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Brazil’s Marco Civil da Internet, the Bill of Law establishing a civil rights framework for the Internet, has been approved by the Brazilian House of Representatives.
Next, it will be submitted to Brazil’s Senate,...more
The so-called “Marco Civil da Internet” (i.e. the Bill of Law 2,126/2011, which establishes a civil rights framework for the Internet) was voted and approved by the Brazilian House of Representatives (Câmara dos Deputados)...more
In a decision published on February 11, 2014, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) has for the first time adopted truly sweeping changes to its Single Authorization No. 004 on Whistleblowing....more
The French data protection authority has extended the scope of whistleblowing protections to employment and discrimination claims.
In This Report:
- Explanation And Scope Of This Preliminary Littler Report
- Workplace LAW Challenges And Solutions
- A. Human Displacement
- B. Union And Non-Union...more
Full-text copy of “A Review of the Data Broker Industry: Collection, Use, and Sale of Consumer Data for Marketing Purposes,” a 36-page Congressional report on how data brokers collect, maintain, and sell information on...more
Full-text copy of "Liberty and Security in a Changing World," the 300-page report and recommendations of the group tasked by President Obama with reviewing the National Security Administration’s systematic collection of...more
Social media and technology seem to be doing more harm than good in the workplace this week. A new study suggests that some employers may be using Facebook profiles to discriminate against job applicants based on legally...more
The use at a seminar on internet safety of a picture of a 17-year-old bikini-clad student taken from her Facebook page by a school district technology director did not violate the student’s right to privacy under federal law,...more
Full text copy of “Information Resellers: Consumer Privacy Framework Needs to Reflect Changes in Technology and the Marketplace,” the US Government Accountability Office’s report to the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science,...more
Employees reveal a lot of personal information on social media, which opens lively debates about whether and how employers can access that information. A new Colorado statute significantly limits employer's access by making...more
The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) is preparing to conduct an online survey of the 115 covered entities it audited in 2012 as part of the HITECH-mandated, pilot audit program. OCR hopes to use the survey results to evaluate...more
Following the lead of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs (LIBE), which already released its draft report (see our prior blog), 20 February, the European Parliament Committee on Industry, Research and...more
As announced during the 2013 State of the Union Address, President Obama recently signed an Executive Order on cybersecurity. The primary goals of the Executive Order are to (a) improve communication between private companies...more
Full text copy of Supreme Court's dismissal of lawsuit challenging federal wiretapping program.
On Tuesday, February 26, 2013, a divided Court dismissed a challenge to the FISA Amendments Act, which permits federal...more
Full text copy of the Preserving American Privacy Act (PAPA) sponsored and introduced by Representatives Zoe Lofgren (D-California) and Ted Poe (R-Texas) to "provide for a legal framework for the operation of public unmanned...more
Full text copy of President Obama's executive order calling for greater protections against cybersecurity risks, as mentioned in his Feb 12, 2013, State of the Union address.
The order is meant to bring more security and...more
Background: GINA prohibits discrimination based on an individual’s genetic information in both the employment and health coverage contexts. In 2009, HHS published a notice of proposed rulemaking to strengthen the privacy...more
Today’s post focuses on the treatment of genetic information under the new regulations for the Privacy and Security Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA). Ogletree Deakins has...more
The law of geolocational privacy continued to evolve in 2012 even though the Supreme Court sidestepped the issue in a potential landmark case.
Despite the lack of clarity from the Supreme Court, there will be more...more
The final rule is significant for any organization that is considered to be a HIPAA covered entity (“CE”) (health systems, health care providers, health plans, etc.) or the more broadly defined business associate (“BA”)....more
On January 8, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued a ruling denying a preliminary injunction in a case involving the use radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags embedded in name badges to...more
A video clip from a policeman’s deposition may remain on YouTube because the city failed to justify why it should be taken down.
The City of Collinsville, Illinois, sought a protective order to remove the video clip, which...more
The HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently released guidance intended to assist covered entities in understanding what de-identification is, the general process by which de-identified information can be created, and the...more
On November 26th, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance on the methods that covered entities and business associates can use to de-identify protected health...more
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