Privacy & Data Security

Regulators in almost every U.S. state have the authority to enforce cybersecurity compliance under their state’s laws, but until recently, they have rarely exercised this power, leaving enforcement mostly to federal agencies like the FTC.  With the recent Equifax breach, this appears to be changing.

The Massachusetts Attorney General filed a complaint against Equifax on September 17, 2017, asserting that Equifax violated Massachusetts Data Security Regulations by failing to safeguard personal information of credit applicants.  … Continue Reading

A lot of us have argued that one of the floodgates for telemedicine has been reimbursement. If states and the Federal government more liberally reimbursed or required reimbursement for telemedicine service, we argue then a significant barrier to broader telemedicine will be removed. This is a valid argument, and the potential flurry of activity on...

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In a bid to keep pace with advancements in the technological landscape, the Singapore Government has in recent months embarked on public consultations on its draft Cybersecurity Bill (the Cyber Bill) and its proposed amendments to Singapore’s Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) to update the country’s data protection regime. These changes will have a significant...… Continue reading
On September 25, 2017, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP issued a discussion paper on Regulating for Results: Strategies and Priorities for Leadership and Engagement. The paper aims to stimulate dialogue about strategies and priorities for data protection authorities by putting forward a number of key questions.… Continue Reading
President Trump issued a new executive order (the EO) on September 21st that greatly expands the U.S. sanctions against North Korea, particularly secondary sanctions. Secondary sanctions apply to non-U.S. individuals and corporations and are imposed by the U.S. Secretary of the Treasury, in consultation with the U.S. Secretary of State. The EO establishes the following:...… Continue Reading

In 2016, brands spent $570 million on social influencer endorsements on Instagram alone. This recode article takes a looks at how much influencers with certain followings can command, and whether they’re worth the investment. And don’t overlook the legal issues associated with the use of social media influencers; the FTC just settled its first complaint...

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