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Pa. Supreme Court Rules Employers Have Legal Duty To Protect Employees' Personal Information From Data Breaches
In doing so, the Court made clear that the criminal acts of third parties who may breach a computer system do not alleviate the legal duty on a business to protect such information.
United States
3 Dec 2018
California Passes Nation's Strictest Data Privacy Law
On June 28, 2018, California passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), establishing the strictest data privacy law in the United States.
United States
13 Jul 2018
The Countdown for GDPR Compliance Begins Now
On May 25, 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in the EU, bringing with it a series of consequences for U.S. multinationals that fail to comply.
United States
19 Dec 2017
What The Recent Cyberattack Means And Ways Businesses Can Protect Themselves
Technology is advancing rapidly, and businesses no longer have the luxury to address cybersecurity at their convenience or engage in limited security initiatives.
United States
25 Oct 2016
The Eighth Circuit Gives Defendants New Ammunition Against Data Breach/Misuse Cases
Since the Supreme Court's decision in Spokeo v. Robins, courts have begun to ratchet back prior decisions on the minimum standard to plead an injury sufficient to establish Article III standing.
United States
16 Sep 2016
Is Your Business Prepared For A Ransomware Attack?
Ransomware attacks are on the rise and expected to reach epidemic proportions. The most publicized attack took place this year at the Hollywood Presbyterian Medical Center when it was forced to declare an "internal emergency" after a ransomware attack locked down its systems.
United States
26 Aug 2016
Best Practices For Consumer Wearables & Wellness Apps
Last week the Future of Privacy Forum (FRF) issued "Best Practices for Consumer Wearables & Wellness Apps & Devices.
United States
22 Aug 2016
Is Your Company Registered For The New EU-U.S. Privacy Shield?
Following the July 12, 2016, adoption by the European Commission of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (the "Privacy Shield"), companies engaging in trans-Atlantic data sharing can now register for the Privacy Shield.
European Union
15 Aug 2016
Use Of EU Personal Data Now That U.S. Safe Harbor Agreement Has Been Invalidated By European Court Of Justice
The European Union has strict laws (EU Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC; the DP Directive) for the protection of personally identifiable information.
United States
30 Oct 2015
Third Circuit Confirms FTC Authority To Regulate Cybersecurity Practices Under Unfairness Prong Of FTC Act
In a long-awaited ruling in Federal Trade Commission v. Wyndham Worldwide Corp., the Third Circuit rejected Wyndham's argument that the FTC has no authority to regulate its cybersecurity practices under the unfairness prong of the FTC Act and that businesses are not entitled to notice of the specific cybersecurity standards they must follow.
United States
26 Aug 2015
The Third Circuit Confirms That The FTC Has Authority To Regulate Cybersecurity Practices Under The Unfairness Prong Of The FTC Act And Does Not Have Provide Specific Cybersecurity Standards For Businesses To Follow
In 2008 and 2009, hackers successfully accessed Wyndham's computer systems and stole personal and financial information for over 619,000 consumers in three different attacks that led to over $10.6 million in fraudulent charges.
United States
25 Aug 2015
EU Debate Over Cybersecurity Laws
The European Commission published a proposal for a Directive on Network and Information Security on 7 February 2013, which was accompanied by a cybersecurity strategy containing non-legislative measures on a broad range of issues.
United States
1 Jul 2013
New FTC "Red Flag Rule" Guidance To Help Fight Identity Theft
The Federal Trade Commission recently issued revised its "Red Flag Rules" guidance.
United States
1 Jul 2013
Pa. District Court Awards $367,000 In E-discovery Costs To Prevailing Defendants
In Race Tires America, Inc. v. Hoosier Racing Tire Corp., the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania held that the two prevailing defendants may recover e-discovery costs because such costs are the modern-day equivalent of duplication costs.
United States
10 Jun 2011
U.S. District Court Imposes Stiff Sanctions for Destruction of Electronically Stored Information in Discovery
In a decision likely to be one of this year's definitive rulings regarding preservation and spoliation of electronically stored information (ESI), on September 9, 2010, Chief U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul Grimm of the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland—a well-regarded jurist on the cutting edge of ESI discovery issues—issued a ruling in "Victor Stanley, Inc. v. Creative Pipe, Inc.", imposing stiff sanctions on litigants he found responsible for the deletion of substantial amounts of E
United States
5 Oct 2010
Data Security Compliance Deadlines Are Quickly Approaching
Many businesses may assume that their data-security compliance is appropriately handled with software and firewalls by their information technology departments. Other businesses may assume they do not need to comply because they do not collect consumer data. Such assumptions can lead to significant legal exposure.
United States
17 Feb 2010
Massachusetts Modifies Its New Information Security Rules For Businesses And Extends The Compliance Deadline Again
The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation issued a press release on August 17, 2009, extending the deadline for compliance with the state's new information security regulations from January 1, 2010, to March 1, 2010, and updating the regulations to implement a more risk-based approach.
United States
20 Aug 2009
FTC Extends Compliance Deadline Again For "Red Flag" Identity Theft Rules
The Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") announced on July 29, 2009, that the agency would once again delay enforcement of the "Red Flags Rule"—this time until November 1, 2009.
United States
14 Aug 2009
“Red Flag” Identity Theft Rules Apply To Unsuspecting Businesses; FTC Extends Compliance Deadline Again
The Federal Trade Commission announced on April 30, 2009, that the agency would once again delay enforcement of the "Red Flags Rule," this time from May 1 to August 1, 2009.
United States
6 May 2009
Massachusetts Extends Compliance Deadline On New Information Security Rules Applying To Unsuspecting Businesses
The Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation has extended the deadline for compliance with the state's new information security regulations from January 1, 2009, to May 1, 2009.
United States
19 Nov 2008
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