In recent years, companies in the United States and abroad have increasingly turned to vehicle tracking devices and remote shut off devices to offer lower priced insurance products and auto loans to higher risk borrowers.
By now you have probably heard about the ongoing FIN4 cyber attacks on publicly traded entities in the healthcare and pharmaceutical industries. If not, here’s a brief recap.
One common occurrence after the disclosure by a retailer of a breach affecting card present payment card data used to be the filing of claims by banks that issued payment cards affected by the incident.
Our guest for the week is Troels Oerting, the head of EC3, Europe’s new cybercrime coordination center. He talks about EC3’s role in the recent take down of over 400 darknet sites, arrests of travelers using fake credit cards and of users of the Blackshades Remote Access Tool.
Monday brought celebration for many, when a California man who posted nude pictures of his ex-girlfriend became the first person sentenced under the state’s “revenge porn” law. It’s a good first step, but some think criminalizing is the wrong stance.
In response to the recent Ebola outbreak and other events, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has released guidance regarding the use and sharing of patient information in emergency situations.
In the landmark ruling in Google Spain SL, Google Inc. v Agencia Española de Protección de Datos, Mario Costeja González (case no. C-131/12, May 13, 2014), the Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recognized that search engines are controllers of the personal information they process.
Telemarketers are all too aware that automatic telephone dialing systems (“autodialers”) are a hot topic in the litigation world. The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”), 47 U.S.C. § 227, and the Federal Communications Commission’s (“FCC”) implementing rules, 47 C.F.R. § 64.1200, prohibit making any autodialed call or text message to cell phones without the called party’s prior express consent (with express written consent required for marketing calls).
In its Nov. 14, 2014 decision in Wakeling v. United States of America, 2014 SCC 72, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) held that s. 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the Charter) (the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure) applies to the disclosure of communications obtained through a wiretap to police authorities in a foreign jurisdiction.