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2015 Data Breach At Toy Manufacturer VTech Continues To Provide Insight In 2017

On December 1, 2015, VTech Holdings Ltd., a manufacturer of digital toys and telephones, reported that it suffered a data breach on November 14, 2015.  VTech’s “smart toys” breached the personal information of at least 6.4 million children in addition to the… Continue Reading →

Square Pegs: Recent Case Shows Problems With Fitting Cyber Liability Claims Into Law That Is “A Bit Dated”

Many litigants are struggling with how to fit the “square peg” of cyber security claims into the “round hole” of law that may have been around for a number of decades.  One recent example was seen on June 27, 2017, when… 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 →

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 →

Recent Case Sheds Light on What Courts May Find Makes Security Measures Reasonable

A number of states have recently imposed duties for data collectors to safely store information. For example, Illinois data collectors are now required to “implement and maintain reasonable security measures” to protect data (815 ILCS 530/45). Unfortunately, data collectors have not received guidance… Continue Reading →

Industrial Internet of Things: The Good, The Bad And The Ugly

This article originally appeared on November 3, 2016 in the Horton Group’s newsletter. The term “Internet of Things” (IoT) refers to networks of “smart” devices (including appliances, vehicles, watches and toys) that collect and exchange data over the internet. In… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Pokémon Go Provides Opportunity for Insurers to Start Considering New Technology

At the height of the Internet of Things, a new technology craze has thrown the insurance industry for another loop as “augmented reality” takes hold. On July 6, 2016, Pokémon Go, an interactive app-based game, is on pace to have… Continue Reading →

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