Tag Archives: Personal Information

CFTC Brings Cybersecurity Enforcement Action

On February 12, 2018, in a settled enforcement action, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission charged a registered futures commission merchant with violations of CFTC regulations relating to an ongoing data breach.… Continue Reading

FTC Releases PrivacyCon 2018 Agenda

On February 6, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission released its agenda for PrivacyCon 2018, which will take place on February 28. PrivacyCon 2018, which is free and open to the public, will take place at the Constitution Center conference facility in Washington, D.C. … Continue Reading

FTC Settles First Children’s Privacy Case Involving Connected Toys

On January 8, 2018, the FTC announced an agreement with electronic toy manufacturer, VTech Electronics, settling charges that VTech violated COPPA by collecting personal information from hundreds of thousands of children without providing direct notice or obtaining their parent’s consent, and failing to take reasonable steps to secure the data it collected. … Continue Reading

FTC and FCC Announce Cooperation on Repeal of Net Neutrality Rules

Recently, the FTC and FCC announced their intent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding under which the agencies would coordinate their efforts following the adoption the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. If adopted, the Order would repeal the rules put in place by the FCC in 2015 that prohibit high-speed internet service providers from stopping or slowing down the delivery of websites and from charging customers extra fees for high-quality streaming and other services. … Continue Reading

FCC Releases Plan to Repeal Net Neutrality Rules

Recently, FCC Chairman Ajit Pai released a draft of the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. If adopted, the Order would repeal the rules put in place by the FCC in 2015 that prohibit high-speed internet service providers from stopping or slowing down the delivery of websites and from charging customers extra fees for high-quality streaming and other services. … Continue Reading

Canadian Privacy Commissioner Issues Report on Children’s Educational Apps

Recently, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada issued its 2017 Global Privacy Enforcement Network Sweep results, which focused on certain privacy practices of online educational tools and services targeted at classrooms. The OPC examined the privacy practices of two dozen educational websites and apps used by K-12 students.… Continue Reading

OCR Releases Guidance on HIPAA Compliance During Emergencies

On September 7, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights issued an announcement containing disaster preparedness and recovery guidance in advance of Hurricane Irma. The announcement underscores key privacy and security issues for entities covered by HIPAA to help them protect individuals’ health information before, during and after emergency situations.… Continue Reading

FTC Posts Sixth Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Series

On August 25, 2017, the FTC published the sixth blog post in its “Stick with Security” series. This week’s post, entitled Stick with Security: Segment your network and monitor who’s trying to get in and out, illustrates the benefits of segmenting networks and monitoring the size and frequency of data transfers.… Continue Reading

Delaware Amends Data Breach Notification Law

On August 17, 2017, as reported in BNA Privacy Law Watch, Delaware amended its data breach notification law, effective April 14, 2018. The amendments include expansion of the definition of personal information, timing of notification, changes to the harm threshold and credit monitoring service changes. … Continue Reading
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