This week, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) issued a bulletin (Bulletin) to remind covered entities and business associates that “the protections of the Privacy Rule are not set aside during an emergency.”
When involved in litigation, a company’s non-public information, such as trade secrets, can be prevented from becoming public information by a court-granted protective order.
European Data Protection Authorities Give Privacy Recommendations to Stakeholders Regarding the “Internet of Things”
The Article 29 Working Party, which is composed of representatives of DPA’s from every European country, has recently rendered an opinion an data privacy issues surrounding the development of the “Internet of Things” (IoT), which includes wearable computing, quantified self devices, and domotics.
I gave a presentation at the Tribal Net conference this week on the importance of tribal data protection laws and regulations.
The threats to health privacy in the face of the Ebola scare has not escaped the notice of the Office of Civil Rights (OCR). As we reported last month, a great deal of information regarding the identity and condition of individuals who may have been exposed to or treated for Ebola has appeared in news reports.
We share the program this week with Orin Kerr, a regular guest who knows at least as much as we do about most of these topics and who jumps in on many of them. Orin, of course, is a professor of law at George Washington University and well-known scholar in computer crime law and Internet surveillance.
On October 24, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) threw its hat into the data security regulation ring when it announced it intends to fine two telecommunications companies $10 million for allegedly failing to safeguard the personal information of their customers.
The Ninth Circuit recently issued two opinions addressing whether companies should require customers to explicitly agree to key provisions of user terms and other policies.
Every business uses the internet. Especially franchised businesses with far flung operations working together to promote the brand. So, this latest Wi-Fi security warning is relevant to all of us.
On November 5, 2014, the Chairman of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission, Timothy G. Massad, gave keynote remarks at the Futures Industry Association Expo 2014.