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Class Action Lawsuit Asks Whether Free Apps Were “Goofy” When They Collected Children’s Data

Toymakers have recently received more than their share of scrutiny concerning the collection, storage and breaches of data belonging to children.  Cases involving this data move past questions of whether a data breach was avoidable and, instead, ask whether certain data… Continue Reading →

Step By Step Analysis of a Response to Recent Ransomware Attack

Ransomware attacks are on the rise and appear to be a long-term problem. For example, last February in California, the Orange County Transportation Authority (OCTA) suffered a ransomware attack that shut down a number of its computers, causing more than… Continue Reading →

Anatomy of a Cyber Fraud Incident: Recent Fraud Impacts Company’s Bottom Line Within a Few Weeks

Cyber incidents are an unfortunate common occurrence in today’s marketplace and can negatively impact a company’s bottom line. A recent cyber incident shows just how quickly that can happen. In January 2016, there were a number of reports concerning a cyber… Continue Reading →

Cyber Risk: Hackers May Score Big at Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50 kicks off this Sunday, February 7 at Levi’s Stadium, Silicon Valley’s high-tech stadium in Santa Clara, CA. Super Bowl fans will be pleasantly surprised to find they are able to tweet, text and e-mail without any problems,… Continue Reading →

Another Court Dismisses Data Breach Class Action on 12(b)(1) Standing Grounds

In a case of first impression within the Fifth Circuit, a district court has dismissed a putative class action complaint brought after a data breach against one of the larger health organizations operating in California and Texas. In Peters v. St…. Continue Reading →

California Attorney General Provides Sage Advice Regarding Data Breach Protection

In a recent interview, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris quoted the following statistics from her “California Data Breach Report,” published in October: In 2013, there were more than 167 data breaches reported in California. This represents an increase of 28% from… Continue Reading →

Mark Your Calendars: California’s Amended Data Breach Law Will Take Effect in 2015

On September 30, 2014, California passed Assembly Bill 1710 which will create two major changes related to breaches involving the private data of California residents when it comes into effect on January 1, 2015. First, the amended data breach law will expand… Continue Reading →

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