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Monthly Archives: February 2013

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Posted in Consumer Privacy, Cybersecurity & Data Breaches, Privacy & Security Litigation

A Duty to Patch? FTC Settles First Case Against a Mobile Device Manufacturer, Describes Company’s Obligation to Implement Software Security

In the first enforcement action by the FTC against a mobile device manufacturer, the FTC on February 22 announced that HTC America (HTC) had settled charges alleging that the company had engaged in unfair practices and falsely or misleadingly represented whether third-party and HTC applications could access users’ personal information.  In settling the FTC’s charges, […]

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Podcast Interview with Harriet Pearson on Cybersecurity Issues

The February 21 edition of The Corporate Counsel.Net blog presents an audio interview with Hogan Lovells partner Harriet Pearson in which the following topics are addressed: Why cybersecurity is a hot topic for lawyers now, and not just IT staff. The signficance of recent interactions on this topic between Senator Rockefeller and the CEOs of the […]

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February 28 Webcast on How To Handle a Cyber-Attack and the Implications of New Executive Order on Cybersecurity

On February 28, Hogan Lovells will present a timely and complimentary program:  “Hacked? What’s Next? Handling Cybersecurity Breaches in 2013.”  Cybersecurity experts have said it is not a matter of “if” but “when” a company will have to address a security breach. With regulations tightening in Europe and in the United States, the responsibility for handling and preventing these […]

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U.S. Cybersecurity Executive Order Signed, Will Affect Many Types of Businesses

On February 12, President Obama signed an Executive Order on “Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity,” and then referenced the Order and the need for additional congressional action during the State of the Union address on the same day: America must also face the rapidly growing threat from cyber-attacks. We know hackers steal people’s identities and infiltrate […]

Posted in Cybersecurity & Data Breaches, International/EU Privacy, News & Events

“Key Internet Enablers” and Other Critical Industries the Subject of Proposed European Cybersecurity Directive

Noting that security incidents affecting information systems “are becoming bigger, more frequent, and more complex,” and that the majority of respondents to its consultation on the topic reported having experienced such an incident in the past year, today the European Commission released a proposal for a Directive “concerning measures to ensure a high common level […]

Posted in Cybersecurity & Data Breaches, Health Privacy/HIPAA, International/EU Privacy

Journalist Uncovers Data Breaches at French Hospitals

A February 4, 2013 article published by the specialized healthcare news site “Actusoins” revealed data breaches at several French hospitals and clinics, demonstrating that such incidents can occur even in a highly-regulated jurisdiction. The journalist was researching another article, and entered the name of a physician into Google. The journalist was astonished to find at […]