The Federal Communications Commission recently declared that sellers of products and services can be held vicariously liable for actions of third-party telemarketers that violate the Telephone Consumer Protection Act of 1991.
In a significant victory, Delta Airlines’ demurrer to the enforcement action filed by the state of California was sustained without leave to amend.
On April 18, 2013, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to approve Version 5 of the North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards, a group of mandatory cybersecurity regulations applicable to much of the electric industry.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology published Revision 4 of its standard-setting cybersecurity controls guide, Special Publication 800-53.
The Federal Trade Commission voted unanimously this week to keep the July 1, 2013, compliance date for the new COPPA Rule.
HHS Office of Civil Rights and the Workgroup for Electronic Data Interchange are co-sponsoring four upcoming webinars to help smaller health care providers better understand HIPAA compliance and enforcement topics.
The recent announcement of charges in New York against eight members of a cybercrime ring that stole $40 million from ATMs in 24 countries, all within 10 hours, is the latest in a series of episodes that illustrate the constant threat of cyber attacks against our corporate networks.
In an effort to provide clarity on it its revised Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("Rules"), the FTC recently published a list of Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") with information on how to comply.
The FTC recently unanimously decided that the revised Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act will go into effect on July 1, 2013, as announced last December.
The FTC has recently sent more than ninety "educational" letters to domestic and foreign businesses whose Web sites and online services appear to collect personal information from children that are 12 years old and under, in an attempt to help the businesses come into compliance with the amendments to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule, going into effect on July 1.
Scott Vernick was quoted in the Law360 article, "As Data Breaches Rise, AGs Emerge as Primary Enforcers."
A California Superior Court judge has dismissed with prejudice a privacy suit brought by California Attorney General Kamala Harris against Delta Airlines.
A discussion on whether courts allow cell phone searches incident to an arrest.
Today, in response to a directive in President Obama’s February Executive Order on Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity, the Joint Working Group on Improving Cybersecurity and Resilience through Acquisition, headed by the General Services Administration, published a Request for Information.
U.S. Rep. Hank Johnson, a Democrat from Georgia, has introduced a mobile privacy bill that if passed will require mobile application developers to maintain privacy policies, obtain consent from consumers before collecting data, and securely maintain the data they collect.
Plaintiffs still cannot dial up TCPA claims in New York.
Evidently reacting to a number of valid concerns regarding the legislature’s proposed Social Networking Privacy law, New Jersey Governor Chris Christie issued a conditional veto of the legislation May 6, 2013.
Identity theft is a serious threat. In 2012, more than 12.6 million adults became victims of identity theft in the U.S.1 And the costs have been astronomical.
The 2010 theft of an unencrypted laptop containing confidential health care information made front-page news in 2013, not because a huge number of patients were affected, but for the exact opposite reason.
The recently enacted Federal Trade Commission regulations will impose greater obligations on website operators and online service providers under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act.