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|California Enacts More Sweeping Data Privacy Laws|
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
October 29, 2015, previously published on October 2015Perennially leading the country - and challenging companies to keep up - California has, for the third time in three years, enacted several new data laws, including a groundbreaking digital privacy law and amendments to its data breach notification statute that expands the classes of data protected...
Larry A. Silverman; Dickie, McCamey & Chilcote, P.C.;
|Welcome to the Digital Age, Officer|
Michael C. Douglass; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
July 14, 2015, previously published on June 25, 2015California SB 178 Seeks to Apply Warrant Requirement to Electronic Devices and Online Data
|Regulatory Guidance For Safeguarding Personal Information|
Bradley J. Freedman; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 26, 2015, previously published on June 24, 2015On June 10, 2015, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada issued Interpretation Bulletin - Safeguards to provide non-binding guidance for compliance with statutory obligations to safeguard personal information. The guidance provided by the Interpretation Bulletin is timely in light of the...
|New Requirements of the Digital Privacy Act (Bill S-4)|
Éloïse Gratton; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
June 25, 2015, previously published on June 19, 2015Bill S-4, the Digital Privacy Act, the federal government’s latest attempt to reform PIPEDA was proclaimed on June 18, 2015. This Bill is now in effect except for the breach notification regulations which have not yet been released and therefore, the breach notification section will come into...
|Cyber Insurance: Do I Really Need It?|
William C. Wagner; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
April 1, 2015, previously published on March 23, 2015*This is the first post in a five-part series on cyber insurance, culminating in a webinar entitled “Insurance Coverage for Privacy and Data Breaches: Hot Topics and Critical Issues” on Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 12:00-1:00 p.m. Eastern.
|Good News for Companies: Pennsylvania District Court Rules That Plaintiffs Lack Standing without Actual or Imminent Misuse of Data|
Melissa K. Ventrone, Kathleen D. Wilkinson; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 26, 2015“There are only two types of companies left in the United States ... those that have been hacked and those that don’t know they’ve been hacked.” That is how U.S. District Judge John E. Jones III of the Middle District of Pennsylvania began his opinion in Storm v. Paytime,...
|Court'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;
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015On 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...
|Peer Review Confidentiality Requirement Protects Physician Reviewers from Adverse Employment Action, New Mexico Supreme Court Rules|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 27, 2015 When a physician participated in the peer review of another physician and his conduct during the review became the basis for adverse employment action against him, the New Mexico Supreme Court, in Yedidag v. Roswell Clinic Corp., ruled that the reviewing physician had a private cause of action...
|FCC Seeks Comments On Fax Ad Opt-Out Notice|
Jason C. Gavejian; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on January 12, 2015The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is continuing its efforts to clarify the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) and its requirements.