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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


Declassified documents show FBI expanding data mining efforts over 1.5 billion personal records (and counting)
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 24 2009

Declassified documents obtained (but not published) by WIRED Magazine indicate that the FBI has been hard at work expanding a database of Americans' personal and financial information


Massachusetts holds public hearing on information security regulations -- regulators contemplating additional revisions in final rulemaking
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • September 22 2009

This morning, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulations (OCABR) held a public hearing in connection with its promulgation of revisions to the Commonwealth's information privacy regulations, 201 CMR 17.00


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


Massachusetts regulators propose amendments to information security regulations, delay enforcement until March 1, 2010
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • August 18 2009

On Monday, August 17, 2009, the Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation (OCABR) indicated that it will be modifying some provisions of the strict Massachusetts information security regulations first promulgated last year, 201 CMR 17


Incident of the week: ChoicePoint settles FTC charges that it failed to turn on "key monitoring tool"
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 23 2009

This week, ChoicePoint, Inc. finalized its settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to resolve charges stemming from a 2008 breach that compromised the personal information of 13,750 consumers


Five key steps to developing an information security program
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 17 2009

Information security the discipline of protecting information found in paper documents, electronic files and emails has become increasingly important in business


Goldman Sachs programmer arrested for transfer of top secret source code for Goldman's automated trading system
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2009

On July 3, 2009, FBI arrested Sergey Aleynikov, a Goldman Sachs programmer, as he disembarked at Newark airport on charges that he violated the Electronic Espionage Act (18 U.S.C. sec. 1832) when he sent company data to an overseas document server


Federal judge rules that lawyers need not comply with Red Flags Rules
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • October 30 2009

After hearing argument yesterday, Federal District Judge Reggie B. Walton entered an order this morning granting the American Bar Association's (ABA) request that lawyers be excluded from enforcement of the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) controversial Red Flags Rules


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