On August 3, 2018, Ohio Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 220, which provides covered entities with an affirmative defense to tort claims, based on Ohio law or brought in an Ohio court, that alleges or relates to the failure to implement reasonable information security controls which resulted in a data breach.
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Privacy and data security issues have become the subject of critical focus in corporate mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and related transactions. Because of this heightened concern, it is imperative that companies conduct thorough due diligence about privacy and data security issues before entering into a transaction.
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Recently, Syed Ahmad, a partner with Hunton & Williams LLP’s insurance practice, and Eileen Garczynski, partner at insurance brokerage Ames & Gough, co-authored an article, Protecting Company Assets with Cyber Liability Insurance, in Mealey’s Data Privacy Law Report. This blog post contains a link to the full article.
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On October 25, 2016, the Federal Trade Commission released a guide for businesses on how to handle and respond to data breaches. The 16-page guide details steps businesses should take once they become aware of a potential breach. The guide also underscores the need for cyber-specific insurance to help offset potentially significant response costs.
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On June 30, 2016, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced that it had settled potential HIPAA Security Rule violations with Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia. This is the first enforcement action OCR has taken against a business associate since the HIPAA Omnibus Rule was enacted in 2013.
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TCCWNA. The very acronym evokes head scratches and sighs of angst and frustration among many in the retail industry. The New Jersey Truth-in-Consumer Contract Warranty and Notice Act was passed in 1981 to protect consumers from allegedly deceptive practices in consumer contracts, warranties, notices and signs. Continue reading for an in-depth view of the TCCWNA and what retailers can do to minimize risk.
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