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Let’s Get Ready to Rumble: Gloves Come Off in Data Breach Standing Case

While we have seen defendants in data breach cases argue that plaintiffs were not injured and therefore lack standing to bring suit, litigants in a recent data breach case have directly addressed issues some litigants have previously danced around. On August… Continue Reading →

New Study and Recent Criminal Conviction Sheds Light on the “Malicious Insiders” Threat

While large cyber attacks and data breaches may get the headlines, a recent study prepared by the Ponemon Institute and Hewlett-Packard and a recent criminal conviction of a Los Angeles Times reporter that disclosed corporate passwords on a hacker website serve… 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 →

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 →

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 →

Federal Cybersecurity Bill Moves Closer to Becoming Law

The U.S. Senate is getting closer to debating a cybersecurity bill, the Cyber Information Sharing Act, which will create a voluntary process aimed at protecting private information. A “discussion draft” of the proposed bill includes provisions that would send threatening data to the Department of… Continue Reading →

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