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Identity Fraud

Upon Further Review, Second Circuit Holds That Defendant’s Conduct not “in Furtherance of” Alien’s Unlawful Presence in United...

In United States v. Khalil, No. 15-3819 (2d Cir. May 16, 2017) (Calabresi, Wesley, Lohier), the Second Circuit reversed the defendant’s conviction for transporting an alien within the United States for profit in violation of...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Federal regulators unveiled a proposal yesterday that would push the country’s biggest banks and other “critical financial companies” to shore up cybersecurity protocols, to prevent hacks, and to have a recovery plan at the...more

IRS shuts down electronic filing PIN program

Last week, the IRS announced that the electronic filing personal identification number tool (e-file PIN), used by taxpayers to verify their signature on their tax filings, “is no longer available.”...more

IRS (Temporarily?) Halts IPPIN Application Process

I have previously written about the IPPIN program that the IRS offers many taxpayers as a way to prevent tax-related identity fraud. Unfortunately, the IRS has halted the application process for now. On its website,...more

Privacy Tip #6 – Protecting your child’s identity

I have spent some time over the past few weeks concentrating on steps individuals can take to protect their privacy and identity. But how do you protect your child’s identity?...more

Under the Thumb: Regulatory Compliance When Outsourcing Cybersecurity Management

Managed security services are often a natural “add-on” when outsourcing IT services given that data protection is integral to application development, software as a service, and cloud storage, among other services. More...more

IRS admits 334,000 victims of fraudulent tax refunds due to security flaws on website

Not only did the IRS lose a flash drive with 12,000 school worker’s Social Security numbers on it in Texas, it admitted on August 17th that its initial estimate that 110,000 taxpayers’ personal information was used to file...more

Court Dismisses Zappos Data Breach MDL Without Prejudice, Attributing Plaintiffs’ Alleged Harm “To The Realm of Speculation”

by King & Spalding on

On June 1, 2015, a U.S. District Court in Nevada dismissed a consolidated class action against Zappos stemming from a data breach in January 2012. The court held that the plaintiffs lacked standing given their failure to...more

Bitcoins and SAR Narratives

by Jonathan Foxx on

You probably know about Bitcoin, unless you have been living in total seclusion for the last few years. The big controversy usually centers on determining if it is legal tender. But imagine if you are confronted with a...more

Afterlife Identity Protection: Who to Notify When a Loved One Passes

by Jaburg Wilk on

When a loved one passes away, a crucial step in minimizing the risk of identity left is to notify the proper entities, such as government and credit reporting agencies, banks, and creditors of your loved one's death....more

Appellate Decision Places Fraud Prevention Measures Outside Reach of California’s Song-Beverly Credit Card Act

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

With cybercrime on the rise, regulators and plaintiffs’ lawyers are pressing businesses to help mitigate the risk of identity fraud to American consumers. Ironically, at the same time, plaintiffs’ lawyers have sued numerous...more

Check the White Pages for Personal Information: Massachusetts Decision Highlights the Expansion of Consumer Privacy Litigation

by Cozen O'Connor on

Last week, in Tyler v. Michaels Stores, Inc., the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts responded to certified questions presented by the district court and interpreted a Massachusetts statute to reflect the state’s...more

Is Your Business Prepared To Comply with the Georgia Illegal Immigration Reform and Enforcement Act of 2011?

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

On May 13, 2011, Georgia Governor Nathan Deal signed into law House Bill #87, a comprehensive immigration law mandating employer verification compliance and establishing criminal penalties for various acts. Some have touted...more

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