Massachusetts AG sues Equifax over massive data breach

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey filed a lawsuit against Equifax on Tuesday, following a massive hack at the company that exposed sensitive financial information for nearly half the US population. Read the news about the suit filed by Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey against Equifax on CNet.

U.S. Court refuses to dismiss Yahoo lawsuit due to data breach

In this cyber age, a number of companies have access to confidential data of their users. You may have noticed that as soon as you sign up for a website, it assures you that your data will be in safe hands. Read the news about the United States court refusing to dismiss Yahoo data breach […]

Target settles lawsuits over massive data breach

New York’s attorney general is announcing that 47 states and the District of Columbia have reached a settlement with Target Corp. to resolve the states’ probe into the discounter’s massive pre-Christmas data breach in 2013. Read about settlement reached by Target over the massive data breach on Kare11.

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 […]