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Cyber Security, Information Governance & Privacy

On June 25, the Federal Trade Commission announced a partnership with law enforcement to target illegal robocalls, including 94 actions aimed at operations around the nation that are responsible for more than a billion robocalls. “Operation Call it Quits” is aimed at reducing the number of pre-recorded telemarketing calls and includes new information aimed at

At the state level, data privacy laws in the United States have primarily taken a reactive approach. As of 2018, all 50 states (as well as Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands) have implemented data breach laws requiring notification to individuals for unauthorized access to personal information. Only certain states, however, regulate

Weighing in on a conflict that

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

The Federal Trade Commission has announced a settlement with LightYear Dealer Technologies, LLC, doing business as DealerBuilt, a company that sells software and data services to auto dealers. The FTC alleged that DealerBuilt’s poor data security practices resulted in a breach that exposed the personal information of millions of consumers. A hacker gained unauthorized access

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