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To Scan or Not to Scan: Surge in Lawsuits under Illinois Biometrics Law

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act is having its moment. At least 32 class action lawsuits have been filed by Illinois residents in state court in the past two months challenging the collection, use and storage of...more

Irish Court Casts Serious Doubt on EU Model Clauses

The validity of Model Clauses for EU personal data transfer to the United States is now in real doubt as a result of a new Irish High Court opinion stating that there are “well founded grounds” to find the Model Clauses...more

The Department of Transportation Helps Clear the Road for Autonomous Vehicles

The US Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration recently released A Vision for Safety 2.0, an update to its prior guidance on automated driving systems. The new guidance adopts a...more

New York’s Cybersecurity Requirements Pose Multi-Year Compliance Challenges

New cybersecurity regulations issued by the NYDFS define the nonpublic information they regulate in exceptionally broad terms. This expanded definition of Nonpublic Information will create major challenges for regulated...more

UK Government Issues Cybersecurity Guidance for Connected and Automated Vehicles

On 6 August 2017, the UK government released ‘The Key Principles of Vehicle Cyber Security for Connected and Automated Vehicles’, guidance aimed at ensuring minimum cybersecurity protections for consumers in the manufacture...more

New Cybersecurity Report Asks the Private Sector to Join Forces with the Government

The government is continuing to ask for more help from the private sector to defend against cyber attacks. The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) recently published a report discussing current cyber threats and...more

International News: Focus on Health Care - Fall 2017

Nationalism and Cross-Border M&A: Navigating Populist Politics in Deal Making - More than half of the G20 countries voted-in campaigns that focused on harming foreign, outside interests as a means to strengthen domestic...more

McDermott International Legal Highlights - August 2017

Privacy Shield Implementation and How-To Kit from McDermott Will & Emery - Japanese companies may have European branches or subsidiaries that send personal data to the US or that may be accessed by entities in the US,...more

The Impact of the General Data Protection Regulation on Responses to Data Breaches Involving EU Personal Data

The forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation will expand the legal obligations of companies that process EU personal data when they suffer a data breach. Every company faces the risk of a data breach that might trigger...more

The First 24 Hours: How to Prepare and Respond to a Major Cybersecurity Attack

In today’s digital age, data privacy and security incident response plans are critical. Companies need to have a well-designed cybersecurity plan to protect their systems from attacks and respond to a crisis when they are...more

Federal Court Finds That 2015 TCPA Safe Harbor Applies to Automated Flu Shot Reminders

A recent decision from a federal court in California found that a retail pharmacy’s “flu shot reminder” calls to mobile phones fall within the FCC’s TCPA safe harbor for exigent health care treatment messages. But the holding...more

Guidance on Ransomware Attacks under HIPAA and State Data Breach Notification Laws

The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has recently issued guidance under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) on what covered entities and business associates can do to prevent and...more

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