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Top 10 Trends Executives and General Counsel Should Follow
Companies around the globe increasingly are collecting ever-greater volumes of sensitive personal information from their customers for business and competitive purposes. If improperly stored, used, stolen, or shared, this information can have devastating reputational and financial consequences. This makes privacy, cybersecurity, and data management critical issues for senior management, board members, and general counsel to understand in order to effectively manage risk.
Undressing the Judicial Redress Act
Congress has taken a critical step in implementing its obligations under the recently announced EU-U.S. Privacy Shield through Wednesday night’s passage of the Judicial Redress Act in the House of Representatives.
The Future of Consumer Data Security, Privacy and the Internet of Things: Guidance from FTC Commissioner Terrell McSweeny
In an event yesterday at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) Commissioner Terrell McSweeny offered businesses the following guidance on current privacy, data security and the Internet of Things (“IoT”) issues. 
Too Late, But Will It Prove Too Little? U.S. and EU Eke Out Last-Minute Data Deal
Two days after the expiration of the deadline to reach an agreement on data transfers between the EU and U.S., authorities on both sides of the Atlantic have announced a new framework to handle such transfers.
Cyberattacks on Public Infrastructure? Is this the real life? Is this just fantasy?
With apologies to Queen (Bohemian Rhapsody is one of my all-time faves), cyberattacks on public infrastructure have become a reality. Just yesterday, Israel’s Public Utility Authority reportedly was targeted, resulting in temporary disruption of winter electricity to thousands of Israelis.
FTC Report on Big Data: Risks & Recommendations
In a report released last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or the “Commission”) highlights the benefits and risks associated with the use of “big data” and offers businesses some suggestions on how to minimize those risks, including through compliance with consumer protection laws.
EU-U.S. Safe Harbor Update: U.S. Chamber of Commerce & BusinessEurope Issue Letter Urging Leaders to Reach New Agreement
In a letter last week, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and BusinessEurope, an advocate for enterprises in 34 European countries whose national business federations are its direct members, called on senior leaders “to expeditiously reach agreement on a strengthened Safe Harbor framework.”
Key Takeaways from FTC Workshop on Cross-Device Tracking
In a workshop just last week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC” or the “Commission”) explored issues related to cross-device tracking, a process through which companies track consumers across multiple devices and platforms.
Has LabMD Slain The FTC Cybersecurity Dragon?
Those familiar with the annals of Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement actions know that there are few investigations that rival the long-running investigation of small, now-defunct Atlanta-based medical testing company, LabMD.
6 Things Financial Institutions Are Doing In Response to New Regulator Cyber Audit Guidance – Other Industries Take Note!
On September 15, 2015, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (“OCIE”) of The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) issued an Alert (the “Alert”) to provide guidance concerning the series of cybersecurity examinations it began conducting in late 2014 and early 2015.
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