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Illinois Court Struggles With Biometric Information Stored On The “Cloud”

Last week, we analyzed Rivera v. Google Inc., 16 C 02714 (N.D. Ill 2016), a decision by the District Court for the Northern District of Illinois which examined the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) (740 ILCS 14/1 et seq.)…. Continue Reading →

Face It, We Are Going To See A Lot Of The Illinois’ Biometric Information Protection Act In Courts

Over the last few weeks, the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) (740 ILCS 14/1 et seq.) has presented a number of unique questions for courts.  On February 14, 2017, we addressed Vigil v. Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc., where the U.S. District Court… Continue Reading →

Use of Biometric Data Enters the Courts

The Privacy Risk Report has previously reported on the necessity to safeguard personal information such as names, addresses, social security numbers and credit card information to avoid risk resulting from data breaches. The latest trend we are seeing now involves… Continue Reading →

Recent Litigation Provides Example of Password Being Possibly Too Safe

It is evident that password security is one economical way to decrease the chances of a cyber incident, but recent litigation sheds light on a situation involving a password having too much protection. The American College of Education (ACE), which… Continue Reading →

Court Finds Whistleblower Protection Act Offers No Protection for Auditor That Reports Data Security Issues

On January 19, 2017, in Pratt v. M & T Bank Corp., the U.S. District Court for Delaware found an information technology auditor at M & T Bank could not support his Delaware Whistleblower Protection Act (the Act) claim with… Continue Reading →

Connecting the Alleged Russian Hacks to Practical Hacktivism Concerns

It is probably old news to our readers that the 2016 U.S. Presidential Election may have been impacted by Russian cyber attacks. However, it may not be immediately clear if these large-scale political attacks will shed any light on cyber security concerns… Continue Reading →

First Class Hack: Researcher Claims Airplane In-Flight Entertainment Systems Give Path to Flight Controls

To overcome his anxiety with flying, IOActive’s researcher/author, Ruben Santamarta, began “spending some flights hacking stuff.” In his December 20, 2016 blog post, “In Flight Hacking Systems,” Santamarta describes how he  tried to gain a better understanding of the In-Flight Entertainment… Continue Reading →

A Safe Prediction for 2017: Cyber Security Laws Will Change on January 1, 2017

As 2016 draws to a close, predictions for 2017 regarding cyber security have already been made (some are discussed below). However, the Privacy Risk Report will take a safer route and predict, even guarantee, that there will definitely be changes… Continue Reading →

Fallout From Home Depot Breach Continues to Cause Concern for Corporate Officers

High profile data breaches are inevitably followed by a flurry of lawsuits, including derivative lawsuits filed by those companies’ shareholders. However, derivative suits have not found success and are frequently dismissed at the early stages of the lawsuit. Earlier this… Continue Reading →

Recent Court Opinion Provides Insight Into Presidential Vote Recount Efforts

In the last few days, Hillary Clinton’s campaign has backed efforts to recount votes in key states. In addition to being a close election, many commentators have endorsed the recount efforts to address concerns over hackers tampering with the election… Continue Reading →

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