Topic: Privacy

Telemarketers Have Until October 16 to Change Their Automatic Dialing Procedures. The Stakes Are High, Are You Ready?

“…a business can only invoke the prior express consent exception for autodialed or prerecorded calls to a mobile phone or for prerecorded telemarketing calls to a residential line if the called party has physically or electronically signed an agreement that clearly authorizes calls or texts to be made to their phone number by that particular… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Mandatory Vaccinations, Retaliation Claims, Religious Beliefs, Cybersecurity Framework

Happy birthday, California! On this day in 1850, the Golden State is admitted as the 31st US state. Want to impose mandatory vaccinations on your employees this flu season? Tread carefully… (BakerHostetler) Three weeks isn’t a lot of time to prepare for the new HIPAA rules. But it’s all you’ve got… (Spilman Thomas & Battle)… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big Data, Broker-Dealers, Graphene Inventions, Arbitration Agreements

Go ahead, pour yourself another cup. It’s Friday after all, and the world can wait while you sip your coffee and read your JD Supra Corporate Brief: Big data creates big dangers for consumer privacy, says the FTC chair… (Ropes & Gray) Here’s one lawyer’s take on the evolution of white collar crime prosecution over… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Cybersecurity Questions, India Investments, Online Taxes, OREO Properties

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief today – your inbox will thank you… Want to prevent cybersecurity problems at your company? Get the answers to these 36 questions… (Sheppard Mullin) The Indian government has approved retail investment applications from IKEA, Pavers, Fossil, Decathlon and Le Creuset… (DLA Piper) States continue… Read more »

Expensive Lessons in Privacy Law: Affinity Health Pays $1.2 Million for Not Erasing Photocopier Hard Drives

Earlier this month, Affinity Health Plan agreed to pay the Department of Health and Human Services more than $1.2 million to settle violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security rules. Affinity – a not-for-profit managed care plan – failed to erase the protected health information of nearly 350,000 individuals… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Photocopier Secrets, FATCA Effects, Cloud Cybersecurity, Anti-Kickback Statutes

The bad news: It’s Monday. The good news: there’s a long weekend coming up. The law news: What happens in your photocopier better not stay in your photocopier… (Bradley Arant Boult Cummings) Will FATCA do more harm than good? (Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph) The NIST cloud computing cybersecurity guidelines for federal agencies provide a… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FTC Approval, Gray Market, Personal Email, Say-on-Pay Lawsuits

Haven’t signed up yet for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief? What on earth are you waiting for? Why would a buyer want FTC blessing of an acquisition that falls below the HSR reporting threshold? (Perkins Coie) It’s not smoke and mirrors: gray market goods have indeed gotten a little less gray… (Quinn… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Self-Reporting, Market Manipulation, Green Chemistry, BYOD Privacy

On August 9, 1892, Thomas Edison is granted a patent for the two-way telegraph, one of the nearly 1,100 patents the inventor received in the United States.  Any business that stores consumer credit card numbers and other personal information should study carefully the $18 million FCRA ruling against Equifax… (Mintz Levin) So here’s the deal:… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Obesity Claims, Stock Options, HIPAA Rules, China Compliance

August 6, 1965: President Lyndon Johnson signed the Voting Rights Act into law. 48 years later, in Shelby County v. Holder, the US Supreme Court struck down as unconstitutional a key section of the Act, the formula used to determine which jurisdictions were required to obtain approval before changing voting laws. Nine insurance groups have… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Corporate Governance, Material Omissions, HSR Notification, Consumer Privacy

July 26, 1947: President Harry Truman signs the National Security Act of 1947, and in doing so creates the CIA, the US Department of Defense, the US Air Force, the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and the US National Security Council. Have proxy advisory firms become the gatekeepers of corporate governance? (Dechert) A federal court just… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: China Detentions, HIPAA Policies, Compounding Pharmacies, Club Deals

Sign up for email delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief, and you’ll never go hungry for reading material again! The key lesson for multinationals from China’s arrest and detention of four GSK employees? Update your anti-corruption programs… (K&L Gates) Worried that the Supreme Court’s ruling against “pay to delay” agreements in Actavis could expose… Read more »

Doing Business in China: Trade Secrets, Foreign Investment, Drug Safety Regulation, Consumer Data and Other Matters…

Laws to protect trade secrets in China have been around for nearly two decades, write attorneys in Orrick’s Trade Secrets Group. Nevertheless, the best way to protect your valuable corporate information is to never let it fall into the wrong hands: “Due to the difficulty proving and obtaining effective remedies for trade secret misappropriation, it… Read more »

Why You Need Cyber Risk Insurance – and Other Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

What’s hot in cybersercurity and data protection? Business insurance against cyber risks, increased scrutiny of corporate policies and practices to prevent – and respond to – cyber threats, updated privacy controls and standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and more. For your reference, a roundup of recent cybersecurity updates, from lawyers and… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Unsigned Agreements, Data Protection, Consumer Products, George Costanza

Go on – shake it up a little. Read the JD Supra Corporate Brief from the bottom up: Everything you always wanted to know about data protection laws of the world: a 365-page handbook (DLA Piper) Should the average business give a .crap about the new generic Top Level Domains? (Field Law) “A signature is… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Abusive Practices, Illegal Subsidies, Credit Ratings, Patent Trolls, I-9 Data

Long week? Kick back with the JD Supra Corporate Brief. You’ll feel better… The CFPB just took action against a debt collector for “abusive practices.” And the entire debt-collection industry should sit up and take notice (Foley & Lardner) You can relax now: NASDAQ is withdrawing its proposal to require listed companies maintain an internal… Read more »