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HTMLIndiana Measure to Amend Breach Notification Law Passes Senate
Jason C. Gavejian; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 26, 2015
Late last year we reported Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller was seeking legislation which would better protect the online personal and financial information of Indiana residents. That legislation, S.B. 413, was unanimously passed by the Indiana Senate on February 24, 2015. Indiana’s bill...

 

HTMLACA Information Reporting Creates Data Privacy and Security Issues
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 17, 2015
During this year, businesses will be hearing a lot about the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) information reporting requirements under Code Sections 6055 and 6056. Information gathering will be critical to successful reporting, and there is one aspect of that information gathering which...

 

HTMLFCC Promises Action Against Those Who Fail to Safeguard
Jason C. Gavejian; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on December 24, 2014
On December 19, 2014, the FCC published Chairman Thomas Wheeler‘s response to Senator Bill Nelson’s (D-FL) letter regarding the FCC’s recent proposed $10 million fine against two telecom companies.

 

HTMLIllinois Schools Face Tough Decisions in Combating Cyber-bullying
Jonathan E. Meer, Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 9, 2015
Illinois, like most states, has a law that addresses school districts’ responsibilities for addressing bullying in schools. With the growing presence of cyber-bullying, as of January 1, 2015, Illinois modified section 27-23.7 of the School Code, Bullying Prevention, to include specific...

 

HTMLEthics Case Alleging Improper Social Media Access May Proceed
Jason C. Gavejian; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015
As we previously reported, sending a “friend” request to access information on an individual’s Facebook page that is not publicly available may have serious ethical implications. Specifically, the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE) alleges John Robertelli and Gabriel Adamo...

 

HTMLIllinois Attorney General Seeks Stronger Data Breach Notification Law, Requirement to Safeguard Personal Information
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015
Reacting to a report that identity theft was a top concern for Illinois residents (second in a list of ten), Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a legislative proposal to strengthen the state’s existing data breach notification law. The call for stronger breach notification laws is a...

 

HTMLNew York Attorney General Seeks Stonger Data Breach Notification Law and Data Security Safeguards
Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Jeffrey M. Schlossberg; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on January 29, 2015
Earlier this month, the New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced a legislative proposal that would strengthen protections for private information by expanding the state’s breach notification law to cover e-mails, passwords and health data, require companies to implement data...

 

HTMLCourt's Interpretation of Merchant Services Agreement Limits Retailer's Liability to Card Brands for Data Breach
Gregory Bautista, Melissa K. Ventrone; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015
On January 15, 2015, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri ruled that fees, assessments and costs imposed by the credit card brands on Schnuck Markets, Inc. (Schnuck), a grocery chain estimated to have had 2.4 million customers' credit and debit card information compromised...

 

HTMLFTC Announces “Concrete Steps” for IoT Privacy and Security
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on January 28, 2015
As the vast array of internet-connected devices mushrooms, and technologies permit those devices to communicate with one another, calls for privacy and security can be heard. On the heels of a recent victory in the ongoing LabMD case, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced yesterday...

 

HTMLSecretary in Germany Successfully Challenges Employer’s Monitoring...Is Your Monitoring Program Defensible?
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015
According to a report by Deutsche Welle, the German Federal Labor Court held that employers may monitor employees only when they have concrete suspicions of wrongdoing that are based on fact. In the U.S., the standards for engaging in monitoring employees may not be quite that high, but employers...

 


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