Brian Zurich

Brian Zurich

Pepper Hamilton LLP

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How to Avoid and Respond to a Cybersecurity Breach

In light of numerous recent data breaches, cybersecurity has emerged as an issue impacting organizations ranging from the local hardware store to the largest multi-national firms in the world. In short, no industry is immune...more

9/17/2015 - Banking Sector Breach Notification Rule CAN-SPAM Act COPPA Cyber Attacks Cyber Crimes Cyber Threats Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Data Security FERPA Financial Institutions Financial Sector Gramm-Leach-Blilely Act Hackers Healthcare HIPAA HITECH OCR Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Laws Verizon

Employees Who Suffer Only Economic Losses From a Data Breach Cannot Sustain a Negligence Claim Against Their Employer

Creating a private cause of action in negligence for data breaches could result in the filing each year of possibly hundreds of thousands of lawsuits by persons whose confidential information may be in the hands of third...more

6/15/2015 - Breach of Contract Class Action Data Breach Data Security Duty of Care Negligence PA Supreme Court Personal Data Personally Identifiable Information Popular Safe Harbors Target

Wyndham Decision Provides Guidance to Corporate Directors and Officers in Responding to a Data Breach

U.S. District Judge Stanley R. Chesler of the District of New Jersey recently provided much needed guidance to directors and officers on their duties and responsibilities with regard to cybersecurity. In Palkon v. Holmes, et...more

11/14/2014 - Board of Directors Corporate Officers Cybersecurity Data Breach Derivative Suit Internal Controls Personally Identifiable Information Resorts & Restaurants Shareholder Litigation Wyndham

Ethical Issues That Arise From Social Media Use In Courtrooms

With the rampant expansion of social media and online technologies over the past decade, it is no surprise that Facebook, MySpace, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and blogs have made their way into the courtroom, pervaded the...more

10/14/2013 - Ethics Jury Selection Legal Ethics Social Media

FTC Strengthens Laws To Protect Children’s Privacy

On December 19, 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) made major changes to the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) for the first time in nearly 15 years, by significantly amending the Children’s Online...more

1/7/2013 - Consent COPPA Data Collection Data Protection FTC Mobile Apps Notice Requirements Parental Consent Personally Identifiable Information Third-Party

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