California Governor Ushers in a New Privacy Era in California and Beyond

By | InfoLawGroup | September 29, 2013
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Late Friday, Governor Jerry Brown of California signed into law the already infamous AB 370 as well as significant amendments to California’s existing breach notification laws via SB 46 and AB 1149.  These laws break new ground in the privacy legal landscape – and it will be interesting to see if other states follow suit, as they did with California’s original breach notification law.

Why We Oppose President Obama’s “Policy Directive” On National Security Whistleblowers

By | Whistleblower Protection Blog | September 27, 2013
Why We Oppose President Obama’s “Policy Directive” On National Security Whistleblowers

Presidential Policy Directive 19 is a Directive that creates administrative procedures “protecting” employee-whistleblowers who work for U.S. intelligence agencies, including the NSA, CIA, DNI and the Defense Intelligence Agency. When first announced by President Obama in late 2012, the Directive was met with mixed reviews.

U.S. Health IT Policy Committee to Hold Hearing and Seek Public Comment On HIPAA Accounting of Disclosure Requirements

By | HL Chronicle of Data Protection | September 27, 2013
U.S. Health IT Policy Committee to Hold Hearing and Seek Public Comment On HIPAA Accounting of Disclosure Requirements

On September 30, 2013 (11:45am – 5:00pm EDT), the U.S. Health Information Technology Policy Committee’s Privacy and Security “Tiger Team” will convene an online public hearing to discuss how to improve transparency for patients about the uses and disclosures of their identifiable, electronic health information.  

UK Information Commissioner’s Office Publishes New Guidance On Direct Marketing

By | Inside Privacy | September 26, 2013

On 10 September 2013, the UK’s Information Commissioner (ICO) released new guidance on direct marketing.  The paper canvasses the marketing rules found in the Data Protection Act 1998 and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, with the aim of helping companies to comply with the law when engaging in direct marketing activities.