At the heart of the extensive discussion over the Trans-Pacific Partnership (“TPP”) agreement is the question, “How will this affect my business?”
Companies that handle personal data may need to litigate an FTC enforcement action to its conclusion before a court will review the Commission's
On the eve of transferring its rulewriting authority under the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA), the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA), and the 2009 Omnibus Appropriations Act to the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection (CFPB), the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued a final rule on mortgage advertising, a final policy statement on collection of decedents’ debts, and a staff report on the FCRA with a summary of interpretations.
The House Energy and Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade has approved a data security bill by a voice vote, moving it to the full Energy and Commerce Committee for consideration.
The Federal Trade Commission recently announced that it will hold its first roundtable addressing motor vehicle dealers in Detroit on April 12, 2011.
The Supreme Court of the United States has ruled in Federal Communications Commission, et al. v. AT&T Inc., et al. that business entities have no personal privacy rights under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA).
In the past few months, the United States Supreme Court (SCOTUS) has heard oral arguments in several noteworthy cases which could have profound impacts on various issues from freedom of speech and freedom of religion to privacy rights of corporations and immigration reform.
Developments relating to the Swedish Data Inspection Board (the "Board"): The Board is currently reviewing how the municipalities treat protected personal data (skyddade personuppgifter).
In a notice apparently posted March 17, 2010, the Office of Civic Rights of the Department of Health and Human Services ("OCR") acknowledged its delay in issuing regulations for HIPAA business associate agreements.
The Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (HITECH Act), part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, includes significant investment in health information technology (IT) to facilitate the adoption of a nationwide health information network.