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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.
|Secretary in Germany Successfully Challenges Employer’s Monitoring...Is Your Monitoring Program Defensible?|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015According to a report by Deutsche Welle, the German Federal Labor Court held that employers may monitor employees only when they have concrete suspicions of wrongdoing that are based on fact. In the U.S., the standards for engaging in monitoring employees may not be quite that high, but employers...
|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,...
|Ethics Case Alleging Improper Social Media Access May Proceed|
Jason C. Gavejian; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on February 3, 2015As we previously reported, sending a “friend” request to access information on an individual’s Facebook page that is not publicly available may have serious ethical implications. Specifically, the New Jersey Office of Attorney Ethics (OAE) alleges John Robertelli and Gabriel Adamo...
|Illinois Attorney General Seeks Stronger Data Breach Notification Law, Requirement to Safeguard Personal Information|
Joseph J. Lazzarotti; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on March 3, 2015Reacting to a report that identity theft was a top concern for Illinois residents (second in a list of ten), Attorney General Lisa Madigan announced a legislative proposal to strengthen the state’s existing data breach notification law. The call for stronger breach notification laws is a...