Hunton & Williams reports: On October 20, 2014, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) announced a finalized rule that enables certain financial institutions to comply with the Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act (“GLB”) by publishing their financial privacy notices online instead of mailing them to their customers. Read more on Hunton & Williams Privacy & Information Security Law Blog.
Dr. Laura Finley writes: As if enduring the routine cat calls and doing whatever we must to “protect ourselves” against the possibility of being sexually assaulted isn’t enough, now women must also take care that no one surreptitiously takes a photo of our nether regions. It would seem that if there is any such thing [...]
Julian Hattem reports: FBI Director James Comey has launched a new “crypto war” by asking Congress to update a two-decade old law to make sure officials can access information from people’s cell phones and other communication devices. The call is expected to trigger a major Capitol Hill fight about whether or not tech companies need [...]
WSYR reports: Senator Charles Schumer is pushing to make it illegal to track a person’s movements by placing a GPS tracking device on their car, without consent. The Democrat says this type of tracking is not only an invasion of privacy, but could pose a significant risk to domestic violence victims. Two years ago Jacqueline [...]
Paris Cowan reports: The office of NSW Attorney-General Brad Hazzard has confirmed the government’s intentions to update the state’s privacy legislation to make it clear where agencies and healthcare providers stand when it comes to storing data offshore, particularly as part of cloud computing arrangements. The NSW Privacy Commissioner, Elizabeth Coombs, finalised her draft code [...]
ITV News reports: Internet trolls who send (sic) will face up to two years in jail under tough new laws proposed by Justice Secretary Chris Grayling. Mr Grayling told the Mail on Sunday that he was determined to “take a stand against a baying cyber-mob”. The plans come after TV presenter Chloe Madeley was sent [...]
Robson Fletcher reports: Alberta’s privacy legislation, parts of which were declared unconstitutional by the Supreme Court of Canada last year, will be rendered invalid unless a motion to extend its legal life is granted within the next four weeks. In a unanimous decision last year, the court gave the province one year to amend its [...]