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SIFMA’s New Data Aggregation Principles and What They Mean for the Financial Sector

Last week, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”), a trade group for the United States securities industry, issued a set of Data Aggregation Principles (“the Principles”). In general, data...more

Examining E-Discovery Statistics: Is Cross-Border E-Discovery a Meaningful Distinction Anymore?

by Exterro, Inc. on

In this entry in our series on interesting e-discovery data points, I'd like to dig into a topic that's been receiving a lot of attention--and will continue to do so for the next month and a half at least: GDPR, cross-border...more

FFIEC Highlights Cyber Insurance for Financial Institutions

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has issued a joint statement emphasizing the need for lenders and servicers to include cyber insurance in their risk management program. Although the FFIEC did...more

K&L Gates Triage: Ride Sharing and Health Care Regulatory Considerations

by K&L Gates LLP on

Transportation is often cited as one of the top barriers to health care for individuals in the United States. To reduce this burden and increase access to care, many health care providers are now partnering with ride-sharing...more

How Will The General Data Protection Regulation Affect Your Sweepstakes Across the Pond

by Verrill Dana LLP on

As was made pretty clear last week from the 1,400 hours of Congressional testimony by Mark Zuckerberg, the USA may want to follow the lead of the EU and adopt laws similar to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For...more

Update: California’s Consumer Right to Privacy Ballot Initiative

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

California ballot initiative, Consumer Right to Privacy Act of 2018, gathers momentum for a November vote, spurring some telecom and internet businesses to organize opposition. Businesses are preparing to oppose a...more

Learning the Basics on GDPR’s Right to Be Forgotten

by NAVEX Global on

Now that the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation is nearly here, it’s time for ethics and compliance officers to panic more efficiently about all the challenges that lie ahead....more

Forecasting the Impact of the New US CLOUD Act

by Dechert LLP on

The CLOUD Act resolves the central issue in United States v. Microsoft — U.S. law enforcement agencies now have explicit legal authority to obtain electronic data from U.S. cloud and communication companies regardless of...more

GDPR Countdown - Six Weeks to Go

by DataSmart Consulting LLC on

By this point, you’ve probably figured out that we’re nerds. It was inevitable, really. For us, that’s a good thing, because it means that our obsession with data, information, strategy, and law come together in a coherent...more

A paradise for data privacy advocates - Bermuda’s privacy law now in full effect

With enactment of the Personal Information Protection Act (PIPA), Bermuda can now count itself among the ever-expanding list of jurisdictions with enhanced privacy protections. PIPA, passed on July 27, 2016, and entered into...more

Keys To The City: Recent Developments In New York City Address Cybersecurity Risks

by Reed Smith on

In the wake of recent cyberattacks, cities and states are taking a stand. On March 29, New York City (the City) Mayor Bill de Blasio announced NYC Secure, an initiative that will include a suspicious activity alert app for...more

The State AG Report Weekly Update April 2018 #2

by Cozen O'Connor on

2018 AG Elections- Democrat William Tong Declares Candidacy for Connecticut Attorney General- Democratic state Representative William Tong announced he is running for Connecticut AG in 2018. As previously reported,...more

Financing High-Growth Health IT Companies: McDermott and Capstone’s Panel Recap from HIMSS 18

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Earlier this month, more than 45,000 attendees descended on Las Vegas, NV, for the nation’s largest annual health care technology conference: the 2018 HIMSS Conference & Exhibition (HIMSS18). Conversations and educational...more

Government Requests for Data: CLOUD Act Attempts to Provide Guidance

by Morgan Lewis on

On March 23, US President Donald Trump signed the omnibus spending bill, a portion of which contained the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act). The CLOUD Act’s main goal is to offer guidance to providers of...more

State and Federal Power Struggle Over Data Privacy and Security

by McGuireWoods LLP on

U.S. Senate leaders may be close to reaching an agreement on a legislative proposal that would establish a national data breach notification and security standard (the Data Acquisition and Technology Accountability and...more

The Weekly Privacy Rewind

by BakerHostetler on

Canada - Data Breach Notification Provisions of PIPEDA Act Go Into Effect Nov. 1, 2018 - • Pursuant to a March 26, 2018 Order in Council, the mandatory breach notification provisions of Canada’s Personal Information...more

Facebook Facing Fallout Over Alleged Privacy Breaches

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

Over a dozen lawsuits have been filed by users and investors against Facebook after it was revealed last month that Cambridge Analytica, a political research firm, obtained personal information on millions of Facebook users....more

Blockchain Provides Opportunity for Financial Services Companies

by Epiq on

The global financial system is a network that efficiently moves trillions of dollars among billions of people every day, but it’s constantly threatened by fraud and crime....more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - April 2018

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On the heels of the ransomware that had the City of Atlanta scrambling last week, New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the launch of “NYC Secure,” a free mobile app that will alert New York City residents of...more

Facebook Granted Dismissal of Biometric Privacy Claims Brought by “Non-Users”

This week, the District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the Gullen putative class action asserting Illinois biometric privacy claims brought by “non-users” based on evidence that the social media site...more

A Closer Look at the NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law

by Locke Lord LLP on

Following New York’s lead after the Department of Financial Services (the NYDFS) promulgated its Cybersecurity Regulation, in October 2017 the NAIC adopted its Insurance Data Security Model Law (the NAIC Model) to establish...more

The Price of Data

by Epiq on

“We have a responsibility to protect your information. If we can’t, we don’t deserve it.” This is the beginning of a letter written by Mark Zuckerberg, featured in full-page ads in the Washington Post, the New York Times,...more

Alabama’s Data Breach Law

by Snell & Wilmer on

All U.S states now have laws about data security and what to do when there’s a data breach. Alabama recently was the 50th state to add such a law, and it takes effect on May 1, 2018. Here are its highlights....more

IAPP Global Privacy Summit Recap, Big Questions, and Indiana Jones Analogies

by DataSmart Consulting LLC on

"Who?" - Indiana Jones "... Top... Men..." - Government Bureaucrat - If you know this iconic scene from Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark, then you know it comes following the epic search and recovery of the...more

Study Identifies Cybersecurity and Privacy Shortcomings in Health Apps

by Reed Smith on

A recent study conducted by researchers at the University of Piraeus, published in the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers’ Access journal (29 January 2018), has indicated that many popular health apps have...more

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