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Proposed Ohio Law May Encourage Businesses to Adopt Cyber Standards

Recently proposed legislation in Ohio could provide businesses with special protection from lawsuits in the event of a hack under certain circumstances. Senate Bill 220 would shelter businesses that have been proactive in...more

New York Introduces New Data Protection Legislation

by Fisher Phillips on

Citing a sixty percent increase in data breach notifications from 2015 to 2016, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman recently introduced the Stop Hacks and Improve Data Electronic Security Act (SHIELD) bill. The...more

Hilton Settles NY and VT State AG Investigation into 2015 Data Breach; Pays $700,000 Civil Penalty

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

New York Attorney General Eric T. Schneiderman and Vermont Attorney General TJ Donovan (“Attorneys General”) announced a settlement with Hilton Domestic Operating Company, Inc. (“Hilton”) resolving allegations that the...more

Vermont AG Settles with SAManage for $264,000 for Delayed Breach Notification

The Vermont Attorney General (AG) recently announced that it has settled with SAManage USA, a business support services company, for failing to timely notify 660 Vermont residents that their names and Social Security numbers...more

State AGs Data Breach Settlement Reinforces the Importance of Patch Management

by Baker Donelson on

A recent settlement between Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and attorneys general from 32 states and the District of Columbia (the "Attorneys General") over a 2012 data breach reinforces the importance of patch...more

AGs Weave Themselves Into Patchwork of Digital-Health Regs

by Pepper Hamilton LLP on

There are more than 165,000 mobile health applications available for download in Apple’s App Store or Google Play. This number will likely keep rising, and a body of federal and state regulators, including state attorneys...more

Fallout from Target’s 2013 Data Breach includes an $18 Million Multistate AG Settlement

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Target Corporation agreed to an $18.5 million settlement with 46 State Attorneys General and the Attorney General of the District of Columbia this week, resolving allegations that the company failed to provide reasonable data...more

Deeper Dive: Be Prepared for Regulatory Investigations in the Wake of a Security Incident

by BakerHostetler on

Your company had a data security event. After an investigation, it was determined that notifications were required, and the incident was made public as a result. Notification letters were mailed and regulators were notified,...more

State Attorneys General Gather to Discuss Privacy Enforcement

by Reed Smith on

A panel at a meeting of the National Association of Attorneys General highlighted data breaches and privacy in the context of new technology, signalling that state regulators are focused on consumer protection in this...more

Lessons from Adobe’s State AG Data Breach Settlement

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Last month, several state Attorneys General announced a $1M settlement with Adobe Systems, Inc. in connection with a 2013 data incident involving the personal information of roughly 534,000 consumers. The 15 Attorneys General...more

Michigan AG Steps In to Defend State Privacy Law

by Reed Smith on

The Michigan attorney general intervened November 22 in a suit brought under a Michigan privacy law, making it one of the first times a state attorney general has weighed in on a case involving data use. Michigan AG Bill...more

Adobe Reaches $1M Settlement with 15 States Related to 2013 Data Breach of Customer Data

by Reed Smith on

Last week, attorneys general in 15 states announced a $1 million settlement with Adobe Systems Inc. (“Adobe”), concluding a multistate investigation related to a 2013 breach of Adobe customer data. The breach, which was...more

Keep It Short and Prosper

by Ifrah PLLC on

What a difference two words can make. Just ask the Center for Competitive Politics (CCP) or Americans for Prosperity (AFP), two organizations that filed separate lawsuits against the same defendant, California Attorney...more

Georgia Attorney General Supports Federal Data Breach Standard

by Reed Smith on

Georgia Attorney General Sam Olens has come out in support of federal data breach preemption as a more realistic way to ask companies to comply with regulatory requirements in the wake of a breach or data loss incident.  His...more

Rhode Island Amends Identity Theft Protection Act

by Locke Lord LLP on

Rhode Island recently amended its 10-year-old Identity Theft Protection Act effective June 26, 2016, further defining and refining existing data security and breach notification requirements, and adding a requirement to...more

California by the Numbers (Part 1): 24 Million Compromised in 2015

California Attorney General Kamala Harris has released a report of the data breaches that have been reported to her office from 2012 until 2015. Although the California data breach notification law took effect in 2003,...more

California by the Numbers (Part 2): How to Stay out of the 2017 Report

Receently, we reviewed the staggering numbers in California Attorney General Kamala Harris’ 2016 Data Breach Report. In addition to providing a comprehensive analysis of four years of data breaches, the report provides...more

State Attorneys General Offer Perspectives on Data Breaches

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Recently, Republican attorneys general from across the nation gathered in Scottsdale, Arizona, for their association’s annual fall conference. The purpose of the conference was to discuss a variety of issues facing the state...more

California Attorney General Settlement Requires Hiring of Privacy Officer: Businesses with Web Presences Subject to Increasing...

by Goodwin on

On Friday, Oct. 2, home design and renovation company, Houzz, Inc., reached a settlement with the Office of California Attorney General Kamala Harris over allegations that Houzz had recorded customer and employee...more

COPPA, Meet DOPPA – Delaware AG Action Leads to New Child-Protection Data Privacy Laws

Delaware Attorney General Matt Denn is serious about online privacy, and aims to make Delaware “the safest state in America for kids to use the internet.” This August, Delaware Governor Jack Markell signed into law four...more

Oregon Amends Data Breach Law — Companies Can Expect More Enforcement Actions

by Lane Powell PC on

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown recently signed into law amendments to the state’s data breach law. These amendments recognize the growing definition of data, expand the role of the Attorney General in addressing data breaches,...more

State Attorneys General Ask Congress Not To Preempt Breach Notification Laws

by King & Spalding on

In the wake of recent, large-scale data breaches, several pieces of legislation have been introduced in Congress to establish a national data breach notification law, including a House bill that would preempt the current...more

DOJ Issues New Cyber-Incident Preparedness and Response Guidance

by Polsinelli on

The Department of Justice (DOJ) released new guidance on cyber preparedness and incident response last week, becoming the latest federal agency to do so in recent months. Newly sworn-in Attorney General, Loretta Lynch, has...more

NY Attorney General To Propose Bill To Strengthen Cybersecurity

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is proposing an "overhaul [of] New York's data security law [that would] require new and unprecedented safeguards for the personal data of consumers." The proposal would create new...more

The California AG’s New Guide on CalOPPA – A Summary for Privacy Pros

by McDermott Will & Emery on

Last week, the California Attorney General’s Office (AGO) released a series of recommendations entitled Making Your Privacy Practices Public (Guide) designed to help companies meet the requirements of California’s Online...more

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