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Posts by Hunton Andrews Kurth

Regulatory Sandboxes Gain Traction with European Data Protection Authorities

Two European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs) have created their own sandbox initiatives following the ICO’s framework, Hunton Andrews Kurth explains.

Facial Recognition Technology Banned in Portland, Oregon

In 2021, private entities will be banned from using face recognition technologies in places of public accommodation within Portland, Oregon.

Senate Bill Limits Corporate Use of Facial Recognition

The National Biometric Information Privacy Act of 2020 would require companies to obtain individuals’ consent before collecting biometric data.

EU Council Imposes First-Ever Sanctions against Cyber Attacks

The Council of the European Union in July imposed for the first time restrictive measures against six individuals & three entities responsible for or involved in various cyber attacks.

Texas AG Investigates Facebook’s Use of Biometric Identifiers

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton is investigating Facebook for alleged violations involving the collection, retention and disclosure of biometric data.

FireEye Mandiant Forensic Report Deemed Not Privileged, Judge Rules

The Judge’s opinion in this case underscores the importance of establishing engagements with incident response providers, such as forensic investigators, with careful consideration towards establishing and protecting appropriate privileges.

New York Dept. of Financial Services: COVID-19 Cybersecurity Reminders

New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) reinforces cybersecurity guidance amid COVID-19 pandemic.

Work From Home Security Policies: France Teleworking Guidance

How can MSSPs assist businesses with Work From Home (WFH) policies and cybersecurity management? The French Data Protection Authority authors this guidance.

New York SHIELD Act Explained: What It Means for Cybersecurity, Privacy

Data security provisions of New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security (SHIELD) Act are now in effect. Here’s what that means.

Maryland Court Summary Judgment Has Cyber Insurance Implications

A Maryland federal court’s summary judgment has implications for the cyber insurance market amid continued ransomware attacks and risks.