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HHS Sets Out To Tackle Health Information Access And Exchanges
On Feb. 11, 2019, two agencies of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services coordinated the release of complementary proposed rules designed to support and advance seamless and secure access...
United States
5 Mar 2019
hiQ Labs, Inc. v. LinkedIn Corp.: A Federal Court Weighs In On Web Scraping, Free Speech Rights, And The Computer Fraud And Abuse Act
Having found that hiQ's claims were not preempted under the CFAA, the court then went on to address the potential merits of hiQ's claims under state law.
United States
11 Sep 2017
Supreme Court's Spokeo Decision Erects Barriers For Privacy And Data Security Plaintiffs
On May 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins confirmed that a "concrete" injury is required of all private parties seeking to assert claims in federal court.
United States
18 May 2016
Key Data Privacy And Security Concerns For Investment Firms
Privacy and data security concerns are among the most critical issues facing investment funds, advisors and managers (collectively, "investment firms").
United States
13 May 2016
Ropes & Gray Private Investment Fund Update: January 2016
The SEC recently discussed the developing role of chief compliance officers and emphasized key areas in which chief compliance officers should develop a clear understanding in order to increase their effectiveness.
United States
18 Jan 2016
The FTC's Recent Enforcement Action Against Oracle Further Expands The Growing Pool Of Potential Data Security Defendants
The FTC's enforcement action against Oracle relates to Java SE, which has been installed on over 850 million personal computers.
United States
12 Jan 2016
FCC Expands Its Claim Of Data Security Authority With Recent Enforcement Action Against Cox Communications
The FCC's enforcement action relates to an August 2014 breach by a hacker who allegedly used a social engineering plot called pretexting to gain access to Cox's systems.
United States
13 Nov 2015
CMS And ONC Issue Final Rules For EHR Advancement
On October 6, 2015, the U.S. Department of Human Health and Services ("HHS") released two final rules related to the Medicare and Medicaid Electronic Health Record Incentive Programs.
United States
23 Oct 2015
SEC's OCIE Risk Alert Announces New Cybersecurity Exam Initiative – Focus Includes Conducting Tests Of Efficacy Of Firm's Procedures And Controls
Following up on last year's cybersecurity sweep exam, the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations issued a new Risk Alert on September 15, 2015, announcing a second round of cybersecurity exams.
United States
21 Sep 2015
21st Century Cures Act – Provisions Relating To Digital Health: Interoperability And Information Blocking
On July 10, 2015, the House of Representatives approved the 21st Century Cures Act (HR 6) (the "bill") by a vote of 344-77.
United States
24 Jul 2015
SEC Releases New Guidance Related To Investment Funds And Cybersecurity Risks
On April 28, 2015, the SEC’s Division of Investment Management released a Guidance Update titled Cybersecurity Guidance (the "Guidance").
United States
8 May 2015
Federal Court Decision Demonstrates Ongoing Challenges Faced By Plaintiffs In Data Breach Litigation
As alleged in the complaint, patients of St. Joseph, including the plaintiff, provide personal information to St. Joseph in the course of purchasing health care services.
United States
26 Feb 2015
FDA Draft Guidances On General Wellness Products And Device Accessories Continue Risk-Based Approach To Health IT
Although not limited to the health IT sphere, both draft guidance documents address issues identified as requiring clarification in the April 2014 FDASIA Health IT Report.
United States
27 Jan 2015
Online Retailer Reaches Settlement With Nine Attorneys General Over Data Security Breach
Last week, the online shoe and clothing retailer, Inc., reached a settlement with nine state Attorneys General over a 2012 data security breach.
United States
16 Jan 2015
NLRB Allows Employees To Use Employer Email Systems For Organizing Purposes, And Issues New Speedy Union Election Rule
The National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) has implemented dramatic changes that will greatly limit the ability of employers to respond to union organizing efforts.
United States
13 Jan 2015
California Attorney General Issues Guidance On Do Not Track
In 2013, the California Legislature passed a tracking transparency bill, AB 370, which amended the California Online Privacy Protection Act.
United States
30 May 2014
FTC Updates Social Media & Online Advertising Guidelines - Disavowing Settled Practices And Imposing Tighter Disclosure Requirements For Digital Advertising
This change is potentially significant, and the new .com Disclosures guidance should be carefully understood by those participating in digital advertising.
United States
25 Mar 2013
ICANN Deadline Fast Approaching For Objections To New Top-Level Domains
The deadline is fast approaching for third parties to object to any of the nearly 2,000 new generic top-level domains currently under review by the ICANN.
United States
14 Feb 2013
DOL Adopts Interim Policy On The Use Of Email For Participant Fee Disclosures
On September 13, 2011, the Department of Labor issued a technical release providing guidance on the use of email to distribute required fee disclosures to participants in participant-directed 401(k) and similar plans, under rules scheduled to take effect in 2012.
United States
20 Sep 2011
Draft Guidance Clarifies How FDA Plans To Regulate Certain Software "Apps"
Additional Guidance Documents Planned on Clinical Decision Support Software, Application of Quality Systems to Software, and Wireless Safety.
United States
27 Jul 2011
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