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|Conversational Privacy - It’s A Thing in Illinois|
Tara Kuchar; HeplerBroom LLC;
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 4, 2015Illinois’ former eavesdropping law was unconstitutional because it was too broad to protect the fundamental interest in conversational privacy. When the former law was held unconstitutional, many wondered how the General Assembly would respond. By enacting this new law on December 30, 2014,...
|HIPAA hurts: Jury Verdict Upheld against Walgreen Co. for $1.8 Million|
Kimberly T. Boike; Chuhak & Tecson, P.C.;
March 23, 2015, previously published on March 12, 2015It seems like every day in the news there is a new story about electronic data breaches from hackers. While these types of data breaches tend to make the front page headlines, hackers account for only a small percentage of reported breaches under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability...
|Facebook Takes a Step Forward for Digital Afterlife|
Kristina L. M. Wildman; Shumaker, Loop & Kendrick, LLP;
March 23, 2015, previously published on February 18, 2015Late last week Facebook released several new features that will aid in the management of a user’s account after the user’s death. While there has been little notification of these features on Facebook itself, the new features have been widely publicized in mainstream media. The new...
|TSN Broadcasts Inappropriate Trade Deadline Tweet Sparking Legal Controversy|
James D. Macri; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015On Monday March 2, TSN mistakenly rebroadcast a distasteful tweet about Toronto Maple Leafs players Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf, and Pheneuf’s wife - actress Elisha Cutherbert. Now, the rebroadcast could cost TSN and the tweet’s author a “significant amount.”
|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...
|Why the Data Breaches of Anthem and Other Companies Affect You|
Matthew D. Lawless; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 2, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015We have received numerous calls from concerned clients about the Anthem data breach. If you use Anthem as your health plan provider, you should, by now, have started to assess your own obligations and exposure as a result of the breach. But just because you don’t use Anthem doesn’t mean...
|Employer Notification Obligations in Wake of Anthem Data Breach|
Matthew D. Lawless, Diane D. Reynolds, Sara Simrall Rorer, William C. Wagner; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 2, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015Many employers are wondering what their obligations are in the wake of the Anthem data breach announced on February 5, 2015. Anthem is a large insurer with customers in 14 states. Anthem stated in its letter that only personal information was accessed during the security breach, but, apparently, no...
|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...
|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...