It is being widely reported that the HIPAA/HITECH Act Omnibus Final Rule will be issued in March 2012. This omnibus rule is expected to include: A final breach notification rule. A final HIPAA Enforcement Rule, implementing changes mandated by the … [Read more] about HIPAA/HITECH Act Privacy Rule Coming Soon?
The European Commission has released its final draft proposal for comprehensive reform of data protection standards in the European Union. This draft of a proposed new General Data Protection Regulation (the “Regulation”) is largely consistent with … [Read more] about European Commission Releases Final Draft of Proposed Overhaul of Data Protection Regulation in Europe
The European Commission has prepared and circulated a draft new General Data Protection Regulation (the “Regulation”). The draft is consistent with many of the expectations the Commission set in its November, 2010, communication titled, … [Read more] about Draft Regulation Prepared by the European Commission Proposes Fundamental Changes in European Union Privacy and Data Security Standards
Yesterday, the House Intelligence Committee passed H.R. 3523, the Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act of 2011, by a nearly unanimous vote of 17-1. The legislation, which was introduced Wednesday by Committee Chairman Mike Rogers (R-MI), … [Read more] about House Committee on Intelligence Overwhelmingly Passes Cybersecurity Legislation
On November 29, the Federal Trade Commission announced that it had entered an agreement and consent order with Facebook Inc. to settle charges made by the FTC that Facebook’s changes to its website’s privacy settings in December 2009 had threatened … [Read more] about Facebook Agrees To Privacy Changes As A Result Of FTC Settlement