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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 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


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


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


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


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


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”


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


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"


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