During this year, businesses will be hearing a lot about the Affordable Care Act’s (ACA’s) information reporting requirements under Code Sections 6055 and 6056.
Cybersecurity Efforts Turn Focus to Financial Institutions, Technology Service Providers and “Cyber Resilience”
Financial institutions around the country recently received cybersecurity guidance in the form of a new appendix to the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council’s (“FFIEC’s”) Business Continuity Planning Booklet, which is part of its Information Technology Examination Handbook.
On February 11, Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.) announced that they would introduce legislation intended to address the data privacy and security vulnerabilities with Internet-connected cars.
One of my passions is Cybersecurity, especially in the context of electronic discovery. I am focused on safeguarding the electronic data of the clients of my law firm.
Eager to retain its spot among the principal laboratories for domestic privacy legislation, California’s legislature is set to debate Senate Bill 178, legislation restricting state law enforcement agencies from requesting data without a warrant.
Courts Continue to Find That Unique Device Identifiers Are Not Personally Identifiable Information Under the Video Privacy Protection Act
Two recent federal district court rulings regarding the Video Privacy Protection Act (VPPA) follow the emerging trend of decisions indicating that courts are reluctant to find violations of the VPPA for sharing anonymous identification markers with third parties (see May 5, 2014 blog post; June 20, 2014 blog post).
The results of an international investigation into the cookie consent practices of 478 websites frequently visited by European citizens have now been published.
Data Breaches top the list.
The political machinations continue at EU level and predictions for publication of a final form Data Protection Regulation increasingly refer to 2016 as the likely date.
In November 2014 – just two weeks after Admiral Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, testified to the House Intelligence Committee that certain nation-state actors had the capability of “infiltrating the networks of industrial-control systems, the electronic brains behind infrastructure like the electrical grid, nuclear power plants, air traffic control and subway systems”…