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Jun 16 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 6/16/20

In this edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses the shifting landscape of cybersecurity during the COVID-19 pandemic including enforcement of privacy laws and regulations, a Beazley report regarding a surge of ransomware and phishing attacks in 2020, a lawsuit accusing actress Reese Witherspoon of not honoring a promise under a data collection contract, a California federal court ruling regarding a Fair Credit Reporting Act claim against Experian, and more.

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Jun 2 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 6/2/20

In the latest edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses amendments to the Vermont breach notification statute taking effect on July 1, an unfavorable ruling for Capital One requiring disclosure of a consulting firm’s report regarding the vulnerabilities that led to the company's March 2019 data breach, motions concerning the jurisdiction and venue for several BIPA actions against the producer of a controversial facial recognition app, a motion to dismiss decided largely in favor of the plaintiffs in data breach litigation against Solara Medical Supplies, and more.

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May 5 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 5/5/20

In this edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses how to fix your organization’s telework policy, a bill introduced in Congress regarding the protection of consumer COVID-19 data, a recent decision dismissing an action against Citibank arising out of a fraudulent email payment scheme where money was transferred to the hacker’s Citibank account, a favorable court decision for Chegg which was followed almost immediately by another data incident, and more.

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Apr 8 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 4/8/20

In the latest edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses a recently filed class action lawsuit alleging child privacy violations via Google ChromeBook, a data breach insurance coverage case where coverage was recognized because the incident fell within the policy’s definition of “personal injury”, arising from “publication of material that violates a person’s right of privacy”, recent cybersecurity and privacy issues for Zoom, and more.

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Mar 11 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 3/11/20

In this edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses how the dangers of the Coronavirus have extended to the world of cybersecurity, unique issues for companies that use the data of minors, an amendment to the breach notification statute for Washington D.C., and a Mississippi federal court ruling in favor of an insurer in a computer transfer fraud coverage case.

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Feb 25 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 2/25/20

In the latest edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses a New Jersey federal court’s rejection of a bank’s claim for insurance coverage for a phishing attack, a recent decision regarding federal subject matter jurisdiction for a lawsuit alleging statutory violations under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, a recently filed class action lawsuit arising out of a ransomware attack on a New Jersey healthcare provider, new guidance regarding password complexity, and more.

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Feb 11 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 2/11/20

In this edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses a class action lawsuit against the developer of a controversial facial recognition app, cyber threats against tax filers, the first CCPA lawsuit, a major breach that occurred when a laptop in the possession of a company’s vendor was stolen, and more.

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Jan 28 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 1/28/20

In the latest edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses an insurance coverage dispute regarding a slowed computer system in the aftermath of a ransomware attack, a class action lawsuit against Six Flags based on the printing of too many debit card digits on the sales receipt, a joint statement issued by federal banking regulators regarding cyber risk amid heightened geopolitical tensions, and more.

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Jan 8 2020

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 1/8/20

We are kicking off 2020 with a special Hospital and Healthcare edition of our Cybersecurity Newsletter. Our team discusses evolving legal theories in data breach class-actions in connection with new fact patterns, the federal government’s aggressive enforcement of the patient’s right to access records under the HIPAA Privacy Rule, a recent report regarding hundreds of healthcare industry ransomware attacks in 2019, causing billions of dollars in potential damages, and more.

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Dec 10 2019

Cybersecurity, Privacy and Data Protection – 12/10/19

In this edition of the Cybersecurity Newsletter, our team discusses a proposed federal digital privacy bill, a significant data breach settlement in the healthcare sector, a judge’s rebuke of an identify theft expert’s report and testimony in Facebook data breach litigation, treatment of business-to-business communications under the CCPA, and more.

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