Publication - 08/13/2012

New FTC Standards for Data Security?

Data Security Client Alert

When the Federal Trade Commission, in conjunction with the White House, promulgated its Consumer Privacy Bill of Rights in February 2012, one of the more intriguing considerations was that the FTC appeared to be setting up a matrix by which a company’s voluntary decision to adopt that matrix could become the basis for an FTC enforcement action. Now, after several months, it should be back at the forefront of data security considerations for U.S. businesses.

Earlier this summer, the FTC used that matrix in authorizing a federal action against Wyndham Worldwide Corp. and three of its subsidiaries – a development that highlights a possible change in stance from FTC Commissioner J. Thomas Rosch and illustrates for businesses the importance of developing detailed data/privacy policies.

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Senate Passes Another Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act July 30, 2015

Client Alert
Todd N. Hutchison, Paul H. Saint-Antoine, Ronald A. Sarachan, James J. Williamson II

The Senate recently passed with unanimous consent the Criminal Antitrust Anti-Retaliation Act of 2015 (“CAARA”) after minor tweaks to two definitions. CAARA provides anti-retaliation protection to whistleblowers who give information to their employer or the federal government concerning criminal violations of antitrust laws.

Something Old, Something New: Accounting for Accountable Care in Antitrust Analysis

Health Law Handbook
Robert W. McCann

In this chapter, Rob illustrates the tension between antitrust enforcement and clinical collaboration models under the Affordable Care Act, discusses the St. Luke’s decision, and explores the intersection between health care delivery reform and antitrust law.

WTO Members Agree to Cut Tariffs on IT Products

Client Alert
Kathleen M. Murphy, Mollie D. Sitkowski

On Friday, July 24, 2015, the World Trade Organization (WTO) announced that more than 50 of its member countries had agreed to cut tariffs on hundreds of information technology (IT) products.

What Does the Supreme Court's Same-Sex Marriage Ruling Mean for Employee Benefit Plans?

Client Alert
Summer Conley, Robert L. Jensen, Sarah Bassler Millar

On June 26, 2015, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Obergefell v. Hodges that states must license and recognize a marriage between two people of the same sex.

New Antidumping And Countervailing Duty Petitions On Certain Cold-Rolled Steel Flat Products From Eight Countries

Client Alert
Richard P. Ferrin, Douglas J. Heffner

On July 28, 2015, new antidumping (AD) and/or countervailing duty (CVD) petitions were filed on certain cold-rolled steel flat products from Brazil (AD & CVD), China (AD & CVD), India (AD & CVD), Japan (AD only), Korea (AD & CVD), the Netherlands (AD only), Russia (AD & CVD) and the United Kingdom (AD only).