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NIST announces collaborative privacy framework initiative

James Shreve September 11, 2018
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The framework is significant for several reasons and is intended to help organizations manage the data privacy risks they are now exposed to more than ever thanks to new technologies. READ MORE

Seventh Circuit lets data breach suit proceed for credit monitoring and lost use of credit card damages

David Duffy April 19, 2018
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In a blow to retailers and other businesses subjected to data breaches, the Seventh Circuit has reinstated a class action brought by consumers against Barnes & Noble arising from a 2012 breach. READ MORE

Did U.S. executive order signal trouble for EU citizen privacy rights?

February 13, 2017
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President Trump’s efforts to withdraw privacy protections for non-U.S. citizens are coming in direct conflict with recent efforts by the European Union to strengthen privacy protections for its citizens, no matter where in the world they travel. READ MORE

FINRA forces firms into the weeds on security policies

November 21, 2016
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A recent Letter of Consent issued by the SEC's Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) contained some startling new requirements that, if enforced by FINRA, could place a significant burden on financial firms in regard to their privacy and cybersecurity policies. READ MORE

What you need to know about the new EU-U.S. data transfer pact

Rob Kamensky July 14, 2016
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The U.S. and EU have negotiated a new pact that would allow for U.S. companies to collect and store personally identifying information about EU citizens and to protect those citizens’ privacy pursuant to EU standards. So what are the requirements of this new Privacy Shield and what do they mean for U.S. companies doing business with European customers? READ MORE