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HTMLNew Florida Data Security and Breach Law Effective July 1
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
Businesses that maintain individuals’ confidential, personal information may need to be more alert in protecting this data under the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014, signed into law by Governor Rick Scott.

 

HTMLCalling All Boards of Directors: Four Recommendations from the SEC
Adam M. Veness; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 13, 2014
SEC Commissioner Luis Aguilar recently spoke at the New York Stock Exchange Conference “Cyber Risks and the Boardroom.” In his speech, Commissioner Aguilar emphasized the importance of cybersecurity and how fast the need for cybersecurity has grown in such a short time period, pointing...

 

HTMLFive Lessons from OCR’s Report to Congress on Breaches and HIPAA Rules Compliance
Dianne J. Bourque, Stephanie D. Willis; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
July 3, 2014, previously published on June 20, 2014
Last week, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released two reports required by the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act: (i) the Annual Report to Congress on Breaches of Unsecured Protected Information (Breach Report); and (ii) the Annual Report to Congress...

 

HTMLU.S. Supreme Court Reverses Second Circuit; Finds Aereo is Engaging in Unlicensed Public Performances of Broadcast Programs
Seth A. Davidson, Arthur H. Harding, Ari Z. Moskowitz; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
In a much-anticipated ruling, on Wednesday, June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court, by a 6-3 margin, overturned the decision of the Second Circuit in ABC et. al v. Aereo. The majority opinion, written by Justice Breyer, held that the transmissions of broadcast programming made to...

 

HTMLMicrosoft and Other Major Technology Companies Push Back Against Warrant to Access Data Held on Foreign Servers
Lawrence R. Freedman, Ari Z. Moskowitz, Mark E. Schreiber; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 26, 2014
A dispute between Microsoft and the U.S. government over a search warrant could have major repercussions for cloud service providers. Historically, European data privacy and protection standards have been stricter generally speaking than those in the U.S. The "Safe Harbor" arrangement...

 

HTMLMajor Amendments to Florida Breach Notification Statute: Unique Requirements and Short Deadlines Take Effect July 1
Theodore P. Augustinos, Karen L. Booth, Mark E. Schreiber, Thomas J. Smedinghoff; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
July 1, 2014, previously published on June 2014
Florida Governor Rick Scott recently signed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (SB 1524, the “Act”) into law, amending Florida’s breach notification statute effective July 1, 2014. The amendments are significant, including the first statutory requirement to provide...

 

HTMLSupreme Court Rules Aereo’s Streaming Service Violates Copyright Law
John M. Beahn, Anthony J. Dreyer, David W. Hansen, Paul M. Kerlin, Stuart D. Levi; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
In a case closely watched by the television, cable and online content industries, the Supreme Court ruled today that online start-up Aereo Inc. violates copyright law by redistributing over-the-air broadcast content without paying licensing fees to broadcasters. The decision is a significant...

 

HTMLYou Can Stay Anonymous: SCC Recognizes a Privacy Interest in Protecting Anonymity on the Internet
Roland Hung, Charles S. Morgan; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 22, 2014
On June 13, 2014, in a landmark privacy ruling, the Supreme Court of Canada (“SCC”) in R v Spencer (“Spencer”) unanimously recognized that, in addition to confidentiality and control of the use of personal information, there may be a privacy interest in protecting anonymity...

 

HTMLEmployer’s Potential Liability in Class Action for Employee’s Breach of Privacy A Good Reminder For All
Ryley Mennie; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 27, 2014, previously published on June 25, 2014
A recent decision of the Ontario Superior Court of Justice highlights the increasing focus on (and potential liability arising from) customers’ and clients’ privacy rights and the importance for employers to properly monitor the activities of their employees. Additionally, while the...

 

HTMLFlorida Raises the Bar on Data Privacy, Security and Breach Notification with Passage of New Law
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
Legal Alert/Article
June 26, 2014, previously published on June 23, 2014
On June 20, 2014, the “Florida Information Protection Act of 2014” (FIPA) was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott, after it received unanimous support by the legislature. FIPA will take effect on July 1, 2014 and will replace Florida’s existing data breach notification...

 


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