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Failure to Signal: Uber Forced to Accept Expanded Settlement after Concealing Security Breach from FTC

Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) has agreed to an expansion of its initial August 2017 proposed consent agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), in light of revelations of an additional security breach in October...more

Uber’s Latest Headache

An expanded settlement by the Federal Trade Commission with ride-sharing giant Uber Technologies should serve as a lesson to other businesses about what happens when a company fails to disclose a data breach during an ongoing...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

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

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

Here’s the Recipe: How to Ensure Your Food and Beverage Company Will Be Ready for a Value-Maximizing Sale

by Morrison & Foerster LLP on

You’ve created a great product and built a valued brand. You’ve devoted countless hours to building relationships with key distributors and retailers, designing attractive packaging, and forging a social media presence. But...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

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

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

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

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

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

Facebook Announces Plan to Implement GDPR Globally

by Reed Smith on

In preparation for the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which comes into effect May 25, Facebook announced it is launching a range of new privacy tools in an effort to “put people in more control over their...more

Cybersecurity – The Victim Becomes the Law Breaker

by Locke Lord LLP on

Every organization, however large or small, faces the threat of cyber-attack. Cybercrime is prevalent, and cybercriminals are becoming more and more sophisticated and operating for a variety of reasons, financial and...more

Privacy Commissioner of Hong Kong Issues a GDPR Guidance Document

by Alston & Bird on

On April 3, the Hong Kong Office of the Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data (PCPD) announced the publication of the “European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016” guidance document. The PCPD explains that...more

Why Your Company Should Be Using Email Enterprise Vaults, Anti-Deletion Programming and Key Stroke Surveillance Software in the...

by Fisher Phillips on

Twenty-five years ago most companies’ greatest fear of espionage was employee theft at the photocopy machine at 2 in the morning. The company playbook could not be forwarded in an email or put on a thumb drive in a matter of...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

CPSC Takes a Dip in the IoT Regulatory Pool

by Wilson Elser on

The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) announced on March 27 its plan to hold a public hearing on May 16 “to receive information from all interested parties about the potential safety issues and hazards associated...more

SEC Expands Guidance On Cybersecurity Risk Disclosures

by King & Spalding on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) recently issued a statement and guidance to assist public companies in adequately disclosing cybersecurity risks and incidents. The new interpretive guidance, which became...more

South Dakota Becomes 49th State to Enact a Data Breach Notification Law

by BakerHostetler on

One of two remaining states without a data breach notification law has finally enacted one of its own. On March 21, 2018, South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed South Dakota Senate Bill 62 into law, creating the newest...more

Security Breached – Tips for Mitigating and Protecting Private Information from Inside and Outside Threats

by Fisher Phillips on

If you’re going to demote or terminate your in-house tech expert, you should plan that event very carefully. Our firm is now helping a client with damage control and data recovery upon discovering – a week after their...more

The Week of Data Privacy and Security

While gearing up for the Sedona Conference’s Working Group 11 mid-year meeting, the news broke about Cambridge Analytica’s data practices. Creating a trifecta of Monday morning data privacy and security news, Sedona WG11...more

Colorado Considers Expansion of Its Privacy and Data Breach Regulations

by Wilson Elser on

Colorado is poised to join a number of states strengthening their privacy and data breach notification laws by implementing changes aimed at improving protections for Colorado residents through HB 18-1128. The bill, making...more

Would You Like Malware with Your Grumpy Cat Meme?

Social media companies like Facebook and Twitter have written “white papers” and devoted considerable resources to projects intended to create services that encourage trust and a sense of familiarity on the part of users....more

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