Topic: Data Breach Laws

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Tax Reform, Proxy Season, Drug Labels, Internal Investigations

Happy birthday, AT&T! On this day in 1885, the American Telephone and Telegraph Company is incorporated in New York State. Representative Camp says his reform plan will make the tax code simpler and fairer, spur economic growth, and create jobs. What do you say? (Evan Migdail and Bruce Thompson at DLA Piper) Bundling? Unbundling? Why… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Legalized Marijuana, Polar Vortex, Data Breaches, Qualified Mortgage

“One who breaks an unjust law that conscience tells him is unjust, and who willingly accepts the penalty of imprisonment in order to arouse the conscience of the community over its injustice, is in reality expressing the highest respect for law.” – The Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr. Legalized pot can be an HR nightmare… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FATCA Regime, Securities Dealers, EU Data, Vicarious Liability

Keep your eye on the markets today: both 1929’s Black Thursday and 2008’s Bloody Friday happened on October 24. You’ve got just enough time to read the JD Supra Corporate Brief before the opening bell … The FATCA tax regime will introduce US tax withholding risk into financial transactions that have almost no nexus to… Read more »

Botnets, Cyber Weapon Controls, White House Incentives, and More – What We’re Reading in Cybersecurity Now

Here’s a quick look at what’s grabbing our attention right now on JD Supra. Recent updates on the myriad risks, concerns, and legal developments around cybersecurity and data protection: White House Posts Preliminary Cybersecurity Incentives (Proskauer): “On August 6, 2013 the White House posted its preliminary list of incentives encouraging the adoption of cybersecurity best… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Proxy Litigation, Data Collection, Confidentiality Clause, Mobile Payments

On this day in 1701, the trading post at Fort Pontchartrain du Détroit was founded. Nearly 312 years later to the day, the city it became – Detroit, Michigan – filed the country’s largest municipal bankruptcy… What’s new in say-on-pay trends and proxy litigation? Quite a bit, actually… (Skadden) Protect your company’s information from a… Read more »

5 Ways to Protect Your Company’s Information from a Data Security Breach

“[I]n 2012, data breaches cost American companies an average of $188 per lost record, and $5.4 million per incident.” (ID Experts) What do the University of Virginia, Apple, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Ubuntu, and the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital have in common? Among other things, all have been recent victims of data breaches. And, as… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Breach Reporting Requirements, Social Media Risks, Climate Action Plan, Patent Litigation Bill

Happy birthday, Nelson Mandela! Data breach at your company? Check this 140-page guide for reporting requirements in your state(s)… (Perkins Coie) It’s easier than ever for hackers and former employees to steal trade secrets. But that doesn’t mean you can jump to conclusions… (Orrick – Trade Secrets Group) Managing your social media risks? There’s a… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: California Breaches Report, Money Market Regulation, Resource Extraction Payments, Global Shipping Industry

Another day, another JD Supra Corporate Brief. Life is good. The key takeaway from California’s recently published 2012 report on data breaches in the state? Just how common those breaches have become… (Mintz Levin) What do the proposed reforms to the regulation of money market funds mean for the industry? This… (Morrison & Foerster) That… Read more »

HIPAA Q&A: What’s the New Word on Data Breaches?

“The definition of a data ‘breach’ was changed. The Omnibus Rules replaced the more subjective ‘harm standard’ with a more objective test that requires the covered entity to determine (based on a four-factor risk assessment) whether protected health information has been ‘compromised.’” (Snell & Wilmer) One of the key components of the new HIPAA /… Read more »

Summary of Final Omnibus HIPAA/HITECH Rules

No time read all 563 pages of the US Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights’ HIPAA/HITECH Omnibus Rule? Here’s a summary of key points: Effective Date: “The Enforcement Rule changes are effective on March 26, 2013. The additional 180 days afforded for most of the provisions in the Final Rule apply… Read more »

New HIPAA Omnibus Rule Modifies Privacy and Breach Notification Requirements for Health Care Providers

“The Final Rule represents the most significant development in healthcare privacy law since the issuance of the final Privacy Rule and Security Rule a decade ago.” (Morgan Lewis) On January 17, 2013, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) released its final omnibus rule, strengthening the… Read more »

Data Breach! Who’s Liable? What Next? (A Tech Law Reader)

“In case you haven’t heard, the days of having no obligation to notify consumers of a data breach or loss that involves only email addresses may have ended. This should be a major wakeup call for every CIO…” Your company’s data is in the cloud – including vital employee, investor, and customer information – and… Read more »