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|No Safe Harbor for EU-U.S. Data Transfers|
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
October 22, 2015, previously published on October 2015In a landmark decision with immediate repercussions for both American and European companies, Europe’s highest court, the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU), ruled that the EU-U.S. Safe Harbor framework enabling data transfers of personal data between the EU and U.S. is invalid....
|New Maine Social Media Privacy Law Takes Effect October 15, 2015|
David P. Mason; Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.;
October 20, 2015, previously published on October 9, 2015Maine has become the latest state to restrict employers’ ability to access social media accounts of employees and applicants. A new Maine statute, which will go into effect on October 15, 2015, prohibits a broad range of employer conduct.
|ASRC Announces Changes to NAD and NARB Procedures Following Working Group Recommendations|
Loeb Loeb LLP;
October 13, 2015, previously published on September 2015The Advertising Self-Regulatory Council board has announced changes to the adjudicatory processes of the National Advertising Division and the National Advertising Review Board. The changes, announced at the NAD's annual conference on September 29, 2015, adopt a number of recommendations made by a...
|Media Query Call on Line 1: Do’s and Don’ts from an Information Security Officer|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
October 1, 2015, previously published on September 29, 2015Putting your organization’s name in the paper can be a boon to both your business and your career. The ego stroke isn’t bad either; it can be quite a jolt to see your name in a trade or general news publication for the first time. Speaking with the press on information security,...
|Fox News Network, LLC v. TVEyes, Inc.|
Tal Dickstein, W. Allan Edmiston, David A. Grossman, Jonathan Neil Strauss, Jonathan Zavin; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
September 7, 2015Fox News Network brought a copyright infringement suit against TVEyes Inc., a company that records virtually all radio and television broadcasts and transforms their content into a searchable database for its subscribers (including the White House, Department of Defense, members of Congress and...
|German Data Protection Commissioners Call for Improvements to the General Data Protection Regulation|
Ted-Philip (Ted) Kroke, Mauricio F. Paez, Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
September 7, 2015, previously published on September 2015As deliberations on the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) between the trialogue parties European Parliament, European Council, and European Commission reach the final stages, the Conference of the Data Protection Commissioners of the German Federation and the German States...
|Cyber Liability for the Public Body|
Chrissie Peterson; Heyl, Royster, Voelker & Allen Professional Corporation;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 2015Major security and data breaches have become more prevalent in the past decade. News headlines are dominated by stories of major corporations having networks hacked and subjecting employees' and customers' personal, financial and health information to cyber threats.
|Third Circuit Holds FTC Has Authority to Regulate Cybersecurity under Unfairness Prong of 15 U.S.C. § 45(a)|
Melissa K. Ventrone, Aleksandra M. S. Vold; Wilson Elser Moskowitz Edelman & Dicker LLP;
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 1, 2015The Third Circuit recently issued its highly anticipated ruling in the Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., Case. No. 14-3514, holding that the FTC has authority to regulate the cybersecurity practices of companies under the “unfair” prong of section 5 of the FTC Act. In...
|5 Deadly Sins Cyber Criminals Know About Law Firm Security|
Brent Cantrell, Fred Cobb, Justin Joy, William Kunkel; Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.;
September 2, 2015, previously published on August 2015Nearly every day we hear news of some new, large-scale cyber hack. For instance, the recent OPM database hack compromised personal information for over 21 million past and current federal employees and contractors. This attack, along with those on Target, Home Depot and several large insurance...
|Have You Had Your Annual Checkup? The FTC Cracks Down on Inaccurate U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Claims|
Ieuan Jolly; Loeb & Loeb LLP;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 2015While the U.S.-EU “Safe Harbor” Framework for transferring data into the United States is hardly new — it was approved 15 years ago — the Federal Trade Commission has recently focused its enforcement efforts on companies that inaccurately represent their certification under...