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Privacy & Cybersecurity Summit (Videos)
The Privacy & Cybersecurity Summit, hosted by Ropes & Gray, brought together legal, compliance and risk management professionals for discussions about the many rapidly evolving technology...
United States
16 Apr 2018
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Pending Federal Cases Could Have Implications For Future Litigation Under The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
In two recent, related decisions, U.S. District Judge James Donato from the Northern District of California allowed plaintiffs to proceed on claims against Facebook under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act ("BIPA"), finding that non-compliance with BIPA's notice and consent requirements provided sufficient injury for federal Article III standing.
United States
23 Mar 2018
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Private Rights Of Action Under Illinois Biometric Privacy Statute Sharply Limited
BIPA has given rise to an outbreak of high-stakes lawsuits over the last few years.
United States
9 Jan 2018
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Ninth Circuit Weighs In On Scope of Identifiable Information under VPPA
Other sources of risk in this area remain as well.
United States
28 Dec 2017
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Federal Trade Commission Holds Workshop On "Informational Injury"
For years, the Federal Trade Commission, the primary consumer protection agency in the United States...
United States
22 Dec 2017
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Supreme Court Searches For Fourth Amendment Line For The Digital Economy
On November 29, 2017, the Supreme Court heard oral argument in Carpenter v. United States. The Court's decision could have critical implications for companies operating in the digital economy...
United States
7 Dec 2017
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Don't WannaCry: Ten Questions Boards and Company Management Can Ask in the Wake of Recent Ransomware Attacks
The WannaCry ransomware attack that hit computers around the world last week is yet another reminder that computers play key roles in most enterprises, and that it does not take much to disable those computers.
United States
20 May 2017
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Federal Trade Commission Holds Medical Laboratory Liable For Allegedly Unfair Data Security Practices
The Commission's opinion comes after a long and complicated procedural history between the parties.
United States
5 Aug 2016
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District Court Ruling in FTC v. Amazon Carries Implications For Data Security Breach Cases
The Court's liability ruling also opened up the possibility that Amazon will be required to pay significant monetary relief.
United States
4 Jul 2016
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New York Supreme Court Rules that Merchant Lacks Standing to Sue MasterCard over Data Security Breach Assessments; All Merchants Left in Peril as a Result if MasterCard Unlawfully Imposes Data Breach Assessments
On May 5, the Commercial Division of the New York Supreme Court for Westchester County dismissed the complaint in Jetro Holdings, LLC v. MasterCard International, Inc., in which Jetro, a leading food service wholesaler, had sued to recover approximately $6 million in fees ...
United States
21 Jun 2016
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Supreme Court's Spokeo Decision Erects Barriers For Privacy And Data Security Plaintiffs
On May 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins confirmed that a "concrete" injury is required of all private parties seeking to assert claims in federal court.
United States
18 May 2016
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First Circuit Decision Increases Risks To Businesses Under VPPA
On April 26, 2016, the First Circuit handed down a plaintiff-friendly Video Privacy Protection Act decision offering potentially expansive definitions of "subscriber" and "personally identifiable information".
United States
16 May 2016
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PCI SSC Releases Version 3.2 of Data Security Standard
On April 28, 2016, the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (the "PCI SSC" or "Council") released a new version of its Data Security Standard ("PCI DSS"), version 3.2.
United States
5 May 2016
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U.S. Supreme Court Affirms Class Certification Based on "Representative Evidence" of Liability and Damages
On March 22, 2016, the Supreme Court of the United States issued a 6-2 opinion in Tyson Foods, Inc. v. Bouaphakeo, affirming the certification of a class based on the "representative evidence" of a statistical sample used to establish liability and damages.
United States
4 Apr 2016
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Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Brings Its First Data Security Enforcement Action
On March 2, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau ("CFPB") issued its first ever consent order in a data security matter.
United States
11 Mar 2016
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FTC's Proposed Settlement With Dental Practice Software Provider Marks Latest Data Security Action Against A Product Supplier
On January 5, the FTC reached an agreement with Henry Schein Practice Solutions, Inc. to settle allegations that HSPS misrepresented that its dental practice software provided industry-standard encryption for personal information.
United States
8 Feb 2016
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Wyndham And FTC Agree To Consent Order Ending Data Security Breach Litigation
In this case, however, Wyndham chose to aggressively defend against the FTCs allegations.
United States
23 Dec 2015
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Nomi FTC Settlement Highlights Risks Of Publicizing Company Privacy Policies
A closely divided Federal Trade Commission has signaled support for the agency's recent focus on mobile device privacy.
United States
22 May 2015
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FCC Action Against AT&T Reflects Regulator’s Increasing Focus On Privacy And Data Security
In the wake of the Federal Communications Commission’s first-ever foray last October into fining companies over data security practices, the agency’s Enforcement Bureau Chief, Travis LeBlanc, asserted that the agency "will not tolerate" conduct that, in the agency’s view, "puts American consumers at risk of financial fraud and identity theft."
United States
24 Apr 2015
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State Attorneys General Data Privacy Settlement With TD Bank Requires Encryption Of Sensitive Data On Backup Tapes And Faster Notice
In taking action against TD Bank, N.A., for allegedly losing two unencrypted backup tapes, a group of attorneys general highlighted their increasing focus on encryption in data breach matters, as well as the need to promptly notify customers of the loss of their personal information.
United States
12 Dec 2014
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