The 2023 Midwest Legal Conference on Data Privacy and Cybersecurity will take place in Minneapolis Feb. 6-7, featuring coverage on new developments in the industry and cutting-edge practice tips.

On Feb. 7, Greenberg Traurig Shareholders Stephen Baird and David A. Zetoony will present the session “Demystifying AdTech – How to Stay Compliant with Ever Changing

  1. An Increase in Extortion-Only Cyber Attacks – While ransomware attacks have been on the rise since 2020, a recent trend has emerged where threat actors are bypassing ransomware malware and encryption tactics and going straight to data theft. If a victim company does not pay the extortion demand, the threat actors engage in increasingly aggressive

Given recent Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights guidance, HIPAA-regulated entities should consider immediately taking the steps discussed in this GT blog post to reduce the risk associated with their use of tracking technologies.
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  • The Safeguards Rule compliance deadline is delayed by six months
  • Eight subsections of the Safeguards Rule are affected by the delay
  • The new effective date for compliance is June 9, 2023
  • The FTC cited implementation challenges for small business as the reason for the delay.

On Nov. 15, 2022, the Federal Trade Commission

The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) covers unsolicited calls and texts, aimed at protecting consumers from harassing and unwanted communications. With the April 2021 Facebook SCOTUS case[1] (see GT Alert) reducing the prevalence of some TCPA claims with private rights of action, new claims are starting to emerge as plaintiffs’ favorites.

One

Modern data privacy statutes require that organizations inform individuals about the organization’s privacy practices by creating a privacy notice (sometimes referred to as a privacy policy or a notice at collection). Some data privacy statutes provide specific directions regarding how the privacy notice must be distributed. For example, the California Consumer Privacy Act and the

A behavioral advertising cookie typically refers to a cookie that is used to track the websites a consumer visits for the purpose of identifying advertisements that may be of particular interest to the consumer and then serving such advertisements to the consumer. Behavioral advertising cookies are sometimes referred to as third-party behavioral advertising cookies, advertising

The regulations implementing the CCPA require that a business verify the identity of a consumer that submits a specific-information access request to a “reasonably high degree of certainty.”[1] The regulations provide as an example matching three pieces of personal information provided by the consumer with three pieces of personal information maintained by the business