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    FTC Calls for Comments on Safeguards Rule

    The FTC has issued a notice calling for comments on Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information, also known as the “Safeguards Rule.” The review of the Safeguards Rule, which took effect in 2003, is part of...

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FTC Calls for Comments on Safeguards Rule

Aug 30, 2016 by Marci Rozen

The FTC has issued a notice calling for comments on Standards for Safeguarding Customer Information, also known as the “Safeguards Rule.” The review of the Safeguards Rule, which took effect in 2003, is part of the FTC’s systemic, once-per-decade review of all FTC rules and guides. As background, the Safeguards Rule implements Section 501(b) of...

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LabMD Final Order

FTC Reinstitutes LabMD Order

Aug 9, 2016 by Keir Lamont

The FTC has entered its Opinion and Final Order in its ongoing campaign to take enforcement action against LabMD. The Commission alleges that in 2008 the former clinical laboratory unreasonably exposed the sensitive medical information of 9,300 consumers over a peer-to-peer file sharing network. Our last report on this protracted legal and jurisdictional struggle came...

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Trump Recurring Donations

Do Trump’s Automatically Recurring Donations Violate the Law?

Aug 8, 2016 by Jake Sommer and Zach Lerner

Donald Trump is no longer dependent on hat and t-shirt sales to fund his presidential campaign. Instead, Trump and the Republican National Committee are employing more traditional fundraising techniques, raising $64 million in July through online and mail-in donations. These totals will likely continue to increase, in part because many of Trump’s donors agreed to...

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fellow application

Now Accepting Applications for 2017 Fellows Program!

Jul 20, 2016 by Jennifer Russell

ZwillGen, a leading boutique law firm specializing in the intersection of law and technology, is seeking candidates for its 2017 Fellowship Program. The program presents a unique opportunity to work with and learn from some of the most experienced privacy and data security lawyers representing the biggest names in technology. The ZwillGen Fellow position is...

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The EU-U.S. Privacy Shield is official. This post explains what Privacy Shield is, what it requires, what has changed since the first version proposed in February 2016, how to join, and the benefits of joining early. What’s the Bottom Line? The EU and several other European jurisdictions restrict transfers of personal data to the United...

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When you offer a website with services and offerings that are accessible to millions of people with a simple click of a mouse, one important way to reduce risk is to craft an enforceable arbitration provision with a class action waiver. Requiring arbitration would theoretically prevent litigants from maintaining costly class action lawsuits. To be...

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