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Abracadabra! The FTC Pulls a New Federal Breach Notice Standard out of its Hat

On May 20, 2022, with little fanfare and just five short paragraphs, the Federal Trade Commission announced that businesses must publicly report…

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Def-Conn 5: Connecticut Becomes the Fifth State to Adopt a General Privacy Law

Connecticut recently became the fifth state with a comprehensive consumer privacy law when Governor Ned Lamont signed An Act Concerning Personal Data…

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Reading the Tea Leaves: Insights into FTC’s Areas of Focus from Chair Khan’s First Public Address

At the IAPP Global Privacy Summit, the Chair of the Federal Trade Commission, Lina Khan, gave her first public address since taking…

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Any Port in a Storm? OCR Seeks Comments on HIPAA “Safe Harbor” for Recognized Security Practices

Earlier this month, HHS’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Request for Information (RFI) seeking comments on a statutory provision adopted last year…

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Ignore Evolving Security Threats at Your Own Risk: OCR Raises Stakes on Cybersecurity in the Health Care Sector

OCR’s recent focus on cybersecurity in the health care sector sends a clear message to HIPAA covered entities and business associates: OCR expects you to…

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