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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

Massachusetts Case Against Equifax Survives Motion to Dismiss

by Goodwin on

On April 2, 2018, the Superior Court of Suffolk County, Massachusetts denied Equifax, Inc.’s motion to dismiss the Commonwealth’s case against it related to the company’s widely publicized 2017 data breach. Although the...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

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

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

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

No Celebration For Yahoo! Data Breach Claims Survive Motion To Dismiss

by Carlton Fields on

After Yahoo! Inc. suffered three data breaches in a span of four years, plaintiffs brought a putative class action lawsuit against the internet service provider and a subsidiary (collectively, “Yahoo”), alleging defendants...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

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

New York State Attorney General Settles Data Breach With Health Plan In An Unprecedented Settlement With HIPAA Compliance...

by Akerman LLP on

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has been in hot pursuit of organizations in his state that fail to maintain the security and privacy of personal information. On March 6, 2018, the Attorney General’s office...more

Federal Enforcement Isn’t the Only HIPAA Concern—States Flex Their Muscles

by McGuireWoods LLP on

Despite the lack of significant settlements for HIPAA enforcement by the federal Office of Civil Rights (OCR) so far in 2018, states have not hesitated to patrol privacy and security breach activity and take action against...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

Cyber Law: Pennsylvania Supreme Court Watch

by White and Williams LLP on

The body of cybersecurity case law continues to grow. On April 10, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court is set to hear arguments regarding employers’ liability for data breaches in Dittman v. UPMC....more

Unauthorized Access: Cambridge Analytica’s Use Of Harvested Facebook Profiles

by Husch Blackwell LLP on

On March 17, the New York Times covered a new item on the growing list of high-profile data breaches with its article detailing how a British political consulting firm, Cambridge Analytica, obtained personal information from...more

State Data Breach Notification Laws: Overview Of The Patchwork

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

The nation’s patchwork of state data breach notification laws is now complete. All 50 states, as well as the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands, have enacted breach notification laws requiring...more

Fiat Chrysler Car Hacking Case Put In Neutral

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Plaintiff lawyers’ continued search for damage theories to assert in claims arising from a data breach – or fear of a breach – received a potential setback this week when Chief Judge Michael Reagan of the United States...more

“Your Own Cybersecurity Is Not Enough”: NJ Physician Practice Fined Over $400,000 For Data Breach Caused By Vendor

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

Last week, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir S. Grewal and the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs (“Division”) announced that a physician group affiliated with more than 50 South Jersey medical and surgical practices...more

Data Breach Notification Law Roundup

by Kelley Drye & Warren LLP on

Just when you think you have it all under control, the data breach notification law landscape changes – again. Over the past few weeks, several data breach notification statutes were updated, including an effective date for...more

The GDPR and Mergers and Acquisitions: What Corporate Buyers and Sellers Need to Know

by Dickinson Wright on

As cybersecurity incidents affecting Target, Home Depot, Anthem, Sony, Ashley Madison, and many other companies have demonstrated, cybersecurity poses a significant legal risk to companies. ...more

The GDPR Covers Employee/HR Data and It's Tricky, Tricky (Tricky) Tricky: What HR Needs to Know

by Dickinson Wright on

The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into effect on May 25, 2018, so in less than 60 days. While many companies have been working to ensure compliance with respect to their customer and...more

GDPR – 50 Days to the Great Data Protection Revolution

by Locke Lord LLP on

In just a few weeks, on May 25, 2018, the EU’s new data protection law goes live. The General Data Protection Regulation, commonly known as the GDPR, is the biggest change to European data protection law in over 20 years and...more

Ninth Circuit Finds Data Breach Customers Have Initial Standing to Sue

by Jones Day on

The Situation: Relating to a 2012 data breach lawsuit against Zappos.com, a district court had found that a certain group of plaintiffs lacked standing to sue because they "failed to allege instances of actual identity theft...more

Ransomware Attacks for Local Governments and Public Agencies: A Primer

The recent ransomware attack on the City of Atlanta highlights the fact that the threat of ransomware affects all organizations, regardless of the nature of their industry, business, or operations, and that political...more

D&O Insurance for Cyber Liabilities: Increased Cyber Exposure Should Cause Directors & Officers to Take Another Look at Their D&O...

by K&L Gates LLP on

Scarcely a day goes by without news headlines reporting yet another data breach or cyber crime incident, which can have devastating consequences for any business in terms of both reputation and balance sheet. A cyber...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

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