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The Drone Privacy and Transparency Act of 2017: Overdue or Over-reaching?

On March 15, 2017, Senator Edward Markey (D-Mass.) and Representative Peter Welch (D-Vt.) introduced federal legislation entitled the Drone Privacy and Transparency Act of 2017. The proposed legislation seeks to address...more

New York State Department of Financial Services Cybersecurity Regulation Poised to Reshape Existing Regulatory Landscape

In late December, New York State’s Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) released its revised proposed cybersecurity regulation (the “DFS Rule”). While the revisions pare back some of the DFS Rule’s original requirements...more

Investigatory Powers Act 2016 cast into doubt by new EU ruling

by White & Case LLP on

The Court of Justice of the European Union (the "CJEU") has ruled that EU Member States cannot pass laws that require communications service providers to carry out general and indiscriminate retention of communications data...more

The CJEU Gives the UK Government Another Brexit Dilemma

by Hogan Lovells on

In yet another key case dealing with the balance between citizens’ privacy and the ability of the state to intrude into it, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) has ruled on the compatibility with European Union...more

Hotly Anticipated Broadband Privacy Order Released by FCC

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On Nov. 2, 2016, the FCC released its long-awaited broadband privacy Order and rules by a 3-2 vote. The Order comes nearly 18 months after the Commission moved to reclassify broadband internet access service (“BIAS”) as a...more

Federal Circuit Affirms District Court Decision Holding Asserted Software Claims Invalid as Directed to Patent Ineligible Subject...

Plaintiff FairWarning sued defendant Iatric Systems for infringement of U.S. Patent No. 8,578,500 (the “’500 patent”), titled “System and Method of Fraud and Misuse Detection”. The ’500 patent discloses ways to detect fraud...more

Regulators Nationwide Weigh in on CPUC Litigation

by Nossaman LLP on

In May, we posted a blog on litigation filed by telecom providers and trade associations to prevent the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) from requiring Plaintiffs to turn over competitively sensitive data to a...more

New Federal Drone Regulations Leave Unanswered Questions

by Carlton Fields on

The Federal Aviation Administration Extension, Safety, and Security Act of 2016 (“FAA Reauthorization”) was signed into law July 15. The FAA Reauthorization contained at least five sections directed specifically at unmanned...more

Gear Up for Driverless Cars: Full Speed Ahead or Just Kicking the Preemption Can Down the Road?

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

Transportation and technology continue to maintain a strong “buzz.” As more and more states join the driverless vehicle regulatory fray, including Michigan, New York and Tennessee, all eyes are on the National Highway Safety...more

FAA Releases Guidelines For Local Regulation Of Drones

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

In the past few years unmanned aircraft systems, commonly known as drones, have grown in popularity and availability. With the proliferation of drones comes some difficult privacy and public safety questions for school...more

Privacy Regulation Regime Change: Bad or Good for ISPs?

by Bryan Cave on

The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) is on the verge of proposing new federal privacy regulations for internet broadband service providers (“ISPs”). ISPs were previously policed by the Federal Trade Commission...more

School Districts and Drones: The Door Remains Open for Regulation Efforts

by Varnum LLP on

Unmanned Aircraft Systems ("UAS"), otherwise known as drones, are everywhere. Literally. And their recreational use is likely to become even more prevalent given the hundreds of thousands of UAS's that were projected to be...more

California AG Proposes State Consensus on Breach Laws

by Reed Smith on

Businesses scrambling to comply with the dozens of varying state laws governing data privacy and security breaches may have a new ally in California Attorney General Kamala Harris, but they shouldn’t expect her to relax any...more

Drones - The Division Between Federal and State Law and What it Means to You

Underscoring the shifting regulatory landscape applicable to Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS or drones), the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) on December 17, 2015 put state and local governments on notice that they cannot...more

Advertising Law - February 2016

Tensions Mount Prior to Contract Renewal Between Industry, SAG-AFTRA - The ad industry and the Screen Actors Guild-American Federation of Television and Radio Artists plan to negotiate successor agreements to the current...more

APCDs: One Solution to Obtaining Meaningful Performance Data

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

The American health care system is under immense pressure to control costs and improve quality. As a result, there is a corresponding need for access to health care data and the development of new methods to obtain value...more

House Panel Approves Data Breach Bill

by King & Spalding on

On Wednesday, Dec. 9, the House Financial Services Committee approved a bill that would require companies to notify consumers and the government when a data breach compromises certain unencrypted consumer information. The...more

Treasury Request for Public Input on Expanding Access to Credit through Online Marketplace Lending

On July 20, the Department of the Treasury published a Notice and Request for Information (“RFI”) seeking comment on various aspects of online marketplace lending, including – - the business models and products offered...more

State Attorneys General Ask Congress Not To Preempt Breach Notification Laws

by King & Spalding on

In the wake of recent, large-scale data breaches, several pieces of legislation have been introduced in Congress to establish a national data breach notification law, including a House bill that would preempt the current...more

Pennsylvania Court Rejects Request to Create Common Law Duty to Protect Sensitive Personal and Financial Information

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A Pennsylvania judge has dismissed a class action arising out of the breach of confidential employee information, adding to a growing body of state courts that have found that negligence claims alleging failure to provide...more

Washington State Amends Breach Notification Law to Expand Notification Requirements

On April 23, 2015, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee signed into law a bill strengthening the state’s data breach notification law (amending Wash. Rev. Code §§ 19.255.010 and 42.56.590 and creating a new section). H.B....more

New Federal Bill Would Preempt State Data Security Breach Notification Laws

by Polsinelli on

Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn) recently introduced H.R. 1770, legislation intended to establish a framework of national data security breach laws, to the House Energy and Commerce Committee. The bill, called the Data Security...more

Cyber Legislation on the Move: Data Breach Bill Passes Out of Committee

by Holland & Knight LLP on

As an extension of our forecast of upcoming cyber-related legislation, on April 15, the House Energy & Commerce Committee approved the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 (H.R. 1770), adopting three amendments...more

First Steps Taken to Establish Federal Law Requiring Companies to Secure Consumer Data; Will Congress Pass Something This Year?

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

The U.S. House Energy & Commerce Committee took the first steps recently to establish a federal law that would cover actions that companies need to take to secure consumer data. ...more

Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015 Making its Way through Congress

On March 25, 2015, a Congressional Subcommittee approved a draft of the “Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2015,” a statute intended to create a national standard for data security and reporting data breaches. ...more

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