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New SEC Privacy And Cybersecurity Risk Alert Tells Broker Dealers And Investment Advisers Common Deficiencies To Avoid
The SEC's new Risk Alert provides valuable insight as to what the OCIE wants to see broker dealers and investment advisers accomplish with their privacy notices and their cybersecurity policies
United States
7 May 2019
The CLOUD Act One Year Later: DOJ White Paper Aims To Promote Greater Understanding Of The Act's Purpose And Impact
Since it was enacted in March 2018, the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) has been controversial with privacy advocates in the United States and the subject of sustained criticism
United States
2 May 2019
A Complete About-Face: Courts Disagree On Harm Requirement Under Biometric Privacy Law
A recent decision indicates that failure to comply with the Illinois biometric privacy law may expose businesses to significant liability, even where there has been no actual harm to the plaintiffs.
United States
28 Feb 2019
Privacy Shield-Certified Organizations: Key Takeaways From The Privacy Shield Annual Review
The EU regulators' recent report on the second annual review of the EU-US Privacy Shield provides some valuable compliance reminders for organizations that have certified or intend to certify to the Privacy Shield program.
United States
15 Feb 2019
Transforming The U.S. Healthcare Industry With Blockchain Technology
Patients accumulate vast quantities of healthcare data over the course of their lives
United States
12 Feb 2019
Updating Evidence Laws For The Digital Space: Overseas Production Orders
In a bid to keep English law up to date with technological advances, the Crime (Overseas Production Orders) Bill 2018 has passed the committee stage at the House of Lords.
European Union
28 Nov 2018
The CFPB Catches Up To The FAST Act: Implements GLBA Annual Notice Exception
On August 17, 2018, the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB) published a final rule amending its Regulation P to include an exception to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (GLBA) annual privacy notice obligation.
United States
9 Sep 2018
The Law And Business Of Social Media - Status Updates - July 19, 2018
As close observers of the implications of privacy law on companies' data collection, usage and disclosure practices
United States
25 Jul 2018
Don't Forget To Hit "Delete": FTC Blog Post Clarifies COPPA Information Deletion Requirement
Most companies are familiar with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and its requirement to obtain parental consent before collecting personal information online ...
United States
25 Jun 2018
Social Links: Laws Affecting Politicians Using Twitter & Tourists Taking Photos; The GDPR Takes Effect; Lost Bitcoins
Finding that President Trump's Twitter feed constitutes a public forum, a federal judge in New York City held that it's a First Amendment violation when the President or one of his assistants blocks...
United States
4 Jun 2018
No Injury? No Problem: Mere Risk Of Identity Theft Can Establish Standing
Standing requirements have forced many a data breach action to stand down. Can a plaintiff have a claim (and on behalf of a massive class) ...
United States
5 Apr 2018
Mandatory Changes Proposed To UK Government Contracts' Data Privacy Terms
The UK government has announced that it intends to write to all government contractors in order to make unilateral changes to all UK government contracts to comply with impending changes in EU data privacy law.
9 Jan 2018
2018: Predictions From Socially Aware's Editors And Contributors
Happy 2018 to our readers! It has become a Socially Aware tradition to start the New Year with some predictions from our editors and contributors.
United States
8 Jan 2018
Social Links: Proposed Legislation To Outlaw "Catfishing" & Protect Young Web Users; Blockchain Technology's Impact On Marketing
The government in Indonesia has warned the world's biggest social media providers that they risk being banned in that country if they don't block pornography and other content deemed obscene.
United States
29 Nov 2017
How To Track Event Attendees' Whereabouts Without Breaking Privacy Laws
More and more often, the organizers of conferences, trade shows and events are taking advantage of beacon technology to track attendees' movement throughout their conventions' ...
United States
9 Aug 2017
N.Y.'s New Cybersecurity Regulations: What Financial Services Companies Need To Know
With corporate data security breaches on the rise, the NYDFS has adopted rules requiring financial institutions to take certain measures to safeguard their data and inform state regulators about cybersecurity incidents.
United States
18 Apr 2017
In A Victory For The "Drone Slayer," Federal Judge Rejects Pilot's Attempt To Create Federal Question Jurisdiction
On March 21, 2017, a federal judge in the Western District of Kentucky dismissed a lawsuit brought by a drone pilot, David Boggs, against the "Drone Slayer" William Merideth...
United States
6 Apr 2017
The Law And Business Of Social Media - Status Updates - March 7th, 2017
If your company collects information regarding consumers though Internet-connected devices, you will want to take note of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC) recent privacy-related settlement...
United States
16 Mar 2017
The Hague District Court's WhatsApp Decision Creates Concerns For Mobile App Developers
Can the mere offering of a mobile app subject the provider of such app to the privacy laws of countries in the European Union (EU)—even if the provider does not have any establishments...
European Union
1 Mar 2017
Social Links: NJ Court Allows Police To Read Suspects' Private Messages; Tech Companies' Increased Control Over Users' Devices; An App That Blocks Political Posts
A New Jersey court rules that state police can examine a suspect's private social media messages without having to apply for an order under the state's wiretapping laws.
United States
24 Feb 2017
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