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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...
|A Band-Aid Remedy?: New TCPA Rules for the Healthcare Industry|
Thomas M. Byrne, Juan C. Garcia, Allegra J. Lawrence-Hardy, Rocco E. Testani, Lewis S. Wiener; Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP;
August 12, 2015, previously published on August 12, 2015Companies in the healthcare industry, along with virtually every consumer-facing business, are adjusting to the impacts of the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) July 10, 2015 Order resolving more than 20 petitions seeking clarification of the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA)....
|FCC Modifies Cost Recovery Rules for Medical Device Tests and Proposes Greater Access to MedRadio Bands for Testing|
Russell H. Fox, Stephen J. Wang; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
July 15, 2015, previously published on July 13, 2015On July 6, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) adopted a Memorandum Opinion and Order modifying its rules covering Experimental Radio Service (“ERS”) licenses, which permit research and testing of radio equipment. Notably, the FCC clarified that some cost...
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...
|New Year, New Mandatory Breach Reporting|
Roland Hung, Kimberly Macnab; McCarthy Tétrault LLP;
April 7, 2015, previously published on January 30, 2015It is rumoured that Bill 12 that amended the Alberta Health Information Act (“HIA”), passed on May 14, 2014, will come into force this year.
|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.
|Employers Beware: Medical Identity Theft on the Rise and is the Golden Target for Hackers|
Lillian Chaves Moon; Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 31, 2015, previously published on December 5, 2014As we’ve discussed previously, medical identity information is worth more than ten (10) times that of financial information on the black market. This gives hackers a financial incentive to obtain such information that is maintained not only by medical providers and pharmacies but also by...