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Data Law Insights

Legal insights on navigating privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, information governance, and e-discovery

Danielle Rowan

Danielle Rowan

Danielle Rowan is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office and a member of both the Advertising & Product Risk Management and White Collar & Regulatory Enforcement practice groups. In her practice, Danielle provides litigation and counseling services related to regulatory compliance, advertising substantiation, consumer protection, products liability, privacy, and cybersecurity. She also represents corporations in internal investigations.

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Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Health IT, Privacy
Hamburg DPA orders WhatsApp to stop sharing data with Facebook; GAO: HHS Needs to Improve is Digital Health Protection Rules; Notice and Choice Becoming Par for the Course for Interest-Based-Ads in Apps German Data Protection Authority of Hamburg orders WhatsApp to stop sharing data with Facebook On September 27, 2016, the Hamburg Commissioner for Data… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Privacy
NHTSA Issues Voluntary Driverless Car Guidelines; European Privacy Supervisor proposes Digital Clearing House for coherent handling of Big Data cases; Facebook and Power Ventures Battle Over the Scope of the CFAA; Arizona Supreme Court: Police Cannot Search Unlocked, Unattended Phone; German consumer group urges Whatsapp to stop sharing data with Facebook; German DPA issues guidelines… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy
Privacy law meets antitrust – EU Commissioner Vestager on data in competition law; ECJ to rule on admissibility of Privacy class actions; Northern District of California Sends Yelp Privacy Suit to the Jury; EU Advocate General finds EU-Canadian PNR pact unlawful; New York Unveils New Cyber Security Rules for Financial Services Organizations; New Jersey Senate… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update – Week of September 12

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Privacy
    HHS Jumps on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bandwagon; Third Circuit on Economic Loss as a basis for Negligence Claim; FTC workshop on Ransomware; German draft implementing law for GDPR revealed. HHS Jumps on the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Bandwagon Because of recent news reports confirming that cyberattacks against healthcare agencies have increased 125 %… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity News Update- 3 Week Summary

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Internet of Things, Privacy
The Panama Papers Leak – An overview on histories’ biggest data leak; Article 29 Working Party about to release opinion on EU-U.S. Privacy Shield; EU: GDPR and PCJ DPD about to be approved next week – final consolidated text published by Council; US: New HIPAA Audit Protocol Released as a Guidance Tool for phase two… Continue Reading

FTC’s New Online Quiz: Which Federal Laws Apply to Your App?

Posted in Government Agencies, Government Regulations & FISMA, Health IT, Privacy
On Tuesday, the FTC simultaneously released a “Mobile Health App Interactive Tool” and “Best Practices,” to help mobile health app developers navigate the maze of federal regulation, including data privacy regulation.  The tool walks developers through a series of high level questions about the nature of their app, and uses the answers to those questions… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Internet of Things, Privacy
FCC Adopts a NPRM for Privacy Proposal; FTC Chairwoman Wants IoT Threat Addressed; Consumer Reports Hit with Privacy Class Action; DOJ Accesses Shooter’s Phone and Drops Apple Suit   FCC Adopts a NPRM for Privacy Proposal On Thursday, March 31 in a 3-2 party-line vote, the FCC advanced a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) for… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy
OCR Launches Next Round of HIPAA Audits; French Privacy Office Levies € 100,000 Fine on Google; SEC Reaches $18 Million Settlement for Alleged Hacker-Trader Conspiracy; FTC and Canadian Regulator Execute Anti-Spam MOU; FTC Commissioner Announces She Will Step Down OCR Launches Next Round of HIPAA Audits Last Monday, following much anticipation, the Department of Health… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Social Media
OCR Announces a Settlement … Again; HHS Eases Restrictions on Mental Health Information Sharing to Facilitate Gun Control Efforts; Facebook: Users Lack Standing in Cookie MDL; Plaintiffs Argue for Summary Judgment in $5 Million Twitter TCPA Suit OCR Announces a Settlement … Again For the second time this week, OCR announced another huge settlement. The… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Internet of Things, Privacy
US Changes Stance on Wassenaar Arrangement Hacking Amendment; FCC Proposes Privacy Rules for Internet Providers; New Jersey Supreme Court Unanimously Approves Roving Wiretaps; FTC Commissioner Opposes Encryption Backdoor Legislation US Changes Stance on Wassenaar Arrangement Hacking Amendment Last week, the U.S. executive branch announced that it will change its stance on the 2013 amendment to… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Privacy
EU-US Privacy Shield Principles Released; No Insurance Coverage for Data Breach, New York Court Holds; CFPB Levies First Data Security Fine; New York Court Sides with Apple in 4th Amendment War; “I confirm that I am over 13 years old” Checkbox Ruled Not an Effective Age-Screener EU-US Privacy Shield Principles Released After years of negotiations… Continue Reading

U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Axed by European High Court

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Government Agencies, Privacy
On October 6, 2015, the European Court of Justice invalidated the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework (Safe Harbor), which previously provided a valid mechanism for data transfers from the European Union to the U.S.  This decision may have extraordinary consequences for the over 4,400 companies that rely on Safe Harbor, which has been in place for… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: August 23, 2015 – August 30, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Litigation and regulation surrounding privacy and cybersecurity is continuously developing, both within the government and the private sector.  This digest summarizes the most notable events in privacy and cybersecurity. 3rd Circuit Affirms FTC’s Authority to Regulate Companies’ Data Security On Monday, the Third Circuit issued its much-awaited decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide et al.… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: August 15, 2015 – August 23, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Litigation and regulation surrounding privacy and cybersecurity is continuously developing, both within the government and the private sector.  This digest summarizes the most notable events in privacy and cybersecurity. FTC Settles 13 Safe Harbor Violations The FTC charged 13 companies with deceiving consumers about their certification status as part of the Safe Harbor framework, a… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: August 9, 2015 – August 15, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Litigation and regulation surrounding privacy and cybersecurity is continuously developing, both within the government and the private sector.  This digest summarizes the most notable events in privacy and cybersecurity. Plaintiffs Ask the Court to Order CareFirst to Implement Particular Data Security Protocols The relief sought by Plaintiffs in a recent data breach class action against… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: August 1, 2015 – August 8, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Litigation and regulation surrounding privacy and cybersecurity is continuously developing, both within the government and the private sector.  This digest summarizes the most notable events in privacy and cybersecurity. Class Action Filed Against Fiat-Chrysler and Harman over Hacking Vulnerabilities On Tuesday, August 8 plaintiffs in the Southern District of Illinois filed a class action lawsuit… Continue Reading