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|The FTC: Watchdog for Privacy and Security of Sensitive Personal Data|
Ann Feldkampt Triebsch; Wyatt, Tarrant & Combs, LLP;
January 23, 2014, previously published on January 21, 2014Those who dwell in the world of health care privacy and security know well that the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the federal agency that issues the regulations, provides guidance and ultimately enforces the complex requirements of the...
|FINRA Proposes a New Method to Obtain Transaction Information: Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System|
Russell M. Fecteau, Michael R. Weissmann; Bingham McCutchen LLP;
January 7, 2014, previously published on January 6, 2014On December 23, 2013, FINRA issued Regulatory Notice 13-42, a concept proposal to develop a new Comprehensive Automated Risk Data System (“CARDS”) (the “Proposal”). According to FINRA, CARDS initially would collect customer account information, customer account activity, and...
|On Hold: EU Data Protection Reform Delayed|
Kenneth Mullen; Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
December 20, 2013, previously published on December 16, 2013The European Union (“EU”) member states have adjourned the implementation of the European Commission’s proposal for a new General Data Protection Regulation until at least 2015. It had been anticipated that the text of the Regulation would be finalized by the end of 2013 but...
|New EU Data Protection Regulation - Proposals on One-Stop-Shop Regulatory Regime Need Further Work|
William Haig, Jonny McDonald; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
December 19, 2013, previously published on December 18, 2013As discussed in our blog posting today, following a meeting of the Justice and Home Affairs ministers of the Council of the European Union on 6 December 2013, the new EU Data Protection Regulation looks set to be plagued with delays as members failed to reach agreement on various legal aspects. The...
|The Right to be Forgotten|
Sophie Gupta; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
December 17, 2013, previously published on December 12, 2013This past October, the European Parliament’s Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affaires (“LIBE”) voted in favour of a major reform of the current European Union (“EU”) data protection regime consisting of the Data Protection Directive, introduced in 1995,...
|Data Security Advisory for Federal Contractors: Safeguarding Unclassified Controlled Technical Information|
Jonathan T. Cain; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
December 13, 2013, previously published on December 11, 2013The Department of Defense (DoD) has published its new final rule governing the security measures imposed on DoD unclassified technical information resident on or passing through the unclassified information systems of its contractors and subcontractors. This final rule will require contractors to...
|EU-US Data Flows - Rebuilding Trust|
Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
December 5, 2013, previously published on December 3, 2013The statements and follow-up of the Ministerial in Washington last week where the EU was represented by Vice President Viviane Reding and Commissioner Cecilia Malstrom, show signs of the US and the EU making attempts to work towards rebuilding trust, particularly in the context of data protection...
|Complex Criminal Defense - Computer Crimes and Fraud|
Donald F. Kochersberger, Timothy R. Mortimer; Business Law Southwest LLC;
November 25, 2013, previously published on July 11, 2013The laws surrounding computer crimes are often confusing to navigate.
|European Merger Guidelines in Practice|
Pinar Pudun; HERDEM&Co. Attorneys At Law;
November 12, 2013, previously published on November 12, 2013According to the European Merger Guidelines, “for the Commission to take account of efficiency claims in its assessment of the merger, the efficiencies have to benefit consumers, be merger-specific and be verifiable. These conditions are cumulative”. It is up to the parties to verify...
|EU Data Protection Reforms - A Move to Even More Stringent Regulations?|
Sarah Pearce; Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP;
November 6, 2013, previously published on November 1, 2013The European Parliament’s Civil Liberties Committee (“LIBE Committee”) has finally voted on the European Commission’s proposed EU Data Protection Regulation, approving all of the proposed amendments and adding further, more restrictive provisions.