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    Washington Strengthens Breach Notification Law

    On May 7, 2019, Governor Jay Inslee signed a bill (HB 1071) that strengthens the state’s existing data breach notification law by expanding the definition of “personal information” and reducing the time an entity has to...

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On December 1, 2010, the FTC released its preliminary Staff Report titled, “Protecting Consumer Privacy in an Era of Rapid Change.” The report provides a brief overview of the FTC’s privacy regulation and enforcement efforts, discusses the main concepts and themes that emerged from the FTC’s series of privacy roundtables, and proposes a three-part privacy...

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The Wall Street Journal is reporting that Staffers for Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid have been circulating new legislation that would amend the 2006 Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act and provide for licensing of internet poker with consumer protections and strong regulatory oversight.  The legislation would overturn the ban on processing of online-gambling transactions by...

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Washington, D.C. based law firm, Zwillinger Genetski LLP, is happy to announce the addition of Jennifer S. Granick, formerly Civil Liberties Director at the Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) and Executive Director of Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society and Cyberlaw Clinic. “Adding such an experienced San Francisco-based lawyer will enable us to provide...

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On Wednesday, December 1, 2010, FTC Chairman, Jon Leibowitz, Deputy Director of the Bureau of Consumer Protection, Jessica Rich, and Chief Technologist, Edward W. Felten will hold a telephone media availability to answer reporters’ questions about a new FTC report on privacy that outlines a framework for consumers, businesses and policymakers....

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Zwillinger Genetski LLP is the only boutique law firm to be ranked by Chambers and Partners in the Data Privacy and Security category.  See the entry here....

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A class action lawsuit filed against Google on October 25th in the Northern District of California may have the Googlers feeling like it is perhaps true that no good deed goes unpunished.  The suit, Gaos v. Google, alleges that Google violated the Stored Communications Act as well as several California state consumer protection laws by...

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Yesterday, Marc Zwillinger was quoted by Mike Scarcella in the Blog of the LegalTimes with regard to a recent ruling by Judge Royce Lamberth of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia.  The Court ruled that under the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, the government is not required to notify the email subscriber when...

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New Version of PCI DSS Released

Oct 28, 2010 by Lisa Branco

The PCI Security Standards Council released version 2.0 of the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (“PCI DSS”) today. While the standard takes effect on Jan. 1, 2011, entities have until Dec. 31, 2011 to become compliant. Most of the changes to the standard are relatively minor and are focused mainly on clarifying language in...

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Last week, the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals reversed course in a case alleging that the NCAA’s former distribution method of certain sporting event tickets was an illegal lottery.  George, et al. v. NCAA, No. 09-3667.  In response to a petition for rehearing, the court, rather than deciding the state law question itself, asked the...

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The Wall Street Journal (“WSJ”) reported that Reps. Markey (D-MA) and Barton (R-TX), the co-chairs of the House Bipartisan Privacy Caucus, sent Facebook a letter asking for more information about how Facebook provides and allows applications to use Facebook users’ Facebook IDs. The letter requests responses to several questions, including the number of users affected,...

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