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EU Data Protection Reform – Interview with Susan Foster, Member, Mintz Levin
Jason Maloni on Data Security
Mobile App Series: Privacy by Design
Unique Privacy Concerns for Mobile Apps
Polsinelli Podcast - HIPAA Changes Overview
Ted Hester on Congressional Investigations
Tips for Mobile App Privacy Compliance
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part One)
Weekly Brief: New Round of Layoffs Hit Law Firms
Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part Two)
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
How to Respond to President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order
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.
In this issue:
- Does the SEC Like Social Media? Understanding the Application of Regulation FD to Social Media
- NIST Holds First Workshop on Executive Order Cybersecurity Framework
- Jumpstart Our...more
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
Cable Communications Policy Act
47 U.S.C. § 551 Requires that cable television operators provide their subscribers with a written statement describing the nature of personally identifiable information it...more
In This Issue:
*Manatt Partners Among California’s Top IP Lawyers
*Walgreens Settles with FTC Over Cold and Flu Supplement
*Health Care Reform Includes Changes to Menu Labeling
*Federal Reserve Issues New Rules on Gift...more
As we’ve been discussing since January 2008, entities that own, license, access or process the personal information of Massachusetts residents are coming down to the wire for implementing the data security standards in 201...more
The Federal Trade Commission announced on April 30, 2009, that the agency would once again delay enforcement of the "Red Flags Rule," this time from May 1 to August 1, 2009.
Please see full alert for more information....more
In This Issue:
*Margaret “Peggy” Hamburg Nominated to Head U.S. Food and Drug Administration
*U.S. President Obama Selects Sebelius, DeParle to Lead Health Care Reform
*U.S. President Obama Signs the American Recovery...more
In This Issue:
*President Obama Signs the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009—Act Includes Billions of Dollars in Funding for the Promotion of Health Information Technology
*Act Expands HIPAA Privacy and...more
The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ("ARRA") signed into law on February 17, 2009 includes significant changes to the Privacy and Security Rules of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996...more
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