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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 →

Data Breach Litigation Evolves, Allows the Breaching Entity and the Breaching Entity’s Data Security Vendors to be Named as Defendants

To date, the key question in data breach litigation has been whether plaintiffs can demonstrate that they suffered damages and, therefore, have standing to bring suit. In just the last two weeks courts have rendered decisions on whether data breach… Continue Reading →

Court Rejects Insured’s Attempt at “Selectively Reading” Property Policy to Cover Data Breach

In Camp’s Grocery, Inc. v. State Farm Fire & Cas. Co., 4:16-cv-00204 (October 25, 2016), the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Alabama granted summary judgment to defendant State Farm and denied plaintiff Camp’s Grocery (Camp’s) cross-motion to… Continue Reading →

Barbie (Still) Can’t Keep a Secret: Toy Makers Enter Settlement Related to “Smart Toys”

In March 2015, there was growing concern over privacy issues related to collecting data via “smart toys.” At that time, Mattel had just released its newest Barbie, “Hello Barbie,” which contained an embedded microphone in the doll’s belt to record… Continue Reading →

Walk the Plank: Court Finds Pirated Cable Programming Not “Data” in Multimedia Liability Policy

In Ellicott City Cable LLC v. AXIS Ins. Co., the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland held the term “data” did not include cable television programming that was accessed without DirecTV’s authorization. The definition of “data” became the… Continue Reading →

Cardinals’ Exec’s Prison Sentence Sets Stage for Future “Cyber Espionage” Cases

The New York Times has reported that a Texas federal judge sentenced former St. Louis Cardinals Director of Baseball Development, Christopher Correa, to 46 months in prison after pleading guilty to five counts of unauthorized access of a protected computer. The… Continue Reading →

Courts Begin to Struggle With Issues Presented by the Internet of Things

The “Internet of Things” generally describes how physical objects around us are increasingly becoming wired to the internet, providing unprecedented access to information on how we live our lives. While it is well established that the Internet of Things provides… Continue Reading →

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