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New Hampshire struggles with First Circuit precedent on the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, too
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2013

An interesting article by Jeffrey Spear that appeared in the New Hampshire Bar News in July shows that the federal district court in New Hampshire is


FTC issues revised business guide on ‘red flags’ identity theft rule
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 13 2013

The Federal Trade Commission has issued revised guidance designed to help businesses comply with the requirements of the Red Flags Rule, which


Revised COPPA rules go into effect July 1, 2013
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2013

In order to "keep up with technology," the FTC revised the Children's Online Privacy Protection Rule (COPPA) in 2012. As a result of those revisions


Massachusetts Attorney General secures $140,000 settlement of claims that patient information was left in a town dump
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 7 2013

The Massachusetts Attorney General announced today that the former owners of a medical billing practice and four pathology groups have agreed to


“A million here, a million there” wellpoint settles HIPAA breach and security claims with HHS OCR for $1.7 million
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 12 2013

Managed care company WellPoint Inc. has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services $1.7 million to settle potential HIPAA Privacy


Vermont quietly updates its data security law
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 1 2012

You may have missed it, because it came without fanfare and does not seem to have made the data security trade press, but in early May, the State of Vermont updated its data security law


$1.5 million settlement of first HIPAA enforcement action resulting from HITECH Breach Notification Rule
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 14 2012

The trend toward increasingly large health information breach settlements has continued with yesterday's announcement that Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee (BCBST) has agreed to pay the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $1,500,000 to settle potential violations of HIPAA's Privacy and Security Rules, HHS's Office of Civil Rights


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."


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”


The right to be deleted
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 20 2012

If you haven't Googled yourself in a while, this might be a good time