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Hey, Alexa: What’s New in Children’s Privacy?... FTC Updates COPPA Guidance

Trying to keep pace with developments in internet-connected toys and other devices for children, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced June 21, 2017 that it has updated its guidance, a “Six-Step Compliance Plan for...more

The GDPR and the Bottom Line: How the EU Data Privacy Regulation Will Affect U.S. Companies’ Data Collection and Processing...

For U.S. companies which do business in Europe or who process the personal data of European Union residents, the world of data privacy and security is about to get much more complicated. While U.S. privacy law is unsettled,...more

Why Updating The Electronic Communications Privacy Act Poses Difficulties

by Revision Legal on

The privacy of electronic communications is provided for under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act. There are limited circumstances in which ISPs may disclose the contents of electronic and stored digital...more

The Department of Defense Emphasizes Heightened Cybersecurity Compliance at Industry Information Day Event

by Holland & Knight LLP on

We had the opportunity to attend Department of Defense’s (DoD) Industry Information Day on Friday, June 23, at the Mark Center Auditorium in Alexandria, Virginia. DoD’s Chief Information Officer published advance notice of...more

Ten Months And Counting: Five Things Your IT Department Needs to Know to Prepare for GDPR

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The hour cometh. The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the “GDPR”) goes into effect on May 25, 2018. If a company processes or stores the personal data of EU residents (not...more

EU General Data Protection Regulation and private equity

by Hogan Lovells on

To say that the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR or the Regulation) will change the existing data protection framework in Europe is an understatement. In less than a year, an ambitious, complex and strict law will...more

Here’s why you’re getting those unsolicited mailings about clinical trials

When consumers around the country started getting letters from a company that they had never heard of, inviting them to participate in clinical trials for medical conditions that they hadn’t disclosed to many or didn’t even...more

Fenwick Privacy Bulletin - Summer 2017

by Fenwick & West LLP on

In This Issue - Ransomware Advisory - The WannaCry ransomware attack that began on May 12 infected 230,000 computers in more than 150 countries within a few days. The scope of the attack was unprecedented—which is just...more

Higher Education Highlights - Summer 2017

by Saul Ewing LLP on

Professor Deprived of Due Process Through Salary Reduction - Due process with respect to an employee’s property interest in employment is a vitally important consideration at public institutions, and, as a recent case...more

Ransomware Cyber Attack Shuts Down the Computer Systems of Airlines, Banks, Utilities and a Major Global Law Firm. Are You...

by Reed Smith on

On June 27, 2017, multiple news sources are reporting that a ransomware attack called Petrwrap/Petya reportedly immobilized the computer network of multiple international businesses, including those of a major global law...more

Ransomware: How Can You Fight Back?

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Ransomware is back in the news. Yet again, massive and not-so-massive corporate enterprises find themselves at risk of having their computer systems and records held hostage to internet raiders. And, in an added twist, this...more

Disgruntled Employees and Other Internal Threats to Your Cyber Security

by Baker Donelson on

Baker Donelson's Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity attorneys are pleased to continue a series of client alerts that address significant cyber-threats to your business and discuss ways you can protect your business...more

Anthem Settles Data Breach Suit for Record $115 Million

Anthem Inc. has reportedly agreed to pay a settlement of $115 million to its customers that were affected by what is being called one of the largest data breaches in U.S. history....more

The Queen’s Speech 2017: The Future for UK Data Protection Regulation

by Reed Smith on

The Queen’s Speech was delivered 21 June 2017, setting out the government’s legislative plans. Key proposals from a data protection perspective include: - The introduction of a new Data Protection Bill, which will...more

Massive Cyberattack Developing Worldwide

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Several cybersecurity firms and news outlets are reporting a new major cyberattack spreading across the globe. The attack, which is still developing and appears to have hit the UK first, is being described as a “global...more

Anthem Settles Data Breach Litigation for Record-Setting $115M

by Alston & Bird on

Health insurance giant Anthem, Inc. agreed to the largest data breach settlement to-date last week, ending multi-district consumer litigation over a 2015 data breach for $115 million. The data breach, which resulted from a...more

Anthem Agrees to Pay Over $100 Million to Settle Data Breach Lawsuit: Cybersecurity Trends

by CloudNine on

One of the most notable data breaches in recent years was the one suffered by health insurer Anthem involving the personal information of nearly 80 million individuals. It looks like they are going to pay up big to make the...more

IT/Data Protection Germany Newsletter

by Reed Smith on

As you know, the newsletter has moved to Reed Smith together with the Olswang team. We are very happy to send you the first Reed Smith issue of our quarterly IT/Privacy newsletter today. Much of it remains the same, some...more

General Data Protection Regulation (GPDR) Series Part #2: The Importance of Self-Assessment

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679 of 27 April 2016 which comes into force in May 2018, will introduce major changes to the law on the processing of personal data in the European Union. Over the next...more

CoPilot Provider Support Services Settles with NYAG for $130,000 for Late Breach Notification

CoPilot Provider Support Services, Inc. (CoPilot), which provides health care companies with billing and insurance support services, has settled allegations by the New York Attorney General of failing to notify individuals of...more

Navigating the Uncertain Chinese Cybersecurity Law: What We Know and How to Steer Accordingly

by Alston & Bird on

As of June 1, 2017, China’s new Cybersecurity Law came into force. The Cybersecurity Law has broad implications for any company that does business in the country as the Chinese government has asserted even greater control...more

China’s New Cybersecurity Law Takes Effect But Remains Ambiguous

by King & Spalding on

China has moved to start enforcing its new cybersecurity law as of Thursday, June 1, but the impact of the rules on foreign firms remains to be seen. The law was originally promulgated November 7, 2016 and serves to increase...more

Second Circuit Rejects TCPA Lawsuit Holding Plaintiff’s Consent to Receive Calls Was Irrevocable

by King & Spalding on

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) generally prohibits automated or prerecorded calls to cellular phones, absent the recipient’s express consent. Although other courts and the Federal Communications Commission...more

3 things your school should know about Missouri State Auditor’s emphasis of cybersecurity

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

Since being appointed in April of 2015, Missouri State Auditor Nicole Galloway has consistently made cybersecurity a priority for her office. Ms. Galloway has focused on cybersecurity throughout all components of Missouri...more

South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System

by Hogan Lovells on

On Monday, June 12, South Korea became the latest country approved to officially join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s (APEC) Cross-Border Privacy Rules (CBPR) system. It is the fifth APEC economy to participate in...more

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