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FDA publishes draft social media guidance documents

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 5 2014

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released drafts of two new guidance documents that are relevant to companies offering prescription drugs

Heard on the hill - June 30, 2014

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 30 2014

On June 4, 2014, the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law held a hearing to consider S. 2171, the Location

California breach notification law extended to online log-in credentials

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2013

On September 27, 2013, California's governor signed S.B. 46, a bill that expands the reach of the state's existing data breach law to cover

California’s AB 370 do not track disclosure law

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 24 2013

On September 27, 2013, California Governor Jerry Brown signed A.B. 370 into law, which changes the state's online privacy policy disclosure

FTC issues COPPA educational letters to industry

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2013

As the July 1, 2013 implementation date of the updated Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule ("COPPA Rule") approaches, businesses are working to

California positioning itself to press the eraser button

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2013

California Senate Bill 568, passed unanimously in the California Senate, would mandate an "eraser button" for websites that collect information from

Senate Commerce Committee examines “do not track” status

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 17 2013

On April 24, Senator Jay Rockefeller (D-WV), Chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee, convened a committee hearing titled "A Status Update on the

Congress and the states consider legislation on employer access to social media accounts

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2012

Lawmakers in the Senate and House of Representatives have introduced legislation (S. 3074, H.R. 5684) that would amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act to make it a federal crime, punishable by fines, for employers to knowingly and intentionally “compel or coerce” a person to authorize access (such as by providing a password) to a computer that is not the employer’s computer, for hiring, promotion or firing purposes, and thereby to obtain information from the computer

Senate Commerce ponders self-regulation

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2012

Under the Chairmanship of Sen. Rockefeller (D-WV), the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (the “Committee”) continues to examine issues of data privacy and consumer protection

State attorneys general to examine privacy

  • Venable LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • August 3 2012

In June, Maryland Attorney General Douglas Gansler was elected president of the National Association of Attorneys General (“NAAG”) and announced that his year-long presidential initiative will focus on “Privacy in the Digital Age.”