Security and privacy concerns are among the most complicated and esoteric facets of data management, and technology in general. Which is why the attorneys at Mintz Levin operate the Privacy and Security Matters Blog, where they discuss data breaches, compliance and security, privacy, and pertinent regulations as it relates to the legal industry. The blog is primarily updated by Cynthia Larose, an expert in high-tech legal issues.
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Written by Kevin McGinty If it wasn’t clear before, a recent settlement of HIPAA claims brought by the Department of Health and Human Services against BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (“BCBST”) underscores the high regulatory cost of non-compliance with privacy requirements. HHS announced...
The Department of Commerce has already taken the first steps to implementing the White House’s Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights announced last month. Commerce has invited comment on “what issues should be addressed through the privacy multi-stakeholder process and how to structure these...
A cross-post from our friends at the Associated Industries of Massachusetts - and important reading, given that March 1st is Thursday. Employers Face Two New Challenges on Data SecurityA cross-post from our friends at the Associated Industries of Massachusetts - and important reading, given that...
This has been a big week for privacy. Tuesday - An article in The New York Times by Charles Duhigg detailed just how much information companies collect and how they utilize predictive analytics to figure out what people want almost before they know they want it. (Registration may be required). ...
At the White House today, President Obama unveiled his administration’s framework for new privacy regulations and the long-awaited white paper entitled “Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital...
Written by Ernie Cooper The Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) has adopted new rules that require companies to obtain prior express written consent from consumers before calling them with prerecorded telemarketing “robocalls.” For the most part, the new robocall rules adopted by the FCC...
Here is an article published in Westlaw Journal on the top 5 data security and privacy issues in 2012 (and there could be a “top 20″ if we’d had the column inches!) — a little crystal ball-gazing: Top 5 Commercial Data Security and Privacy Issues in 2012 Here is an...
Just a reminder that March 1 is an important deadline with respect to the Massachusetts data privacy and security regulations (the “Regulations”). As a refresher, the Regulations require all entities that “own or license” personal information of Massachusetts residents...
Our colleagues at ML Strategies have authored a Legislative Alert: As the 112th Congress gets underway, many continue to feel that partisan gridlock will block movement on significant legislation, leaving congressional activity to legislation that doesn’t require a heavy lift. However, in what many...