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

Katy Linsky

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Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: June 22-26, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, 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 data security this week. Adobe Reaches Preliminary Settlement with Class Action Plaintiffs Over Breach Adobe has asked the Court to approve a class action settlement stemming from a 2013… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: June 15-19, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors, Rules
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 data security this week. Privacy Advocates Quit Facial Recognition Talks with NTIA After 16 months of working with with the National Telecommunications & Information Administration, nine privacy and consumer… Continue Reading

Key Privacy and Cybersecurity Developments: June 8-12, 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 data security this week. Seven California Privacy Bills to Watch  Law360 has compiled a summary of seven privacy bills introduced in California this year that, if enacted, may have… Continue Reading

OCR Fines Pharmacy Over Potential Violation of HIPAA Privacy Rule

Posted in Government Agencies, Information Management, Privacy
On April 22, 2015, Cornell Prescription Pharmacy (Cornell), a small pharmacy with a single location in the Denver, Colorado area, agreed to settle potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule with the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”).  The settlement requires Cornell to pay a $125,000 fine and agree to… Continue Reading

FDA Publishes Cyber Guidance for Medical Devices

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Government Agencies, Privacy
The FDA recently passed down a set of guidelines governing the cybersecurity of medical devices. The guidelines, which are the first of its kind, were issued in response to the FDA’s recognition of the particular security concerns involved in the handling of sensitive medical information. The recommendations vary based on the specific vulnerabilities of each… Continue Reading

What to Know About Data Broker Legislation

Posted in Government Agencies, Information Management, Public Sectors
The Federal Trade Commission recently issued the findings of its long-awaited Data Brokers Report, which compiled information gathered from nine data brokers commissioned for the study in December 2012. The purpose of the Report, which examined data brokers catering to the product marketing, risk mitigation, and people search industries, is to advocate for greater transparency… Continue Reading