Articles on Privacy

How Do You Verify the Identity of a Data Requestor? By David Adler Privacy and Information Security Law, September 2019 Under the California Consumer Privacy Act, companies must allow Californians to access the information held about them, or, in some situations, request that the information that they provided to a company be deleted. By keeping data minimization objectives in mind and not over-thinking compliance obligations, verifying the identity of a data requestor may be straight-forward.
The CFPB’s debt collection rulemaking: Flagging the privacy issues By Elizabeth Khalil Privacy and Information Security Law, May 2019 While the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau is focused on debt collection practices, privacy concerns underlie many provisions of the law and proposed regulation.
The Illinois Supreme Court adds BIPA to other privacy compliance laws that govern Illinois employers By Ambrose McCall Privacy and Information Security Law, April 2019 On January 25, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court unanimously ruled that employees need not plead or prove a traditional injury or adverse harm in order to prosecute a claim under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act.
New era domestic violence: A contextualized legal overview of cyber stalking and harassment By Ruth Schneider Privacy and Information Security Law, April 2019 Although faceless online interactions may seem virtual and simulated, the victims of cyber attacks are real people.
Privacy law specialist certification By Martin Whittaker Privacy and Information Security Law, April 2019 For almost 20 years the International Association of Privacy Professionals has been certifying the expertise of people who work in various professions that demand familiarity and judgment about privacy law and regulation
Rule of thumb By Rhys Saunders Privacy and Information Security Law, April 2019 The Illinois Supreme Court clarified the burden of proof under state's strict biometric privacy law in Rosenbach v. SixFlags Entertainment Corp.
Take control: What every attorney should do to keep hackers at bay By Ruth E. Schneider Business Advice and Financial Planning, April 2019 Although not every firm will be the subject of a multi-million dollar hacking heist, the risks and consequences of failing to secure client data are every bit as consequential to the reputation and future of the firm.
Take control: What every attorney should do to keep hackers at bay By Ruth E. Schneider Privacy and Information Security Law, February 2019 Although not every firm will be the subject of a multi-million dollar hacking heist, the risks and consequences of failing to secure client data are every bit as consequential to the reputation and future of the firm.
Civil & criminal Illinois and related federal privacy cases Privacy and Information Security Law, December 2018 Summaries of Illinois and federal privacy cases.
Financial privacy & security CLE coming up on May 15 in Chicago Privacy and Information Security Law, December 2018 On May 15, the Privacy and Data Security Section Council will host a full day of CLE focused on hot topics of interest to the financial services sector. 
Ten questions to ask clients about privacy By David M. Adler Privacy and Information Security Law, December 2018 Ten questions to ask your clients who are concerned about whether they are meeting their privacy and information security obligations.
California passes sweeping new internet privacy legislation By Ari Scharg Business Advice and Financial Planning, October 2018 California recently passed a sweeping new privacy law that could dramatically change the way tech giants collect and monetize consumers’ personal data.
California passes sweeping new internet privacy legislation By Ari Scharg Privacy and Information Security Law, September 2018 California recently passed a sweeping new privacy law that could dramatically change the way tech giants collect and monetize consumers’ personal data.
Recent court decision provides some clarity in ever-changing techlaw landscape By David M. Adler Privacy and Information Security Law, September 2018 The U.S. Supreme Court held that law enforcement must obtain a warrant to have access to location and other data contained on a suspect’s cell phone in Carpenter v. United States—a ruling that will have a wide impact.
Email: Why can’t I keep my free account? By Carl R. Draper Employee Benefits, April 2018 We have ethical obligations now to be competent at use of technology, and free e-mail has far fewer expectations of privacy and protection from the service provider than paid subscriptions.
Equifax data breach: Where are we now? By Oscar Piña Government Lawyers, March 2018 With the introduction of House Bill 4095, Illinois seeks to join several states that prohibit credit reporting agencies from charging fees for placing credit freezes.
What family law practitioners need to know about cyberstalking By Marie K. Sarantakis Family Law, May 2017 Today’s family law attorney must have a cursory understanding of the legal framework concerning privacy issues in order to adequately instruct their clients about actions for which they may be found civilly and/or criminally liable.
Hey, you—Stay out of the cloud By Charles Hutchinson Law Office Management and Economics, Standing Committee on, September 2014 Are an attorney's files ever really secure in a cloud-based account?

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