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The FTC Faces an Embarrassing Set-Back in its Data Security Enforcement Authority as the LabMD Saga Continues

On November 10th, the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals handed an embarrassing defeat to the Federal Trade Commission and an early Christmas present to LabMD, Inc. in the ongoing David and Goliath battle between the government agency and the new-defunct clinical lab. What Happened? It’s not easy to explain in a blog entry the complex … Continue reading

The Early Days of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Should Your Organization Self-Certify?

On August 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce began accepting self-certification applications for the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.  In the month that has followed over 100 companies (including Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce, among others) have self-certified that they are in compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Now that that Privacy Shield is in … Continue reading

The Early Days of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield: Should Your Organization Self-Certify?

On August 1, 2016, the U.S. Department of Commerce began accepting self-certification applications for the new EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework.  In the month that has followed over 100 companies (including Microsoft, Oracle and Salesforce, among others) have self-certified that they are in compliance with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. Now that that Privacy Shield is in … Continue reading

South Carolina Ruling Raises Uncertainty Regarding Liability for Accessing Others’ Webmail Accounts Without Permission

On October 10, 2012, the South Carolina Supreme Court handed down its ruling in Jennings v. Jennings.  The court was faced with the challenge of interpreting a somewhat ambiguous provision in the Stored Communications Act (the “SCA”) – a federal law enacted in the late 1980s.   The court’s opinion did little to help clarify the … Continue reading »

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Impact of Chinese Telecommunications Companies on U.S. Supply Chains

On October 8th, the U.S. House of Representative’s Intelligence Committee issued an investigative report (the “Report”) on issues related to the operations of Huawei Technologies Company Ltd. and ZTE Corporation.  The Report potentially has far-reaching implications for the U.S. telecommunications supply chain. Huawei (pronounced Wah-Way) and ZTE are both engaged in the telecommunications equipment industry.  … Continue reading »