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Hospital Servers Infected with Malware for Over a Year Affect More than 500,000

by Murtha Cullina on

Malware-infected servers of a Baltimore hospital system, LifeBridge, may have affected more than half a million patient records. LifeBridge reports in a statement on its website that it discovered malware on the servers that...more

The Three Pillars of GDPR – Security (No. 2)

by Ward PLLC on

There are 72 hours to go until GDPR Day (#privmas), and you can almost feel CISOs hoping that, if there’s going to be a breach, it happens today and not on Monday. We noted once before that Andrea Jelinek, chair of the (very...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - May 2018 #3

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

CYBERSECURITY - Cyber Fraud Cost $1.4 Billion in 201 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently released its yearly internet crime report, which states that over 300,000...more

Sensitive to the Touch: The Evolution of U.S. Biometric Privacy Law - DRI's For The Defense Magazine

By now, you have no doubt seen countless articles, blog posts, and commentaries—admittedly, some that I have authored—speaking to the flood of legislation and litigation arising due to growing concerns over biometric privacy....more

Arizona Expands Its Data Breach Notification Statute

by BakerHostetler on

Effective August 1, 2018, the House Bill 2154 recently signed by the Arizona governor will expand the current Arizona data breach notification law. Following the trend of other states, the amended statute expands the...more

California Consumer Privacy Act Likely to Appear on Ballot in November

Businesses are understandably focused this week on the looming effective date for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For U.S. businesses, however, a proposed law closer to home would raise similar...more

Can Cryptojacking Result in a Databreach?

by Tucker Arensberg, P.C. on

Healthcare organizations should be aware of a new method, referred to as “cryptojackng,” that hackers are using to exploit the systems and networks they infiltrate. Hackers use cryptojackng methods to siphon energy resources...more

Cyber Fraud Cost $1.4 Billion in 2017

The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently released its yearly internet crime report, which states that over 300,000 consumers reported cyber-fraud and malware attacks in 2017,...more

SEC Issues First Ever Enforcement Action For Failure to Disclose a Data Breach, Obtaining $35 Million Penalty

by Holland & Hart LLP on

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced on April 24, 2018 that Yahoo! (now known as Altaba, Inc.) agreed to pay a $35 million civil penalty to resolve claims that it failed to appropriately and timely disclose...more

The Weekly Privacy Rewind

by BakerHostetler on

Class Actions - Facebook Users BIPA Suit to Go Forward - • Denying cross-motions for summary judgment, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the class action against Facebook for...more

Lincare Settles Class Action Data Breach Case with Employees

Lincare Holdings Inc. (Lincare), following mediation, recently entered into a settlement with its employees regarding a data breach that took place on February 3, 2017. ...more

Best Practices to Detect and Prevent File-Less and Click-Less Malware

by Burr & Forman on

Hackers are clever at exploiting weaknesses in an organization’s systems. They are also efficient. After an organization installs robust cybersecurity controls, hackers will typically look for an easier target or they will...more

Using Arbitration Agreements to Avoid Class Action Claims in Data Breach Lawsuits

by Baker Donelson on

Baker Donelson's Data Protection, Privacy and Cybersecurity attorneys are pleased to continue a series of client alerts that address significant cyber-threats to your business and discuss ways you can protect your business...more

SEC Enforcement Trends: Highlights from Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018

by Fenwick & West LLP on

The Securities Enforcement Forum West 2018 brought together current and former senior U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and U.S. Department of Justice officials, securities enforcement and white-collar attorneys,...more

SEC Announces Yahoo Will Pay $35 Million for Failure to Disclose Data Security Incident

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The SEC accused Altaba Inc., then known as Yahoo! Inc., of misleading investors by failing to disclose a major data breach orchestrated by Russian hackers. The Result: Altaba has agreed to pay $35 million to...more

Countdown to GDPR: Data Security and Data Breaches

by Thomas Fox on

Whether you are ready or not, the European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live on May 25, 2018. It will impact companies doing business in London as much as any other EU legislation....more

Georgia Court of Appeals Reaffirms Lack of Duty to Safeguard Personal Information

by Alston & Bird on

The Georgia Court of Appeals recently reaffirmed its prior conclusion that there is no duty to safeguard personal information under Georgia law. In McConnell v. Ga. Dep’t of Labor, — S.E.2d —-, 2018 WL 2173252 (Ga. App. May...more

Unanticipated Mobile Data Leaks Remain an Ongoing Issue

There has been a lot of attention in the media lately with respect to the Facebook/Cambridge Analytica issue and its fall-out (including today’s coverage of the announcement that Facebook suspended almost 200 apps pending a...more

New Breach Notification Under Alberta's Health Information Act

by Bennett Jones LLP on

As of August 31, 2018, custodians and their affiliates will have obligations to provide breach notifications under Alberta’s Health Information Act....more

The Economic Loss Doctrine as a Barrier to Data Breach Recovery

We recently commented on one hotly contested legal issue being addressed by the courts in data breach class action litigation, that of plaintiffs’ standing. Another issue that has been the subject of recent court activity in...more

Aw Schnucks! Seventh Circuit Dismisses Data Breach Class Action By Financial Institution Plaintiffs Under Economic Loss Doctrine

by Carlton Fields on

The Seventh Circuit recently upheld the dismissal of a novel putative class action filed by financial institutions against grocer Schnuck Markets (“Schnucks”) based on the economic loss doctrine. ...more

GDPR Basics for U.S. Companies Effective May 25, 2018

The General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") becomes effective on May 25, 2018. Its goal is to protect EU citizens from privacy and data breaches. The key provisions of the GDPR and information on how it may impact...more

SEC Hits Yahoo With $35M Fine

Just weeks after publishing guidance on cybersecurity, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) assessed a $35 million penalty against Yahoo! Inc. for allegedly misleading investors concerning a major data breach....more

Ten Tips On Cyber Liability Insurance

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

IT, we have a problem. Reports of cybersecurity incidents continue to come in thick and fast. In November 2017, Equifax announced a mammoth data breach that it estimated would cost more than $140 million to address....more

Big Data Breaches Shine Spotlight on Laws Impacting Employee Data Protection

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

It seems like almost every week we learn of a massive new data breach, risking the loss of thousands of individuals’ personal and confidential information to a faceless hacker halfway around the world....more

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