Cleveland, Ohio (June 23, 2014) – Florida data breach notification law will soon be replaced by more stringent and encompassing law, and it is imperative for businesses to be proactive in their data security measures in order to remain compliant. That is the warning issued in an alert – Florida raises the bar on data privacy, security and breach notification with passage of new law – earlier today. The alert, issued by McDonald Hopkins’ national Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Practice, details the law’s new requirements and recommends proactive steps that should be taken immediately.
Monthly Archives: June 2014
Alert on the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 warns businesses to take proactive measures immediately
Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Alert: Florida raises the bar on data privacy, security and breach notification with passage of new law
On June 20, 2014, the “Florida Information Protection Act of 2014” (FIPA) was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott, after it received unanimous support by the legislature. FIPA will take effect on July 1, 2014 and will replace Florida’s existing data breach notification law. FIPA dramatically increases the breadth of Florida’s data breach notification law. This Alert highlights these new requirements.
The first breakout session that I attended at P3 was “Value-Based Pricing, Legal Project Management and the New Value Proposition.” The session was presented by Doug Woods (Strategic Pricing Manager Ogletree, @dougwoodsCPA), Jim McGrew (Chief Marketing Officer, Ogletree), Ashley Tenney (Business Development Manager – Corporate Department, McKenna Long, @latenney), and Crissy Wolfe (Attorney, McKenna Long).
It’s hard to believe that we’re already at June 20th of this year! Time sure flies these days. But before you head out to enjoy the first official weekend of a summer, take a look through this week’s top posts from ILNToday:
- A guide to compulsory acquisition in the absence of a takeover bid from Gadens Lawyers, Australia
- Is a director personally liable for debts incurred when the company is in financial difficulties? from Robinson Sheppard Shapiro in Montreal
- Recovery of legal fees when suing in contract from Robinson Sheppard Shapiro in Montreal
- ‘Reports of my death have been greatly exaggerated’: Trusts, IHT and the Government’s proposals from Fladgate LLP in England
- Supreme Court unanimously holds inherited IRAs are NOT protected in bankruptcy from McDonald Hopkins in Ohio
A recent Federal Trade Commission (FTC) investigation looked into whether Cole Haan violated the unfair trade practices section of the law when it required entrants in its Pinterest contest to pin images of the brand’s products in order to enter. This breaks new ground on the levels of scrutiny marketers and PR firms must go to in order to ensure legal compliance with Pinterest contests. More…
2014 is the “Year of the Consumer” and the UK Government is implementing a raft of new legislation which is aimed at giving greater rights to consumers, who will benefit from increased transparency and further information when purchasing goods or services online.
The new regulations apply to “distance selling” contracts (where a trader and consumer are not physically in the same place at the same time i.e. website sales contracts), “off-premises” contracts where the trader and the consumer conclude the sales contract at a place which is not the business premises of the seller (i.e. doorstep sales) and finally, “on-premises” contracts. Essentially, if you are a trader selling goods, services or digital content to consumers (but not in the context of B2B sales) then the new regulations will apply to you. More…
Late Thursday afternoon, House Republicans gathered to elect a new Majority Leader and a new Majority Whip. The election came as the result of Rep. Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) shocking primary loss and his subsequent decision to resign as Majority Leader. When the smoke cleared and the Republicans emerged from the members only vote, Rep. Kevin McCarthy (R-CA) was announced as the new Majority Leader and Rep. Steve Scalise (R-LA) as the new Majority Whip.
Maybe you’ve noticed this, or maybe you’ve worked on a campaign that uses this tactic: You visit a website to look at shoes, a car, or whatever, then move on to some other website – say Facebook or the New York Times – and an ad for the site or the product you just visited appears somewhere on the page. This is called “behavioral advertising” or “behavioral retargeting.” While some consumers like it, others find it creepy. That “creepiness” feeds into broader concerns about privacy – companies selling consumers data or the NSA scooping up phone records.
Weather seemed to factor into almost everyone’s travel into Chicago last week for the P3 conference, and unfortunately, it resulted in the cancellation of our keynote speaker for the morning. Instead, we were treated to an open and interactive discussion – as one of the speakers joked “We wouldn’t be business leaders if we didn’t know how to adapt.”
Rady Children’s Hospital in San Diego announced this week that it has discovered two instances of impermissible disclosure of patient information – both disclosures arising from employees sending spreadsheets containing PHI to job applicants. Surprisingly, Rady employees did not learn the lesson from their northern California neighbor, Stanford, which recently settled a lawsuit for $4 […]
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