On June 26, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) filed a complaint in federal district court in Arizona against Wyndham Worldwide Corporation and three subsidiaries (“Wyndham”) alleging that the company’s … [Read more] about FTC Files Complaint Against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. for Data Breach
This afternoon, Senators John McCain (R-AZ), Kay Bailey Hutchison (R-TX), Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Saxby Chambliss (R-GA), Lisa Murkowski (R-AK), Dan Coats (R-IN), Ron Johnson (R-WI), and Richard Burr (R-NC) reintroduced the Strengthening and Enhancing … [Read more] about Senate Republicans Reintroduce Revised Cybersecurity Bill, S. 3342, the SECURE IT Act
In our November 30, 2011 and March 7, 2012 posts, we discussed the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) audit pilot program, which began in November 2011 and is expected to conclude in December 2012. The audit program has been developed pursuant to the … [Read more] about HHS/OCR Posts HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Audit Protocol
Despite recent indications from HHS and the Director of HHS’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) that the HIPAA/HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule is extremely close to publication, the White House’s Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has extended its … [Read more] about HIPAA/HITECH Act Privacy Rule Delayed?
In what appears to be a growing trend, Vermont and Connecticut have added a requirement to separately notify the states’ Attorney General’s office of a data breach involving the personal information of Vermont and Connecticut residents. … [Read more] about Vermont and Connecticut Add Attorney General Notification to Data Breach Notice Statutes