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OCR Reminds Business Associates Of Direct Liability For Noncompliance With HIPAA Rules
The HHS Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") recently issued a new fact sheet ("Fact Sheet") addressing direct liability of business associates for violations of the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules.
United States
18 Jun 2019
BIPA Litigation Offers No Legislative Reprieve To Employers – Yet
As we previously reported, the Illinois Supreme Court held in Rosenbach v. Six Flags Enter. Corp. that Illinois employees do not have to allege actual harm to state a cause of action under the Illinois BIPA.
United States
14 Jun 2019
Supreme Court Challenges Privacy Litigants To Demonstrate Article III Standing
In Frank v Gaos, the United States Supreme Court wrestled with the continuing challenges of "standing" in internet privacy litigation.
United States
10 Apr 2019
HIPAA Breach Notification Deadline Is March 1
Did your organization discover a HIPAA breach in 2018 that affected fewer than 500 people?
United States
18 Feb 2019
‘Aggrieved Persons' Can Bring Suit Under Biometric Information Privacy Act
With the new Illinois Supreme Court ruling, such suits will continue.
United States
31 Jan 2019
OCR Seeks Public Input On Potential Modifications To The HIPAA Rules
On December 14, 2018, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published a Request for Information (RFI) that seeks public input on how the agency might modify the HIPAA Privacy,
United States
9 Jan 2019
Pennsylvania Supreme Court Provides New Route For Data Security Breach Plaintiffs
Data security breaches have become ubiquitous. However, in spite of the large number of well-publicized incidents, plaintiffs generally have had limited achievement in bringing private actions
United States
8 Jan 2019
Why We Permit Fake Identities, Even For Russian Disinformation Campaigns
A detailed report on Russia's disinformation campaign notably never questioned the fact the Russians had the opportunity
28 Dec 2018
NIST Announces Collaborative Privacy Framework Initiative
On September 4, the U.S. Department of Commerce's National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it has initiated a collaborative project to develop a voluntary privacy framework.
United States
17 Sep 2018
CFPB Final Rule Cuts Costs And Headaches From Annual Privacy Notices
On August 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the long-awaited final rule amending Regulation P to conform with statutory changes made to the GLBA and the statutory changes made by the FAST Act.
United States
30 Aug 2018
WHOIS Data Still Headed Off The GDPR Cliff
Despite efforts of the international domain name authority to save the WHOIS database, it still appears likely to black out after GDPR becomes effective
United States
30 Apr 2018
Seventh Circuit Lets Data Breach Suit Proceed For Credit Monitoring And Lost Use Of Credit Card Damages
In a blow to retailers and other businesses subjected to data breaches, the Seventh Circuit has reinstated a class action brought by consumers against Barnes & Noble arising from a 2012 breach.
United States
23 Apr 2018
South Dakota Enacts Its First Data Breach Notification Law, leaving Alabama The Last Holdout
On March 21, 2018, South Dakota's Senate Bill 62 was signed into law, adding a 49th square to the nation's patchwork of state data breach notification laws.
United States
5 Apr 2018
WHOIS That Infringer?
When a website infringed your trademark or copyright, or otherwise violated your rights, the first place you likely went was to the WHOIS database, to find out who owned and operated that website.
United States
4 Apr 2018
HIPAA Reports Of 2017 Small-Scale Breaches Due March 1, 2018
Covered entities that discovered small-scale HIPAA breaches during calendar year 2017 must file notice of such breaches with the Office of Civil Rights (OCR) by March 1, 2018.
United States
28 Feb 2018
Why Privacy Policies Are Key For Corporate Sweepstakes
One of our many valued sweepstakes clients is Subway®. We've had the pleasure of working with Subway® on local and regional sweepstakes, and employee incentive programs for several years.
United States
28 Dec 2017
Illinois Takes The Lead On Employee Privacy: What Employers Need To Know
When it comes to employee privacy protection, employees in the United States generally do not have a right to privacy in their workplace.
United States
28 Sep 2017
Yet Another Target Settlement Highlights Data Breach Costs
The settlement represents the largest multi-state data breach settlement to date, although, unfortunately, it is almost certainly only a matter of time before it is eclipsed.
United States
21 Jun 2017
Who Reads Privacy Policies?
Americans' privacy is protected on the Internet and mobile apps by a classic disclosure system — we expect those who collect, use, and transfer data to disclose their practices.
United States
12 Jun 2017
New York Stiffens Data Protection Regs
New York has once again positioned itself as a leader among states by recently implementing one of the most detailed and stringent data security regulations to date.
United States
10 May 2017
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