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New EU Breach Regulation in Force 24 Aug 2013 | 01:52 am

This week a new breach notification regulation takes effect across the EU. The Regulation on the measures applicable to the notification of personal data breaches under Directive 2002/58/EC (the “Regu...

Federal Court Finds No Reasonable Expectation of Privacy in Computer Files Shared on a Public Network 23 Aug 2013 | 03:11 am

On August 1, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota denied a criminal defendant’s motion to suppress, holding that the defendant had no reasonable expectation of privacy ...

FTC Announces 3.5 Million Dollar Settlement in FCRA Case 20 Aug 2013 | 11:33 pm

On August 15, 2013 the Federal Trade Commission announced a settlement with Cetergy Check Services, Inc. (“Cetergy”) stemming from allegations that Cetergy violated various provisions of the Fair Cred...

FTC Seeks Input on Proposed COPPA Parental Consent Mechanism 16 Aug 2013 | 09:15 pm

On August 15, 2013, the Federal Trade Commission announced  that it is seeking public comment regarding a proposed mechanism to obtain verifiable parental consent in accordance with the new Children’s...

HHS Settles with Affinity Health Plan Over Photocopier Security Breach 16 Aug 2013 | 01:00 am

On August 14, 2013, the Department of Health and Human Services (“HHS”) announced a resolution agreement and $1,215,780 settlement with Affinity Health Plan (“Affinity”) stemming from a security breac...

Tiao Speaks on Homeland Security and Electronic Surveillance in Privacy Piracy Radio Interview 13 Aug 2013 | 05:44 am

On August 12, 2013, Privacy Piracy host Mari Frank interviewed Paul M. Tiao on KUCI 88.9 FM radio in Irvine, California. Paul is a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Hunton & Williams, and the ...

Hunton Hosts International Data Privacy Seminar with the Department of Commerce on September 30 12 Aug 2013 | 10:21 pm

On September 30, 2013, Hunton & Williams LLP will host a panel discussion with the U.S. Department of Commerce on The Latest International Data Privacy Developments. The panel will take place in Hunto...

Obama Administration Releases Incentive Reports on Cybersecurity 8 Aug 2013 | 04:11 am

On August 6, 2013, the Obama Administration posted links on The White House Blog to reports from the Departments of Commerce, Homeland Security and Treasury containing recommendations on incentivizing...

Nominate Hunton’s Privacy Blog for the ABA Blawg 100 Amici 6 Aug 2013 | 10:43 pm

The American Bar Association Journal is compiling a list of the 100 best legal blogs of 2013 and readers are invited to submit nominations. We would appreciate you showing your support by submitting a...

Ireland DPA Will Not Investigate Facebook or Apple over Involvement in the PRISM Program 6 Aug 2013 | 06:16 am

As reported by Bloomberg BNA, the Irish Office of the Data Protection Commissioner (“ODPC”) has stated that it will not investigate complaints relating to the alleged involvement of Facebook Ireland I...

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