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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

Alabama Passes Data Security and Data Breach Notification Statute

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Alabama recently became the 50th state to pass a data breach notification statute, joining South Dakota as the last two states to enact such legislation. The Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018 (the Act) requires...more

U.S. Senate Duo and California Ballot Initiative Propose to Radically Alter U.S. Consumer Internet Privacy and Upend Digital...

by BakerHostetler on

Amid growing concerns over the improper use of user information and data breaches, and in the same week as the Senate examines the Cambridge Analytica controversy, a duo of U.S. senators who have long advocated for federal...more

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

Privacy Tip #135 – Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning Tips

Here’s a great idea offered by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Better Business Bureau: while you are doing your spring cleaning, don’t forget to do a digital spring cleaning too—that is, your computer, cellphone...more

Our Universities Are Under (Cyber) Attack!

Department of Justice Charges 9 Iranian Citizens in Cyberattacks on 320 Universities - On March 23, 2018, the Department of Justice indicted 9 Iranian citizens for cyberattacks on 320 American and foreign universities. The...more

Federal Data Breach Reporting Regulations Published – Take Effect November 2018

The final Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations (Regulations) under the federal Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA) were made on March 26, 2018, and published on April 18, 2018. The...more

Blockchain, Personal Data and the GDPR Right to be Forgotten

The effective date of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching (May 25, 2018), and its impacts are already being felt across various industries. Specifically, the conflicts between the GDPR and...more

What Employers Need to Know About the Dark Web

by Fisher Phillips on

The average internet user may be largely unaware that there are actually different “levels” of the internet. First, there is the surface level of the internet where companies post their webpages, and where employees may...more

Arizona Strengthens and Expands Data Breach Notification Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

The Arizona Legislature has significantly expanded and strengthened the state's data breach notification law. The legislation was signed by Arizona Governor Doug Ducey on April 11, 2018....more

Federal Regulatory Agencies Issue Joint Guidance to Financial Institutions on Cyber Insurance

by Balch & Bingham LLP on

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) has issued a joint statement providing guidance for financial institutions about the role of cyber insurance in risk management of informational technology...more

“GDPR” Is Coming: The General Data Protection Regulation

by Ervin Cohen & Jessup LLP on

Editor’s Note: Strictly speaking, this blog post isn’t really about human resources management or employment law. But it might be; the GDPR is vaguely written and it is not at all clear how it will be applied in relation to...more

Window On Washington - Vol. 2, Issue 15

by Clark Hill PLC on

Outlook for This Week in the Nation's Capital - Omnibus Rescissions. The White House is continuing to press forward with pledges to rescind spending from the FY18 Omnibus despite multiple House and Senate Republicans...more

Oregon Enacts Tougher Data Breach Notification Law

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Oregon Governor Kate Brown signed a bill last month toughening the state’s already stringent data breach notification law, which will take effect on June 2, 2018. The most significant change for companies to be aware of is...more

Fraud and Forgery: From Vintage Violins to Today’s Real Estate Transaction

Fraud has a long history. In a recent blog in the Orchestrating Real Estate Series, New Things to Consider in Section 1031 after the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, I discussed how famous violin maker Jean-Phillipe...more

Panera’s Breach And The Knead For National Notification

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

Eight months after a significant data breach involving customer data was reported to Panera Bread company by a security researcher and within a day of an article being published laying out the nature and extent of the breach,...more

Federal Regulatory Agencies Advise on Cyber Insurance for Information Security Programs

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

Federal regulatory agencies, acting through the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC), have issued guidance for financial institutions about the role of cyber insurance in risk management of information...more

Captive Insurance Update | Issue No. 1 | 2018 - A summary of state and federal developments in the captive insurance industry

by Downs Rachlin Martin PLLC on

Vermont’s leadership team for captive insurance was remarkably stable in 2017. Governor Phil Scott and Michael Pieciak, the Commissioner of the Department of Financial Regulation (the “DFR”), completed their first full year...more

Alabama's Data Breach Notification Law Takes Effect June 1, 2018

by Baker Donelson on

On March 28, Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed SB 318, the Alabama Data Breach Notification Act of 2018, which becomes effective on June 1, 2018. Alabama was the final state to enact a data breach notification law, and many...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

Pipeline Companies Targeted by Cyber-Attacks

Reports show that U.S. energy companies reported more than 350 cybersecurity incidents to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security between 2011 and 2015. Pipeline companies are included in that statistic....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

Blockchain Technology Developments in Delaware

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

While cryptocurrencies have captured the attention of many, the blockchain technology underlying these instruments has potentially far-reaching implications in many other fields. Consistent with its reputation as a...more

IP Strategies For Next-Generation Cybersecurity Technologies

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

The growing cybersecurity technology industry has quickly become one of the most important industries in the world today. With products that are critical to businesses in countless fields, including finance, healthcare,...more

Cyber Insurance: Don't Ignore This Point of Emphasis By Banking Regulators

by Clark Hill PLC on

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (“FFIEC”) (an entity consisting of all the federal financial institution regulators and five state regulators) issued a Statement to provide awareness of the potential...more

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