Data Privacy Posts

Bill Proposes Tax Incentives For Data Breach Insurance

On September 14, 2016, U.S. Representative Ed Perlmutter introduced the “Data Breach Insurance Act,” which would incentivize private industry to enhance its cybersecurity posture by providing federal income tax credits.

What You Need To Know About Tennessee’s Data Breach Notification Law

On July 1, 2016, important changes to Tennessee’s data breach notification law went into effect, which concerns all employers. Tennessee removed the encryption safe harbor, requires notice for employee data breach incidents, and changes when organizations must send notices to affected individuals. Here’s what you need to know.

NJ Moves Forward With Shopper Privacy Bill

On September 15, 2016, the New Jersey Senate unanimously approved a bill that seeks to limit retailers’ ability to collect and use personal data contained on consumers’ driver and non-driver identification cards.

Consumer Protection in an Era of Big Data Analytics

For most of human history, the idea that machines would evolve to the point that they would assist humans in decision-making was the stuff of science fiction. Science fiction writers have long been of two minds about what might happen to humans if machines could actually “think.” One vision was decidedly Utopian.

NYDFS Proposes Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies

On September 9, 2016, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) proposed a long-awaited regulation setting out cybersecurity requirements for financial services companies, including any company authorized to operate pursuant to a “license, registration, charter, certificate, permit, accreditation or similar authorization” under the insurance law.