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FCC Reaches Settlement with Cable Operator over Customer Data Breach

On November 5, 2015, the Enforcement Bureau of the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) entered into a Consent Decree with cable operator Cox Communications to settle allegations that the company failed to properly protect customer information when the company’s electronic data systems were breached in August 2014 by a hacker. The FCC alleged that Cox failed … Continue Reading

FCC Cites Lyft Inc. and First National Bank Corp. for TCPA Violations

On September 11, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) announced that Lyft Inc. (“Lyft”) and First National Bank Corporation (“FNB”) violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) by forcing their users to consent to receive automated text messages as a condition of using their services. The FCC warned that these violations could result in fines … Continue Reading

SEC Announces Settlement Order and Publishes Investor Alert

On September 22, 2015, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a settlement order with an investment adviser for failing to establish cybersecurity policies and procedures, and published an investor alert entitled Identity Theft, Data Breaches, and Your Investment Accounts.… Continue Reading

U.S.-EU Data Transfer Agreement for Law Enforcement Nearing Completion

On September 8, 2015, representatives from the U.S. Government and the European Commission initialed a draft agreement known as the Protection of Personal Information Relating to the Prevention, Investigation, Detection and Prosecution of Criminal Offenses, which is intended to govern the cross-border transfer of personal information for law enforcement purposes. … Continue Reading

Connecticut Passes New Data Protection Measures into Law

On July 1, 2015, Connecticut's governor signed into law Public Act No. 15-142, An Act Improving Data Security and Agency Effectiveness, that amends and updates the state's data breach notification law and imposes certain data security requirements on health insurers and state contractors.… Continue Reading

FTC Launches Data Security Initiative

On June 30, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced its new "Start With Security" initiative, which will provide businesses with information on data security and how to protect consumer information.… Continue Reading

SEC Cybersecurity Investigations: A How-to Guide

Hunton & Williams LLP partners Lisa Sotto, Scott Kimpel and Matthew Bosher published an article in Westlaw Journal's Securities Litigation & Regulation on SEC Cybersecurity Investigations: A How-to Guide. This blog entry provides a link to download a copy of the article.… Continue Reading