Topic: Privacy

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Data Privacy, Tax Reform, Resume Lies, Patent Trolls

Better pack your umbrella today – it’s raining law news! To ITC, or not to ITC … that is the patent infringement question… (DLA Piper) California’s first data privacy violation lawsuit was definitively not cleared for takeoff… (Mintz Levin) What’s the outlook for comprehensive corporate tax reform? (BakerHostetler) A recent study found that 53% of… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Recess Appointments, Chinese Auditors, Meaningful Use, Utility Patents

Don’t forget: the JD Supra Corporate Brief is the most important meal of the day (and we won’t say a word if you come back for seconds)! Does this new court of appeals ruling put another nail in the recess-appointed NLRB’s coffin? (KMTG) China just agreed to allow US investigators greater access to work papers… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Global Regulation, Genetic Discrimination, SEC Regulation, Seed Patents

Another day, another JD Supra Corporate Brief. Ain’t life grand? More regulation equals more benefits for global businesses (Reed Smith) Planning to buy cloud-based services? Read this first (Sands Anderson) The EEOC just settled its first ever complaint alleging genetic discrimination under GINA (but it probably won’t be the last…) (Proskauer) Our view: any rule… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: California Fracking, COPPA Rules, Off-label Marketing, FRAND Royalties

Today’s forecast: partly cloudy with a chance of law news: Will California lawmakers succeed in keeping fracking out of the state? (LXBN) Could President Obama’s proposed new cap on tax-favored retirement benefits do a lot more harm than good? (Osler) According to FINRA, employee social media privacy laws may conflict with securities regulations and threaten… Read more »

Doing Business in China: Latest Need-to-Know from JD Supra

For your convenience, here’s a roundup of recent legal commentary and analysis on a broad range of issues facing companies doing business in and with China, on data privacy and protection, merger control regulations, employment law, intellectual property, corruption, and more: Chinese Ministry of Industry and Information Technology Issues Draft Provisions Governing Protection of Personal… Read more »

Massachusetts Tells Retailers Who Collect Customer ZIP Codes to… “Zip It.”

“’May I have your zip code?’ is an all-too-familiar question that may be going the way of the dinosaur in Massachusetts.” (Mintz Levin) On March 11, 2013, Massachusetts became the second state in the union after California to prohibit retailers from collecting customer ZIP codes when processing purchases via credit card. The background, from attorneys… Read more »

Doing Business in China: Need-to-Know from JD Supra

From online privacy, to revised labor laws, to health care considerations, and more … here’s a roundup of recent legal advisories covering a broad range of issues on doing business in the People’s Republic of China. For your reference: Privacy in China: New Rule to Protect Personal Information (Dechert LLP): “The Standing Committee of the… Read more »

California Court: Online Retailers May Ask for Personal Info

Earlier this month, the California Supreme Court handed down a ruling that gives online retailers plenty to sing about. The background, from Anthony Schoenberg and Stephanie Skaff of law firm Farella Braun + Martel: “Attempting to strike a balance between the competing concerns of privacy and fraud protection, the California Supreme Court ruled yesterday 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 »

[Video] Corporate Law Report: News to Use… Now

Welcome to our latest Corporate Law Report. You know what to do: Watch the video overview above and, for any topics that interest you, go deeper with the legal analysis and commentary below>> 1. Need-to-know – in the workplace: Employers Should Use Revised FCRA Disclosure for Employees and Job Applicants – Sutherland Asbill & Brennan… 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 »

Developers Take Note: California Sues Delta for Violating the State’s Mobile App Privacy Laws

Here’s a cautionary tale for any company connecting with customers and clients on mobile devices. During one of the year’s busiest travel seasons, when a change of plans can cost travelers upwards of $150, Delta Airlines was just hit with a lawsuit for NOT changing a thing. (Oh, the irony.) Earlier this year, California Attorney… Read more »

First Time Ever I Tagged Your Face… FTC Guidelines on Facial Recognition Technology

The Federal Trade Commission is turning its attention to facial recognition technology. Earlier this month the agency released a report, “Facing Facts: Best Practices for Common Uses of Facial Recognition Technology,” setting forth guidelines on privacy and security for companies that use the technology. According to the report, while the technologies have a number of… Read more »

EU Lays Out Cloud Computing Strategy: 3 Takeaways for Businesses Operating in Europe

In late September, the European Commission published “Unleashing the Potential of Cloud Computing in Europe,” a detailed report on the current state and future promise of working “in the cloud” across the EU. The report sets the stage for what the Commission hopes will be a rapid development of cloud computing technology and services, while… Read more »