On June 17, the New York State Senate passed S5575B, the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act to amend the state’s breach notification law, N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 899-aa.
On June 14, Texas Governor Greg Abbott signed into law HB 4390 to amend the state’s data breach notification law, and with that Texas joins a growing list of states passing privacy legislation in 2019.
As the 2020 elections near, federal and state policymakers are sharpening their plans for healthcare reform—an issue that proved important to voters in the 2018 midterm elections and is on track to be a core issue in the 2020 race.
Director Kathy Kraninger is in the news, taking a hard line on civil investigative demands (CIDs), backing two new settlements and issuing a further delay of the payday loan rule.
Are assessments from the credit card networks damages that a merchant should be liable for under its merchant agreement?
A recent arbitration decision by a federal district court in San Diego highlights the risk posed by the California Supreme Court’s 2017 decision in McGill v. Citibank.
In regulatory oversight news, the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) announced the creation of a new Cybersecurity Division and the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) launched an Innovation Hours program.
Since May 7, 2019, the city of Baltimore has been debilitated by a ransomware attack on its IT systems.
Consumer World declared victory after Google added a free means of entry for a sweepstakes to win a free Google Home Max smart speaker.
The North Face started an avalanche of controversy when it inserted the brand into Wikipedia entries about well-known mountain peaks to improve the company’s search engine results.