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Supreme Court catches up to the 21st Century’s Notion of Privacy

On June 25, 2014, the Supreme Court unanimously ruled that the police cannot search the cell phone of a person they arrest without first obtaining a warrant. The decision recognizes that the old rules with regard to police searches incident to an arrest simply do not work well in the digital age. Instead, the Court …

HIPAA Hunting Season Opens: OCR Bags $800k Settlement for Boxes Left in Physician’s Driveway

Jerome B. Meites, chief regional civil rights counsel of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) stated at an American Bar Association conference in Chicago on June 12, 2014 that he expects penalties during the next twelve months to set records, as the Office of Civil Rights plans to restart a round of …

SEC: Cybersecurity is a Board Responsibility

The SEC has served notice to public companies that responsibility for data breaches may be laid at the doorstep of a public company’s board of directors because, like controls over of other assets, responsibility for information management safeguards is an obligation of the board. Listed companies and their directors, who may be named as defendants …

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