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Federal Court Imposes Record Fine on TV Provider for Do Not Call Violations

On June 5, 2017, an Illinois federal court ordered satellite television provider Dish Network LLC (“Dish”) to pay a record $280 million in civil penalties for violations of the FTC’s Telemarketing Sales Rule (“TSR”), the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA”) and state law. In its complaint, the FTC alleged that Dish initiated, or caused a telemarketer […]
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European Commission Pushes for Greater EU Role in Cybersecurity

On June 7, 2017, the European Commission published a paper signalling the EU’s intention to increase its role in directing cybersecurity policy and responses across its member states. The increasing threat posed by cyber attacks is highlighted in the EU Commission’s Reflection Paper on the Future of European Defence, which builds its case for closer […]
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Belgian DPA Issues Recommendation on DPO Appointment under GDPR

Recently, the Belgian Privacy Commission (the “Belgian DPA”) released a Recommendation (in French and Dutch) regarding the requirement to appoint a data protection officer (“DPO”) under the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”). The Recommendation aims to provide guidance in response to the many questions that the Belgian DPA has received so far regarding the […]
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South Korea Joins the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System

On Monday, June 12, 2017, South Korea’s Ministry of the Interior and the Korea Communications Commission announced that South Korea has secured approval to participate in the APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules (“CBPR”) system. South Korea had submitted its intent to join the CBPR system back in January 2017. South Korea will become the fifth APEC […]
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UK Government Confirms Implementation of EU GDPR

On June 21, 2017, in the Queen’s Speech to Parliament, the UK government confirmed its intention to press ahead with the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) into national law. Among the announcements on both national and international politics, the Queen stated that, “A new law will ensure that the United Kingdom […]
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White House Cyber Chief to Agency Leaders: Know Your Networks’ Risks

White House Cyber Coordinator Rob Joyce says agency leaders are going to be held accountable for understanding the risk to their networks, as well as cyber breaches. “Tech stuff is too often the job of the CIO or CISO, but it really is a leadership decision,” Joyce remarked during the GovConnect17 cyber forum. In government, […]
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If You’re Going to Set a Cyber Trap, Don’t Do This

A security test intended to alert conference-goers of the threat of fake mobile device docking stations instead revealed gaps in the Department of Energy’s cyber policy and communications. According to a recent report from the department’s inspector general, a DOE cyber office decided by test whether attendees at the 2016 Cyber Conference in Atlanta would […]
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FDA Plans to Address Risks of Digital Health Products

The Food and Drug Administration is launching a new initiative to help address safety and security risks in digital health products, including some outside the agency’s regulatory reach. In a recent blog post, FDA commissioner Scott Gottlieb noted the agency will take “an efficient, risk-based approach to regulation” when it launches the effort this fall. […]
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US is Top in Corporate Data Breach Costs Thanks to Legal

Data breaches cost U.S. corporations far more than their international peers, in part because of legal and regulatory issues. According to the 2017 Cost of Data Breach Study—sponsored by IBM and conducted by the Ponemon Institute—U.S. corporations paid a record $225 for each lost or stolen record, up from $221 in 2016. Those costs far […]
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Three Weeks On: What We Know about The Enforcement of China’s Cybersecurity Law –...

In Part 1 of a three-part series, experts from Covington & Burling break down the requirements and repercussions of China’s new Cybersecurity Law, the nation’s first statute defining the regulatory requirements on data privacy and cybersecurity, including many activities that were previously unregulated or addressed on a sector-by-sector basis. This article examines which key features of […]
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