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|New EU Data Protection Rules|
Chris Priestley; Withers Bergman LLP;
September 18, 2014, previously published on September 9, 2014If implemented, the EU’s proposals to reform data protection rules could have a serious impact on charity fundraising.
|The Curious Case of LabMD: New Developments In The “Other” FTC Data-Security Case|
Lei Shen, Evan M. Wooten; Mayer Brown LLP;
August 13, 2014, previously published on August 11, 2014By now, businesses with an interest in data security are aware of FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., in which a US District Court of New Jersey held that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) can bring enforcement actions for perceived data-security violations without first issuing guidance or standards....
|EU: New Data Protection Regulation Back on Track|
Jane Elphick, Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
July 29, 2014, previously published on July 21, 2014Recently, there has been increased concern over the ever slipping timetable of the Draft Data Protection Regulation, see here and here for our previous commentary on the issue.
|State Department Says Computer Glitch Has Caused a World-Wide Delay in Visa and Passport Processing|
Geetha Nadiminti Adinata; Ford & Harrison LLP;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014A State Department spokesperson has stated that technological glitches in the Consular Consolidated Database have caused the system to crash, resulting in significant delays in the processing of visas and passports for potentially millions of people around the world. According to the Associated...
|Honing in on the New Rules for the Transfer of Personal Data Outside of the EEA|
Susan L. Foster; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 28, 2014, previously published on July 24, 2014(LONDON) Although no major legislative milestones for the EU Data Protection Regulation have occurred since March 2014, there has been some progress over the late spring and early summer of 2014. One key item that will be of interest to US companies is the Council’s compromise position on a...
|Implementing An Information Governance Program|
Mayer Brown LLP;
July 15, 2014, previously published on June 2014The IT department of a retail company implements email account volume limits in attempt to control growing data proliferation. In response, employees in the data analytics department begin using off-system cloud storage options to store their data. The cloud storage company announces that there has...
|The Supreme Court's Aereo Ruling: Is the Sky Falling for Cloud Computing?|
Janina Gorbach; Foley & Lardner LLP;
July 14, 2014, previously published on July 8, 2014With the Supreme Court’s Aereo decision finally out, the digital industry is struggling with its impact, if any, on various products and services, particularly with regard to cloud computing. However, the Supreme Court narrowly tailored the Aereo decision to services that closely resemble...
|Privacy and the Digital Age- How Might R v. Spencer Affect Your Workplace?|
Veronica Rossos; Singleton Urquhart LLP;
July 8, 2014, previously published on June 19, 2014In today's digital era, the Supreme Court has been faced with new challenges in balancing online privacy in the face of emerging cybercrimes, such as child pornography and cyberbullying. This month in the landmark decision R v. Spencer, the court affirmed that an internet user maintains a right to...
|HHS Releases HIPAA Security Risk Assessment Tool|
Jason R. Davis, Laura Dickson Rixey; Kaufman & Canoles A Professional Corporation;
July 8, 2014Organizations that have access to electronic protected health information should be aware of a new tool that is available to assist in achieving compliance with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”) security regulations (the “Security Rule”)....
|Wyndham Gets Life Preserver in Data Breach Case|
Adam M. Veness; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 7, 2014, previously published on June 27, 2014New Jersey U.S. District Judge Esther Salas agreed to allow Wyndham Hotels and Resorts LLC to immediately appeal to the Third Circuit a ruling affirming the FTC’s authority to bring data security cases. We have been following this case since the beginning, and you can see our last post here.