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Significant Rise In Data Privacy Breach Fines In The UK In 2016

by King & Spalding on

A report by professional services firm PwC, using figures from the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (“ICO”), confirmed that the number of fines handed out for breaking UK data protection laws almost doubled last year,...more

Data Security in Japan: New Cross-Border Data Transfer Rule

by K&L Gates LLP on

Does your business outside of Japan receive any personal information from Japan, perhaps from your affiliates, business partners, or customers based in Japan? Does your business in Japan transfer any personal information...more

Strengthening Data Security Through Human Resources And Information Technology Teamwork

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Human Resources (“HR”) and information technology (“IT”) departments play unique and important roles within an organization. With instances of data breaches on the rise, however, companies should be mindful of the importance...more

French Legal and Regulatory Update - May 2017

by Hogan Lovells on

The Paris office of Hogan Lovells is pleased to provide this English language edition of our monthly e-newsletter, which offers a legal and regulatory update covering France and Europe for May 2017. Please see full...more

Reader’s Digest Publisher Settles Case Alleging it Sold Subscribers’ Personal Information for $8.2M

In what is being considered the largest-ever settlement of alleged violations of Michigan’s privacy law (the Michigan Preservation of Personal Privacy Act), the publisher of Reader’s Digest has agreed to pay out $8.2 million...more

NYS Cyber Regulation Countdown: Continuous Monitoring

In our series of posts leading up to the August 28th deadline for the first phase of requirements under New York’s cybersecurity regulation, the Patterson Belknap team looks at issues that institutions face as they implement...more

Personnel, Not Technology the Biggest Factor Prohibiting Business Value from Long-Term Digital Info: eDiscovery Trends

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In this era of big data, an organization’s ability to govern and preserve digital information, especially long-term digital information, is key. Earlier this month, the Information Governance Initiative (IGI), working closely...more

When is a Chair not a Chair? Big Data Algorithms, Disparate Impact, and Considerations of Modular Programming

by BakerHostetler on

The DESI VII Workshop titled “Using Advanced Data Analysis in eDiscovery & Related Disciplines to Identify and Protect Sensitive Information in Large Collections” was held on the Strand Campus of King’s College in London on...more

Northern District of Illinois Dismisses Barnes & Noble Data Breach Lawsuit

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Earlier this month, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois entered an order dismissing with prejudice a putative class action concerning a security breach affecting PIN pad devices at numerous...more

My Entity Just Experienced a Cyber-Attack! What Do We Do Now?

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

On June 9, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released a cyber-attack “Quick Response” checklist (the Checklist) for the benefit of HIPAA covered entities and business...more

French Data Protection Authority Approves Implementation of Biometric Authentication Tools in Banking Sector

by Jones Day on

On May 29, 2017, the French Data Protection Authority (Commission Nationale Informatique et Libertés, or "CNIL") announced that it had authorized nine banking institutions to implement, on an experimental basis,...more

DFS Cyber Compliance Nightmare? New survey reports less than half of financial firms will meet deadline

A new survey by the Ponemon Institute reports that less than half of the financial institutions covered by New York’s sweeping new cybersecurity regulation say they will “likely” meet next February’s compliance deadline. And...more

Companies Using IoT Being Hit with Security Breaches

A new survey released by Altman Vilandrie & Company, which surveyed 400 IT personnel who have purchased Internet of Things (IoT) security products, shows that 46 percent of companies that buy IoT security admitted they have...more

New HHS Cybersecurity Preparedness Checklist

by Carlton Fields on

The Department of Health and Human Services’ Office of Civil Rights (OCR) recently published a checklist to guide HIPAA-covered entities and business associates through an appropriate response to a ransomware or cybersecurity...more

HHS Report Urges Health Care Industry to Address Cybersecurity Risks

by Saul Ewing LLP on

In early June 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Health Care Industry Cybersecurity (HCIC) Task Force released a “Report on Improving Cybersecurity in the Health Care Industry” (the Report). The...more

OCR Issues Checklist for Responding to Cyber-Attack

The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently released guidance entitled “My Entity Just Experienced a Cyber-attack! What Do We Do Now?” The Checklist is a practical tool for health care entities and outlines several steps to...more

U.S. Court Upholds Privilege Claim Respecting Report Prepared Following Data Breach

Those following developments in the data breach litigation space will be interested in the recent decision, In re Experian Data Breach Litigation (In Re Experian), where the California District Court upheld a privilege claim...more

Increased focus on global privacy and data protection for Australian organisations

by DLA Piper on

With the continuing uncertainty following the UK general elections result, it will be interesting to see the new government's approach to Brexit and its future stance on European Union (EU) regulatory requirements,...more

Data Gets Personal

by Conduent on

The average total cost per data breach for a U.S. company is $4 million, not to mention reputational damage to the brand and possible litigation1 . No entity is immune from ransomware gangs, careless employees exposing...more

Data Monetization and State Privacy Laws

by Alston & Bird on

On June 8, magazine publisher Trusted Media Brands, Inc. settled a class action lawsuit for $8.2 million after purportedly disclosing the personal information and magazine choices of customers to third parties. The lawsuit,...more

ICO’s Strategic Plan for the ‘New Frontier’ of Data Protection

by Reed Smith on

The ICO recently published its Information Rights Strategic Plan for 2017 – 2021 (the ‘Plan’). Within it, the ICO Commissioner, Elizabeth Denham, asserts that we are on the “edge of a new frontier,” and that the data...more

OCR Publishes Checklist and Infographic for Cyber Attack Response

OCR released a simple checklist and infographic last week to assist Covered Entities and Business Associates with responding to potential cyber attacks. As cybersecurity remains a pressing concern for health care entities,...more

IoT Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Trends in Asia: Be Ready

by Hogan Lovells on

In this hoganlovells.com interview, Hong Kong-based Hogan Lovells partner Mark Parsons talks about the regulatory environment in Asia as it relates to cybersecurity, data privacy, and the Internet of Things (IoT)....more

Legitimate Interests: A Balancing Act

by Reed Smith on

The Court of Justice of the European Union (CJEU) recently gave its preliminary ruling on the interpretation of the legitimate interests condition under Article 7(f) of the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (the Directive)...more

Yet another Target settlement highlights data breach costs

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In what appears to be the closing act of the saga that is the Target data breach, on May 23 the retailer announced it had reached a settlement agreement with a coalition of 47 states’ attorneys general. Pursuant to the...more

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