Monthly Archives: November 2014

The FCC Asserts its Role as Regulator of Data Security

The FCC recently signaled its intention to move aggressively into the realm of data security regulation. On October 24, 2014, the agency released a Notice of Apparent Liability for Forfeiture (NAL), ordering two telecommunication companies to pay a combined $10

Posted in Data Security, Privacy, Regulations

California Health Care Providers Successfully Ward Off Data Breach Lawsuits

In a pair of recent cases, two California health care providers successfully warded off lawsuits arising from unauthorized data breaches of patient files.  These cases illustrate that improper disclosure of electronically stored personal information is an increasing concern for the

Posted in Data Breach, Privacy

California Enacts New Data Privacy Legislation

California is once again initiating significant changes to protect informational privacy in the digital world. Governor Jerry Brown recently signed several pieces of legislation in an attempt to protect individuals against invasions of privacy connected with personal data collection. California’s

Posted in Data Security, Legislation, Privacy
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