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Data Security

Seven Questions to Ask Your eDiscovery Vendor About Data Security

by Epiq on

As recent news reports have illustrated, law firms are prime targets for hackers looking to steal or infect highly sensitive client and customer data. The reason is that these firms – as well as other outside suppliers who...more

SEC Issues Updated Guidance on Cybersecurity Risk Disclosures and Trading on Nonpublic Cybersecurity Information

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued updates to its interpretive guidance on how public companies should disclose cybersecurity breaches and risks. There are two core messages at...more

N.C. Attorney General, State Representative Drafting Bipartisan Bill To Combat Security Breaches

by Nexsen Pruet, PLLC on

While some may be wringing their hands over members of the legislature who just can’t seem to get along, North Carolinians have reason to hope that bipartisanship is not a thing of the past. On Jan. 8, 2018, Democratic Atty....more

When Obscurity Is Not a Defense

by BakerHostetler on

Many organizations facing a data-security incident struggle to understand how or why their organization was targeted in an attack. Most simply believe they are too small or too obscure to be targeted by malicious cyber...more

States Continue to Upgrade Data Privacy Laws – A Look at North Carolina

A recent Security Breach Report published by the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office provides a snapshot of the various data security threats currently riling the state’s public and private sectors. Since 2006, the year...more

U.S. House Subcommittee Holds Hearing On Cybersecurity In The Financial Industry

by King & Spalding on

On February 14, 2018, the U.S. House of Representatives Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit of the Committee on Financial Services held a hearing entitled “Examining the Current Data Security and Breach...more

The Next Big Thing: Data Breach Securities Class Action Litigation

Shareholders may have found a new hook for data security lawsuits. Over the past year, plaintiffs have filed nine federal class action securities fraud lawsuits against public companies after data security incidents,...more

Cybersecurity in the investment management industry

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Paulita Pike, Ropes & Gray investment management partner, addresses privacy and cybersecurity challenges facing the investment management industry. ---------- Cybersecurity and data privacy are important topics for...more

Can Your Business be Liable for an Employee’s Intentional Data Leak?

by Revision Legal on

Many businesses are acutely aware of the dangers of a data leak that can result from the breaching of networks, computer hacks, malware, and computer espionage. These cyber threats are external threats, but businesses must...more

Which is Better: eDiscovery in the Cloud or eDiscovery in a Data Center?

by Epiq on

This commonly asked question is actually a false dichotomy – in reality, neither the cloud nor a data center is better, because the cloud is a data center. “The cloud” is often used as a buzzword to give the impression of...more

Does Being Fit Increase Your Company’s Risk of Security Breaches?

by Fisher Phillips on

As we are early into the new year, for many, hope springs eternal to get in shape during 2018. Many of us wear some kind of fitness activity tracker that monitors steps, heart rate, calories, sleep patterns, etc. Recent news...more

ITAR for Government Contractors - New Developments for 2018

by Williams Mullen on

ITAR is an important area of regulation for government contractors. This includes firms in the defense, technical services, information technology, cyber-security, military training and DOD-funded R&D fields. These...more

Education Department Toughens Tone on Cyber and Threatens to Pull Funding for Non-Compliance

Recently-issued guidance from the U.S. Department of Education (ED) threatens to “yank” Title IV funding for post-secondary institutions lacking appropriate data security safeguards....more

BIPA: Plaintiff’s New Cash Cow

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Since its enactment a decade ago, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA) has seen a recent spike in attention from employees and consumers alike. This is due, in large part, to the technological advancements...more

Cyber-Threats: Five Tips for Data Protection We Learned in 2017

by Baker Donelson on

Year-end is an excellent opportunity to reflect and get organized for the coming year. While making your list of New Year's resolutions, consider potential cyber and data security threats to you and your business and prepare...more

Weekly Update Newsletter - February 2018 #2

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

GOVERNMENT CONTRACTS - Pentagon Warns CEOs: Protect Your Data or Lose Our Contracts - According to an article from Govexec.com, the Pentagon has issued a warning to defense-industry contractors, insinuating that they...more

GDPR May 25th Deadline Approaching – Businesses Globally Will Feel Impact

In less than four months, the General Data Protection Regulation (the "GDPR" or the "Regulation") will take effect in the European Union/European Economic Area, giving individuals in the EU/EEA greater control over their...more

New Delaware Breach Notification Law Will Require Diligent Preparation and Education

by Morris James LLP on

On August 17, 2017, Delaware Governor John Carney signed into law HB 180, completing an update to a nearly 12-year old breach notification statute that had little teeth, and no enforcement. The new law, which applies to “Any...more

Government data mining leads to more aggressive investigations

by Hogan Lovells on

The government is leveraging its access to big data in order to aggressively pursue healthcare investigations. Maria Durant and Gejaa Gobena, partners in our Boston and Washington, D.C. offices, discuss the steps life...more

Privacy & Data Security Team Launches Unique GDPR Tracker Website

by Alston & Bird on

“To Harmonize or Not To Harmonize: That Is the Question.” With the the GDPR fast approaching on May 25, 2018, European Member States are getting ready with the implementation of national legislation. Although the GDPR is a...more

In 2018, Resolve To Keep Employment Records Secure

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Though hacked systems are alarming, too often, data breaches come from much more obvious sources, such as computers without passwords (or weak ones), files left sitting out on desks, and even briefcases left on airplanes...more

7 Reasons to Read FTC’s 2017 Privacy & Data Security Update

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The Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) recently released its 2017 Annual Privacy and Data Security Update. We see seven compelling reasons to read the 2017 FTC Update and to take data breaches seriously...more

Cybersecurity Update

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

Last month many of you listened to the webinar Jon Williams and I did regarding the December 31, 2017, deadline to comply with the Department of Defense (DoD) Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) 252.204-7012 and...more

Facial Recognition in Retail: “Attention all Shoppers: We Already Know Everything about You”

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Are you worried that “Alexa” is listening to your conversations? Do you cover your laptop camera with tape and refuse to store your passwords on your devices? Well, it looks like even stepping into the mall may require a...more

Two Proposed Data Security Laws Reflect National Trend Toward Affirmative Responsibilities

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

With major consumer data breaches making headlines on a semi-regular basis, legislators around the country are starting to hold businesses more accountable for cybersecurity compliance. Industry-specific laws such as HIPAA...more

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