Perspectives on Litigation & Investigations
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Got blockchain? For many, the answer to this question is “no” but the technology and the medium of exchange built on it have arrived and many platforms and industries are looking to see how it can help facilitate transactions and allow for more efficiencies.
Take out the microphone and get ready to record! Just don’t ask any personal questions and make sure that you’re prepared to then dump it all. This sums up the guidance provided by the Federal Trade Commission in a recently released Enforcement Policy.
Last month, the SEC announced the creation of a new “Cyber Unit” within the Enforcement Division to target misconduct related to cybersecurity. The unit is being created in conjunction with internal SEC initiatives to strengthen cybersecurity in the wake of the agency’s infamous data breach last yea
The latest question in privacy law is not what’s in a name (or IP address, PHI, TV viewing activity, etc.), but what’s on a face. Consumers are becoming increasingly concerned with how companies are using their biometric information such as facial, fingerprint, and iris information.
The FTC recently announced their first enforcement actions involving the EU-US Privacy Shield framework, settling complaints with three US companies.
A recent string of advertising and privacy crackdowns on mobile health apps should have developers on high alert as regulators are scrutinizing advertising statements and privacy policies.
This is HHS’ first enforcement action against a covered entity that reported a breach, but did not do so timely.
The Federal Trade Commission recently asserted its data security authority in two recent back-to-back enforcement actions, only a day apart from each other.
On June 24, 2016, the non-profit Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) agreed to settle potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) Security Rule with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
On Monday, the US Supreme Court sent a potential class action case back to the Ninth Circuit for reconsideration, marking an intermediary win for Spokeo Inc., which uses a “people search engine” to find, compile, and sell publicly available personal information.
The Federal Trade Commission recently issued warning letters to companies whose mobile applications contain cutting-edge software that can monitor consumers’ television viewing habits.
Following a settlement, ASUSTeK must maintain a comprehensive security program and endure 20 years of independent audits. The onus is on technology companies to ensure reasonable security measures and practices.
Banks are a key target for hackers, and finance hub New York aims to set first state regulations in this space. While the cyber regulatory landscape continues to shift, companies should constantly analyze and update security measures as compliance does not guarantee security.
Federal Judge Approves Target’s $10 Million Settlement for Consumer Class Action Lawsuit over 2013 Data Breach
On March 19, 2015, a Minnesota federal judge granted preliminary approval of Target Corporation’s (Target) proposed $10 million settlement of a class action lawsuit, which arose out of a 2013 data breach that compromised personal information of roughly 110 million of Target’s customers.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently won a significant victory in federal court in its ongoing efforts to hold businesses accountable for their data security practices.
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently charged two companies — Fandango, LLC, and Credit Karma, Inc. — with violating the FTC Act by misrepresenting the security of their mobile apps and failing to securely transmit sensitive personal information over the Internet.
According to the US District Court for the Northern District of California, Google’s co-mingling of the personal identification information (PII) it collects from users across multiple product platforms does not create an injury sufficient to grant standing to sue in federal court.
In Rosenbach v. Six Flags, the Illinois Supreme Court addressed the threshold issue of who is considered an “aggrieved” person capable of suing under the private right of action provided for in Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act.