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This summer, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) will once again tighten the belt on entities that offer financial products and services when another round of amendments to the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Safeguards Rule goes into effect—this time, requiring covered entities to report data breaches to the FTC.

What is the Safeguards Rule?

The Safeguards Rule, which originally

On Feb. 6, 2024, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a $4.75 million settlement with New York non-profit health system Montefiore Medical Center over alleged malicious insider conduct that caused potential violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) Security Rule. This settlement follows

Seeking to formalize its Sept. 15, 2021, Statement of the Commission on Breaches by Health Apps and Other Connected Devices, the Federal Trade Commission proposed broadening the Health Breach Notification Rule to cover “most health apps and similar technologies that are not covered by HIPAA.” Read on for details about this proposed rule, which is

Once an outlier, the 11th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals recently joined seven other Circuit Courts in holding that receipt of a single, unwanted text message constitutes the concrete injury required for standing in class actions filed under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. Read on for details about this development and implications for TCPA class

On July 26, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission adopted new rules regarding public companies’ reporting of (i) cybersecurity incidents, (ii) policies and procedures for identifying and managing cybersecurity risks and (iii) management and board roles in implementing cybersecurity policies and procedures. Read on for details about the new rules and recommended next steps for

On June 21, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security issued a long-anticipated cybersecurity final rule that revises an existing clause and adds two new clauses to the Homeland Security Acquisition Regulation related to contractors’ handling of controlled unclassified information.

Read on for highlights from this rule, which goes into effect July 21 and is likely to

Over the past year, website operators have experienced a proliferation of lawsuits under the Federal Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”), a Reagan-era statute prohibiting the nonconsensual disclosure of an individual’s video tape rental history. Despite its nondigital origin, litigation under the VPPA has successfully targeted the ubiquitous use of tracking technologies on businesses’ websites, creating

On March 29, 2023, Iowa became the latest in a small but growing number of states to enact comprehensive data privacy legislation.  Like its counterpart laws in California, Connecticut, Colorado, Utah and Virginia, Iowa’s data privacy law – formally titled “An Act Relating to Consumer Data Protection, Providing Civil Penalties, and Including Effective Date Provisions”