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No Coverage for Seafood Importer Netted in Phishing Scam

by White and Williams LLP on

On April 16, 2018, Beazley Group issued a report highlighting increased attacks on Microsoft’s cloud-based business products and services. The report stated that successful attacks typically are achieved by tricking employees...more

Alert: A Dark Time for Data: WHOIS Blackout Period Likely Starting in May

by Cooley LLP on

What do you do when you want to look up the owner of a domain name? You probably perform a "WHOIS search" to find out the owner's name and contact information. The WHOIS system, which makes certain domain registration data...more

A North Carolina Federal Court Allows A Treble Damages Claim In Employee Data-Breach Lawsuit

by Ellis & Winters LLP on

As we have explored before, a common scam known as “W-2 phishing” can put companies in the crosshairs for data-breach lawsuits brought by their employees. In honor of Tax Day, today’s post examines an interesting recent...more

Seventh Circuit Reinstates Barnes & Noble Data Breach Class Action

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit has reinstated a data breach class action filed against Barnes & Noble (B&N).  The litigation, styled as Dieffenbach v. Barnes & Noble, Inc., now heads back to the U.S....more

Beyond Title III: Website Accessibility Lawsuits Filed Alleging Inaccessible Online Employment Applications

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

Seyfarth Synopsis: Plaintiffs who pursued numerous web accessibility actions under Title III of the ADA are now using website accessibility to test the limits of a different area of law – employment law – California’s Fair...more

Of Course I Meant to Send the Email, But Not to the Criminal - Court Rules that Companies Have a Duty to Train Employees on...

by Brooks Pierce on

With the April 17 tax deadline fast approaching, businesses need to remain vigilant for employee reports (or more likely questions) about fraudulent tax returns being filed in their names. Multiple employee reports of...more

It’s 2018: The Impact Of IP Decisions From 2017

by Ladas & Parry LLP on

2017 saw a bumper crop of Supreme Court decisions on intellectual property matters around the world including eight by the United States Supreme Court, two by the Canadian Supreme Court, and two by the United Kingdom Supreme...more

Data Breach Notification Coming to Canada

by Littler on

The Government of Canada has announced that its proposed data breach notification requirements pursuant to the Digital Privacy Act (the “Act”) will take effect on November 1, 2018. The Act amends Canada’s Personal...more

Foreman’s Ignorance of OSHA Rules is No Defense to “Willful” Violation

A recent decision by the Eleventh Circuit held that the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA) was justified in assessing a “willful” safety violation–the agency’s most serious citation­–against an HVAC...more

Massachusetts Recreational Pot Regulations Offer Little Guidance To Employers

by Seyfarth Shaw LLP on

On March 9, 2018, the Massachusetts Cannabis Control Commission (“CCC”) filed its much anticipated recreational marijuana Regulations with the Massachusetts Secretary of State. ...more

Privacy & Cybersecurity Update - March 2018

In this month's edition of our Privacy & Cybersecurity Update, we discuss all 50 states now having data breach notification laws, state attorneys general and their opposition to a federal data breach notification law, the FBI...more

Popular Reads on JD Supra

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A recap of popular reads on JD Supra during March, 2018....more

Are Franchisees Employees? California Court Says No

In October 2017, four franchisees filed a federal complaint against the global convenience store chain, 7-Eleven, seeking to represent a purported class of over 1,000 similarly situated 7-Eleven franchisees in California. The...more

New York Federal Court Expands Scope of Asia Global’s Benchmark Test Regarding Personal Emails Sent on Corporate Servers

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

The In re Asia Global Crossing Ltd., 322 B.R. 247 (Bankr., S.D.N.Y. 2005) decision sets forth the standard four-factor test for determining whether an employee’s communication via work computer or email network can be...more

State Attorneys General Advocate Continuing State Leadership in Privacy Enforcement, Denounce Federal Preemption of State Breach...

by Reed Smith on

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is leading a coalition of 32 attorneys general (Agreements) in opposition to federal preemption in the area of data breaches, identity theft, and data security. Specifically, the...more

United Kingdom Establishes IoT Security Principles

by Morgan Lewis on

The UK government recently released a policy paper outlining proposed requirements for makers of Internet of Things (IoT) devices to take certain actions to better protect IoT devices from growing cybersecurity threats....more

An Employee’s Right Of Erasure Under The GDPR

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The implementation of the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with an effective date of May 25, 2018, is just around the corner, and with it will come pressure on the human resources (HR) department to...more

Alert: Consumer Protection Enforcement Trends to Watch as New Leadership Takes Over FTC

by Cooley LLP on

With new leadership poised to take the helm at the Federal Trade Commission, now is an opportune time to review consumer protection trends and developments to watch over the coming months as the new commissioners get down to...more

About face: court finds biometric information creates unique privacy rights

Just two months after an Illinois appellate court dismissed a similar complaint alleging a violation of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), a California federal court found that a claim asserted under BIPA...more

China Publishes National Standard for Personal Data Protection

by Morgan Lewis on

With increased concerns regarding the safety of individual personal information, the Chinese government has clarified its existing data privacy rules regarding the collection, processing, usage, and more of personal data....more

Data Breach Class Action Dismissal Shows Two Grounds for Dismissing Data Breach Cases

by Faegre Baker Daniels on

On March 7, 2018, the United States District Court for the District of Minnesota dismissed a putative data breach class action against SuperValu, Inc., because the plaintiffs did not have standing and could not state claims...more

CGL Coverage for Cyber Data Breaches: Court Finds No Coverage unless the Policyholder Itself Publishes the Private Information

by Blank Rome LLP on

As cybersecurity incidents continue to mount and as the issue of data security becomes increasingly important and a source of potential liability, companies should consider whether their standard commercial general liability...more

Oregon, New York, Alabama, and Rhode Island Join List of States Considering Data Breach Legislation Post-Equifax

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Any entity that does business in these states or maintains confidential information of their residents should monitor the proposed data breach legislation discussed below: Oregon, New York, Alabama, and Rhode Island....more

Popular Reads on JD Supra

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A recap of some of the most well-read publications on JD Supra during last month....more

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for January 2018

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize below some of the most important international anti-corruption developments from the past month, with links to primary...more

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