Oct 292014

Thomas Ahearn summarizes a law that went into effect in New Hampshire on September 30: House Bill 1407 (HB 1407) – prohibits employers in the state from requiring employees or job applicants to disclose social media or electronic mail passwords. The final version of HB 1407 is available at http://www.gencourt.state.nh.us/legislation/2014/HB1407.html. Signed by New Hampshire Governor Maggie Hassan, [...]

Oct 242014

Sheri Qualters reports: A federal appellate court ruled Thursday that self-service movie kiosk company Redbox did not violate the Video Privacy Protection Act by giving an outside customer-service vendor access to its customer database. The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit affirmed Northern District of Illinois Judge Matthew Kennelly’s August 2013 summary judgment [...]

Oct 222014

The following press release was issued on Monday: Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller is taking action against a telemarketer accused of calling Hoosiers registered on the state’s Do Not Call list and making illegal robocalls. A lawsuit has been filed against Peter Tolman of California, doing business as Leads Direct Marketing, for placing calls to [...]

Oct 212014

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.

Oct 212014

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 [...]

Oct 202014

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 [...]