Data Security

The Article 29 Working Party released a statement outlining the implications of the court decision invalidating the US-EU Safe Harbor. For affected businesses, the three principal takeaways from the Working Party’s Statement are: No Grace...

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As we have written extensively on this blog, numerous federal agencies, including the FTC and FCC, are increasingly focused on cyber security. Add another one to the list. While the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”)...

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The FTC released “Start with Security,”a whitepaper promoting best security practices. Based on the FTC’s more than fifty Section 5, Unfair and Deceptive Trade Practices settlements, the whitepaper provides examples of what is and is...

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We previously blogged about President Obama’s increased focus on privacy and data security issues. Consistent with that focus, on February 13, 2015, President Obama issued an Executive Order entitled, “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing.”...

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On December 18, 2014, President Obama signed into law five cybersecurity-related bills aimed at protecting federal agencies from cybersecurity threats. The bills advance President Obama’s 2012 Executive Order “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity” by improving the...

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With the New Year just around the corner, we’d like to remind merchants of the January 1st deadline to implement version 3.0 of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). The changes in version 3.0...

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