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Facebook settles FTC charges that it deceived consumers, agrees to 20 year consent order
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • November 29 2011

In a settlement announced today by the Federal Trade Commission and Facebook, the social networking service agreed to settle "charges that it deceived consumers by telling them they could keep their information on Facebook private, and then repeatedly allowing it to be shared and made public," according to the FTC's press release


State attorneys general write to Google
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 22 2012

In a letter sent earlier today, 37 state attorneys generals (or their equivalents) wrote to Larry Page, Google's CEO, "to express our strong concerns with the new privacy policy that Google announced it will be adopting for all of its consumer products."


Inside Counsel magazine revisits SEC's cybersecurity guidance
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 18 2012

As we noted back in October, the SEC issued CF Disclosure Guidance: Topic No. 2: Cybersecurity


White House releases long-anticipated privacy report
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2012

The White House has finally released its long-anticipated report on consumer privacy


Google changes its privacy policies
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2012

As many of you have probably seen already, Google is changing its privacy policies, effective March 1, 2012


Jail time for man who accessed computer of a competing medical practice
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 24 2012

An Atlanta, Georgia man was sentenced earlier this month to one year and one month in prison for intentionally accessing a computer of a competing medical practice, and taking personal information of the patients


Ninth Circuit en banc decision creates circuit split with First Circuit that affects employer claims against employees under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • May 2 2012

The U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts has noted that employers are increasingly using the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act “to sue former employees and their new companies who seek a competitive edge through wrongful use of information from the former employer’s computer system”


New Hampshire federal court interprets the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act more narrowly than Massachusetts federal court and dismisses claims based on violations of computer use restrictions
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 9 2012

A recent case from the U.S. District Court for the District of New Hampshire highlights the split between the District of New Hampshire and the District of Massachusetts over the proper interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030, in particular the phrase "exceeds authorized access."


HHS reports on breaches of unsecured protected health information
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2012

In its recent Annual Report to Congress on Breaches of Unsecured Protected Health Information, the Office of Civil Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services, we see confirmation of certain trends-- bigger breaches and breaches involving theft of electronic media:


Public discussion on confidentiality and privacy issues related to psychological testing
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 8 2010

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration ("SAMHSA"), in close cooperation with the Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights ("OCR"), is conducting a study of the "Confidentiality and Privacy Issues Related to Psychological Testing Data."