Do Healthcare Data Breach Lawsuits Have Reasonable Standards?

Read the article about healthcare sector data breach lawsuits on Health IT Security : Being able to prove fault in a healthcare data breach class action lawsuit is inherently difficult, but it is also important to understand the privacy expectations, according to a recent Corporate Clients Insight blog post. Read the full article here.

When the Data Thief is a Company

Read Paul Roberts explain what happens when the data breach is caused by your own competition on Digital Guardian : Two recent lawsuits highlight the risk of data theft by competitors. We’re used to thinking about the problem of data theft as one driven by straight-up cyber criminals: shadowy operators from overseas who want to siphon […]

Data breach lawsuits indicate a troubling trend for enterprises

Read why Olivia L. Eckerson says that data breach lawsuits indicate a troubling trend for firms on Tech Target : A number of recent enterprise data breaches have resulted in class-action lawsuits, and those data breach lawsuits have revealed a troubling trend about the rising costs of security failures in today’s world. Read his full article […]

5 Ways a Firm Can Stop a Data Breach Lawsuit

For company executives, data breaches are traumatic. They must rush to patch data leaks and work with law enforcement while also reassuring anxious customers and employee about fraud and identity theft. And then there’s the lawsuits. Read about the five ways a firm can stop a data breach lawsuit on Fortune.

5 Ways a Firm Can Stop a Data Breach Lawsuit

For company executives, data breaches are traumatic. They must rush to patch data leaks and work with law enforcement while also reassuring anxious customers and employee about fraud and identity theft. And then there’s the lawsuits. Read the top five ways a firm can stop a data breach lawsuit on Fortune.

Fear of lawsuits chills car hack research

Regulatory agencies are trying to use copyright law to crack down on dangerous tampering with automobile computers, sparking fears that they will stymie needed cybersecurity research. As Internet-connected cars proliferate on the roads, so too do the opportunities for hackers to uncover and possibly exploit software security flaws — for good and bad. Concerns about who […]

Health Plan Lawsuits and Data Breach Claims: Recent Developments and Implications

Five class action lawsuits have been filed against Premera Blue Cross in federal court in Seattle, Washington following the recent report of a data breach that affected approximately 11 million individuals. The lawsuits make similar allegations that Premera failed to protect sensitive information from attack. One lawsuit alleged a violation of the Health Insurance Portability […]

Why tort liability for data breaches won’t improve cybersecurity

Government policymakers have been hoping for twenty years that companies will be driven to good cybersecurity by the threat of tort liability. That hope is understandable. Tort liability would allow government to get the benefit of regulating cybersecurity without taking heat for imposing restrictions directly on the digital economy. Those who see tort law as […]

Apple sued for shrinking storage space on 16GB devices thanks to iOS 8

Apple’s caught plenty of flack for continuing to sell iPhones and iPads with just 16GB of storage in 2014, and just as much for the amount of storage needed to upgrade to iOS 8, two things that a pair of customers from Florida are suing the company over. In a legal complaint filed yesterday in […]

Apple wins class-action lawsuit over iPod copyright management

Apple won a class-action lawsuit that alleged they had used a software update to ensure iPod owners could only play songs sold in the iTunes Store or downloaded from CDs. The federal court jury took three hours to reject the lawsuit that concerned iPods sold from September 2006 to March 2009, according to The New […]