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Failure To Prevent A Data Breach Is Not Likely To Be Covered By A Traditional CGL Insurance Policy
In this high tech era we live in, creating, storing and using data is commonplace. The sheer quantity and scope of data has made protecting that data of paramount importance.
United States
8 Oct 2019
The Impact Of GDPR On Attorneys And Law Firms In The United States
It is fair to say that by now U.S. attorneys should be somewhat familiar with the new General Data Protection Regulation ("GDPR") requirements. We all have received numerous e-mails from various parties...
United States
21 Sep 2018
Cyber Insurance Primer
The number of reported U.S. data breaches tracked through June 30, 2017 hit a half-year record high of 791.
United States
15 Aug 2017
Tennessee Legislature Amends (Again) Its Data Breach Laws
As I blogged about here, last year the Tennessee legislature amended its data breach laws to become the first state in the U.S. to remove the encryption safe harbor from its definition of a data breach...
United States
7 Apr 2017
Financial Institutions' Data Breach Class Action Bounced
I've previously blogged about a new breed of data breach class actions filed by financial institutions against retailers (as opposed to customers suing retailers).
United States
10 Nov 2016
What You Need To Know About Tennessee's Data Breach Notification Law – The Ali Advisor
On July 1, 2016, important changes to Tennessee's data breach notification law went into effect, which concerns all employers.
United States
3 Oct 2016
Ransomware: Electronic Extortion For A Digital Era
Last month, the FBI asked the American Bar Association to share a cyberalert with its members warning of an increased risk of ransomware.
United States
6 Jun 2016
It's Back For Spring 2016: The Annual Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report
Last year around this time we examined the results of Verizon's annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR).
United States
6 Jun 2016
Data Breach Suit Covered Under CGL Policy
The underlying data breach class-action suit alleged that the insured, Portal Healthcare Solutions, LLC, engaged in negligent conduct that resulted in the plaintiffs' private medical records being publicly available on the internet.
United States
26 Apr 2016
Tennessee Amends Its Data Breach Notification Laws
Effective July 1, 2016, Tennessee becomes the first state to remove the encryption safe harbor from its data breach notification laws (Tennessee Identity Theft Deterrence Act of 1999, Tennessee Code Annotated § 47-18-2101, et seq.).
United States
22 Apr 2016
You've Been Notified: Alabama May Join Other States In Enacting Data Breach Notice Law
Forty-seven states and the District of Columbia have laws requiring notice of a data breach to potentially affected individuals. Alabama may soon join the crowd.
United States
13 Apr 2016
Data Breach Class Action Against SuperValu Doesn't Check Out
The data breach class action lawsuit filed against grocery store retail chain SuperValu Inc. ("SuperValu") was put on the shelf by the U.S. District Court for the District of Minnesota...
United States
22 Feb 2016
Perspective: What Will Be The Defining Cybersecurity Issues In 2016?
2016 will be another important year in cybersecurity and data privacy, with regulators and the courts continuing to confront difficult issues...
United States
9 Feb 2016
Cybersecurity: What Is On The Horizon For 2016
JD Supra recently published an attorney perspective piece on defining cybersecurity issues for 2016. It should come as no surprise that resolution of insurance coverage issues made the list.
United States
28 Jan 2016
Data Breach Class Action Against Michael Stores Doesn't Stick
The arts and crafts retail chain Michael Stores Inc. ("Michaels") received a late holiday gift in the form of a dismissal of a data breach class action lawsuit.
United States
22 Jan 2016
FTC Loses Data Security Case
On November 13, 2015, an administrative law judge dismissed the FTC's enforcement action against LabMD for its data security breach in 2008.
United States
23 Dec 2015
Why Every Data Breach Response Plan Should Involve Outside Counsel
The importance of retaining outside counsel after a data breach was recently underscored in the Target data breach class-action litigation filed by the financial institutions.
United States
7 Dec 2015
Data Security Breaches: Are You Covered?
Data security breaches can have a significant impact a company's bottom line. While larger corporations may be able to sustain the financial hit, small to mid-size corporations can be significantly impacted from the financial blow.
United States
26 Nov 2015
Health Hackers: Problems In Applying Traditional Products Liability Theories To Latent Cyber-Vulnerabilities In Medical Devices
October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (yes, that's a thing), so it seems fitting to write about an unprecedented alert recently released by the FDA to health care providers that warned of a medical device's vulnerability to cyber-attack.
United States
21 Oct 2015
No Safe Harbor: Why U.S. Companies Must Be Aware Of Europe's Privacy Rules
The European Union has consistently provided its residents greater data protection than the United States.
United States
21 Oct 2015
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