Mondaq USA: Privacy
Foley Hoag LLP
The FTC's COPPA Guidance does an admirable job explaining the basics of what a business needs to do to comply with COPPA, but is vague as to how a business must protect personal information...
WilmerHale
The Federal Trade Commission Staff (FTC) released a new "Staff Perspective" on January 9, 2018, that highlights key privacy and data security issues related to autonomous and connected vehicles.
Jones Day
As noted in a prior Commentary, plaintiffs continue to bring a flood of lawsuits under Illinois' Biometric Information Privacy Act ("BIPA") against companies that collect...
BakerHostetler
Every year, especially around the holidays, more and more products that connect to the internet hit the market.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
While they may disagree in other areas, one thing that former FBI Director James Comey, current Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, and current FBI Director Christopher Wray all have ...
Lowndes, Drosdick, Doster, Kantor & Reed, P.A.
In August 2017, Disney and three of its software developer vendors were sued in a class action in California in which it was alleged that Disney collected children's information in violation of the of 1998 COPPA.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
The European Union is replacing its current privacy laws with a new, comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation, which takes effect May 25, 2018.
Troutman Sanders LLP
The United States District Court for the Central District of California recently granted summary judgment to Sirius XM Radio, Inc. in a putative class action under the Driver's Privacy Protection Act ("DPPA").
Womble Bond Dickinson
GREENSBORO, N.C.—The EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) taking effect on May 25, 2018...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
In recent years, the use of biometrics in business has been growing. In the employment context, for example, some employers use biometric time clocks, which allow employees to "clock in" with a fingerprint or iris scan.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
For companies that do business with the government, 2017 was a year of transition, as many began to follow the NIST Cybersecurity Framework, worked to accomplish FedRAMP certification...
Ropes & Gray LLP
Microsoft Corp.'s heated dispute with the U.S. Department of Justice over data stored on its servers abroad has more parties weighing in, this time offering international perspectives.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
The Ninth Circuit recently joined the Third Circuit in defining PII under the VPPA as "information that would readily permit an ordinary person to identify a specific individual's video-watching behavior."
BakerHostetler
Risk assessments are a fundamental part of any organization's risk management process. But many organizations still do not incorporate true risk assessments ...
Ropes & Gray LLP
BIPA has given rise to an outbreak of high-stakes lawsuits over the last few years.
McLane Middleton, Professional Association
Strong anti-hacking and privacy protections exist under federal law. Businesses and their counsel need to understand the company's anti-hacking rights and remedies as well as the privacy limitations...
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
2018 should prove to be a particularly interesting year on the subject of government access to private electronic records, as 2017 has served as an interesting prelude to what's ahead:
Womble Bond Dickinson
The EU's General Data Protection Regulation goes into effect on May 25, 2018. GDPR replaces the EU Data Protection Directive.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
You hopefully already know that Maryland's data breach notification law went into effect this week (on January 1, 2018).
BakerHostetler
In a widely publicized decision, the Federal Communication Commission (FCC) voted on Dec. 14, 2017, to repeal the tenets of the Protecting and Promoting the Open Internet Order, or the Open Internet Order, of 2015.
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The United States Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) is facing scrutiny on its handling of a data breach that occurred in 2016 – but was only publicly disclosed on 20 September 2017.
BakerHostetler
Government agencies, prominent tech companies, startups and newly-created foundations are all working to develop a new paradigm for proof of identity based on blockchain technology.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
A draft bill recently introduced in the U.S. Senate serves as a good reminder that compliance with data breach reporting requirements is critical.
Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP
The stakes will continue to rise for boards in connection with cybersecurity in 2018. The past year has redefined the upward bounds of the megabreach.
Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP
Senate Democrats have introduced a third iteration of a federal data breach notification bill, the Data Security and Breach Notification Act of 2017 (S.B. 2179).
WilmerHale
On December 6, 2017, the European Union's Article 29 Working Party released two sets of guidelines on Binding Corporate Rules ("BCRs") it had adopted a week earlier.
Lewis Brisbois Bisgaard & Smith LLP
The following is a summary of some important new and recent state and local laws impacting Illinois employers.
BakerHostetler
A small health care provider such as a physician office or clinic often will contract with an IT services vendor to meet overall IT needs to operate the business.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
s we near the end of a year that has seen more than its share of massive data breaches, two bills have been introduced (one re-introduced) in the U.S. Senate.
Ropes & Gray LLP
The DPA has the responsibility of choosing the most appropriate measures.
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