Lights, Camera, Action!: HIPAA Enforcement for Camera Crews on Hospital Premises

HIPAA and 15-minutes-of-fame are not compatible. In September 2018, the federal Department of Health and Human Services, Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced that it had reached settlements with Boston Medical Center (“BMC”), Brigham and Women’s Hospital (“BWH”), and Massachusetts General Hospital (“MGH”) totaling $999,000, to resolve allegations that the

Joint FTC Initiative Announces New Cybersecurity Resources for Small Businesses

On October 18, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) – along with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the Small Business Administration (SBA) – unveiled a new cybersecurity campaign specifically designed to assist small businesses with limited resources. The campaign follows

California Enacts the Nation’s First Internet of Things Security Law

On Friday, September 28, 2018, California Governor Jerry Brown signed the nation’s first Internet of Things (IoT) cybersecurity law. Although the new law presents some compliance issues, it does not appear to conflict with federal regulatory policy, unlike some have alleged regarding the state’s recent forays into net neutrality and

East Coast-West Coast: Ninth Circuit Reinvigorates FCC’s Broad Autodialer Definition, Creates Circuit Split on When TCPA Liability Can Attach for Using a Dialer

On September 20, 2018, in Marks v. Crunch San Diego, the Ninth Circuit became the latest federal appeals court to weigh in after the D.C. Circuit’s decision last March invalidating the Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) expansive definition of automatic telephone dialing systems (ATDS or “autodialer”) under the Telephone Consumer

Robbing a Locked Bank Vault from Home: Legal Issues Raised by Cryptocurrency Frauds

Originally published in Legaltech News.

A cryptocurrency wallet can be dispiritingly similar to an in-real-life wallet, whose currency and credit/debit card contents are only as secure as we keep the wallet itself.

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The Privacy Road Ahead: The California Consumer Privacy Act and Strategic Planning for 2019 Webinar

The magnitude of the compliance effort many businesses will undertake to become compliant with the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”) should not be underestimated. Despite its facial similarity to Europe’s new privacy law, the GDPR, the CCPA is a different law with different goals, a different enforcement scheme, and perhaps

The California Consumer Privacy Act: Implications for the Health Care Ecosystem

The Health Care Cloud Coalition’s October Monthly Meeting will be presented by DWT’s Rachel Marmor on October 25 at 1pm EDT.

The California Consumer Privacy Act is making headlines as the first comprehensive regulation of consumer data in the United States. Though the law (following recent amendments) exempts entities covered

Join DWT for the Fourth Annual Wireless Legal Seminar for the West

Join DWT for the Fourth Annual Wireless Legal Seminar for the West, October 22 in Seattle.

There is a lot brewing in the wireless industry as we continue to take the temperature of the new Administration and technology companies’ interest in the wireless space heats up. This seminar sponsored by

data security concept, login and passwordPlanning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?

If you will be attending the Privacy + Security Forum October 3-5 in Washington, D.C., and are interested in attending a reception hosted by DWT, please send us a note at We are planning a nearby reception on October 4.

The Privacy + Security Forum breaks down the

Apply Now! Compliance, Governance and Oversight Council Regional Meeting in Seattle

Join corporate in-house practitioners from IT, Legal, Privacy and RIM for this one-day executive meeting on Information Governance and Data Protection in Seattle on Wednesday, October 17. This is the opportunity to gain cross-functional insight, interaction, and information you need to make better business decisions.

Sessions include:

  • Marriage Therapy: IT