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Former Walmart Exec to Help Manage HHS —
Leslie Dach, former Executive Vice President of Corporate Affairs for Walmart, will assume the role of Senior Counsel of the HHS, according to a press release on Wednesday. ...more
The recent decision of the European Court of Justice relating to Google and the "right to be forgotten", enabling citizens from the European Union to request search engines operating in Europe to delete, or not to show,...more
Businesses have revolutionized the way they reach customers. Through computers, smart phones, iPads and a host of other technologies, we can now make purchasing decisions from the comfort of our homes. All we need to do is...more
“Web scraping” or “web harvesting”—the practice of extracting large amounts of data from publicly available websites using automated “bots” or “spiders”—accounted for 18% of site visitors and 23% of all Internet traffic in...more
It’s an ancient conundrum; if a tree falls in the forest, and no one is there to hear it, does it make a sound? Privacy litigation may well offer the closest jurisprudential equivalent; if data is stolen, but no one does...more
Delaware House Bill 295 was signed into law on July 1. The law provides that if a commercial entity seeks to dispose of records containing consumers' personal identifying information, the commercial entity must take...more
California appellate courts are clarifying potential liability under California’s Confidentiality of Medical Information Act, Cal. Civ. Code § 56 et seq. (“CMIA”) of health care providers, health plans, pharmaceutical...more
Ohio takes identity theft (known as identity fraud throughout the state) seriously. In fact, if you are arrested for identity fraud, you face felony charges. Depending on the circumstances of the crime, you may be charged...more
In a recent decision by the British Columbia courts (Equustek Solutions Inc. v Jack , 2014 BCSC 1063), Google has been ordered to de-index a website selling goods that were the subject of intellectual property (IP)...more
Weeks after Wisconsin and Tennessee enacted their own legislation aimed at restricting access by employers to applicants’ and employees’ personal online content, Oklahoma and Louisiana have followed suit, further complicating...more
The most common defense against class actions for data breach has itself been breached in a ruling last week by the West Virginia Supreme Court....more
You probably didn’t think Florida’s Halifax Health could make its situation any worse. After all, only two months ago Halifax agreed to pay $85 million to settle just the first half of a Medicare fraud case. That still...more
On February 28, 2014, in Resnick et al. v. AvMed Inc., a Florida federal judge gave final approval to a groundbreaking settlement agreement in a data breach class action lawsuit. The settlement for the first time provides...more
In a harbinger of data-breach-laws to come, the Florida State Legislature just passed a new Florida Information Protection Act, which establishes tough new notification requirements for businesses and governmental entities....more
W3C Reaches Milestone: “Do Not Track” Specification Set -
The road to establish an industry standard for Do Not Track has been long and winding.
Last year, efforts at consensus stalled, grinding the work of the...more
A number of class actions have recently been filed in federal district courts, predicated, in part, on alleged violations of the federal computer crime statute, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, complaining of tracking...more
2013 will be remembered as a watershed year for trade secret protection in China.
In January 2013, China’s Amended Civil Procedure Law came into force, giving courts discretion to issue interlocutory injunctions (1)...more
Associated Newspapers has been ordered to pay three of Paul Weller’s children a total of £10,000 in damages for misuse of private information and breach of the Data Protection Act.
Covertly taken pictures of the...more
An Alberta Arbitration Board has recently released its decision in the closely followed case of Unifor, Local 707A v Suncor Energy Inc regarding Suncor’s random drug and alcohol testing policy for safety sensitive union...more
In the ongoing debate on random drug and alcohol testing of employees, an Alberta Arbitration Board (the “Board”) has found that an employer’s random drug and alcohol testing policy is unreasonable.
December 18, 2013, was a dark day for Target Corp. Nationally ousted as the victim of the largest retail data breach in history, Target’s CEO Gregg Steinhafel took pains to assure consumers “they will not be held financially...more
A complaint filed in the Superior Court of California on March 14, 2014, requested certification as a class action and sought a wide variety of damages arising from a breach of personal information. Doe vs. Sutherland Health...more
Data-breach class action suits may have just gained significant traction. On Feb. 28, 2014, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida approved a first of its kind class action data breach settlement that...more
Germany's data protection laws, already known as one of the strictest in the world, are facing an even stricter approach when Federal Minister of Justice Heiko Maas on February 11, 2014 announced a new draft bill that would...more
Chances are that if you ask someone what they remember from the cult-classic Paul Verhoeven film Total Recall, they’ll recall (among other things) the sequence where Arnold Schwarzenegger attempts to sneak through security....more
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