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|President Signs End-Of-Year Cybersecurity Legislation Into Law|
Nandini Iyer, Richard J. Johnson, Gabriel Morris Ledeen, Mauricio F. Paez, Katherine S. Ritchey; Jones Day;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 2014On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed into law five cybersecurity-related bills that address concerns recently brought to the forefront by highly publicized intrusions into public and private networks.
|The SEC and FINRA Double-Down on Cybersecurity Enhancement and Prevention|
Matthew Johns, Terry R. Weiss; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
February 24, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015In the wake of recent cybersecurity breaches, the SEC and FINRA simultaneously issued reports this week to the securities industry summarizing cybersecurity examination findings and to investors recommending certain precautions to safeguard online investment information.
|The Anthem Data Breach: The Fallout and What’s Next|
Cynthia Larose, Kevin M. McGinty; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
February 23, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015By now (unless you have been under a snow drift), you have likely heard about the apparent intrusion into a database at the nation’s largest health insurer, Anthem, Inc. Rather than reiterate the facts as currently known we’ll look at the fallout and what’s next.
|California School Teacher’s Claim That She Was Fired Due to a Computer Error Proceeds|
Hera S. Arsen; Ogletree Deakins Nash Smoak Stewart P.C.;
February 23, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015Rommel v. Los Angeles Unified School District, No. B253405 (December 5, 2014): In a recent unpublished ruling, the California Court of Appeal reversed a trial court’s judgment in favor of a school district and against a teacher who claimed that she was fired while on disability leave as a...
|Illinois Enacts New Eavesdropping Statute|
Howard Howard P.C.;
February 20, 2015, previously published on February 9, 2015Public Act 098-1142 created the new Illinois eavesdropping statute. The law restores the requirement in the former law that all parties to the communication agree that it may be recorded.
|Who’s Your Role Model for EU Privacy Notices? The Latest Google Undertaking|
Susan Foster; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
February 19, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015When small and mid-size companies start expanding their apps or web presence into Europe, they need to start thinking about EU data protection laws. It’s tempting to take a look at what one or two of the “big guys” do about EU data protection compliance and think that whatever the...
|Cybersecurity and Privacy in State of the Union Address|
Cynthia Larose; Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
February 19, 2015, previously published on January 21, 2015As expected in his State of the Union address last night, President Obama made it very clear that cybersecurity is on his agenda for 2015. After stating that:
|T-Mobile South, LLC v. City of Roswell - Contemporaneous Reasons Needed for Denying Cell Towers|
Andrew McRoberts; Sands Anderson PC;
February 17, 2015, previously published on January 14, 2015At issue was the breadth of the requirement in 47 U.S.C. § 332(c)(7)(B)(iii) of the Telecommunications Act of 1996 (the “Act”), which provides that a locality’s denial of an application to build a cell phone tower “shall be in writing and supported by substantial...
|D.C. Federal Court Allows IT Worker Lawsuit Over Optional Practical Training Program|
Shaun Staller; Greenberg Traurig LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 10, 2014A lawsuit brought by a union and several IT workers concerning the legality of the student visa work program known as Optional Practical Training (OPT) was given the go-ahead by federal district court Judge Ellen Segal Huvelle, following her denial of the Department of Homeland Security’s...
|California Amends Law to Expand Businesses’ Obligations in the Wake of a Data Breach|
Gregory Bautista, Donald P. Sullivan, Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
February 16, 2015, previously published on December 9, 2014Entities that own, license or maintain personally identifiable information on California residents beware - on January 1, 2015, an amendment to California’s privacy and breach law goes into effect that may have a significant impact on the way entities respond to data breaches. Starting in...