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9th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FCRA Putative Class Action for Lack of Standing

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that a plaintiff failed to allege a concrete injury-in-fact sufficient for Article III standing in a suit alleging a violation of the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA). The panel affirmed the district...more

The Technology, Media & Telecommunications Review, Eighth Edition - Japan

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

This fully updated eighth edition of The Technology, Media and Telecommunications Review provides an overview of evolving legal constructs in 26 jurisdictions around the world. It is intended as a business-focused framework...more

GDPR is Here: How EU Privacy Regulations Impact U.S. Business

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. Although U.S. businesses may think that EU regulations do not apply to them, GDPR extends to any entity that collects,...more

Former Equifax Chief Information Officer Charged With Insider Trading

by Murtha Cullina on

The Equifax data breach saga continues, this time with civil and criminal charges for insider trading lodged against Jun Ying, Equifax’s former Chief Information Officer of its U.S. Information Solutions business unit. The...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #3

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Verizon's Protected Health Information Data Breach Report Concludes that Insiders Are Greatest Threat to Health Care Entities - Verizon recently issued its Protected Health Information Data Breach Report, which is always...more

Insider Trading Charges Brought Against CIO for Post-Breach Trading

by White and Williams LLP on

On March 14, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charged a chief information officer (CIO) for a US business division of Equifax with insider trading in advance of Equifax’s September 2017 disclosure of the...more

Collection of Biometric Data Raises Privacy Concerns for Employees and Compliance Issues for Employers

by Fisher Phillips on

Many of us have become comfortable with the convenience of logging into our laptops or smartphones using a fingerprint scan in lieu of remembering yet another password. We are familiar with television and movie portrayals of...more

GDPR: The Most Frequently Asked Questions: When Honoring a "Right To Be Forgotten" Request Do I Have To Delete Personal Data From...

by Bryan Cave on

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

New York Settles EmblemHealth Breach for $575,000

The recent $575,000 settlement with EmblemHealth signals a push from AG Schneiderman “for stronger security laws and hold[ing] businesses accountable for protecting their customers’ personal data.” Noting New York’s “weak and...more

SEC Commissioners Provide Guidance On Cybersecurity Disclosures After Wave Of Record Incidents

by Orrick - Trust Anchor on

Much has been written about the SEC’s interpretive guidance on cybersecurity disclosures, issued in late February, including Commissioner Stein’s statement that it under-delivers for investors, public companies, and the...more

News from Second & State

Weekly Wrap - It was back to the grind this week, as the House of Representatives convened in Harrisburg for three days of voting session. With budget hearings behind us and the budget deadline just about three months out,...more

FTC Issues Proposed Consent Order to Online Payment Processing Company Over Allegations of Privacy and Security Violations

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The FTC recently reached a settlement with a worldwide online payment processing company regarding the actions of its subsidiary, a peer-to-peer payment and social networking application and website, over alleged violations...more

IT/Data Protection Newsletter – Germany – Winter Edition 2018

by Reed Smith on

The Winter 2018 edition of the quarterly IT & Data Protection Newsletter by Reed Smith Germany has just been released. We cover new case law on marketing consent, cookie consent, the liability of platform providers,...more

Alert: SEC Issues New Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosure and Policies

by Cooley LLP on

In February, the SEC announced that it had adopted long-awaited new guidance on cybersecurity disclosure. While the new guidance builds on Corp Fin's 2011 guidance on this topic, it carries more weight because it bears the...more

SEC Releases Interpretative Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

On February 13, 2018, SEC Commissioner Kara Stein discussed the significance of cybersecurity in a speech at Stanford University. Stein argued in her speech that cybersecurity is one of the biggest challenges facing our...more

OFAC Imposes More Russian Cyber Sanctions And Foreshadows Future Oligarch Sanctions

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On March 15, 2018 the U.S. Department of Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) exercised its authority to issue cyber sanctions under Executive Order 13694 and the new Countering America’s Adversaries Through...more

ABA Clarifies Lawyers' Confidentiality Obligations Regarding Online Public Commentary

by Holland & Knight LLP on

• The American Bar Association (ABA), on March 6, 2018, issued Formal Opinion 480, which specifically examines confidentiality obligations for lawyer blogging and other public commentary. • Notably, the opinion recites the...more

CMS to Begin Issuing New Medicare Cards Next Month

Last week, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced that new Medicare cards would be issued starting next month. As we previously reported, the government has been planning to revamp the card to reduce...more

It’s that time of year again: Phish Madness!

Beware of March Madness! Scammers and phishers take advantage of increased web traffic by impersonating popular March Madness websites, including bracket sites and game live streams. Will your employees take the bait?...more

Privacy Tip #130 – Smartphones Targeted by Dark Caracal Attack

There is a global malware campaign that is targeting mobile devices across the world. It is called Dark Caracal, which is believed to be sourced in Beirut by the Lebanese General Security Directorate. ...more

Employment Alert – March 2018

by Dentons on

Access to employee files the ECHR validates the position of the Supreme Court - The European Court of Human Rights validates the French position by ruling that the employer may freely consult a file that is not identified...more

EU Strikes Latest Blow To Britain’s Financial Services By Refusing To Recognise Equivalent Data Legislation

by King & Spalding on

In another knock to the UK’s Brexit hopes, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator has said “no” to any automatic recognition of Britain’s data protection legislation, meaning the UK’s financial services sector could potentially...more

Massive Adoption of Drones; Safety Still Top Concern for Officials

At the Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International (AUVSI) and Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) co-hosted Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS or drones) Symposium in Baltimore, Maryland last week, all speakers agreed...more

GDPR Primer For Universities

WHY DOES IT MATTER? - Because the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will hold universities much more accountable for the data they possess and use....more

Recycling Business Phones: Not Always Great For Your Environment

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Recently, I counseled an employer regarding the termination of a high level HR employee. The termination wasn’t fun but the company’s termination process was followed. Unfortunately, that was the problem. The employer...more

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