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Posted by Erica Gann KitaevEarlier this year, the European Commission proposed a comprehensive reform to the EU's 1995 data protection rules, with the stated purposes of strengthening online privacy rights and boosting Europe's “digital economy.” Still rooted in the European concept...
Posted by Theodore J. Kobus IIIBlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee (BCBST) was the victim of a theft in 2009 when an intruder stole 57 hard drives which contained protected health information (PHI) of more than 1 million customers. The information on the hard drives included names, Social...
Posted by Brian KarpThe Attorney General of California (“AG”) released a Joint Statement of Principles ("Joint Statement") among itself and Amazon.com Inc., Apple Inc., Google Inc., Hewlett-Packard Company, Research In Motion Limited and other companies (collectively the...
Posted by Craig HoffmanReflective of an increased interest in data privacy concerns, on February 28, 2012, the Securities and Exchange and Commodity Futures Trading commissions jointly released proposed rules designed to protect investors from identity theft by mandating the creation of programs to...
Posted by Craig HoffmanHi-Tech Corporate bank accounts continue to be targeted by criminals who use various forms of malware to gain access to the account and then wire money out of the account. One variation of these cyberattacks occurs in the form of a virus that captures corporate online...
Posted by William J. WeberLast week in Washington, DC, officials from the U.S. Federal Trade Commission, the Department of Commerce, major trade associations and key stakeholders from around the world gathered at a global privacy summit convened by the International Association of Privacy...
Posted by Michelle L. YoungThe Federal Trade Commission has released the Consumer Sentinel Network Data Book, its annual report of complaints filed with the FTC and other state organizations. The report tracks consumer complaints by categories such as fraud, identity theft, and other. Fraud...
Posted by William J. WeberToday eight Republican Senators – all Ranking Members of various committees – introduced the SECURE IT Act, S. 2151, their alternative cybersecurity bill to the bipartisan Cybersecurity Act, S. 2105, introduced two weeks ago. In remarks on the...
Posted by Erica Gann KitaevThe Obama Administration today unveiled a report entitled Consumer Data Privacy in a Networked World: A Framework for Protecting Privacy and Promoting Innovation in the Global Digital Economy. A central component of the report, which is directed at improving...
Posted by Theodore J. Kobus IIIYesterday, Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee Chairman Joe Lieberman (ID-Conn.), Ranking Member Susan Collins (R-Maine), Commerce Committee Chairman Jay Rockefeller (D-W.Va.), and Select Intelligence Committee Chairman Dianne Feinstein, D-Ca....