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.
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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.

Continue Reading Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Sorrell v. IMS Health