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Matthew B. Welling

Matthew B. Welling

Matthew B. Welling is an associate in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where he practices in the firm’s Energy Group. Matthew represents clients in a range of regulatory, transactional, policy, and litigation-related issues at the state and federal levels, with particular focus on matters before the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and state regulatory commissions. He has also advised on matters before the Department of Energy (DOE), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), and the Department of Agriculture’s Rural Utilities Service (RUS).

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Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update – Week of August 28

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Privacy
Bavarian DPA: fines under GDPR to be calculated based on revenues of whole company group; ICO publishes report on data security incident trends. Bavarian DPA: fines under GDPR to be calculated based on revenues of whole company group On September 01, 2016, the German Data Protection Authority of Bavaria (BayLDA) has announced that according to… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update – Week of August 21

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Privacy
ICO investigating into Facebook and WhatsApp Data Sharing Plans; Germany and France publish joint action plan against encryption; PrivacyShield now covering 200 U.S. companies. UK DPA investigating into Facebook and WhatsApp Data Sharing Plans The United Kingdom’s Information Commissioner (‘ICO’) is taking a closer look into WhatsApp’s plan to share more user data with parent… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update – Week of August 14

Posted in Privacy
First self-certifications accepted under Privacy Shield; EU Commission considers extension of telecommunication rules to apps. U.S. Department of Commerce accepts first bunch of self-certifications under Privacy Shield About 2 weeks after the announced start of the certification procedure under the “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield” (‘Privacy Shield’) on August 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce (‘DoC’)… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update Week of August 7

Posted in Privacy
EU Commission publishes first results of consultation of e-Privacy Directive; Irish DPA issues Guidance on Location Data. European Commission publishes summary report on consultation of e-Privacy Directive On August 4, 2016, the European Commission has published a first summary report on the public consultation on the evaluation and review of the e-Privacy Directive (Directive 2002/58/EC… Continue Reading

Privacy & Cybersecurity Weekly News Update – Week of July 31

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Health IT, Privacy, Social Media
‘Privacy Shield’ certifications possible since August 1, 2016; Hamburg DPA aims to challenge ‘Privacy Shield’; EU Court rules on applicability of EU privacy laws to online companies; Pokémon Go violating EU Privacy Laws?; Norwegian DPA criticizes ‘Facebook at Work’; Advocate Health to Pay Largest HIPAA Settlement Ever; FTC Overrules LabMD Dismissal; Banner Health Cyberattack Affects… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: September 28, 2015 – October 4, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
15M T-Mobile Customers Exposed in Hack; Trump Hotels Hit With Data Breach; Privilege Covering Target Docs Challenged; HHS: OCR Should Strengthen HIPAA Oversight; 17.6M U.S. Victims of Identity Theft in 2014 15M T-Mobile Customers Exposed in Experian Breach Experian has reportedly suffered a major data breach, potentially exposing anyone who applied for a regular T-Mobile… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: September 21, 2015 – September 27, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
5.6 Million Fingerprints Stolen in OPM Hack; US and China Agree to Economic Cyber Pact; SEC Charges Firm for Failing to Protect Against Hack; EU Court Advisor Says Safe Harbor Agreement Invalid; SEC Commissioner:  Smaller Companies More Targeted for Hacks; NIST Awards 3 Cybersecurity Grants OPM Cyberattack Update:  5.6 Million Fingerprints Stolen The Office of… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: September 14 – 20, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
SEC Announces 2nd Round of Cyber Exams; Judge Certifies Target Class Action; DHS Cybersecurity Improvements Needed; DoD Official Calls for Culture Change; Obama to Raise Cyber Concerns with Chinese President SEC Announces 2nd Round of Cybersecurity Exams The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Risk Alert indicating that it would begin a second round… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: September 7, 2015 – September 13, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
DOE Hit by Cyber Attacks; DHS Reports Efforts to Hack Critical Infrastructure; US and EU Data Deal Reached; DHS Awards $11M Info Sharing Grant; Cal State Hack Exposes 80k Students; 9th Cir. Rules for Sony on Data Retention; Fiat Chrysler Recalls 8000 More Department of Energy Hit by Cyber Attacks A review of federal records… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: August 31, 2015 – September 6, 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. I.D. Experts Awarded $300+ Million Contract for ID Theft Services for OPM Breach I.D. Experts received an initial award of $133 million to provide identity theft… Continue Reading