Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - October 2014

In This Issue:

- October: National Cyber Security Awareness Month

- New California Data Protection Law

- Obama Signs Cybersecurity Executive Order

- FTC Cautions Executives About Personal Liability for False Advertising and Privacy Violations

- FCC Enters the Data Privacy Enforcement Arena

- CFPB Finalizes Rule Regarding Privacy Notices Under Gramm-Leach Bliley

- New York Department of Financial Services Requests Vendor Cybersecurity Information From Banks

- Laws Regulate Access to Digital Accounts on a User’s Death

- Excerpt from New California Data Protection Law:

On September 30, galvanized by the many high-profile data breaches suffered during the past year by retailers such as Target, Neiman Marcus and Home Depot, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Assembly Bill No. 1710 (the Amendment), which enhances California’s existing laws concerning the protection of sensitive personal information. The Amendment, which will take effect on January 1, 2015, seeks to improve the protection of personal information of California residents by making three changes to California’s existing laws concerning breach notifications and the protection of personal data...

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