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HTMLFCC Issues Massive $10 Million Fine in its First-Ever Data Security Enforcement Action
Michael F. Dolan, Richard J. Johnson, J. Todd Kennard, Bruce A. Olcott, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on October 2014
The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") voted on October 24, 2014 to pursue fines of $10 million against two companies for alleged violations of laws protecting the privacy of telephone customers' personal information. This is the second major enforcement action the FCC has taken to...

 

HTMLTCPA Reform Heats Up: Opt Out Required for Solicited Faxes, and a Court Decision Pulls Back on Autodialers
William F. Dolan, Richard J. Johnson, J. Todd Kennard, Bruce A. Olcott, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
November 12, 2014, previously published on November 2014
As previewed this summer, topics related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act ("TCPA") appear to be ripe for reform at the Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") and beyond. Two recent decisions, one by the FCC and another by a U.S. District Court in the Southern District...

 

HTMLBackoff Point-of-Sale Malware: Here We Go Again
Richard J. Johnson, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 2014
The Secret Service, the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, and others announced yesterday in a US-CERT Alert (available at www.us-cert.gov/ncas/alerts/TA14-212A) that recent investigations have revealed the use by malicious actors of malware—dubbed Backoff...

 

HTMLFederal Communications Commission Requests Comments on Effectiveness of Cybersecurity Recommendations
Richard J. Johnson, Bruce A. Olcott, Mauricio F. Paez, Preston N. Thomas; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 2014
The Federal Communications Commission ("FCC") is seeking industry and public comment on whether it should take further steps to ensure that the U.S. communications industry is sufficiently prepared for cybersecurity threats.

 

HTMLThe Heartbleed Bug: Data Breach and Liability Risks
Richard J. Johnson, Mauricio F. Paez, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
April 24, 2014, previously published on April 2014
It seems that every other day we learn about a new data security threat or compromise. The so-called "heartbleed bug," or CVE-2014-0160 for those technically inclined, is the latest reported data security vulnerability, and it requires an immediate and swift response. The bug was recently...

 

Adobe PDFU.S. Congress Ready to Enact Data Security and Breach Notification Rules After Recent Consumer Data Breaches
Steven G. Gersten, Richard J. Johnson, Mauricio F. Paez, Mina R. Saifi; Jones Day;
Legal Alert/Article
February 18, 2014, previously published on February 2014
In December 2013, a U.S. national retail store announced that credit and debit card data for more than 40 million consumers may have been compromised. On January 10, it further disclosed that cyber criminals had accessed a wide range of personal information belonging to 70 million people through...