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Give Your Customers the Gift of Security

2017 has reminded us that data security threats continue to evolve and that the stakes for companies can be very high if their data security programs fail to evolve as well. Before the recent announcement of Equifax’s...more

New Mexico’s Data Breach Notification Is in Effect: What You Need to Know

New Mexico became the 48th state to enact data breach notification legislation with the Data Breach Notification Act, signed in April and effective as of June 16, 2017. Following a round of revisions that removed some of its...more

Data Breach Incident Response: 5 Questions to Ask and New Laws to Know Now

The spring legislative sessions this year brought a now-familiar round of revisions to data breach notification laws, with states broadening their laws in often divergent ways. This year, Illinois, Nebraska, and Tennessee...more

Data Breach Notification Law in California and Across the Nation Continues to Evolve

In four of the last five years, California’s legislature has updated its data breach notification law, expanding its scope and making the required notifications more specific. This year, the legislature passed three separate...more

Data Breach Plaintiffs Survive Dismissal Against Target

Target’s 2013 data breach has generated over 100 consumer lawsuits, which were consolidated last year before the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota. On December 18, 2014, Judge Paul A. Magnuson issued a...more

Third Quarter 2014: States Expanding Data Breach Notification Requirements

California, Florida, Kentucky, and Iowa have changed their security breach notification requirements in the past few months: California passed legislation effective January 1, 2015, that for the first time, addresses...more

Security Breach Notification Chart - Revised June 2014

Perkins Coie's Privacy & Security practice maintains a comprehensive chart that summarizes state laws regarding security breach notification. The chart is for informational purposes only and is intended as an aid in...more

Possibility Of Future Harm Allows Sony Data Breach Plaintiffs To Survive Motion To Dismiss

Courts Split Over Impact of Supreme Court Decision - The Southern District of California last month let 8 out of 51 claims survive in a putative class action arising out of the 2011 breach of the Sony PlayStation...more

Security Breach Notification Chart - Revised October 2013

Perkins Coie's Privacy & Security practice maintains this comprehensive chart of state laws regarding security breach notification. The chart is for informational purposes only and is intended as an aid in understanding each...more

Is Your Company Ready For California's Expanded Data Security Notification Law?

Effective January 1, 2014, California residents must be notified when the information used to access their email or other online accounts is compromised in a data security breach incident. ...more

Security Breach Notification Chart

Perkins Coie's Privacy & Security practice maintains this comprehensive chart of state laws regarding security breach notification. The chart is for informational purposes only and is intended as an aid in understanding each...more

Data Breach Class Actions Can't Survive Certification Without Expert Testimony On Classwide Damages

This is the latest opinion in the ongoing litigation arising out of a massive data breach suffered by Hannaford Bros. grocery stores. In re Hannaford Bros. Privacy Litigation, __F. Supp. 2d __, Case No. 2:08-MD-1954-DBH, 2013...more

LinkedIn Data Breach Lawsuit Dismissed For Lack Of Standing

A federal judge in the Northern District of California recently added to the growing list of cases rejecting attempts to recover damages resulting from data breaches. In In re LinkedIn User Privacy Litigation, Case no....more

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