DEVELOPMENTS & COMMENTARY

FTC Issues Staff Report on Consumer Recognition of Paid Advertising

The Federal Trade Commission delivered the advertising industry an early holiday present in mid-December in the form of a staff report entitled “Blurred Lines: An Exploration of Consumers’ Advertising Recognition in the Contexts of Search Engines and Native Advertising.” The report is a summary of research conducted by the agency ...

Jan 12th Update on FCC’s Internet Freedom Order

On December 14, 2017, the Commission voted 3-2 as expected along party lines to adopt the Internet Freedom Order that had been circulated as a draft on November 22, 2017. When effective, the new order will reverse the Commission’s 2015 Open Internet Order. Based on the Commissioners’ comments at the open ...

2017 Edition of HIPAA Regulations Released

The Code of Federal Regulations has recently published the 2017 version of the HIPAA regulations. This is the most up-to-date “official” version of the HIPAA regulations. We have created a version that includes PDF bookmarks to allow users to more easily jump from section to section. View the regulations here.

2018 Predictions in Privacy & Security

GDPR – all year, all the time Next year will be full of growing pains as both the public and private sector interpret, implement, and refine their efforts to comply with the GDPR. Large, multinational companies with a presence in the EU (and who are at the greatest risk of EU ...

FCC Adopts ATSC 3.0

At its November agenda meeting, the FCC voted 3-2 to adopt a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking that allows TV broadcasters to use the next generation broadcast television transmission standard (“ATSC 3.0”) on a voluntary basis. Because ATSC 3.0 is not backward compatible with existing consumer or MVPD ...

RESOURCES & UPDATES

Webinar | TCPA Update 2018: Current Compliance Challenges for Companies

Marc Roth and Ronnie London will be featured speakers on PLI’s upcoming one-hour briefing “TCPA Update 2018: Current Compliance Challenges for Companies” on February 6, 2018 from 1-2pm ET. This important and timely presentation will provide a detailed analysis of how courts are interpreting the key aspects of the FCC’s July 2015 Declaratory Ruling ...

John Seiver to speak at FCBA Intellectual Property Committee CLE on February 7

The FCBA Intellectual Property Committee will sponsor a CLE in Washington, DC, on Wednesday, February 7 from 6:00 – 8:15 p.m. entitled “ISP Responsibilities Under Copyright and the DMCA.” John Seiver will be speaking on the panel “How to Handle Repeat Infringers,” which will go depth on what it means for ...

Don’t Miss Adam Greene at the Health Care Compliance Association’s Washington DC Regional Conference

The Health Care Compliance Association will be holding it’s Washington DC Regional Compliance Conference in Columbia, MD on March 9, 2018. Adam Greene will be presenting “Preparing for and Responding to Malware under HIPAA”, including: Documenting preparedness for a malware attack Whether ransomware and other malware requires reporting under the Breach Notification Rule Responding ...

ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Picks

  Trump signs executive order to boost broadband internet development in rural US Tech Republic reports that “the executive order may help bring internet to previously hard to reach areas, something several ISPs have been working towards.”  “A more connected country”, author Olivia Krauth reports, “could have several business implications. It would ...

ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Picks

Interactive Advertising Bureau Releases Technical Standard to Facilitate Disclosure and Consent in Digital Advertising IAB Europe reported that it “presented a new technical standard to support the digital advertising ecosystem in meeting requirements relating to user consent under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).”   Working Party 29 Releases Joint Annual Review of ...
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