Francine Friedman

Francine Friedman

Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP

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Target, University of Maryland Testify on Data Breaches; Congress, FTC and SEC Continue Inquiries

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014, the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation held a hearing entitled “Protecting Personal Consumer Information from Cyber Attacks and Data Breaches” and heard testimony from...more

3/27/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FTC Investigations SEC Target

House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee Holds Hearing on Data Security

On February 5, the House Energy & Commerce Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade held a hearing titled “Protecting Consumer Information: Can Data Breaches Be Prevented?” The hearing follows two consecutive Senate...more

2/7/2014 - Cyber Attacks Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection DHS FTC Neiman Marcus Target

Senate Committees Hold Data Security Hearings

On Monday, February 3, and Tuesday, February 4, the Senate Banking and Senate Judiciary Committees (respectively) held hearings on the topic of data security and breach notification. Witnesses at both hearings included...more

2/5/2014 - Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FTC Neiman Marcus Target

House and Senate Committees to Hold Data Breach Hearings in February

In the wake of recent data breaches at major retailers Target and Neiman Marcus, Senate Judiciary Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) has renewed his efforts to enact stronger data security requirements for companies that collect...more

1/17/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection Neiman Marcus Personally Identifiable Information Target

Renewed Congressional Interest in Federal Data Security and Breach Notification Legislation

In light of recent, well-publicized, data security breaches at major retailers and social media company Snapchat, legislators are renewing the call for new federal laws that would strengthen data security and notification...more

1/14/2014 - Breach Notification Rule Cyber Crimes Cybersecurity Data Breach Data Protection FTC Internet Retailers Personally Identifiable Information Privacy Concerns Retailers SnapChat Target

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