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ECPA Reform Legislation on the Horizon (Again)

Three bipartisan Senate bills are up for consideration in Congress that would attempt to modernize the legal standards under which the U.S. government can access communications electronically stored by email service providers and cloud computing companies. The proposed bills, introduced July 27, 2017, each provide a different scheme in updating the Electronic Communications Privacy Act … Continue Reading

And Then There Were Two – New Mexico Set to Become 48th State to Enact Data Breach Notification Law

While there is no federal law requiring companies to notify individuals of data breaches, South Dakota and Alabama will be the only states without data breach legislation if Gov. Susana Martinez signs New Mexico’s H.B. 15, which the state legislature passed March 16. While the bill itself applies only to New Mexico residents, passage of … Continue Reading

Latin American Update: Costa Rica and Peru bring Data Protection regulations into force

This post was written by Cynthia O’Donoghue. Costa Rica’s 2011 data protection law came into force March 5, 2013, and Peru’s laws took effect April 22, 30 days after it published regulations. While this imposes new obligations on businesses operating or looking to do business in these countries, as with other data protection laws modelled … Continue Reading

Privacy & Data Security Bills After the Midterm Elections

This post was also written by Christopher G. Cwalina and  Amy S. Mushahwar. The midterm elections will likely result in a shift of political power within the House of Representatives. The resultant divided government is likely to impact the present ambitious privacy and data security legislative agenda. Reed Smith Washington D.C. Data Privacy, Security and Management attorneys Judith Harris, … Continue Reading
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