New Mexico Becomes 48th State to Enact a Data Breach Notification Law

After years of legislative debate, New Mexico becomes the 48th state to enact a data breach notification law, leaving only Alabama and South Dakota as the two remaining states without such a law. New Mexico’s Data Breach Notification Act (the Act) goes into effect on July 1, 2017. The Act provides a 45-day deadline to report […]

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SPY Car and Cyber AIR Acts: Regulating the Internet of Things

The continuing proliferation of internet-connected devices (the “Internet of Things”) has accelerated the availability of modern technological conveniences hand in hand with the erosion of cybersecurity and privacy. In October 2015, White and Williams released a client alert addressing the myriad privacy and security issues that the increased Internet of Things had already created, as […]

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Cybersecurity Risks in Connected Cars

Cars rolling off the assembly line today have many automated safety features and connectivity solutions, including lane departure warnings, automatic braking and limited self-driving, and other computerized control systems that were not present even a few short years ago. A recent report shows that over 40% of drivers admit that they do not understand how […]

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New York Attorney General Announces Settlements with Three Healthcare App Developers

Application developers have incredible access to consumers. Along with that access comes the potential for greater government scrutiny. In late March, that reality was reflected in three settlements reached by the Attorney General of New York State with three mobile health application developers that made what were described as “misleading claims and irresponsible privacy practices.”

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U.S. Congress Votes to Repeal Regulations on Broadband Privacy Rules

Congress has voted to repeal the Broadband Privacy Rules put in place by the Obama Administration that placed privacy restrictions on internet providers. While the Senate approved the repeal last week, the House voted 215-205 on Tuesday, March 28 in favor of repealing, providing the death knell for the regulations before they even went into […]

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Court Finds Merit in Whistleblower Exception to Confidentiality Agreements

In Erhart v. BofI Holding, Inc., et al. 15-cv-02287-BAS-NLS (Feb. 14, 2017), the United States District Court for the Southern District of California held that enforcing a confidentiality agreement between an employee and employer would violate public policy where an employee appropriated company documents while purportedly acting as a whistleblower. The case is notable because […]

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Who is Responsible for Data?

In February, NFL player Jason Pierre-Paul and ESPN reached a settlement in Pierre-Paul’s invasion of privacy suit against ESPN and its reporter Adam Schefter.

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