On August 19, 2014, Community Health Systems Professional Services Corporation (“CHSPSC”) announced that foreign-based cyber-criminals by-passed the company’s security safeguards and accessed, copied, and transferred data on 4.5 million clinic and hospital-based physician patients.
The German Federal Ministry of the Interior recently published its revamped proposal for an “IT Security” Law. A similar proposal had already been adopted by the previous German Government in March last year (see InsidePrivacy, German Government Proposes Cybersecurity Law, March 22, 2014).
Google to Refund Consumers at Least $19 Million to Settle FTC Complaint It Unlawfully Billed Parents for Children’s Unauthorized in-App Charges
The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced on Thursday, September 4 that Google has agreed to settle charges and refund no less than $19 million to consumers whose children were allegedly deceived into making mobile purchases through the Android app store.
In our June 4, 2014 article on cyber security and cyber governance[i] we noted that for many reasons, boards of directors and executives of U.S. companies needed to reexamine how they protect (and respond to the successful hacking of) their most critical intellectual property and customer information.
We’re back! After a much needed hiatus, during which we shared wilderness paths with bison, woke up to wolf cries, and celebrated the value of ibuprofen, the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast is back on the net.
Ask any data protection officer or privacy counsel what tops their list of trepidations and engaging global data services’ vendors will be up there.
I am not a big fan of the EU’s “right to be forgotten,” but it has one silver lining. I was noodling around with Google’s ever-more-baroque implementation of the principle this weekend, and I discovered that it offers a quick and cheap way to discover just how famous Google thinks you are.
There has been an important development in Russian Data Protection Law.
Many physicians recently received a notice from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) notifying them of the opportunity to register with the CMS “Open Payments” system and review financial data reported about them by drug and device manufacturers under the federal Physician Payments Sunshine Act (“Sunshine Act”).
The German Federal Ministry of the Interior recently published its revamped proposal for an “IT Security” Law.