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FTC delays enforcement of Red Flags Rule against doctors & hospitals until appeals court rules
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2010

On June 25, 2010, federal district court judge Reggie B Walton of the United States District Court for the District of Columbia entered a stipulated court order directing the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to delay enforcement of the FTC's Red Flags Rule against doctors and medical practices represented by the American Medical Association (AMA) and American Osteopathic Association


Cracking down: Twitter settles charges that it did not take adequate security precautions to protect user privacy settings
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2010

Today, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and Twitter announced that Twitter has agreed to settle FTC charges that the company failed to take sufficient security measures to protect user privacy settings


Spokeo in violation of federal privacy laws according to new FTC complaint
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 1 2010

This week, the Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT) submitted a complaint to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) alleging that the data broker website Spokeo was violating federal financial privacy law by not taking adequate safeguards to protect consumers


Albert Gonzalez gets 20 years for TJXHeartland breaches
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2010

Last week was a tough week for Albert Gonzalez, the so-called "leader of the largest hacking and identity theft ring ever prosecuted by the U.S. government."


Accountants ask court to exempt them from Red Flags Rules
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 12 2010

Last week the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA) filed papers seeking summary judgment in the lawsuit filed against the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to exempt accountants from the FTC's Red Flags Rules


The FTC fines Las Vegas man $35,000 for dumping customer financial records in public dumpster
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

This week, the FTC finalized a $35,000 settlement with Gregory Navone, the real estate broker who left 40 boxes of customer tax returns, bank statements, consumer reports and other financial records in a public dumpster behind an office building in Las Vegas


Fight breaks out over whether hacker responsible for largest data breach in history suffers from "Internet addiction"
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • January 22 2010

In December, Albert Gonzalez, aka "segvec," "soupnazi" and "j4guar17" pled guilty to charges that he masterminded the theft of over 100 million consumer credit card numbers and other financial information from Heartland Payment Systems, 7-Eleven and other companies


FTC tells businesses, schools and local governments: stop sharing personal information on peer-to-peer filesharing networks
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 23 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced yesterday that it had notified "almost 100" companies and organizations, including schools and local governments, that sensitive personal information from those entities was being shared across peer-to-peer (P2P) filesharing networks


Free iPhone password breaker released
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 5 2010

Back in October you may remember our post on Elcomsoft, a Russian software company that came out with program to decrypt common wireless network signals


Regulators provide online privacy notice builder to help financial institutions comply with Gramm Leach Bliley Act
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • April 22 2010

Last week a number of federal regulatory agencies rolled out an online privacy notice builder for financial institutions subject to one or more of the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (GLBA) regulations