Robert E. Cattanach

Robert E. Cattanach

Dorsey & Whitney LLP

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Proposed Federal Breach Notification Law: Panacea Or Flash in the Pan?

The Obama Administration has just released the proposed text of the Personal Data Notification & Protection Act as the latest step in its uniform federal breach notification initiative. Similar legislative efforts in the past...more

1/19/2015 - Barack Obama Breach Notification Rule Corporate Counsel Personally Identifiable Information Proposed Legislation

The Right To Be Forgotten – What Does It Really Mean?

In a decision with far-reaching consequences, the European Court of Justice (located in Luxembourg) (“ECJ”) ruled on May 13, 2014, that E.U. citizens can demand that search engines – in this instance Google – must delete...more

5/23/2014 - CJEU Cybersecurity Data Protection EU Internet Right to Be Forgotten Search Engines

The Uphill Climb Continues for Privacy Class Actions: Ninth Circuit Affirms Dismissal of Claims Against Facebook, Zynga

On May 8, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California’s decision to dismiss with prejudice consolidated consumer class-action claims against...more

5/16/2014 - Class Action Corporate Counsel Dismissals ECPA Electronic Communications Facebook Privacy Policy Social Networks Stored Communications Act Zynga

Message from New York Court: Rely on CGL Policy Coverage for Data Breaches at Your Own Peril

A New York trial court announced a decision on February 21, 2014, that may be a harbinger of wide-reaching limitations on insurance coverage for data breaches under commercial general liability (CGL) policies. The court’s...more

3/4/2014 - Commercial General Liability Policies Cyber Insurance Cybersecurity Data Breach FBI Hackers Sony Zurich America Insurance Co.

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