FCC Seeks Comment on Issues Arising from Appellate Reversal of Portions of TCPA Omnibus Order in ACA International

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) has issued a Public Notice seeking comment on the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) definition of “automatic telephone dialing system” (or “autodialer”), potential liability for calls to reassigned phone numbers, and related issues following the D.C. Circuit’s recent decision vacating certain parts of the FCC’s

DWT Webinar │ GDPR: Exporting Privacy Standards Worldwide

DWT Webinar │ GDPR: Exporting Privacy Standards Worldwide


Wednesday, May 16, 2018
11:00 AM – 12:00 PM Pacific
2:00 PM – 3:00 PM Eastern

Champagne. Brie. Paddington Bear. Ikea. Privacy rights. The list of things the EU exports to the US is ever expanding. With its broad definition of

EU to Require Tech Firms to Provide Overseas Emails, Texts and Stored Data

New “e-Evidence Regulation” Gives Police Direct Access to Data Across EU Borders and Abroad

The European Union will require tech companies to provide data to European investigators stored in another EU country or even outside the EU under a new e-Evidence Regulation proposed by the European Commission on April 17.

Federal Regulatory Agencies Advise on Cyber Insurance for Information Security Programs

Federal regulatory agencies, acting through the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), have issued guidance for financial institutions about the role of cyber insurance in risk management of information technology systems. See, e.g., FDIC FIL-16-2018 (April 10, 2018); OCC Bulletin 2018-8 (April 11, 2018).  The agencies—principally responsible for

Is OCR Moving the Goal Posts on Vendor Management?

Recent statements at the 27th National HIPAA Summit suggest that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) may be changing its position and expecting a greater level of vendor due diligence under HIPAA. Although surprising to many, the HIPAA regulations do not specifically


NYC FinTech & CyberSecurity FastTrack Event, Hosted by DWT

22 June, 2018 9:30 am – 5:30 pm

Davis Wright Tremaine’s New York Office


What is Fast Track?

Startupbootcamp FastTracks are informal events that we host all over the world to meet the most suitable early-stage companies interested in joining our program. For each FastTrack, we invite the top

New York CyberSecurity Meetup by Startupbootcamp Amsterdam, hosted by DWT

Join us to hear a few cybersecurity startups pitch on how they are making our homes and offices more secure and how they are working with insurers to service SMB market. The pitches will be followed by a panel discussion on the trends in cybersecurity by industry experts from the

Davis Wright Tremaine’s Healthcare Privacy & Security Team Recognized by Chambers

Chambers and Partners, publisher of the world’s most highly regarded guides to the legal profession, has recognized Davis Wright Tremaine for industry-leading excellence in 31 practice areas across all eight of the firm’s U.S. offices. In its latest guide to the U.S. legal market, Chambers elevated the rankings of multiple

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

Joseph Simons Sworn in as Chairman of the FTC

Joseph Simons was sworn in on May 1 as Chairman of the Federal Trade Commission. President Donald J. Trump named Simons, a Republican, to a term on the Commission that expires September 25, 2024, and designated him as Chairman.



ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

Senators Introduce Bipartisan Internet Privacy Bill

Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and John Kennedy (R-La.) on Tuesday introduced a bipartisan internet privacy bill intended to give users more control over what websites can do with their data.

Related: Social Media Privacy Protection and Consumer Rights Act 2018


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