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Canada’s New Data Breach Reporting Requirements In Effect As Of November 1, 2018

Effective November 1, 2018, organizations engaged in commercial activities in certain Canadian provinces and territories  now have additional data breach reporting requirements pursuant to the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA1) and the Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations2. While Quebec3, British Columbia4 and Alberta5 previously adopted substantially similar data breach requirements, if personal information during the course of a commercial activity crosses borders, ...
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Federal Law Considerations For Data Custodians Operating Within Ftca § 5

The last article discussed the consent orders that typically result from Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTCA”) § 5 enforcement actions. This article, the final in a four-article series on data custodianship, discusses some sector-specific laws and provides links for further research.  While these laws are more industry-specific than FTCA § 5, these laws provide the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), other agencies, and sometimes individual victims ...
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Ftc Consent Orders Pursuant To Ftca § 5

In the last article, we discussed FTCA § 5 enforcement actions. This article describes the consent orders that often result from FTC complaints alleging unfair or deceptive practices or other unlawful acts in the realm of privacy and data protection.  While consent orders do not require an admission of guilt, they generally prohibit the conduct which gave rise to the initial complaint, require defendants obtain ...
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Ftca § 5 And Unfair Or Deceptive Trade Practices

In the last article, we outlined, generally, privacy and data protection considerations for compliance with applicable laws.  This article discusses the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTCA”) § 5, which empowers the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to pursue enforcement actions against companies that engage in “unfair” acts that are (1) likely to cause substantial injury to consumers (2) that is neither reasonably avoidable (3) nor outweighed ...
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Ftca § 5 And Unfair Or Deceptive Trade Practices

In the last article, we outlined, generally, privacy and data protection considerations for compliance with applicable laws.  This article discusses the Federal Trade Commission Act (“FTCA”) § 5, which empowers the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) to pursue enforcement actions against companies that engage in “unfair” acts that are (1) likely to cause substantial injury to consumers (2) that is neither reasonably avoidable (3) nor outweighed ...
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Data Custodianship: My Website has 10,000 Users, Now What?

This article is the first in a four-article series discussing how certain federal laws impact data custodians, those who collect, store, process, disclose, and otherwise use consumer data. The widespread necessity for businesses to establish an internet presence has transformed many conventional businesses into data custodians.  While some businesses embrace this new-found role and attempt to create additional revenue by selling data to third parties, ...
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Cyber Liability Insurance for Small to Medium Size Businesses – Are You Covered??

Today, it seems hardly a month passes without a report of another business falling victim to a data breach.  Over the past few years, some of the largest and well-known companies such as Equifax, Target, Home Depot, TJ Maxx, Anthem, Sony Pictures, and Uber, have been affected by data breaches. These companies have experienced significant losses, totaling millions of dollars. While larger companies may possess ...
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