What Companies Should Do to Prepare for Implementation of Cybersecurity Executive Order
On April 16, 2013, the Senate Finance Committee held a hearing on “Tax Fraud and Tax ID Theft: Moving Forward With Solutions,” including testimony on proposals to restrict access to the Social Security Administration’s Death...more
In a recent decision, Tyler v. Michaels Stores, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts ("SJC") has increased the risk of class action lawsuits under M.G.L. c. 93A against retailers who collect consumers' ZIP codes during...more
Erica Hall was an office assistant at an OB/GYN office in Coral Springs, Florida. The job may not have paid well, because Ms. Hall was trying to make some extra cash on the side by selling patient information to some folks...more
What’s in a name?
When you think of identity theft, you typically think of someone taking a person’s name plus some other identifiers, like their address and Social Security number or credit card number, to go on a...more
Most data breaches occur because companies fail to implement adequate safeguards to protect personal identifiable information, and data breaches are growing in scope and sophistication. A study by NetDiligence concluded that...more
The Maryland State Senate is considering several cybersecurity-related bills to advance the state’s efforts to be the epicenter for cybersecurity. Maryland has already enacted several measures to foster cybersecurity...more
In Johansson-Dohrmann v. CBR Systems, Inc. et al, No. 3:12-cv-01115 (S.D. Cal., filed May 7, 2012), the latest data privacy class action to reach settlement, Judge Michael M. Anello on February 5, 2013 granted preliminary...more
Although the trailer for the new movie Identity Thief, starring Jason Bateman and Melissa McCarthy looks absolutely hilarious, real identity theft is no laughing matter. It is one of the fastest growing crimes in America....more
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