On June 12, 2017, a putative class action was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against Tempur Sealy International, Inc. and Aptos, Inc. Tempur Sealy is a mattress, bedding and pillow retailer based in Lexington, Kentucky. Aptos is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, and formerly hosted and maintained Tempur Sealy’s … Continue Reading
On May 22, 2017, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that the AG’s office has reached a settlement with Safetech Products LLC regarding the company’s sale of insecure Bluetooth-enabled wireless doors and padlocks. This “marks the first time an Attorneys General’s Office has taken legal action against a wireless security company for failing to protect their [customers’] personal and private information.” … Continue Reading
On May 5, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York entered a default judgment in favor of the SEC against three Chinese defendants accused of hacking into the nonpublic networks of two New York-headquartered law firms and stealing confidential information regarding several publicly traded companies engaged in mergers and acquisitions.… Continue Reading
Earlier this month, the New York State Department of Financial Services published FAQs and key dates for its cybersecurity regulation for financial institutions that became effective on March 1, 2017.… Continue Reading
On April 6, 2017, New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman announced that privacy compliance company TRUSTe, Inc., agreed to settle allegations that it failed to properly verify that customer websites aimed at children did not run third-party software to track users. According to Attorney General Schneiderman, the enforcement action taken by the NY AG is the first to target a privacy compliance company over children’s privacy.… Continue Reading
On March 21, 2017, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman announced that the New York Office of the Attorney General received over 1,300 data breach notifications in 2016, a 60 percent increase from 2015. … Continue Reading
On March 9, 2017, AllClear ID hosted a webinar with Hunton & Williams partner Lisa J. Sotto on the new cybersecurity regulations from the New York State Department of Financial Services. This blog post provides a link to the recording and presentation materials. … Continue Reading
On March 9, 2017, AllClear ID will host a webinar with Hunton & Williams partner and chair of the Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice Lisa J. Sotto on the new cybersecurity regulations from the New York State Department of Financial Services. This blog entry provides a link to register for the event.… Continue Reading
On December 28, 2016, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced an updated version of its cybersecurity regulation for financial institutions that will become effective on March 1, 2017.… Continue Reading
Earlier this month, Hunton & Williams announced that Global Privacy and Cybersecurity partner Aaron P. Simpson has switched to London from the firm’s New York office. He will continue his work on behalf of clients as a leader of the firm’s Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice.… Continue Reading
On September 13, 2016, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced a proposed regulation that would require banks, insurance companies and other financial services institutions to establish and maintain a cybersecurity program designed to ensure the safety of New York’s financial services industry and to protect New York State from the threat of cyber attacks. … Continue Reading
In March 2016, the Department of Health and Human Services announced resolution agreements with North Memorial Health Care of Minnesota and The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research over potential violations of the HIPAA Privacy Rule.… Continue Reading
On April 8, 2015, a New York Assemblyman introduced the Data Security Act in the New York State Assembly that would require New York businesses to implement and maintain information security safeguards. The Data Security Act also expands the scope of New York’s breach notification law.… Continue Reading
On December 10, 2014, the New York State Department of Financial Services announced that it issued an industry guidance letter to all Department-regulated banking institutions announcing the Department’s plans to expand its information technology examination procedures to increase focus on cybersecurity. … Continue Reading
On April 25, 2014, a federal district court judge in New York ruled that Microsoft must release user data to U.S. law enforcement when issued a search warrant, even if the data is stored outside of the U.S.… Continue Reading
Hunton & Williams LLP is pleased to announce that several privacy attorneys were named to the New York Metro Super Lawyers list for 2012. For the seventh consecutive year, Lisa J. Sotto, partner and head of the Global Privacy and Data Security practice at Hunton & Williams LLP, was selected as a New York Super … Continue Reading
Over the past several weeks, online tracking practices involving the use of Flash cookies and ETags have been the subject of new research studies, class action lawsuits and significant media attention.
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Pending legislation in Connecticut, Florida, Nevada, New Jersey and Oregon aims to address the privacy risks associated with devices that may store personal information on their hard drives. A New York law addressing these issues came into effect on April 1, 2011.
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On September 15, 2010, New York State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced a settlement requiring software developer EchoMetrix to stop collecting and selling information from children's private online conversations.
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