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Amended Washington data breach law requires Attorney General notification, imposes 45-day notice time limit

USA - July 23 2015 Earlier this year, Washington passed an amended version of its data breach notification law, which goes into effect Friday July 24, 2015…

PCI Security Standards Council issues new supplementary compliance requirements for the Data Security Standard

USA - July 19 2015 The Payment Card Industry (“PCI”) Security Standards Council (“SSC”) recently published a supplement to the PCI Data Security Standard (“DSS”) that…

Canadian Parliament amends PIPEDA with the Digital Privacy Act

Canada - July 13 2015 On June 18, 2015, the Canadian Parliament passed into law the Digital Privacy Act (the "Act"), which amends Canada's federal data protection statute…

FCC TCPA Order has harsh impact on businesses

USA - July 12 2015 On July 10, 2015, the FCC entered its long awaited Order on 21 petitions seeking clarification on a number of issues related to the federal Telephone…

FFIEC issues optional cybersecurity Assessment Tool

USA - July 6 2015 On June 30, 2015, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) announced that the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC)…

Rhode Island updates Identity Theft Protection Act; requires notice within 45 days of data breach

USA - July 5 2015 In the absence of action by the U.S. Congress to pass a national data breach notification law, many states stepped into the breach to update their…

FTC releases new data security guidance for businesses, announces conference series

USA - July 3 2015 The Federal Trade Commission has released new guidance, called "Start with Security," intended to assist businesses to improve their data security…

Visa & MasterCard: issuers may release identity of breached merchants

USA - June 24 2015 In two letters sent to Diana Dykstra, the President and CEO of the California and Nevada Credit Union Leagues, both MasterCard and Visa have…

FCC’s TCPA ruling delivers blow to businesses

USA - June 18 2015 The FCC today approved a Declaratory Ruling and Order resolving approximately 20 pending petitions seeking clarification of a variety of items…

Oregon updates and expands data breach statute

USA - June 18 2015 Oregon has updated its data breach notification statute to broaden the definition of personal information that will trigger notice to individuals and…