District of Columbia Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Place Attorney General on April Ballots
Last week, the Staff of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued Staff Advisory 14-21 on the subject of “Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act Security Safeguards.”
The Washington Times reports today that the Obama Administration is accused of using a broad interpretation of federal privacy statutes to block Iowa Republican Sen. Chuck Grassley from pursuing investigations such as “‘Fast and Furious’ gun-running scandal to the questioning of judicial nominees,” the article states.
A recent proposed settlement in Massachusetts may signal readiness on the part of retailers to end so-called “ZIP code” litigation.
Since the current US payment and financial system makes “things easy for fraudsters” Congress is considering a requirement that the US financial industry “adopt new card security measures used in other countries” as reported by Computerworld.
California and 14 other states plus the District of Columbia have laws that restrict the collection of personal information at the point of sale when payment is by credit card.
Data Breach Class Action Settlement Gets Final Approval – Payment to Be Made to Class Members Who Did Not Experience ID Theft
Last week, a judge for the Southern District of Florida gave final approval to a settlement between health insurance provider AvMed and plaintiffs in a class action stemming from a 2009 data breach of 1.2 million sensitive records from unencrypted laptops.
In our ninth episode of the Steptoe Cyberlaw Podcast, Stewart Baker, Michael Vatis, and Jason Weinstein discuss.