Benjamin Jensen is partner in the firm’s Business Litigation Group, where he is a member of the Intellectual Property Litigation and Data Privacy and Security Practice Teams. His practice involves representing clients in complex business litigation matters in state and federal courts, with a focus on matters involving intellectual property, data security, and contract disputes. Benjamin’s practice also includes representing health care providers and corporate clients in regulatory matters before the Connecticut departments of Health, Social Services, and Banking. Read his rc.com bio here.
In an October 6, 2016, blog post and accompanying fact sheet, FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler outlined his proposal for new privacy rules governing Internet Service Providers (ISPs) to be considered by the full Commission during its upcoming monthly meeting on October 27. Chairman Wheeler’s post detailed the scope of the issue – ISPs are collecting information … Continue Reading
A Government Accountability Office (GAO) examination of the state-run health insurance exchanges for California, Kentucky and Vermont identified inadequate security measures in place to protect consumers’ personal information. While state officials from Kentucky and California denied that any security breaches had occurred or that any personal data had been compromised as a result of the … Continue Reading
On November 16, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) hosted a workshop focused on the growing practice of cross-device tracking and the associated privacy concerns. While many consumers are aware that their Internet browsing is tracked and used by advertisers, many are unaware they can be monitored across multiple devices while watching television, using mobile … Continue Reading
On October 14, the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Cybersecurity (EX) Task Force released an updated draft of its Cybersecurity Bill of Rights. The bill, which updates a prior draft published for comment in July 2015, details certain rights of insurance consumers in connection with protection of personal information and responses to data breaches … Continue Reading
Companies doing business with the U.S. Department of Defense are facing new requirements for reporting data security breaches and for acquiring cloud computing services. The Interim Rule, effective August 26, 2015, amends the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to implement sections of the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Years 2013 and 2015, which … Continue Reading
On June 30th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published a guide titled Start With Security: A Guide for Business, providing 10 lessons learned from the over 50 enforcement actions brought by the FTC against companies that failed to adequately protect consumer data. The lessons and advice offered by the FTC guide are certainly common-sense, but … Continue Reading
Senate Democrats, led by Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy of Vermont, introduced legislation on April 30, 2015 directed to online consumer privacy and data protection. The Consumer Privacy and Protection Act of 2015, one of multiple proposals before Congress this year, requires companies storing sensitive personal or financial information on 10,000 or more … Continue Reading