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FTC requests comment on privacy framework
  • Locke Lord 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"


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


FTC issues guide for businesses on securing data stored by digital copiers
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") recently issued a publication entitled Copier Data Security: A Guide for Businesses (the "Publication") to alert businesses of the potential data security threat posed by digital copiers


Congress passes act to exclude attorneys, other professionals from reach of Red Flags Rule
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2010

On December 8, 2010, the United States House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 3987, the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010, to exempt lawyers, doctors, accountants, and other professionals from the Red Flags Rule


HHS “early innovator” grants announced
  • Locke Lord 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


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


Connecticut Insurance Department issues new data breach notification requirements
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 31 2010

The Connecticut Insurance Department ("Department") issued Bulletin IC-25 (the "Bulletin"), dated August 18, 2010, to require all entities doing business in Connecticut that are licensed by or registered with the Department to notify the Department of any information security incident


Eighth Circuit rules that General Liability insurer must defend claim for lost use of personal computer under both General Liability policy and information and Network Technology Errors or Omissions Liability policy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2010

In late July 2010, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an insurer that issued a General Liability policy and an Information and Network Technology Errors or Omissions Liability policy must provide a defense to its insured under both policies for a claim that alleges the insured infected the underlying claimant's computer with a spyware program, allegedly affecting the operation of the computer


HHS releases final ‘meaningful use’ rules
  • Locke Lord 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


FTC extends effective date of Red Flags Rule to December 31, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

On May 28, 2010, the last business day before the June 1, 2010 effective date for the Red Flags Rule, the Federal Trade Commission issued a press release announcing another extension of the enforcement date