What You Need To Know About Law Firm Cybersecurity

Read Olga V. Mac and Katia Bloom explain law firm cyber security on Above The Law : If you were a hacker trying to decide your next target, you’d likely want to pick an entity that has highly valuable and useful information that, simultaneously, lacks an effective security program. Read their full article here.

Privacy law reform and the new mandatory reporting regime for data breaches: how will it affect you?

Read  Zac de Kievit explain the newly implemented Australian data breach notification law on Lexology : The privacy and data protection regulatory landscape in Australia has seen further recent revision with the formal assent of the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) earlier this year. The new law will become operative from 22 […]

Delaware Toughens Data Breach Notification Law

Say the phrase “cybersecurity regulation” in the Republican-run Congress, and watch lawmakers flee in all directions. The word “voluntarily” is very popular on Capitol Hill, as in allowing businesses to “voluntarily” adopt – and not mandate – the implementation of the National Institute of Standards and Technology cybersecurity framework. Read about the newly amended Delaware […]

GDPR Requirements for Personal Data Breach Notification

Read Ellis W. Martin explain the GDPR requirements for personal data breach notifications on Lexology : As part of the new GDPR, part of what businesses will have to comply with are data breach reporting obligations. The GDPR’s notification requirements are triggered when a business becomes aware of a data breach. Read his full article […]

How to protect against data breaches and comply with Delaware law

Read Lisa Detwiler’s article about how companies can comply with the newly signed Delaware data breach notification law on Delaware Business Times : The Better Business Bureau reports that as of June 30 there have already been 2,227 data breaches this year resulting in the theft of more than 6 billion records — exceeding the number […]

How to Prepare for New Data Regulations in Europe (Perspective)

Read Laura Fischer’s perspective about the upcoming GDPR regulations in European Union on Bloomberg Law : A surprising 80 percent of international IT professionals say they know little to nothing about the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), according to a Dell survey. And a staggering 97 percent said their organizations do not have a plan […]

How A Potent Defense Can Stifle Data-Breach Lawsuits By Businesses

Consumers aren’t the only plaintiffs in data-breach litigation. Businesses sue, too. When they do sue, businesses can be strong plaintiffs. This is because, unlike consumers, businesses usually can establish standing, since they’re more likely to have suffered direct financial loses that can be readily identified. Read how a good defense can stifle data breach lawsuits by businesses […]

New Mexico’s Data Breach Law

Read Kelly Wilkinss analyse the new New Mexico data breach law on JD Supra : Almost all U.S states have laws about data security and what to do when there’s a data breach. New Mexico recently added such a law for its state. Here is what’s in the New Mexico law. Read her full article […]

Fear of data breach consequences splits appeals courts

A recent federal appeals court ruling in a putative class action lawsuit that says plaintiffs can sue even if there is only fear of, but no actual, damage from a data breach further deepens an appeals court split on the issue and enhances its chances of being considered by the U.S. Supreme Court, experts say. […]

Federal Appeals Court Says Healthcare Insurer Must Face Data Breach Lawsuit

A federal appeals court earlier this week dealt a blow to healthcare insurer CareFirst, Inc., concluding that a group of customers have the right to pursue a class action data breach lawsuit based on a 2014 cyberattack. Read about the latest ruling by a United States federal appeals court which says that healthcare data breach […]