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Firm Profile: Mintz Levin
One Financial Center
Boston, MA 02111, United States
Phone: (617) 348-1732
Fax: (617) 542-2241
Areas of Practice
  • Class Action
  • Communications & Media Law
  • International Law & Trade
  • Litigation
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Other Countries
  • Israel
  • United Kingdom
Number of Attorneys
400+ Attorneys

Target Reaches $18.5 Million Dollar Settlement in Data Breach with States

It seems as though we have been writing about this case for a lifetime. Target Corporation’s data breach saga came one step closer to a conclusion this week. On Tuesday, Target reached an $18.5 million settlement with 47 states…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

TCPA & Consumer Calling - Monthly TCPA Digest - May 2017

We are pleased to present the latest edition of our Monthly TCPA Digest, providing insights and news related to the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). This month’s issue features updates on the latest regulatory…more
 /  Administrative Law, Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

HIPAA spring check-up: Your obligations to safeguard third-party patient health information in medical records produced in litigation

You’ve had your apple a day, but you can’t keep the subpoenas away… And, if your organization is facing a request seeking records or other materials that may contain patient health information (“PHI”), it bears repeating…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Consumer Protection, Health, Privacy

#MLWashingtonCyberWatch: The Cybersecurity Executive Order (at last)

Amid the flurry following former FBI Director James Comey’s firing last week, President Trump marked his 111th day in office on Thursday, May 11th by signing an executive order targeting national cybersecurity…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Yesterday, #WannaCry. Today, #DocuSignPhish

Another day, another data incident. If you use DocuSign, you’ll want to pay attention. The provider of e-signature technology has acknowledged a data breach incident in which an unauthorized third party gained access to…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Global Ransomware Attack Update

We’ve been following the latest on the WannaCry ransomware attack that we first told you about over the weekend. A feared “second strike” did not materialize today, but victimized firms in over 100 countries are still…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

WannaCry Ransomware Attack Updates — Europol Says “Patch Before Monday”

UPDATE: Europol chief Rob Wainwright told the BBC, “Companies need to make sure they have updated their systems and ‘patched where they should’ before staff arrives for work on Monday morning.” By now, you may have heard…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Criminal Law, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Appeal in Home Depot Data Breach Derivative Action Results in Settlement of Corporate Governance Claims

Snatching victory of a sort from the jaws of defeat, shareholders who brought a derivative action alleging that the 2014 Home Depot data breach resulted from officers’ and directors’ breaches of fiduciary duties have reached a…more
 /  Business Organizations, Civil Remedies, Privacy, Business Torts, Securities Law

From the CISO Corner: Your Most Important Security Relationship

Have you come to the conclusion that you need a Managed Security Services Provider (MSSP) to support your small to medium sized enterprise but don’t know where to start?…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Kimpton Data Breach Decision Highlights Lingering Confusion on Standing Issues

When data thieves steal payment card data, consumers suffer no legally cognizable injuries. Card issuers absorb the fraudulent charges and replace the affected cards. Because fraudulent charges are not billed to consumers, they…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Constitutional Law, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

States Take Action! New Mexico, Tennessee and Virginia Pass New Data Breach Legislation

After a quiet winter there has been significant activity in state legislatures to enact, strengthen or clarify their data breach notification statutes. The latest happenings are summarized below and we have updated our “Mintz…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Gone Phishin’: Hack Leads to HIPAA Settlement

While your business may indeed be a “victim” when hit by a phishing attack, your enterprise can also be responsible for violations of law associated with the incident. Earlier this week, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”)…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Better Late Than Never: New Mexico on the Cusp of Enacting Data Breach Notification Statute

We are anxiously waiting to learn the fate of the data breach notification statute recently passed by state lawmakers in New Mexico. The bill remains on the desk of the governor who has until the end of the week to sign the…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

A New FBI Warning for Healthcare Providers

The FBI has issued new guidance specifically applicable to medical and dental facilities regarding the cybersecurity risk of File Transfer Protocol (“FTP”) servers operating in “anonymous” mode. FTPs are routinely used to…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

More Broken Privacy Promises from Upromise: Key Takeaways From Upromise’s Latest Settlement with the FTC

“Don’t make promises that you don’t intend to keep” is an admonishment received by every child and delivered by every parent. This pithy maxim is equally applicable to consent orders entered into with regulatory authorities…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Torts, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy
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