Cyber Security, Information Governance & Privacy

Last fall, Troutman Sanders reported that the Federal Communications Commission released its final report and order creating a reassigned numbers database to block robocalls. The FCC has now issued formalized policies to allow carriers to block calls by default using “reasonable analytics.”

The final version of the ruling is largely unchanged from the proposed version. 

New York State’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) has unveiled two new divisions focused on consumer protection, enforcement, and cybersecurity. These highlytouted divisions expand the enforcement capabilities of DFS and confirm that the department will continue to serve as a regulatory leader in the consumer protection space. 

The Cybersecurity

On May 29, medical software company Medical Informatics Engineering, Inc. and its subsidiary NoMoreClipboard, LLC settled a first-of-its-kind lawsuit brought by several state attorneys general alleging violations of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act following a data breach. 

The multi-state lawsuit, filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Indiana, alleged

Last week, the Eighth Circuit affirmed dismissal of a putative class action data breach lawsuit, holding that the named plaintiff failed to allege standing based on a single fraudulent charge to his credit card. A copy of the opinion can be found here.

In 2014, hackers accessed customer financial information from hundreds of retail

What CCPA Means to Security Leaders

Troutman Sanders attorney, Sadia Mirza was interviewed on the Impact of Emerging Privacy Legislation by ISMG.

Below are a few of Sadia’s comments from the interview:

“2018 was a huge year for privacy,” Mirza says. “It’s important to follow what’s going on in California right now because it’s going

In its Spring 2019 publication Semiannual Risk Perspective, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency highlights financial innovation and rapid technological developments as a special topic in emerging risks to the banking industry. The OCC’s report zeroes in on the various approaches to innovation that federal banks have adopted, including the

The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network of the U.S. Department of Treasury (“FinCEN”) issued new interpretive guidance last week relating to the application of anti-money laundering (“AML”) laws under the Banking Secrecy Act (“BSA”) to financial institutions engaged in the business of convertible virtual currencies (“CVCs”), including bitcoin and other cryptocurrency.

The stated purpose of the

We are pleased to announce that Troutman Sanders attorney David Anthony will be presenting at the Consumer Data Industry Association Law & Industry Conference at the Covington & Burling, LLP office in Washington, DC. David will be a panelist on the subject matter, “Managing Risk in an Always Changing Litigation & Enforcement Environment” on June

The operators of two websites have agreed to settle claims with the Federal Trade Commission relating to allegations that they failed to take reasonable steps to secure consumers’ data, which allowed hackers to breach both websites. The FTC issued a statement on both cases, which can be found here.

One case was filed against

On April 22, the Washington State Legislature passed H.B. 1071, a bill designed to strengthen the state’s data breach notification law. The bill, which will take effect March 1, 2020, if and when signed, includes the following amendments:

  1. Expands the definition of “personal information” – Previously, “personal information” was limited to an individual’s name,