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Cybersecurity Threats May Impact Your Digital Health

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition, Health Information

As the healthcare industry continues to embrace the Internet of Things, cybersecurity may present unprecedented health and privacy risks to patients. Wireless-enabled medical devices are increasingly common. For some patients, this means that their hearts are, quite literally, connected … Continue Reading

UPDATE: The FCC Approves Privacy Regulations for Internet Service Providers

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Competition, Data retention, Data Security, Privacy

This morning the FCC voted along party lines to adopt rules subjecting broadband internet service providers (ISPs) to new consumer privacy regulations. According to the FCC’s press release, the rules give “customers the tools they need to make informed decisions … Continue Reading

Industry Insight: Information Governance – Leverage Your Business Intelligence and Reduce Risk

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition

The goal is to turn data into information, and information into insight.” – Carly Fiorina, former CEO, Hewlett-Packard Co.

The most valuable asset of every organization is information. Organizing, analyzing and optimizing this complex source of business intelligence … Continue Reading

Save the Date: McGuireWoods Annual European Data Protection and Security Conference

Posted in Data Protection and Competition, Data Security, EU Data Protection

EU Data Privacy

September 27, 2016 | London

Learn more about data protection laws in light of BREXIT. The conference is designed for in-house counsel, risk managers, security officers, regulatory and compliance officers, directors, financial officers, information officers, human resource officers and managers … Continue Reading

Home Depot Alleges Visa, MasterCard Colluded To Delay Chip-and-PIN Implementation; Exposed Retailers, Consumers to Data Breach Risks

Posted in Data Protection and Competition, Financial Services Information Management

A recent bombshell lawsuit by The Home Depot alleges patterns of antitrust violations, illegal collusion, and anti-competitive conduct by the Visa and MasterCard credit card networks. The suit arises in a climate in which the networks are increasingly under attack … Continue Reading

EU Commissioner Jourová Speaks Before European Parliament About Schrems’ Impact on Safe Harbor Negotiations

Posted in Data Protection and Competition, EU Data Protection, Legislation, Privacy

On October 26, 2015, EU Commissioner Jourová, responsible for data protection, delivered before the European Parliament a speech on the implications of the Schrems ruling (C‑362/14) by the Court of Justice of the EU, which declared as “invalid” … Continue Reading

President Promotes Cybersecurity in State of the Union Address

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Protection and Competition, Legislation, Privacy, Surveillance

Highlighting the importance of cybersecurity in a time of data breaches and cyber attacks that have compromised our national security, privacy, economy, and businesses, President Obama incorporated cybersecurity issues in his recent State of the Union address. He stated:

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Spanish Data Protection Authority Issues New Privacy Guidelines

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Cybersecurity, Data Protection and Competition, EU Data Protection

The Spanish Data Protection Agency (AEPD) recently issued new privacy guidelines designed to identify and avoid privacy risks.  The AEPD’s guidance on data protection impact assessments (PIAs) encourages privacy by design – i.e., building privacy protections into products or … Continue Reading