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.
If you were on Google’s home page yesterday at the office, you probably spent more time than you care to admit playing the “help the letter ‘g’ hit the piñata” game that Google created for its 15th birthday. For Google, that might be a welcome distraction from very bad news it received from the Northern District of California.
On September 25, 2013, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation, expanded his investigation of the data broker industry by asking twelve popular health and personal finance websites to answer questions about their data collection and sharing practices.
Hospitals and health care providers must often look to third party vendors offering cloud computing solutions, but are these companies well-prepared to meet the HIPPA / HITECH Act privacy and security requirements as well as other Federal rules, regulations and ordinances applicable to the commerce in the cloud?
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
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.
Google’s Street View feature provides street-level photographs of places shown on Google Maps. Google acquired these photographs by sending camera-mounted Street View cars out on public roads to take photographs.
Many schools require children to use apps on the cloud, and as a result privacy groups are asking the cloud providers to promise better privacy protection.
It has been nearly two years since the SEC Division of Corporate Finance issued its Disclosure Guidance on cybersecurity risks. During this period reporting companies have had the opportunity to incorporate disclosures in their reporting documents about the cybersecurity risks they face.
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.