On September 29, 2017, North Carolina-based technology company Samanage USA, Inc. agreed to a $264,000 settlement with the Vermont Attorney General in relation to a breach that exposed the Social Security numbers of 660 Vermont Health Connect users. … Continue Reading
On December 14, 2016, the FTC announced that the operators of the AshleyMadison.com website have settled with the FTC and a coalition of state regulators over charges that the companies deceived consumers and failed to protect users’ personal information.… Continue Reading
On September 8, Vermont Attorney General William Sorrell announced that SEI/Aaron's, Inc. has entered into an assurance of discontinuance to settle charges over the company's remote monitoring of its customers’ leased laptops.… Continue Reading
On June 1, 2012, the Vermont Attorney General announced a series of recent legislative initiatives including amendments to Vermont’s breach notification law that redefine security breach, add a 45-day timing requirement for notifying affected consumers and mandate notification to the state Attorney General.… Continue Reading
On June 23, 2011, in a 6-3 decision, the United States Supreme Court ruled in IMS Health Inc. v. Sorrell that a Vermont law that prohibited the sale of prescriber-identifiable data to drug companies was an unconstitutional violation of the First Amendment right to free speech.
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Thomas Julin, partner at Hunton & Williams LLP, discusses the Sorrell v. IMS Health litigation in an interview with Fred Cate, Senior Policy Advisor of the Centre for Information Policy Leadership. Mr. Julin represents IMS Health in the case, which concerns the constitutionality of a Vermont law prohibiting pharmacies from selling prescriber-identifiable information to third parties.
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