FTC Issues Policy Statement Affirming that Health Apps Must Comply with FTCFTC Issues Policy Statement Affirming that Health Apps and Connected Device Companies Must Comply with FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule
FTC Issues Policy Statement Affirming that Health Apps and Connected Device Companies Must Comply with FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule

FTC Issues Policy Statement Affirming that Health Apps and Connected Device Companies Must Comply with FTC’s Health Breach Notification Rule

At an open commission meeting on Wednesday, September 15th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) voted 3-2 to approve a policy statement affirming that health apps and connected devices that draw information from multiple sources need to comply with the FTC’s August 2009 Health Breach Notification Rule. The policy statement serves as a notice to health apps and connected devices – companies that are traditionally not covered entities under HIPAA –  "of their ongoing obligation to come clean about breaches".
Website AccessibilityEastern District of New York Holds a Website By Itself is Not Place of Public Accommodation
Eastern District of New York Holds a Website By Itself is Not Place of Public Accommodation

Eastern District of New York Holds a Website By Itself is Not Place of Public Accommodation

Website class actions alleging violations of the Americans with Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) continue to dominate the court systems. These lawsuits are indiscriminate involving businesses of all sizes across a myriad of industries. Commonly, these lawsuits involve a plaintiff who suffers from a disability and attempted to access a business’s website, alleging that the website itself should be considered a place of public accommodation, but their disability hindered their enjoyment of the business’s services. Nevertheless, a court in the Eastern District of New York has unequivocally concluded that a website is not a “place of public accommodation” within the meaning of Title III of the ADA.
CryptocurrencyWhat Recent Cryptocurrency Heists Reveal About Blockchain Security
What Recent Cryptocurrency Heists Reveal About Blockchain Security

What Recent Cryptocurrency Heists Reveal About Blockchain Security

In early August 2021, blockchain-based platform Poly Network reported a hack in which malicious actors moved an equivalent of $600 million in cryptocurrencies to their private wallets. This hack was the largest ever, after the 2014 hack of a Tokyo-based bitcoin exchange, which led to the theft of the equivalent of $460 million. A few days later, DAO Maker, a decentralized finance (DeFI) crypto platform announced a hack and theft of 2,261 Ethereum (the equivalent of $7 million at the time of the hack).
Chirag H. Patel Quoted in Law.com ArticleChirag H. Patel Quoted in Law.com Article: ‘Switching E-Discovery Vendors Can Leave Firms Looking for Time, Bodies and Data’
Chirag H. Patel Quoted in Law.com Article: ‘Switching E-Discovery Vendors Can Leave Firms Looking for Time, Bodies and Data’

Chirag H. Patel Quoted in Law.com Article: ‘Switching E-Discovery Vendors Can Leave Firms Looking for Time, Bodies and Data’

Myriah V. Jaworski Quoted in Law.com Article: "NYC's New Biometric Privacy Law 'An Indication of What Is to Come.'"
CPRAFirst Year of CCPA Enforcement and New Consumer Notice Tool: Insights Into CCPA Compliance
First Year of CCPA Enforcement and New Consumer Notice Tool: Insights Into CCPA Compliance

First Year of CCPA Enforcement and New Consumer Notice Tool: Insights Into CCPA Compliance

July marks the one-year anniversary of the California Consumer Protection Act (CCPA) and CCPA enforcement. Just in time for this anniversary, the California Attorney General (“CA AG”) recently summarized its curative actions (i.e., notices of alleged noncompliance) and released a new consumer tool to assist consumers in notifying business of alleged CCPA violations. The CA AG’s recent actions demonstrate the breadth of the CCPA’s application across a variety of industries as well as the AG’s commitment to enforcing the CCPA while equipping consumers with mechanisms to assist with enforcement efforts.