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SEC Enforcement Trends: Highlights from Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018 brought together current and former senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice officials, securities enforcement and white-collar attorneys,...more

California Superior Court Judge Orders Department of Public Health to Make Names and Personal Home Addresses of Approximately...

A California Superior Court judge recently issued an order granting the Service Employees International Union’s (“SEIU”) petition for writ of mandate under the California Public Records Act (“CPRA”) and ordered the California...more

Here’s One Way to Comply with GDPR – Block All EU Users: Data Privacy Trends

by CloudNine on

Believe it or not, Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is set to go into effect in one just one week(!), on May 25th. Many organizations are scrambling to comply with the new regulation and a lot of them won’t...more

HIPAA: Privacy Required, Even When Information Goes Public

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

A celebrity collapses on stage and is rushed to the hospital. Rumors race through social media faster than the ambulance can navigate city streets. Was it exhaustion? Was it her heart? Was there a gunshot? ...more

SEC Announces Yahoo Will Pay $35 Million for Failure to Disclose Data Security Incident

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The SEC accused Altaba Inc., then known as Yahoo! Inc., of misleading investors by failing to disclose a major data breach orchestrated by Russian hackers. The Result: Altaba has agreed to pay $35 million to...more

GDPR’s Most Frequently Asked Questions: Does a Company’s Reason for Processing Information Impact Whether It Must Allow Someone to...

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is arguably the most comprehensive - and complex - data privacy regulation in the world. As companies prepare for the GDPR to go into force on May 25, 2018,...more

Eleventh Circuit Delivers Partial Victory for Policyholders in Important Computer Fraud Insurance Coverage Ruling

by King & Spalding on

The United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit issued an important computer fraud insurance decision on Thursday, May 10, delivering a significant partial victory for policyholders that operate public-facing...more

UK Privacy Regulator Explains New Regulatory Powers

by King & Spalding on

On Friday, May 4, 2018, the Deputy Director of the United Kingdom’s (“UK”) Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), James Dipple-Johnstone, stated in a blog post that the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) would...more

Facebook, Google, and GDPR: The war for data privacy

by Adrian Dayton on

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg came under fire during a Congressional hearing over Facebook’s policy of tracking data on non-users and logged out users. The scandal forced Facebook’s data-mining partner Cambridge Analytica to...more

Compliance News Flash

by Arnall Golden Gregory LLP on

Arnall Golden Gregory LLP is pleased to provide you with the Compliance News Flash. This weekly update is your source for timely background screening and immigration-related news that is important to your organization....more

Preparing For GDPR: Steps To Take Today

The European Union has enacted a new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) that will take effect on May 25, 2018 regarding how businesses, wherever they are located around the world, must manage the personal data of...more

Are Your Personality Rights Protected?

by Field Law on

The present day is marked by the propagation of cameras in nearly every device and the ability to instantaneously share and spread photos and information. The result has been to make it exceedingly difficult for individuals...more


by BakerHostetler on

In This Issue: - CARU Corrects Kudos’ COPPA Consent Crack-up - Tech Specs Released for Transparency and Consent Framework - FTC Mutes Alleged Deceptive Amplifier Claims - Business Groups Demand Clarity on Autodialers -...more

Georgia Court of Appeals Reaffirms Lack of Duty to Safeguard Personal Information

by Alston & Bird on

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently reaffirmed its prior conclusion that there is no duty to safeguard personal information under Georgia law. In McConnell v. Ga. Dep’t of Labor, — S.E.2d —-, 2018 WL 2173252 (Ga. App. May...more

California Voters Likely to Decide Consumer Privacy Rules

by BakerHostetler on

California has a unique ballot initiative process that allows voters to directly pass legislation, and it appears that proponents of an initiative that could impact digital advertising and apply European Union (EU)-inspired...more

GDPR requirement to maintain a record of processing activities – WP29 position paper clarifies derogation for micro, small and...

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Article 30 of the GDPR contains an obligation for data controllers and processors to maintain a record of processing activities in certain circumstances. However, there are exceptions to the requirement, known as the...more

Employees May Seek Treble Damages From NC Employer In Class Action Over Phishing Scam

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

By now, you’ve surely been warned of so-called “phishing” e-mails. The failure to heed such warnings may become more costly for North Carolina employers. According to a recent federal court decision, an employee who is...more

Unanticipated Mobile Data Leaks Remain an Ongoing Issue

There has been a lot of attention in the media lately with respect to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica issue and its fall-out (including today’s coverage of the announcement that Facebook suspended almost 200 apps pending a...more

New Breach Notification Under Alberta's Health Information Act

by Bennett Jones LLP on

As of August 31, 2018, custodians and their affiliates will have obligations to provide breach notifications under Alberta’s Health Information Act....more

The GDPR Runaway Bride

by Ward PLLC on

It has been amazing to watch the GDPR grip public attention in a way that no data security or privacy law ever has. I mean, when GQ is writing articles about it, you know something big is going on. The coverage has ranged...more

GDPR: Everybody's Doing It—Shouldn't You?

by Ward and Smith, P.A. on

In just a few short days, on May 25, 2018, supervisory authorities in the European Union ("EU") will begin enforcement of the EU's General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR"). The GDPR is a regulation enacted by the EU to...more

Drones Used as Source to Infiltrate Corporate Networks

Drones are being used by nefarious actors to spy on networks, intercept data, disrupt communications and hack into servers more than ever. In fact, drones are becoming a more and more prevalent source for infiltrating...more

The Economic Loss Doctrine as a Barrier to Data Breach Recovery

We recently commented on one hotly contested legal issue being addressed by the courts in data breach class action litigation, that of plaintiffs’ standing. Another issue that has been the subject of recent court activity in...more

New Proposed DoD Cyber Guidance May Fuel Bid Protest Docket

Newly published draft DoD Guidance for Reviewing System Security Plans (SSP) and the “NIST SP 800-171 Security Requirements Not Yet Implemented” answer some questions but may also result in an increased protest docket due to...more

GDPR’s Most Frequently Asked Questions: Does a Company’s Reason for Processing Information Impact Whether It Must Allow Someone to...

The European Union's General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") is arguably the most comprehensive - and complex - data privacy regulation in the world. As companies prepare for the GDPR to go into force on May 25, 2018,...more

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