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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

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

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

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

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

Atlanta Cyberattack Shows Importance of Cybersecurity for Municipalities

On March 22, 2018, a cyberattack hit the City of Atlanta. A ransomware program infected the City’s computer systems. That malware encrypted the city’s files, and officials believe it may also have provided unauthorized...more

Alabama Becomes 50th State to Enact Data Breach Notification Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Alabama has officially joined the data breach notification party. Alabama Governor Kay Ivey signed Act No. 2018-396 into law on March 28, 2018. ...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

Cybersecurity Enforcement and Regulation - 2017 In Review

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

Cyber attacks continue to be a pervasive and destructive threat to all institutions and the legal and regulatory landscape currently in place to address those threats continues be reshaped in an effort to address those...more

Risky Business: Whether an Increased Risk of Harm Supports Legal Standing in Data Breach Class Actions Continues to Divide Federal...

by K&L Gates LLP on

Every data breach class action in federal court must confront a threshold question: has the plaintiff alleged a sufficient “injury in fact” to establish Article III standing? The inquiry frequently focuses on whether a...more

Oh No, Mr. Robot Just Hacked Our Smart Building…

At a recent seminar discussion on smart buildings, I was reminded of the Mr. Robot episode where the general counsel of a multinational corporation, which is being targeted by a hacker group, has her futuristic apartment...more

South Dakota Enacts Data Breach Notification Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

South Dakota has become the 49th State to enact a data breach notification law. South Dakota Governor Dennis Daugaard signed SB 62 into law on March 21, 2018. The law will take effect on July 1, 2018....more

What Arizona Companies Need to Know About Arizona Cybersecurity Law

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Given the nearly daily reports of data breaches, ransomware attacks and phishing exploits affecting entities of all sizes, Arizona entities should be aware that Arizona law may require them to provide notice to employees,...more

Hacking Your Vote From Inside Your Head: How Cambridge Analytica Altered Reality Via Social Media To Induce Specific Voting...

We learned some important lessons this week about the dangers inherent to losing control of your customer or client data, either through hacking, internal theft, or poorly designed controls over what your business associates...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

“White Hat” Ethical Hackers and Corporate Investigations

by McGuireWoods LLP on

A “white hat” is an ethical computer hacker who specializes in penetration testing and other testing methodologies to ensure the security of an organization’s information systems. According to the Ethical Hacking Council,...more

Take the Test: Will You Fall Prey to Phishing? 6 Tips to Identifying an Email Scam

by McManis Faulkner on

Email is the driving force of communication. Lawyers often receive over 100 emails a day. It can be easy to overlook potential scams hidden in your inbox. Hopefully, your firm has the proper security protocols in place:...more

Privacy Tip #130 – Smartphones Targeted by Dark Caracal Attack

There is a global malware campaign that is targeting mobile devices across the world. It is called Dark Caracal, which is believed to be sourced in Beirut by the Lebanese General Security Directorate. ...more

SEC Commissioners Provide Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures After Wave of Record Incidents

The Commission's "new" cybersecurity guidance largely rehashes existing guidance, as is highlighted by objections from two commissioners. At most, the additional qualitative guidance is incremental. It reiterates the need to...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

Best practices for managing cybersecurity risks related to IoT-connected medical devices

by Hogan Lovells on

Connected medical devices deliver numerous benefits not available before, including improved monitoring of patient welfare and a wealth of vital data. But for all the advantages available through these devices, their...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #2

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Cybersecurity Task Force Launched in Arizona - Arizona Governor Doug Ducey launched the Arizona Cybersecurity Team (ACT) by Executive Order on March 1, 2018. The ACT is comprised of 22 members representing officials from...more

Recent Developments In Securities Class Actions And Companies' Disclosure Obligations Regarding Cybersecurity Risks And Events

by Carlton Fields on

Public companies experiencing data security incidents have been largely successful in defeating derivative actions and securities class actions related to those cyber incidents....more

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