 - Barack Obama Blocked Person CFIUS Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Executive Orders OFAC Sanctions SDN List

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - February 2015 (Updated)

In This Issue - White House Releases Proposed Privacy Legislation - Lessons from the Anthem Data Breach - SEC and FINRA Release Results of Industrywide Cybersecurity Examination Sweeps - COSO Releases Report on...more

3/2/2015 - Anthem Blue Cross Automotive Industry Big Data COSO Cybersecurity Data Breach FINRA Information Sharing Insurance Industry Obama Administration Popular SEC

Privacy & Cybersecurity - January 2015

In This Issue: - Summary of President’s Recent Proposals for Cybersecurity Legislation - New York Attorney General Proposes New Approaches to Data Security - Delaware Data Destruction Law Takes...more

2/2/2015 - Popular

"Insights Conversations: Cybersecurity"

This past year has been called the "year of the massive data breach," with many high-profile attacks on well-known companies. Skadden partners Cyrus Amir-Mokri, Patrick Fitzgerald, Marc S. Gerber, Stuart D. Levi and Timothy...more

1/27/2015 - Best Practices Corporate Counsel Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach Enforcement Actions FTC Popular Retailers Risk Assessment Risk Management Senate Banking Committee Target

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - January 2015: President Announces Cybersecurity Legislative and Regulatory Proposals

On January 12 and 13, in speeches at the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (NCCIC), President Barack Obama announced several initiatives to enhance online...more

1/15/2015 - Barack Obama Cybersecurity Privacy Policy Proposed Legislation Regulatory Agenda

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - December 2014

In This Issue: - The Critical Takeaway for Every Company From the Sony Cyber Attack - Sony Data Breach Class Action Complaint Provides Insight Into Cybersecurity Issues - Reminder: New California Data...more

1/2/2015 - Class Action Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Department of Financial Services Examination Procedures New Legislation NIST PF Chang's Sony Standing Target

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - November 2014

In This Issue: - EU Issues Guidelines on ‘Right to be Forgotten’ - FFIEC Observations on Bank Cybersecurity Provides Important Guidelines for Every Industry - Remarks by Comptroller Curry Highlight OCC...more

12/1/2014 - Auto Manufacturers Automotive Industry Banks Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Data Breach EU FFIEC FTC FTC v Wyndham Google NIST OCC Privacy Laws Retailers Right to Be Forgotten SEC

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - October 2014

In This Issue: - October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month - New California Data Protection Law - Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order - FTC Cautions Executives About Personal Liability for False...more

11/3/2014 - Banks CFPB Cybersecurity Data Protection Digital Assets Electronically Stored Information Executive Orders FCC Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - September 2014

In This Issue: - Home Depot Data Breach — Lawsuits, Calls to Action and Lessons Learned - Skadden Participates in FBI Cyber-Intelligence Workshop - FTC Explores Impact of ‘Big Data’ on American...more

10/1/2014 - Adobe Banking Sector Big Data Class Action Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach EU FBI FDIC FTC FTC v Wyndham Home Depot Neiman Marcus Popular Target

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - August 2014

In This Issue: - NIST Announces October Workshop and Releases Framewok Update - Insurance Company Succeeds in Cybersecurity Litigation - Safe Harbor Under Attack — This Time From a US Group -...more

9/3/2014 - Cybersecurity Cybersecurity Framework Data Protection NIST

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - July 2014

In This Issue: - Treasury Secretary Calls for Increased Focus on Cybersecurity - New Requirements for ‘Cleared Intelligence’ Contractors - FTC Clarifies Verifiable Parental Consent Methods Under COPPA - Small...more

8/1/2014 - COPPA Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Federal Contractors FTC

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - June 2014

In This Issue: - New Studies Highlight Privacy and Cybersecurity Risks and Costs - SEC Commissioner Addresses the Role of the Board on Cybersecurity Matters - Supreme Court Decision on Cellphone Searches...more

7/1/2014 - Board of Directors Cell Phones Class Action Class Certification Cookies Cybersecurity FFIEC Hulu Insurers Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Policy SCOTUS Search Warrant SEC VPPA Wyndham

"Supreme Court Rules Aereo’s Streaming Service Violates Copyright Law"

In a case closely watched by the television, cable and online content industries, the Supreme Court ruled today that online start-up Aereo Inc. violates copyright law by redistributing over-the-air broadcast content without...more

6/26/2014 - Aereo Broadcasting Copyright Copyright Infringement Popular SCOTUS

Privacy & Cybersecurity - May 2014

In This Issue: - EU Court of Justice Creates Broad Interpretation of the ‘Right to be Forgotten’ - White House Publishes Report on Risks and Opportunities Posed by ‘Big Data’ Practices - California AG...more

5/30/2014 - Attorney Generals Big Data Cybersecurity Do Not Track ECPA EU FTC Notice Requirements Popular Privacy Disclosures Right to Be Forgotten Right to Privacy SnapChat Zynga

"Federal Circuit Overturns Oracle v. Google and Potentially Widens Debate Over Copyright Protections"

In a landmark decision concerning the copyrightability of computer software, on May 9, 2014, the U.S. Federal Circuit Court of Appeals held that Oracle, Inc. is entitled to copyright protection for 37 Java application...more

5/16/2014 - Copyright Copyright Infringement Google Internet Oracle Oracle v Google The Copyright Act

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - April 2014

In This Issue: - Decision in Wyndham Case Provides FTC With Significant Victory - SEC Announces Cybersecurity Initiative - Heartbleed Bug Generates Significant Security Concerns - FTC and DOJ Announce Policy...more


Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - March 2014

In This Issue: - EU Parliament Cements Position on Privacy Protection Reform - EU Parliament Passes Cybersecurity Directive - SEC Holds Roundtable on Cybersecurity - EU and APEC Introduce Guide for...more

3/28/2014 - APEC Class Action Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection DOJ EU EU Data Protection Laws FCC Privacy Laws Privacy Policy SEC Small Business

"SEC Holds Roundtable on Cybersecurity"

The Securities and Exchange Commission recently held a roundtable on the issues and challenges cybersecurity presents for market participants and public companies. The roundtable is a means by which the SEC Commissioners can...more

3/28/2014 - Cybersecurity SEC

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