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New York AG Gives Online Retailer Black Eye On Data Security
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2016

Not wanting to be left out of the data security action, on August 8, the New York Attorney General announced a settlement with online eyeware


LabMD Suffers Relapse, As FTC Condemns Its Data Security Practices
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2016

Overruling the surprise decision last year of an administrative law judge, the Federal Trade Commission has held that LabMD's data security practices


HHS Imposes Largest HIPAA Fine Yet
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 13 2016

Late last month, the Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that Advocate Health Care Network had


CareFirst’s Second Win In Data Breach Suits
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2016

In contrast to GameStop, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia dismissed a suit against health insurer CareFirst for lack of standing


Home Depot Settles with Consumers in Data Breach Class Action
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2016

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia preliminarily approved a settlement between Home Depot and a class of consumers whose


The value of understanding international encryption regulation
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2012

Encryption technology offers both substantial benefits (by protecting the confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity of business and personal information) and substantial risks (by making it easier for criminals and terrorists to conceal communications regarding illegal behavior


Eighth Circuit Bucks Trend On Standing In Privacy Suits
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 20 2016

Also last week, the United States Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit, in. Carlsen v. GameStop, Inc., affirmed the dismissal of a case against


Privacy Shield Kicks Off, and EU Privacy Chiefs Hold Their Noses, For Now
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • August 6 2016

August 1 was the kickoff date for the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, when U.S. companies could begin self-certifying under the Shield. To sweeten the


Another Lost Laptop Results In Another Multi-Million Dollar HIPAA Fine
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 30 2016

The Department of Health and Human Services announced that the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) had agreed to settle allegations that


Scottrade Could Get Off Scot-Free After Breach
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 23 2016

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Missouri dismissed a class action complaint against Scottrade Inc., a retail brokerage company