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No Place To Hide – The Effect Of A Data Breach On Brand Value
Almost every week a brand owner discloses that a data breach has occurred
United States
2 Sep 2019
Georgia Supreme Court Looking At Data Breach Liability
Data breaches and the unintentional disclosure of personal information are much in the news. Whether such events give rise to tort liability is an issue being looked at by the Georgia Supreme Court.
United States
5 Jun 2019
General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR): Frequently Asked Questions
The General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a European Union regulation intended to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe and increase data privacy protections for all EU citizens.
European Union
31 May 2019
ICANN Updates: Access To Domain Name Registrant Data Post-Blackout
As stated previously, the implementation of the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) has created significant issues for brand owners
United States
10 May 2019
4 Questions You Need To Ask About FTC Enforcement Actions On Data Privacy Violations
In the United States, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) serves as the primary federal enforcer of consumer data privacy and security laws for most businesses.
United States
1 Mar 2019
California's Consumer Privacy Act And The Future Of Privacy In The U.S.
California led the way over 15 years ago when, in 2003, it implemented the first state data breach notification law in the United States.
United States
1 Mar 2019
The Pending European ePrivacy Regulation
The phrase "it's a marathon, not a sprint" is applicable to the world of data privacy regulatory compliance these days.
United States
1 Mar 2019
Reduction Of Data Breach Costs – The 2018 Ponemon Institute Study
The Ponemon Institute LLC is involved in independent research and education dealing with data protection and information and privacy management practices.
United States
24 Sep 2018
Trademark Enforcement Hampered By Disappearance Of Whois Data
The biggest recent development involving ICANN results from the general data protection regulation known as GDPR and the regulation which became fully effective on May 25, 2018
United States
21 Sep 2018
New Developments: Disappearing Data: WHOIS Blackout
Further to our IP alert on May 22, two important developments have taken place in the last few days.
1 Jun 2018
Disappearing Data: WHOIS Blackout Will Likely Start May 25, 2018
WHOIS, a protocol used to query databases for domain name ownership information, will likely be widely unavailable while the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) ...
United States
22 May 2018
EU-US Privacy Shield: Frequently Asked Questions
The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is a framework designed by the U.S. Department of Commerce and the European Commission to provide companies in the U.S. and in the EU with a means to comply with data protection laws ...
United States
6 Feb 2018
General Data Protection Regulation: Frequently Asked Questions
The General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a European Union regulation intended to harmonize data privacy laws across Europe ...
United States
31 Jan 2018
Can't Just Phone In U.S.-E.U. Safe Harbor Compliance
Recent civil actions this month brought by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) against two companies that allowed their certification under the U.S.-E.U.
United States
24 Jul 2017
A Primer On The EU's General Data Protection Regulation
Over four years in the making, the General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR") was approved by the European Council and Parliament on April 14, 2016 and will come into force beginning on May 25, 2018.
European Union
4 Jul 2017
United States And European Union Agree On New Safe Harbor For Data Transfers
Since October 6, 2015, when the European Court of Justice held that the longstanding United States – European Union Safe Harbor Framework was invalid...
United States
8 Feb 2016
2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report Released
Earlier this week, Verizon released its annual Data Breach Investigations Report for 2015.
United States
21 Apr 2015
FTC Cautions On Use Of Consumer Data Following Business Acquisitions
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has long been aggressive in holding businesses accountable for the commitments made to consumers in online privacy policies.
United States
20 Apr 2015
FCC Steps Up Data Enforcement Role With $25 Million Fine
The Federal Communications Commission announced yesterday that it has entered into a settlement with AT&T Services, Inc. as a result of the FCC's investigation of a series of data breaches during 2013 and 2014 at AT&T call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines.
United States
17 Apr 2015
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