Waldman: Stop Immunizing Websites That Allow Harassment
Investment Management Update - Focus on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity
Data Privacy: The Next Frontier of Corporate Compliance
A Moment of Simple Justice - Cameras on Cops
PREVENTING AND RESPONDING TO DATA BREACHES IN AN ERA OF CYBER INSECURITY
Why Cyber Security?
How is Graphene Currently Used and What is the Hope for the Future?
What is Graphene? Fenwick Patent Attorney Has the Answer
Are Criminal Laws the Right Response to Revenge Porn?
Bitter C-Suite: Privacy, Security and Data Protection Issues Facing Corporations, Directors and Officers
An Overview of the 2014 Class Action Survey
Jail Time for Revenge Porn Offenses?
What you need to know about Canada's new Anti-Spam Law (CASL)
BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)... *Liability and Data Breach Sold Separately
EU Data Protection Reform – Interview with Susan Foster, Member, Mintz Levin
Mobile App Series: Privacy by Design
Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
Polsinelli Podcast - HIPAA Changes Overview
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
In This Issue:
- Congress Move to Roll Back Bank 'Push-Out' Regulation Meets Anger
- NCUA Calls for Retailers to Cover Data Breach Costs
- Regulators Propose 8 Biggest Banks Increase Capital...more
National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has published draft recommendations aimed at securing the confidentiality of sensitive federal information located within non-federal entities’ information technology...more
On October 28, 2014, the California Attorney General (“AG”) released its second annual report detailing the security breaches reported to the AG’s office in 2013, and provided recommendations to both the industry and...more
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris has released a “California Data Breach Report,” which presents a series of findings and recommendations based on a review of breaches reported to the Attorney General’s office in...more
A company named SLC Security, LLC (“SLC”), recently announced that it will begin notifying individuals if it believes it has identified a security breach or vulnerability of a company and it has not received a satisfactory...more
The recent string of wide-scale data breach disclosures by major retailers has led to a growing call for federal legislation to protect consumer information and establish uniform data breach notification...more
While the federal government continues its inaction on data security bills pending in Congress, some U.S. states have been busy at work on this issue over the summer. A new Delaware law H.B. 295, signed into law on July 1,...more
A recent class action brought against the University of Miami (“University”) previews what could become an emerging trend among plaintiffs’ class action attorneys to seek damages for the unauthorized disclosure of personal...more
On February 12, 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") released the final version of its Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (the "Cybersecurity Framework" or "Framework")...more
Retirement plan fiduciaries should consider the following best practices to improve their plan’s governance in 2014: (i) if fiduciary duties have been delegated, make certain that the delegations are in writing and are being...more
In Executive Order 13636, President Obama directed the Secretary of Commerce and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) “to lead the development of a framework to reduce cyber risks to critical...more
In accordance with the President's Executive Order on Cybersecurity issued on October 22, 2013, the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") released the draft of its Cybersecurity Framework, intended to help...more
As of January 1, security breach notifications must be provided to consumers when certain account information is compromised.
On September 27, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill No. 46 (S.B....more
NEW SEC GENERAL SOLICITATION AND “BAD ACTOR” RULES RE PRIVATE STOCK SALES NOW IN EFFECT -
New Securities and Exchange Commission rules concerning private stock sales are now in effect.
Under these rules, for...more
On April 10, 2013, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (‘‘CMS'') and the Office of the Inspector General of the Department of Health and Human Services (‘‘OIG'') published twin proposed rules that amend and extend...more
On May 13, 2013, Vermont Governor Peter Shumlin signed H.513 into law. The new law includes an amendment to Vermont’s Security Breach Notice Act, 9 V.S.A. § 2435. Previously, under § 2435, Vermont-regulated financial...more
New law broadens the requirements for protecting personal data and imposes new penalties for the improper collection and processing of personal data.
This On the Subject outlines why hospitals and financial services and communications companies should pay attention to the recent executive order entitled “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity.”...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House is a weekly update that provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House. If you would like more specific information regarding an item in this newsletter...more
On January 25, 2013, the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) within the Department of Health and Human Services published guidance on whether banks and other financial institutions must comply with the Health Insurance Portability...more
Patrick Kellermann from LeClairRyan returns with a timely post on data security.
When people hear “data security” they think technical jargon: firewalls, passwords, encryption, yada, yada, yada. They leave it up to...more
California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris recently announced the creation of a new task force designed to enforce consumer privacy laws and to prosecute those companies - located both within and outside the state - that...more
On July 19th, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris announced the formation of a new Privacy Enforcement and Protection Unit within the state’s Department of Justice. The move is widely seen as a means of stepping up...more
A recent proposed expansion of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Privacy Rule would have a substantial impact on financial institutions that serve as business associates, potentially...more
The Red Flags Rule
The rules have been modified that "creditor" no longer includes any business that extends credit or permits payment plans for fees incident to its services. Because healthcare providers are no longer...more
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