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Unauthorized Disclosure

Litigation Alert: The Third Circuit Holds That Allegations That Personal Information Was Improperly Disclosed in Violation of the...

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Last week, the Third Circuit held that allegations of the unauthorized disclosure of personal information in violation of the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) constituted a de facto injury sufficient to confer standing at the...more

FERC to Strengthen Protections for Infrastructure Information

by Morgan Lewis on

Implementing new statutory authority, FERC proposes revised regulations to secure and share Critical Electric Infrastructure Information and penalize its unauthorized disclosure....more

What Attorneys Can Learn from History’s Largest Data Breach

by Wilson Elser on

On April 3, 2016, the public learned that millions of client documents from the Panamanian law firm and corporate services provider Mossack Fonseca & Co. (MF) had made their way to an international organization, the...more

The New European Market Abuse Rules – Looking Towards 2016

by White & Case LLP on

Significant changes to the European laws on market abuse are due to come into effect in July 2016. On implementation, the new measures will replace the four current European directives on market abuse. This Insight looks...more

HIPAA Violation — Pharmacy Held Liable for Employee’s Misdeeds

by Snell & Wilmer on

Recently, the Indiana Court of Appeals let stand a $1.4 million jury verdict against a national pharmacy chain for its employee pharmacist’s unauthorized disclosure of a customer’s confidential medical records.  Given the...more

Business Litigation Alert: U.S. Supreme Court Set to Decide High Profile Whistleblower Case

by Porter Hedges LLP on

On November 4, the U.S. Supreme Court heard the case Department of Homeland Security v. MacLean - a whistleblower protection case that is being closely watched. At issue is whether an employee can be terminated for...more

HIPAA security violations result in $1.7 million settlement

On July 8, 2013, WellPoint, Inc., a managed care company (“WellPoint”), agreed to pay a $1.7 million fine to settle a self-reported breach of HIPAA, a key federal health privacy law, that led to the unauthorized disclosure of...more

FCC: Carriers Must Protect Certain Data Collected on Mobile Handsets

Aiming to “address the real privacy and security risks that consumers face when telecommunications carriers use their control of customers’ mobile devices to collect information about their customers’ use of the network,” the...more

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