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Coronavirus: Preparation & Response
Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

The guiding principle for employers to follow when asking or talking about individual employees’ health concerns is “data minimization.” In other words, employers should collect and share employee health information only to the extent necessary to protect the workforce from COVID-19 exposure and should keep those records confidential.

Coronavirus: Preparation & Response

Managing the Modern Workplace

March 23, 2020
The V&E Report
The V&E Report

On March 6, 2020, the Government Accountability Office (“GAO”) published a report evaluating a new Department of Defense (“DoD”) pilot program that provides a more streamlined process for Federal Funded Research and Development Centers (“FFRDCs”) to receive access to sensitive data of DoD contractors…

The V&E Report

March 18, 2020
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The V&E Report

When the DOJ announced that its Antitrust Division would focus attention on regulating “market-leading online platforms,” you may not have guessed it would zero in on non-competition related violations by healthcare platforms seeking to unify doctors, patients, and e-prescribing pharmacies as opposed to Big Tech…

The V&E Report

February 6, 2020
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The V&E Report

For the period between January and June 2019, Facebook received 128,617 requests for user data from various government entities—16% above the 110,634 requests in the period between July and December…

The V&E Report

November 20, 2019
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The V&E Report

The United States and the United Kingdom recently entered the first ever CLOUD Act Agreement , which aims to streamline the process by which either government can collect electronic evidence located…

The V&E Report

October 24, 2019
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The V&E Report

On Wednesday, September 25, at a surprise appearance after a product event in Seattle, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos revealed that the company’s public policy team is drafting proposed regulations for…

The V&E Report

October 11, 2019
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The V&E Report

In a keynote address at the International Conference on Cyber Security on Tuesday, July 23, Attorney General Barr clearly articulated the DOJ’s position that “‘warrant-proof’ encryption poses a grave…

The V&E Report

August 1, 2019
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The V&E Report

Privacy advocates in the Bay Area have cause for celebration after San Francisco became the first municipality in the United States to pass an ordinance barring the city’s use of facial recognition…

The V&E Report

May 23, 2019
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The V&E Report

Defense contractors who falsely claim that they are compliant with federal cybersecurity acquisition regulations may face liability under the False Claims Act (“FCA”) in light of a recent decision…

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May 15, 2019
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The V&E Report

The Colorado Supreme Court held last week that when a defendant voluntarily disclosed his four-digit passcode for what he thought was a limited purpose and an officer used the code to search the…

The V&E Report

April 17, 2019
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The V&E Report

Utah recently enacted the nation’s first privacy law that protects its citizens from unbounded government invasion into personal electronic information shared with third parties.

The V&E Report

April 11, 2019
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The V&E Report

DOJ has again modified its guidance regarding enforcement of the FCPA. Among the recent modifications is a loosening of the ban it had announced in 2017 on the use of disappearing messaging…

The V&E Report

March 15, 2019