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News, commentary, and legal updates from attorneys in the Data Security and Workplace Privacy Practice Group at Fisher Phillips.
Posts from October 2015.

In light of the EU’s destruction of the Safe Harbor that we’ve previously discussed in this blog, we take the opportunity to update with the latest from EU Commissioner, Věra Jourová, who, in an address to the EU Parliament’s Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs Committee (“LIBE”) yesterday, stated that there are already agreements “in principle” with the U.S. Department of Commerce on Safe Harbor 2.0.

Highlighting that there ...

Investment firm R.T. Jones Capital Equities Management (R.T. Jones) has agreed to settle with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and pay a $75,000 penalty over charges that it failed to adopt written policies and procedures to protect customer information before a breach that compromised the personally identifiable information (PII) of approximately 100,000 individuals.

According to the SEC’s order, R.T. Jones stored PII of clients ...

In a decision that is sure to have wide implications for over 4,500 US companies doing business in Europe, the European Court of Justice has just ruled that the 15 year-old data sharing arrangement known as “Safe Harbor” invalid.

Those unfamiliar with this case, should consider examining our previous posts on this topic here and here. In short, complainant, Austrian Maximillian Schrems, filed a complaint against Facebook with the Irish Data ...

On October 1, 2015, Experian, the world’s largest consumer credit monitoring firm, announced that an unauthorized party (i.e., hacker) had gained access to the personal data of approximately 15 million customers and prospective customers of its client, T-Mobile, which data was housed on an Experian network server. The exposed records included information such as the consumer’s name, address, Social Security number, date of birth ...

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