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PentagonDoD New Cyber Security Reporting Rules for Contractors

In a move that highlights the changing winds of federal cybersecurity policy, the Department of Defense (“DoD”) has issued an interim Rule (“Rule”) that imposes new security and reporting requirements on federal contractors, and new requirements for DoD cloud computing contracts. The Rule requires federal contractors to report cyber incidents that result ...

data breachUPDATE: Third Circuit Affirms FTC’s Data Security Authority in Wyndham

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit released its much-anticipated ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp. on August 24, 2015, unanimously upholding the FTC’s authority to regulate companies’ data security practices under Section 5 of the Federal Trade Commission Act (FTC Act). The Third Circuit’s ruling ...

CallJune19v2FCC Announces Robocalling and Caller ID Spoofing Workshop

Program Chains Off of Recent TCPA Order on Autodialed Calls and Texts Telemarketers and others who may have been wondering how the Federal Communications Commission’s recent and – to industry participants – concerning Declaratory Ruling and Order on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) (TCPA Order) might affect their autodialing can ...

COPPAFTC Considers Facial Recognition Parental Consent Method Under COPPA Rule

The Federal Trade Commission announced on July 31 that it is seeking public comment on a new verifiable parental consent method application submitted by Riyo under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule. If approved by the FTC, Riyo’s proposed mechanism would allow entities to obtain verifiable parental consent ...

SupCtIndustry Players Weigh In on Spokeo

A few months ago, we reviewed the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision to grant certiorari in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, and the implications that a ruling in the case will have on the landscape of litigation under privacy statutes.  Since then, the petitioner, Spokeo, and numerous amici have filed briefs addressing the ...

Resources & Updates

vid3How Will Your Company Handle a Security Breach?

Are you ready in the event that your company’s records or data are lost, stolen or accessed without authorization? Do you know the notification obligations that are applicable to a data breach or when your company’s data falls into the wrong hands? If you answered no to any of those questions, ...

video 2How Can Your Company Minimize Data Security Risks?

https://vimeo.com/126326503 Do you maintain personal information on your customers or employees? Do you take payments from your customers? Do you collect and store important information about your business? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you need to inventory the consumer information collected, processed, and stored by your company ...

Video 1What are the Federal Privacy Laws for Businesses?

https://vimeo.com/126306176 Does your new business collect personal information about customers or employees?  Do you want to increase your revenues through targeted or behavioral marketing?  Do you want to minimize the risk of personal information being stolen,  and the costly after-effects? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you need to know ...

PrivSecVidVideo Interview: Protect Yourself from Cyber Threats

On Thursday, June 4, 2015, Sean Hoar made an appearance on the “AARP Fraud Watch” segment of A.M. Northwest, a television program at KATU TV in Portland, Oregon, where he gave some tips to consumers about how they can protect themselves from cyber threats.  In his former role as the ...

FCCBorderOpen Internet Webinar

June 11, 2015 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT CLE Please join us for an interactive discussion on the FCC’s new "Open Internet" (a.k.a. net neutrality) rules on the eve of their effective date to learn how these sweeping new regulations may impact your business operations. Agenda Overview & June 12 Highlights – Chris Savage Court ...