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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 →

Emerging Privacy Issues In Discovery Of Social Media

By Danita L. Davis Sudac Individuals’ willingness to share detailed accounts of their lives on social media sites, such as Facebook, has created an unparalleled source of evidence for lawyers seeking discovery.   There is little question that social media evidence… Continue Reading →

Proposed Legislation Provides Tax Cuts for Cyber Insurance and Preparation

A few years ago many people questioned the need for cyber insurance. In fact, the argument was made that although there were a substantial amount of resources dedicated to Y2K preparation, Y2K never became a problem. However, these days it… Continue Reading →

Anonymous and Other Hackers vs. ISIS: Cyber Security Implications

Less than 24 hours after the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) killed more than 100 people in Paris, the hacking group Anonymous used an unverified video declaring war on ISIS. In a video posted to YouTube, an Anonymous… Continue Reading →

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Attempts to Bring Businesses and Government Together on Cybersecurity

On July 7, 2015, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced its creation of the Cybersecurity Leadership Council to “promote cybersecurity policy that advances the adoption of best practices and market-based solutions.”  Specifically, the Cybersecurity Leadership Counsel will create “collaboration between… Continue Reading →

New Survey Indicates State/Local Governments Have Different Cybersecurity Concerns Than The Federal Government

Cybersecurity concerns are no longer just for large retailers, state and local governments are the latest victims in these attacks. A new survey of government security professionals indicates their concern is warranted. MeriTalk, Inc., a company specializing in IT issues for governments, released… Continue Reading →

Cybersecurity Issues are Moving Target for Local Governments

Local governments are increasingly joining the list of smaller targets sought out by hackers as they come to the harsh realization that cybersecurity is not an issue that only plagues large retailers and financial institutions. Unfortunately, a number of local and… Continue Reading →

American Postal Workers Union Files NLRB Complaint Against USPS for Failure to Disclose Data Breach

In September 2014, a data breach at the United States Postal Service (USPS) exposed the private information of nearly 800,000 USPS employees. The American Postal Workers Union (Union) recently filed a complaint with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) alleging that the USPS failed… Continue Reading →

President Obama Signs Executive Order Addressing Data Security

On October 17, President Barack Obama signed an Executive Order addressing the growing concerns over data security in the United States. One of the most notable aspects of the Order is its requirement that all federally-issued credit and debit cards include… Continue Reading →

Microsoft Takes a Stand in Support of Comprehensive Federal Privacy Legislation

In a letter to the National Telecommunications and Information Administration, Microsoft vocalized its support for swift action on comprehensive privacy legislation in the United States. Microsoft argues that such legislation is necessary to gain the trust of consumers, as well as the… Continue Reading →

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