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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


“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


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


Corporate transparency reports: understanding limitations and leveraging opportunities
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 24 2013

Recent revelations regarding surveillance activities by the U.S. Government have raised many questions regarding the balance between privacy and


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


Recent Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court case starts a wave of lawsuits against retailers for collecting customer ZIP codes
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • June 12 2013

In a recent decision, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (SJC) determined that customer ZIP Codes are "personal identification information"


Telecommunications companies release guiding principles on freedom of expression and privacy
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 25 2013

The Telecommunications Industry Dialogue, a group of eight telecommunications companies, recently published a set of Guiding Principles on freedom of


The split in the circuit courts over the proper interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act actually goes three ways
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • March 15 2013

I've written many times about the significant split in circuit courts' interpretation of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), which affects


The Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council issues guidelines for security risk assessments, cloud computing, and accepting payments on mobile devices
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 27 2013

Merchants who accept credit cards have a duty to protect customer information, not only by law (see, e.g., 201 CMR 17.00), but also because the


More on President Obama’s Executive Order on cybersecurity
  • Foley Hoag LLP
  • USA
  • February 14 2013

On February 12, 2013, President Obama signed an Executive Order entitled "Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity." The Order has two key