Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - October 2013

In This Issue:

- Recent Changes to California Privacy Law Have Nationwide Implications

- The FTC Brings Its First Enforcement Action Against the ‘Internet of Things’

- Fifth Circuit Ruling Provides New Avenue of Attack for Data Breach Plaintiffs

- Excerpt from Recent Changes to California Privacy Law Have Nationwide Implications:

Several key developments have taken place in the privacy arena in the last few weeks. California expanded both its privacy policy and data breach notification laws in ways that will have national implications. The FTC made its first foray into regulating the “Internet of Things” by bringing an enforcement against a home security camera manufacturer. And, the Fifth Circuit gave new life to plaintiffs in data breach cases by finding that the economic loss doctrine did not bar data breach negligence claims in certain situations. We address each of these developments below.

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