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Maine Supreme Court issues decision in Hannaford case, rules that time and effort spent mitigating harm from data theft do not constitute cognizable injury

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 21 2010

This morrning, the Maine Supreme Court issued its decision in the matter of In re Hannaford Bros. Co. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, Docket No. Fed-09-586, on a question certified to the Court by the United States District Court for the District of Maine in a pending action of the same name (Docket No. 08-md-01954

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

A reminder from the FTC: adhere to your privacy policies

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 26 2012

Earlier this week, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) settled claims against a web analytics company involving allegations that the information it collected about users’ web browsing habits exceeded that which it stated in its privacy policy and FAQs

HHS “early innovator” grants announced

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • November 8 2010

In late-October, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced state grants to design and implement information technology in order to operate health insurance exchanges

Public hearing on Massachusetts information security regulations

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • 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

Senate panel approves data breach bills

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

The Senate Judiciary Committee recently approved two bills on November 5, 2009

California amends data breach notification law

  • Edwards Wildman Palmer LLP
  • -
  • 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
  • -
  • 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

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

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"