Australia: What is a mandatory data breach notification?

Read Tal Williams and Lucy Williams explain what a mandatory data breach notification means for any business on Mondaq : If you store personal information of any kind you have strict obligations under the Privacy Act not to disclosure that information to third parties. Systems, however, can be breached. Read their full article here.

How businesses should prepare for Australia’s new mandatory data breach notification laws

Australia, like other countries, has not been immune to data breaches in which personal information has been exposed. The much-anticipated Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Bill 2016, whereby organisations will be legally obliged to disclose data breaches, has been passed by the Australian Federal Government, and the laws will come into effect within the next […]

Congress addresses cyberwar on small business: 14 million hacked over last 12 months

A bill making its way through the U.S. Senate proposes to do what cybersecurity experts say is long overdue: Create a set of resources and guidelines small businesses can use to protect themselves from a steadily increasing number of cyberattacks. Read about the new bill placed in US Senate for small and medium business cyber […]

Consumers Seek Worldwide Class in Yahoo Data Breach Case

Yahoo! Inc. may have to face a worldwide class of consumers complaining about a data breach that exposed more than a billion user accounts ( In re Yahoo! Inc. Customer Data Security Breach Litig. , N.D. Cal., No. 16-md-02752, consolidated class complaint filed 4/13/17 ). Read more about how consumers are seeking a worldwide class […]

Virginia, Tennessee and New Mexico Are the Latest States to Amend Breach Notification Laws

Breach notification statutes remain one of the most active areas of the law. Seldom does a month go by without a new bill or amendment addressing privacy or data security, and this month is no exception. Read more about the new Data breach notification laws enacted by Virginia, Tennessee and New Mexico on JDSupra.

Australia’s new mandatory data breach notification regime: how to prepare your business

Read  Dean Carrigan, John Gallagher and Ben Di Marco explain how businesses can prepare themselves for the new Australian data breach notification regime on Lexology : In February 2017, the Australian Federal Parliament passed legislation to amend[1] Australia’s privacy law to introduce a mandatory data breach notification regime. The new regime, once implemented, will require agencies […]

TN Updates Data Breach Notification Law for Encrypted Data

Any person or business that conducts business in Tennessee is only required give data breach notification if the information acquired was unencrypted, according to a recently passed amendment. Amended Senate Bill 547 states that encrypted data is “computerized data that is rendered unusable, unreadable, or indecipherable without the use of a decryption process or key and […]

Better Late Than Never: New Mexico on Cusp of Enacting Data Breach Notification Statute

Read Cynthia J. Larose’s article about the New Mexico data breach notification law on National Law Review : We are anxiously waiting to learn the fate of the data breach notification statute recently passed by state lawmakers in New Mexico. The bill remains on the desk of the governor who has until the end of the […]

Are you liable if hackers steal your employees’ data?

Read Ryan Scharnell’s article whether employers are responsible for their employees data breach on Tulsa World : The question seems to no longer be if your company will be the victim of a data breach, but when. As employers collect and store more of their employees’ personal information, they became potential targets for hackers. Read his full […]

When Does Data Breach Liability Extend To The Boardroom?

Read Joseph B. Crace Jr. and Virginia M. Yetter’s article about how and when company law boards become liable for company data breach on Law 360 : Data breaches involving major companies and impacting millions of consumers have become ubiquitous. Indeed, it often seems as though a new incident is announced daily. As a rising […]