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Konczal: Dodd-Frank Reforms Get Roughed Up in Court
Medicaid Receiving Startlingly Little Attention As Everyone Discusses Medicare
Obama Administration Calls for Free Access to Federally Funded Research
Can Virginia Block Non-Residents from FOIA Requests? Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments
Should Wall Street Fear Mary Jo White?
Looking Ahead to Washington State’s Legalized Marijuana Marketplace
Congressman: My Plan Would Reduce Student Loan Defaults: Video
Local Governments Continue to Fight States for Right to Govern Fracking
Tax Questions to Ask Yourself with the End of 2012 and the Fiscal Cliff Approaching
Obama Blocks Chinese-Owned Wind Project Out of Concerns for National Security
Crystal Ball Perspective: Will Healthcare Reform be Repealed if Romney Wins the Presidential Election?
Stewart Baker, Former GC of NSA, on Why the Cybersecurity Act Failed & Threat of Tomorrow’s Terrorism
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Who pays for road damage in Pennsylvania after ACT 13?
Smartphone Data Solution: Sharing Airwaves
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NLRB Posting Rule Delayed Again, Will We Ever See Resolution?—McKenna Long's Seth Borden
Is there a way to safely use social media in the interview process?
The CFPB has issued a final rule that establishes procedures for the public to obtain information from the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, under the Freedom of Information Act, the Privacy Act of 1974, and in legal...more
The long awaited HIPAA/HITECH Final Rule is out. The final rule is effective March 26, 2013, but covered entities (CEs) and business associates (BAs) will have 180 days beyond the effective date to come into compliance....more
HHS has finally issued its omnibus HITECH Rules. Our firm will issue a comprehensive summary of the rules shortly, but of immediate import is the change to the breach reporting harm threshold. The modification will make it...more
On January 2, 2013, HHS announced that the Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) agreed to pay $50,000 and enter into a Corrective Action Plan (CAP) as part of a settlement involving a breach of unsecured electronic protected health...more
Draft Regulations recognize CASL should not apply to ”regular business communications”
Industry Canada has published long-awaited draft Regulations that would lessen the impact of Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) on...more
On January 2, 2013, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced a settlement with the Hospice of North Idaho (HONI) for potential HIPAA violations....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
ALL PROVIDERS ARE OFFICIALLY ON NOTICE.
In a move that signals just how seriously the federal government is taking its enforcement of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the U.S....more
The Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (OCR) reached its first settlement for a breach involving data regarding less than 500 individuals. Under the December 2012 settlement, the Hospice of...more
On December 13, 2012, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released Report of Findings #2012-004 (August 22, 2012) relating to the unauthorized disclosure to an imposter of a cell phone customer’s account...more
On December 19, 2012, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada released Report of Findings #2012-005 (dated April 27, 2012) regarding obtaining meaningful consent to the use of information provided to credit reporting...more
Last week, a New York law designed to protect consumers’ social security numbers took effect. As previously reported, Assembly Bill 8992 prohibits private businesses from conditioning the provision of services on a...more
While continuing congressional inaction on the fiscal cliff is getting most of the ink/pixels in news headlines over the last couple weeks, several privacy bills have advanced in the House and Senate....more
The Center for Digital Democracy (CDD) filed a complaint yesterday asking the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to investigate violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) by Nickelodeon and mobile...more
On December 6, 2012, the California attorney general filed suit against Delta Airlines for failing to provide mobile application users with adequate notice of its privacy practices. According to the complaint, the "Fly...more
According to a recent report released by Rock Health, Big Data has the potential to save the healthcare system more than $300 billion per year by improving poorly coordinated care, reducing fraud and abuse, and improving...more
At the end of 2010, Canada enacted strict anti-spam legislation (the “Act”) relating to the sending of electronic messages, as well as to other aspects of online commercial activity. Implementation of the Act has been delayed...more
At one time, parenting was a lot simpler. All parents had to worry about was their child’s behavior in school, on the playground or around the dinner table. Children lived in protected, limited universes and interactions were...more
In This Issue:
Is This Lawsuit Bananas?; Judge Approves $22.5M Google Settlement; Stay in School: Cranberry Industry Fights to Keep Juice in Schools; and This Symbol Means Something.
In a letter to the Senate Commerce Committee, EPIC has recommended that Congress require the Federal Trade Commission to consider more carefully the public's views on proposed privacy settlements. EPIC also recommended that...more
In re Matter of Rules and Regulations Implementing the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991; SoundBite Communications, Inc. Petition for Expedited Declaratory Ruling, CG Docket No. 02-278 (Nov. 29, 2012)
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission issued a declaratory ruling clarifying that sending a follow-up text-message confirming a consumer’s opt-out from receiving future texts does not itself violate the Telephone...more
In This Issue:
- 1 Advertising Law News
- 21 Consumer Protection News
- 22 Social Media News
- 24 Focus on Food
- 30 Cosmetics/Drugs/Product Safety/Regulatory
- 32 Quebec News
- 33 Privacy News
In This Issue:
- FEDERAL ISSUES
- STATE ISSUES
- FIRM NEWS
- FIRM PUBLICATIONS
- CONSUMER FINANCE
- CREDIT CARDS
- PRIVACY/DATA SECURITY
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If a haunted house or trick-or-treating was your scariest experience last week, you must not be one of the 100 mobile application developers who received a notice of non-compliance from California Attorney General Kamala D....more
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