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 […]

Appeals court rules health insurance breach victims can sue providers

The tides may be turning in favor of data breach victims after an appeals court Tuesday ruled a health insurance company’s customers could sue the provider after a data breach. Read about the new verdict given by an appeals court in United States which allows health insurance data breach victims to sue their providers on […]

Canadian firms don’t do basics to minimize data breach risk

Few Canadian organizations are prepared to handle data breaches, says a Canadian lawyer who focuses on cyber security and data protection law. Many Canadian organizations haven’t done some of the basic things that regulatory guidance and best practices suggest to minimize risk of a data breach,” Bradley Freedman, Vancouver-based partner at the Borden Ladner Gervais law […]

An Ounce of Data Breach Prevention…Address Attorney-Client Privilege in Your Breach Planning

Read why Rosemary McKenna says that every company should factor in attorney-client privilege in their data breach response plans on Data breach “horror” stories have become a new staple in today’s business environment. The frequency of attacks which threaten (or compromise) the security of business networks and information systems continually increases — in the health […]

How to ensure that your contracts are compliant with new Data Breach Notification Laws

Read Albert Yuen and Liam Mulvey explain how companies can ensure their contracts are compliant with the new data breach notification law in Australia on CIO : In response to the growing privacy concerns around personal data, the Australian Government recently passed the Privacy Amendment (Notifiable Data Breaches) Act 2017 (Cth) (the ‘New Data Breach […]