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Advisory Alert: FCC CPNI Certification due March 1

Upcoming Open Internet Rules may soon expand CPNI-Type Obligations to Broadband Last week the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) issued its annual CPNI “Enforcement Advisory,” reminding telecommunications and interconnected VoIP service providers that they are required under FCC rules to execute and file an annual officer certification that is in compliance with ...

Advisory Alert: Negotiators Announce “EU-U.S. Privacy Shield,” Replacing Safe Harbor for EU Data Transfers to the U.S.

The European Commission announced on February 2 that the European Union and the United States had resolved months of negotiations and approved the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, a replacement for the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework, which thousands of American companies relied upon to receive personal data from European customers and suppliers ...

What Does Campbell-Ewald Mean for Your Business?

A recent ruling by the United States Supreme Court held that a defendant cannot terminate a putative class action by offering the representative plaintiff complete relief, rejecting some courts’ dismissals of class action litigation where a plaintiff does not “accept” the defendants’ “offer” of judgment for the full amount of ...

As if a 20-Year Consent Order Wasn’t Enough Fun: FTC Brings First Monetary Settlement in Information Security Case

The FTC reached a $250,000 settlement with a 20-year consent order with Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc. over its use of allegedly subpar encryption technology in its offering to dental practices. This settlement is particularly noteworthy for a number of reasons: In addition to the typical 20-year consent order (in this ...

FTC OKs Facial Recognition Consent under COPPA Rule

On November 18, the Federal Trade Commission approved a new verifiable parental consent method under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule, which will allow entities to use facial recognition technology to obtain the parental consent required under the COPPA Rule prior to collecting, using, or disclosing information on ...

Resources & Updates

Is Privacy Tourism Coming to Britain?

The United Kingdom is known for Downton Abbey, earl grey tea and libel tourism.  Yes, there have been countless lawsuits over free speech transcending continents, but as of May 2012 the British government overhauled such libel cases. Privacy laws, however, could be the loophole. DWT’s Robert Balin, weighs his concerns with ...

WebinarDec3Open Internet Webinar

Wednesday, December 16, 2015 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. EST Please join us for an interactive, end-of-year discussion about developments in the FCC’s Open Internet (a.k.a. “net neutrality”) rules.  Will the rules survive judicial challenge?  Will Congress act?  How will the rules impact your business in 2016? Agenda: Judicial challenge oral arguments, presented by ...

HCNov11Final2DWT Releases Latest Health Care Breach Charts

Safeguarding patient information is at the core of responsibilities for health care entities under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA). But safeguarding patient information isn’t just a regulatory requirement; every medical professional who takes the Hippocratic Oath (Modern Version) swears to respect patient privacy. To help covered entities ...

privsec922DWT Webinar: Legal Issues in Wearable Health Technologies

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP partner Louisa Barash will address the legal concerns and risks associated with wearable health technologies in a webinar on September 24 Wearable health technologies provide a great deal of benefits to consumers, health providers, and employers who offer wellness programs to their employees. From fitness bands that ...

video4How Does Online Behavioral Advertising Affect Your Company?

Do you do business online? Do you want to use the latest technology to target potential customers based on their interests and preferences? Do you need to broaden your understanding of how collecting data for online behavioral advertising affects your business? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you ...