Todd M. Hinnen

Todd M. Hinnen

Perkins Coie

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CFIUS: President-elect Trump’s Potential Big Stick for China and Foreign Trade

On the campaign trail, President-elect Trump adopted a contentious approach towards foreign trade, focusing on Chinese “theft of American trade secrets” and suggesting, at times, potential isolationism for U.S. businesses....more

1/20/2017 - CFIUS China Cross-Border Transactions Foreign Acquisitions Foreign Investment GAO National Security Trade Policy Trade Relations Trans-Pacific Partnership Trump Administration U.S. Treasury Voluntary Disclosure

Data Breach Incident Response: 5 Questions to Ask and New Laws to Know Now

The spring legislative sessions this year brought a now-familiar round of revisions to data breach notification laws, with states broadening their laws in often divergent ways. This year, Illinois, Nebraska, and Tennessee...more

7/12/2016 - Breach Notification Rule Cyber Incident Reporting Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Incident Response Plans Personally Identifiable Information Popular

The New EU-US Privacy Shield: Safe Harbor 2.0

Two days after the expiration of the informal deadline to replace the Safe Harbor Framework invalidated by the Court of Justice of the European Union in October 2015, the EU and US have come to terms on a new framework—the...more

2/3/2016 - Article 29 Working Party (WP29) Data Protection EU EU-US Privacy Shield FTC International Data Transfers Ombudsman Personal Data Safe Harbors

Data Breach Notification Law in California and Across the Nation Continues to Evolve

In four of the last five years, California’s legislature has updated its data breach notification law, expanding its scope and making the required notifications more specific. This year, the legislature passed three separate...more

2/1/2016 - Data Protection Encryption State Data Breach Notification Statutes

Third Circuit Affirms FTC Authority to Police Whether Companies Have Reasonable Data Security

Since at least 2005, the Federal Trade Commission has asserted that it may regulate lax data security practices as an “unfair” business practice under Section 5 of the FTC Act. The Wyndham hotel chain was the first to...more

8/27/2015 - COPPA Credit Cards Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Data Security Debit Cards FCRA Fraudulent Charges FTC FTC Act FTC v Wyndham Hackers Personally Identifiable Information Popular SCOTUS Section 5 Unfair or Deceptive Trade Practices Wyndham

President Issues Executive Order to Block Assets of Foreign Cyber Attackers

President Obama recently issued Executive Order 13694 (EO 13694 or EO), “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities.” EO 13694 is aimed at deterring cyber attacks,...more

4/15/2015 - Barack Obama Blocked Entities Blocked Person CTIIC Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Executive Orders OFAC Sanctions

Data Breach Plaintiffs Survive Dismissal Against Target

Target’s 2013 data breach has generated over 100 consumer lawsuits, which were consolidated last year before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. On December 18, 2014, Judge Paul A. Magnuson issued a...more

1/9/2015 - Banks Breach Notification Rule Complex Litigation Data Breach Derivative Suit Shareholder Litigation Target

Don't Let a Data Breach Diminish Your Retail Profits This Holiday Season

For the first time, online retail sales exceeded $1 billion on Black Friday and reached nearly $1.5 billion on Cyber Monday this year. Analysts expect this increase in e-commerce to continue, and Forrester Research estimates...more

11/30/2012 - Data Breach E-Commerce

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