Author: Robert E. Cattanach

Bob helps clients navigate the complexities of regulatory law, especially in the area of cybersecurity and compliance, and provides the perspective and skills of a seasoned trial lawyer to protect their interests in the courtroom.

New York Expands Data Privacy Protections

New York continued its active legislative session last week, this time by expanding its data breach notification law. The SHIELD Act (Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security), signed by Governor Andrew Cuomo on July 25, 2019, notably expands the definition of a data breach continue reading...

Google Fine Signals GDPR Enforcement Priorities and Complexities

The French Data Protection Authority, CNIL, has fined Google $50 Million Euros for Google’s alleged failure to comply with the EU’s sweeping General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).  The enforcement action is significant for a number of reasons: Jurisdictionally, CNIL ignored Google’s attempt to be regulated continue reading...

BIAS Rules: New FCC Regulations on Broadband Customer Privacy

On October 27, 2016, the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC” or “Commission”) adopted sweeping new privacy rules applicable to all telecommunications providers including broadband internet access service (“BIAS”) and interconnected voice-over-internet-protocol (“VoIP”) providers. Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services. These rules continue reading...

US Companies Face Increasing Privacy Challenges in Europe

In two independent and much-anticipated events, separate EU entities took actions which will continue to complicate the ability of US companies to do business in Europe. Privacy Shield Provisions Found Lacking by Working Group 29 First, the EU’s Working Group 29 rejected as inadequate the continue reading...