Brenda Sharton

Brenda Sharton

Goodwin Procter LLP

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Breaches in the Boardroom: What Directors and Officers can do to Reduce the Risk of Personal Liability for Data Security Breaches

Corporate directors and officers may increasingly be targets of shareholder derivative lawsuits in the wake of the surge of regulatory actions and private litigation around data breaches,. While no individual directors and...more

2/9/2015 - Caremark claim Corporate Counsel Corporate Officers Cybersecurity Data Breach Directors Personal Liability Popular Risk Assessment Risk Mitigation Shareholder Activism Shareholders

Business Litigation Reporter - February 2015

Goodwin Procter’s Business Litigation Reporter provides timely summaries of key cases and other developments within dedicated Business Litigation sessions and related courts throughout the country – courts within which...more

2/9/2015 - Amended Regulation Appeals Arbitration Auto Manufacturers Automotive Industry Breach of Contract Business Litigation Class Action Common-Interest Privilege Data Breach Discovery Document Review Dole Food FDCPA Food Labeling Operative Documents Personal Liability Risk Mitigation SiriusXM Specific Performance Summary Judgment TCPA Toyota

How To Avoid Common Data Breach Pitfalls

Cost of Data Breach in 2014: - $5.9 million U.S. average cost of a data breach - 15% Annual increase in the average cost of a data breach around the world - $201 Average cost paid for each exposed...more

9/24/2014 - Best Management Practices Data Breach Data Protection

In Riley, Supreme Court Sets Mobile Device Privacy Expectations

In a recent decision with significant implications for smart phone users’ privacy expectations, the Supreme Court, in Riley v. California, unanimously rejected the application of the “incident to arrest doctrine” to law...more

7/7/2014 - Cell Phones Evidence Law Enforcement Riley v California SCOTUS Search Warrant

Release of Names With Interests in Offshore Entities: Ramifications

A database containing the names of more than 37,000 people with offshore entities and trusts in 10 tax haven jurisdictions was recently released online, providing a powerful investigative tool for regulators, journalists and...more

2/4/2014 - DOJ Foreign Banks Investigations IRS Offshore Banks Offshore Funds Tax Evasion Tax Haven

Amendments to CalOPPA Enter Into Force Imposing New Requirements for Online Privacy Policies

Recent amendments to California’s Online Privacy Protection Act may have implications for all commercial online operators given the geographically limitless scope of the Internet. The amendments, effective Jan. 1, 2014,...more

1/13/2014 - CalOPPA Cybersecurity Data Protection Internet Privacy Policy Websites

FTC Pursuing Incorrect U.S.- EU Safe Harbor Certifications in Privacy Policies

The FTC is reviewing companies with privacy policies that claim U.S.-EU Safe Harbor certification. Companies that are not fully compliant and currently certified may face an FTC enforcement action, which could result in...more

12/6/2013 - Compliance Enforcement Actions EU FTC Privacy Policy Safe Harbors Websites

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