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Safeguards against Data Security Breaches (Part Two)
How to Protect Your Company From Hackers
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What Companies Should Do to Prepare for Implementation of Cybersecurity Executive Order
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How to Respond to President Obama's Cybersecurity Executive Order
On March 20, 2013, the United States District Court for the District of Maine denied a motion brought by plaintiffs in In re Hannaford Brothers Company Data Security Breach Litigation that would have allowed the suit to...more
In this issue:
- FTC’s .com Disclosures: New Media Still Subject to Old Rules
- Paper, Plastic...or Mobile? FTC Issues Report on Mobile Payments
- Why So Negative on Negative Option?
- Cy Pres...more
In an order issued earlier today, the Supreme Court denied certiorari in Sherley v. Sebelius, ending the efforts by two adult stem cell researchers to prevent the National Institutes of Health (NIH) from funding research...more
We reported in July on a First Circuit Court of Appeals decision finding that a bank failed to implement commercially reasonable security methods to prevent unauthorized transfers by a criminal that gained the online banking...more
This Wall Street Journal Article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Dan Mitchell.
Banks typically are responsible for losses when personal accounts are hacked. But commercial clients that fall victim to cyber theft have...more
This BDN Maine article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Dan Mitchell.
SANFORD, Maine — A recent court ruling involving a Sanford construction company and its bank could have nationwide implications as attorneys and...more
In a case that we have written about, People’s United Bank of Maine has agreed to pay about $ 390,000 to settle a claim that its security practices allowed unauthorized persons to withdraw funds from a construction company’s...more
This Wired Magazine article features Bernstein Shur Attorney Dan Mitchell.
In a case watched closely by banks and their commercial customers, a financial institution in Maine has agreed to reimburse a construction...more
On November 19, a bank sued by a commercial account holder to recover funds lost after cyber attackers gained electronic access to its account and made a series of unauthorized withdrawals reportedly agreed to pay the...more
On September 28, an RMBS trustee sued a Morgan Stanley unit in the Supreme Court for the State of New York, alleging that Morgan Stanley sold RMBS backed by defective mortgage loans. The trustee asserts that Morgan Stanley...more
The United States Court of Appeals for the First Circuit has opened the door to increased liability for banks when hackers make fraudulent withdrawals....more
Small business owners have new hope that they may be on the same footing as individuals when it comes to cybertheft from their bank accounts.
On July 3, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First Circuit became the first federal appellate court to address the issue of bank liability for the loss of customer funds resulting from a breach of a bank’s cyber security,...more
Digital content intermediaries (DCIs) such as YouTube, Facebook, Ebay and others handle vast quantities of digital content uploaded by users, raising questions about their potential secondary liability for copyright...more
Since the bankruptcy filing of MF Global on October 30, the brokerage firm’s creditors have started to take action to recover their losses. These include suing the company’s advisers, searching for assets overseas and seeking...more
In the world of security breach, the momentum has clearly shifted to the states, maybe this time for good. More than thirty-five states have already enacted breachnotification
statutes. This trend may be unstoppable, with...more
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