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|Anthem Lessons: Why You Need a CyberIncident Response Plan for Data Breaches Now|
Diane D. Reynolds, Sara Simrall Rorer, William C. Wagner; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 2, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015The recent Anthem breach may potentially affect 80 million people. Employers who contracted with Anthem as an insurer (or as a third party administrator for their self-insured plans) must now realize that defending their digital perimeter is not enough. Health insurance companies (and their...
|Breach Alert: Anthem Customers Take Note The Anthem Breach Silver Lining|
Jackie M. Bennett, Matthew D. Lawless, Diane D. Reynolds, William C. Wagner; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 2, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015Yesterday, Anthem Inc., the nation's second-largest health insurance company, announced that hackers had accessed tens of millions of its records concerning approximately 80 million of its customers and employees. The information included names and SSNs, among other things, and is just the sort of...
|State of the Union Address Places the President's Privacy and Cybersecurity Proposals Front and Center|
Richard J. Johnson, Todd S. McClelland, Mauricio F. Paez, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
February 27, 2015, previously published on January 2015In his January 20, 2015, State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama notably focused on privacy and cybersecurity, stressing the urgent need for comprehensive legislation. He raised the specter of foreign nations and hackers shutting down American networks, stealing trade secrets, and...
|The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Telecoms, Media and Internet Laws and Regulations 2015|
Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez; SyCip Salazar Hernandez & Gatmaitan;
February 27, 2015Download a free copy of the Philippine section of The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Telecoms, Media and Internet Laws and Regulations 2014, which was contributed by SyCipLaw partner Rose Marie M. King-Dominguez and senior associate Ruben P. Acebedo II. The section includes answers to...
|President Obama Continues Push on Cybersecurity|
Todd S. McClelland, Michael G. Morgan, Mauricio F. Paez, Katherine S. Ritchey, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015On February 13, 2015, President Obama spoke to attendees of the White House Summit on Cybersecurity and Consumer Protection held at Stanford University. Calling the digital world a "sort of Wild Wild West," Obama and many corporate representatives announced developments intended to...
|FINRA and SEC Issue Cybersecurity Reports Identifying Common Industry Practices|
Kyle T. Barrett, Richard J. Johnson, Todd S. McClelland, Mauricio F. Paez, Gregory P. Silberman; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015New reports by the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority ("FINRA") and the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") highlight the increased regulatory focus in the financial sector on cybersecurity. Both reports merit industry attention.
|New York Regulator Announces Plans to Conduct Targeted Cybersecurity Examinations of Insurance Companies, Issue Standards|
Matthew R. Bowles, Scott A. Edelstein, Lisa M. Ledbetter, Mauricio F. Paez; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015On February 8, 2015, the New York State Department of Financial Services ("NYDFS") announced that it will soon begin making targeted cybersecurity assessments of insurance companies and that it plans to issue regulations setting heightened security standards. The announcement coincides...
|Consumer Associations Will Be Entitled to Bring Collective Action for Data Protection Violations|
Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015The German Federal Cabinet has adopted draft legislation that, if approved, will allow civil claims to enforce violations of data protection provisions protecting consumer rights (Entwurf eines Gesetzes zur Verbesserung der zivilrechtlichen Durchsetzung von verbraucherschützenden Vorschriften...
|New Telecommunications Privacy Rules for U.S. Broadband Providers|
Bruce A. Olcott, Mauricio F. Paez, Preston N. Thomas; Jones Day;
February 26, 2015, previously published on February 2015Turn-of-the-century common carrier regulation is about to be imposed on providers of broadband internet services in the United States; all that remains to be determined is the details, and there are a lot of them in dispute. On February 4, 2015, Chairman Tom Wheeler of the Federal Communications...
|TCPA Plaintiff Gave Consent to Calls Based on Prior Class Action Settlement|
William F. Dolan, Gregory R. Hanthorn, Richard J. Johnson, J. Todd Kennard, Bruce A. Olcott; Jones Day;
February 25, 2015, previously published on December 2014A recent case highlights the importance of carefully drafting settlement agreements. In that case, a federal district court judge held that a prior class action settlement precluded the plaintiff from filing released claims in a new lawsuit under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act...