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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"


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


District of New Jersey dismisses securities fraud claims against company that suffered data breach
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

Late last year, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed a securities fraud litigation that had been brought against a payment card processor in connection with the theft, by cybercriminals, of credit and debit card information from the company's computer system


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


Study shows cost of data breaches increases
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2010

The Ponemon Institute, a privacy and information management research firm, released its fifth annual U.S. Cost of a Data Breach Study (the “Study”


Liability insurer seeks declaration of no coverage in school laptop monitoring case
  • Locke Lord 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
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

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


Business associate regulations effective; enforcement uncertain
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2010

New requirements making the HIPAA privacy and security rules applicable to business associates of healthcare entities became effective on February 17, 2010


Washington new credit card data breach liability law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

Washington Governor Christine Gregoire recently signed HB 1149 into law


Massachusetts Supreme Court affirms dismissal of data breach claims brought against retailer by financial institutions
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2010

Recently, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld two lower court decisions dismissing, on separate motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, a number of claims brought by credit unions against a retailer in connection with a breach of debit and credit card data