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Mississippi new data breach notification law

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • April 14 2010

Mississippi is the latest state to adopt a data breach notification statute under House Bill 583

Amended Massachusetts security regulations and extension of effective date

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 18 2009

On August 17, 2009, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (the “OCABR”) issued a press release announcing important amendments to 201 CMR 17.00: Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth (the “Regulations”), and a third extension of its effective date from January 1, 2010 to March 1, 2010

In American Bar Association v. Federal Trade Commission, federal court prohibits FTC from enforcing Red Flags Rule against attorneys

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 7 2009

Judge Reggie B. Walton of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia recently granted an injunction sought by the American Bar Association (“ABA”) that prohibits the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) from enforcing the Red Flags Rule against attorneys

Liability insurer seeks declaration of no coverage in school laptop monitoring case

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • April 27 2010

An insurer that issued a school district liability policy to the Lower Merion School District has filed a declaratory judgment action, seeking a ruling that a recent privacy-related civil rights lawsuit against the school district is not covered by the policy

California amends data breach notification law

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • May 7 2010

The California State Senate approved Senate Bill 1166 on April 15, 2010

HHS releases final ‘meaningful use’ rules

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • July 26 2010

Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, eligible hospitals and healthcare professionals qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified electronic health records (EHR) technology and use it to achieve specified objectives

Public hearing on Massachusetts information security regulations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
  • -
  • September 24 2009

On September 22, 2009, Socheth Sor of Edwards Angell Palmer & Dodge LLP testified at a public hearing before the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations (“OCABR”) in Boston regarding 201 CMR 17.00, Standards for the Protection of Personal Information of Residents of the Commonwealth

FTC requests comment on privacy framework

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • January 25 2011

The Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") recently released a preliminary staff report entitled Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change: A Proposed Framework for Businesses and Policymakers, proposing a normative framework for company protection of consumers' privacy (the "Proposed Framework"

Final rules issued for breach of electronic health information

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
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  • USA
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  • September 17 2009

In the last week of August, 2009, the Department of Health and Human Services ("HHS") and the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") officially published their final rules concerning consumer notification of breaches of protected health information ("PHI"

FTC issues guidance regarding requirement that businesses provide victims and law enforcement with transaction records relating to identity theft

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 30 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") recently issued a publication entitled Businesses Must Provide Victims and Law Enforcement with Transaction Records Relating to Identity Theft (the "Publication"