Tuesday evening, the Federal Communication Bar Association held a seminar in Washington designed to help practitioners make some sense of the ever-expanding number of class actions that have been brought under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by often over-zealous plaintiffs’ attorneys; the inconsistent decisions that have been rendered by the courts; and the scores of requests for declaratory rulings that are currently pending before the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC,” “Agency,” or “Commission”).
On October 7, 2014, federal prosecutors in Virginia charged Hammad Akbar with manufacturing, advertising, and selling to retail customers a mobile phone spyware application called “StealthGenie.
The European Parliament voted yesterday (October 22, 2014) to approve the President of the European Commission’s selections for his team of European Commissioners.
Re-Emphasis On Third-Party Service Provider Security in Financial Services…a Reminder for All Businesses
A New York Times article earlier this week reported that top officials at the Treasury Department have identified a key area for strengthening data security – third-party service providers.
The health sector handles substantial quantities of personal information, including information that is deemed to be “sensitive” under European data protection regimes.
Our guest today is Tom Finan, Senior Cybersecurity Strategist and Counsel at DHS’s National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD), where he is currently working on policy issues related to cybersecurity insurance and cybersecurity legislation.
The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has finalized a proposed rule that will eliminate the need for certain financial institutions to mail annual privacy notices to their customers, so long as the institutions publish their privacy notices online and engage only in limited sharing of customer information.
Yesterday, the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau issued an advisory reminding political campaigns about the restrictions placed on the use of autodialed calls, prerecorded calls, and text messages by the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and the FCC’s corresponding rules.
Nearly three years after identifying the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) annual privacy notice requirement as a candidate for streamlining, the CFPB issued a final rule earlier this week to allow financial institutions that meet certain requirements to deliver such notices using an alternative online delivery method.
On Monday, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) finalized a rule that promotes more effective privacy disclosures and saves the financial services industry around $17 million dollars.