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Seventh Circuit lets data breach suit proceed for credit monitoring and lost use of credit card damages

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In a blow to retailers and other businesses subjected to data breaches, the Seventh Circuit has reinstated a class action brought by consumers against Barnes & Noble arising from a 2012 breach. Two class representatives sued...more

SIFMA’s New Data Aggregation Principles and What They Mean for the Financial Sector

Last week, the Securities Industry and Financial Markets Association (“SIFMA”), a trade group for the United States securities industry, issued a set of Data Aggregation Principles (“the Principles”). In general, data...more

Facebook Stops Funding Opposition to California Privacy Focused Ballot Act

Facebook has recently chosen to no longer fund opposition to the California Consumer Privacy Act, which could appear on the California State Ballot as an initiated state statute on November 6, 2018. According to the petition...more

Illinois Considering Amendments to Biometric Privacy Law (BIPA) That Would Create Major Exemptions to Its Scope

We have written before about the issues presented by the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 Ill. Comp Stat. 14/1 (“BIPA”). BIPA is still the only state biometric privacy statute with a private right of action. It...more

How Will The General Data Protection Regulation Affect Your Sweepstakes Across the Pond

by Verrill Dana LLP on

As was made pretty clear last week from the 1,400 hours of Congressional testimony by Mark Zuckerberg, the USA may want to follow the lead of the EU and adopt laws similar to the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). For...more

Acosta Defends OSHA’s Collection Of Injury & Illness Records

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

During the April 12th U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriation’s Subcommittee Hearing to review the FY2019 Department of Labor Budget Request, Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta was questioned on OSHA’s injury and illness...more

CEO Zuckerberg: Facebook User Settings Protect Individual Data – Congress Is Not So Sure

by White and Williams LLP on

After ten hours of Congressional testimony, one thing is clear – there is growing bipartisan concern over data privacy and data protection in the US. In the wake of so many recent data breaches, and now the data harvesting...more

6 Ways to Improve Your Incident Response Plan for GDPR

by Perkins Coie on

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which is effective May 25, 2018, requires notification to European regulators within 72 hours of the discovery of many types of data breaches. This deadline requires speed and...more

Privacy Tip #134 – Question: How are Online Quizzes Beneficial to Me?

Many readers know that it would be a cold day in H-E-Double Hockey Sticks (Go Bruins!) that I have in the past or ever in the future will take an online quiz. Why on earth would anyone do that? ...more

Slash Risk by Saying Goodbye to Manual Legal Holds

by Zapproved LLC on

The right automation software can help you avoid spoliation sanctions, improve your audit trails, and boost ROI - We all know that ediscovery can be expensive. But while we usually think of review as the most expensive...more

Facebook Facing Fallout Over Alleged Privacy Breaches

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

Over a dozen lawsuits have been filed by users and investors against Facebook after it was revealed last month that Cambridge Analytica, a political research firm, obtained personal information on millions of Facebook users....more

Improper Data Sharing With Cambridge Analytica May Affect 87 Million Facebook Users

Facebook reports that the personal data of 87 million Facebook users, mostly located in the United States, “may have been improperly shared” with British data analytics firm Cambridge Analytica. ...more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Some analysis of Friday’s less-than-booming jobs report – NYTimes and Bloomberg And a look at Fed Chair Powell’s first major remarks on the state of the economy and the potential effects a trade war would have on the Fed’s...more

ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

FTC Names Former Official As New Acting GC - As reported in Law360 earlier this week, “The Federal Trade Commission on Monday named Alden F. Abbott as its new acting general counsel, a former official for the agency who...more

Facebook Granted Dismissal of Biometric Privacy Claims Brought by “Non-Users”

This week, the District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed the Gullen putative class action asserting Illinois biometric privacy claims brought by “non-users” based on evidence that the social media site...more

Reporting Sexual Harassment In The Digital Age

by Fisher Phillips on

In the wake of #TimesUp and #MeToo, the business world continues to reel over the seemingly shocking realization that sexual harassment is even more pervasive than most had imagined. This movement has forced employers across...more

Ralph Losey of Jackson Lewis, LLP: eDiscovery Trends 2018

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This is the ninth of the 2018 Legaltech New York (LTNY) Thought Leader Interview series. eDiscovery Daily interviewed several thought leaders at LTNY this year (and some afterward) to get their observations regarding trends...more

Coalition of State Attorneys General Send Letter Demanding Answers from Facebook

by White and Williams LLP on

On March 26, 2018, a bipartisan coalition of 37 state Attorneys General sent a letter to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg demanding answers about the company’s business practices and privacy protections. Led by Pennsylvania...more

Congress Passes CLOUD Act to Facilitate Law Enforcement Access to Overseas Data

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The U.S. Congress passed the CLOUD Act amending U.S. surveillance laws to facilitate law enforcement access to the contents of communications and other related data. The Result: U.S. law enforcement...more

California Federal District Court Does Not ‘Like’ Facebook’s Standing Argument In Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act Case

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: In light of the uncertainties surrounding lawsuits alleging violations of the Illinois Information Biometric Privacy Act (“BIPA”), the Northern District of California has taken a firm position on a...more

Illinois Appellate Court Holds That BIPA Plaintiffs Must Show Actual Harm

On December 21, 2017, the Illinois Second District Appellate Court dealt a significant blow to the recent wave of Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) class actions, holding in Rosenbach v. Six Flags...more

Online Talent Agency Stars in FTC’s 30th COPPA Case

On February 5, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced its most recent Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) case against Explore Talent, an online talent agency marketed to aspiring actors and models....more

Recent OSHA Regulatory Shifts May Address Concerns About Electronically Submitting Workplace Injury and Illness Data

Recent OSHA activity indicates possible changes in the scope and enforcement of the newly-created Improve Tracking of Workplace Injury and Illnesses Rule (Electronic Reporting Rule). OSHA intends to collect less data than the...more

E7: The DataSmart Method of Valuing Data Assets

by Ward PLLC on

Is your data valuable? Might be. Is all data valuable? Nope. How do you construct a data strategy that identifies what is valuable quickly so you can keep the good and dump the rest? In the second step of the DataSmart...more

E7: The DataSmart Method of Valuing Data Assets

by Ward PLLC on

Is your data valuable? Might be. Is all data valuable? Nope. How do you construct a data strategy that identifies what is valuable quickly so you can keep the good and dump the rest? In the second step of the DataSmart...more

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