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PCI data security standards council provides cloud compliance guidelines

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 21 2011

On June 14, 2011, the PCI Security Standards Council’s Virtualization Special Interest Group published its “Information Supplement: PCI DSS Virtualization Guidelines”(the “Guidelines”) to Version 2.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”

Comments by outgoing FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour suggest continuing focus on consumer privacy by the Commission

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • March 18 2010

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that outgoing FTC Commissioner Pamela Jones Harbour criticized technology companies for publicly exposing consumer data, particularly during the rollout of new products

HHS delays enforcement of HITECH Act business associate provisions

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • February 19 2010

We understand that yesterday Adam H. Greene (Office of the General Counsel, Civil Rights Division, U.S. Department of Health & Human Services), speaking at the ABA’s 11th Annual Conference on Emerging Issues in Healthcare Law, indicated that enforcement of the business associate provisions of the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (the “HITECH Act”), which became effective on February 17, 2010, will be delayed until final rules addressing those provisions are published

House approves Social Security Number Protection Act

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 9 2010

On December 8, 2010, the U.S. House of Representatives approved the Social Security Number Protection Act of 2010 (S. 3789), which is aimed at reducing identity theft by limiting access to Social Security numbers

Department of Commerce issues landmark privacy Green Paper

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 16 2010

On December 16, 2010, the U.S. Department of Commerce Internet Policy Task Force issued its “Green Paper” on privacy, entitled “Commercial Data Privacy and Innovation in the Internet Economy: A Dynamic Policy Framework.”

Online tracking practices face increasing scrutiny

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • September 9 2011

Over the past several weeks, online tracking practices involving the use of Flash cookies and ETags have been the subject of new research studies, class action lawsuits and significant media attention

UK and U.S. regulators introduce new breach guidance, notification forms

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • United Kingdom, USA
  • -
  • February 3 2012

In recent weeks, regulators in California and Illinois have issued guidance on responding to data security breaches, while UK and California authorities released online forms for organizations to use when providing notification of a breach to regulators

OCR Director Leon Rodriguez says tolerance for HIPAA non-compliance is low

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 7 2012

On June 7, 2012, at the annual Safeguarding Health Information: Building Assurance through HIPAA Security Conference hosted in Washington, D.C. by the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) and the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”), OCR Director Leon Rodriguez said that, given HIPAA’s 15-year history and the substantial technical assistance OCR and NIST have provided covered entities, tolerance for HIPAA non-compliance is “much, much lower” than it has been in the past

Equifax and its customers to pay $1.6 million to settle FTC FCRA enforcement action

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • October 16 2012

On October 10, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced that consumer reporting agency Equifax Information Services LLC (“Equifax”) and several of its customers, including Direct Lending Source, Inc. (“Direct Lending”), have agreed to pay a combined total of nearly $1.6 million to settle FTC allegations that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) in connection with the sale of data regarding consumers in financial distress

FTC settles charges of “history sniffing”

  • Hunton & Williams LLP
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • December 6 2012

On December 5, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission announced that the online advertising company Epic Marketplace, Inc. (“Epic”) agreed to settle charges that it engaged in “history sniffing” to secretly and illegally collect information about consumers’ interest in sensitive medical and financial issues