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    Breaking Down Biometric Data

    As businesses use biometrics – such as fingerprint, iris, and face scans – in financial transactions, for security and authentication, and in connection with social media, they have been compelled to learn about biometric privacy laws,...

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On August 18, 2010, the Connecticut Department of Insurance released a bulletin to its regulated entities imposing a new requirement for those entities to notify the Commissioner’s office in writing “as soon as the incident is identified, but not later than five (5) calendar days after the incident is identified.” While Connecticut has had a...

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Congress Acts to Reduce Libel Tourism

Aug 11, 2010 by ZwillGen

President Obama signed HR 2765 into law today, providing defendants with a new arsenal of defenses against the enforcement of foreign libel judgments obtained in jurisdictions with much less stringent libel laws than those in the United States.  The law renders libel judgments inconsistent with the First Amendment or limits placed on personal jurisdiction under...

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Marc Zwillinger On The WikiLeak

Aug 9, 2010 by ZwillGen

In a recent Associated Press article, “Plugging the WikiLeak: What can the government do?” Marc Zwillinger explains why the government may be unable to prevent Julian Assange, an Australian citizen living abroad, from posting classified Pentagon and State Department documents on the Internet....

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HHS announced last week that it was withdrawing a proposed Final Rule on Breach Notification for Unsecured Protected Health Information from Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) review “to allow for further consideration.” While the agency did not specify why the rule was withdrawn from OMB review, there is some speculation that HHS may be...

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Today in the Washington Post, Marc Zwillinger explains how the proposed addition of electronic communication transaction records to the list of items law enforcement can seek with a national security letter could open a significant amount of Internet activity to government surveillance without judicial authorization, including Web 2.0 and social media.  The article, “White House Proposal Would Ease FBI...

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House, Senate hold Hearings on Online Privacy

Jul 28, 2010 by Lisa Branco

Committee hearings on online privacy are being held in both the House and Senate this week.  On Tuesday, the Senate Commerce Committee held a hearing on Consumer Online Privacy at which the committee heard testimony from the chairs of the FTC and FCC, as well as representatives from Facebook, Google, AT&T, and Apple.  (Archived hearing...

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