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 [...]

Oct 192014

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 [...]

Oct 172014

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 [...]