Mintz Levin - Privacy & Security Matters

CNA Denies Cyber Insurance Claim

Key takeaway: The insurance applications and underwriting questionnaires prepared in connection with cyber insurance do matter. Cyber security, and cyber insurance, have dominated the industry headlines for several years…more
| Health, Insurance, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Monday – May 18, 2015

It’s Monday morning — do you know your privacy/security status? Here are a few bits and bytes to start your week. SEC to Registered Investment Advisers and Broker-Dealers: It’s Your Turn to Pay Attention to…more
| Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Fitbit Files for IPO: Cybersecurity Risk Disclosure

Fitbit, the fitness-tracking company with six wearable devices that track and collect data about things like calories burned, steps logged, “quality” of sleep and sleep patterns, heart rate, etc.) as well as web and mobile apps…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Judge in Target Data Breach Litigation Declines to Block MasterCard Settlement

Senior U.S. District Court Judge Paul Magnuson issued an order on Thursday, May 7 denying a request by counsel for card issuer banks to enjoin the settlement of data breach related claims negotiated between Target and…more
| Civil Procedure, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology

Breaking Down the DOJ Cybersecurity Unit’s Guidance on Responding to Cyberattacks

Another federal agency has weighed in with “guidance” on cybersecurity preparation and breach response. The Department of Justice (DOJ) is the latest to issue guidance on how companies should respond to data breaches. The…more
| Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday – May 2015: Shaping Up — Update on the EU’s Draft General Data Protection Regulation

On this Privacy Tuesday, we can definitely say that the long winter of our discontent (at least for some of our readers) is over. Happy spring!…more
| Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

NAIC Adopts Cybersecurity Regulatory Principles – What’s Important to the Regulators

File this under: A View Into What the Regulators Deem Important. The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), the standard-setting organization in the U.S. insurance industry created and governed by the chief…more
| Administrative Law, Privacy, Insurance, Science, Computers, & Technology

Target and Card Issuers Dispute Use of MasterCard Settlement to Resolve Data Breach Claims

In the wake of Target’s April 15 announcement of a private $19 million settlement of the data breach claims of MasterCard-issuing banks, counsel representing the putative card issuer class in the consolidated Target data breach…more
| Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy

Privacy Tuesday – April 2015 #3

Some privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week: FCC to Hold Public Workshop on Broadband Consumer Privacy Tomorrow - Over the last several months, the Federal Communications Commission has taken on a…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler Speaks about Cybersecurity at RSA Conference

As cyber week continues in Washington, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler traveled to the west coast to speak about cybersecurity at the RSA Conference in San Francisco. Wheeler noted that the FCC has…more
| Communications & Media Law, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

It’s Cyber Week in Washington, DC — and RSA Conference Week in San Francisco

Security is on the agenda from coast to coast this week. Cybersecurity information sharing legislation will hit the House floor this week. H.R. 1731, the National Cybersecurity Protection Advancement Act was reported out…more
| Elections & Politics, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

UPDATE: Target Confirms It Has Negotiated A $19 Million Data Breach Settlement With MasterCard

Target confirmed a report in the Wednesday edition of The Wall Street Journal of a settlement with MasterCard concerning claims of card-issuers arising from Target’s 2013 data breach. The data breach, which occurred during the…more
| Civil Remedies, Commercial Law & Contracts, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Report: Target Close To $20M Data Breach Settlement With Master Card

According to a report published today in The Wall Street Journal, Target and MasterCard are close to reaching a settlement of the claims of MasterCard-issuing institutions in connection with Target’s 2013 data breach. The…more
| Civil Remedies, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tuesday – April 2015 #2

Spring has finally arrived on the East Coast, and not a moment too soon. Here are 3 privacy & security bits and bytes to start your week…more
| Privacy, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

UPDATE: FTC Plans Review of YouTube Kids App

As we predicted in our post late last month, Google’s YouTube Kids app has attracted more than just the “curious little minds” Google was hoping for. Yesterday, a group of privacy and children’s rights advocates (including the…more
| Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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