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The ABC’s Of Privacy Law: New Lawsuit Provides Glimpse Of Privacy Issues For “E-Learning” In Schools Under COPPA, BIPA And SOPPA

One bright spot in recent events has been to see our kids stay focused as students and to see teachers continue their great work while bunkered down from their homes. Nevertheless, it may be worthwhile to pause to think about… Continue Reading →

Where Do We Begin? Two Immediate Threats to Cyber Security During the Coronavirus Pandemic

Understandably, there has been a lot of information concerning the novel coronavirus and its impact on insurance, business and, of course, people.  However, there has not been much discussion on what happens if there is a cyber event over the… Continue Reading →

Seventh Circuit’s Recent Decision Indicates Courts May Be Willing To Chip Away At BIPA

The law related to Illinois Biometric Information Protection Act (“BIPA”) came to a halt over the last year or so while the Illinois Supreme Court analyzed what constitutes an injury under the Act. As expected, courts have started to once… Continue Reading →

Industry Cyber Regulations Fill The Gaps Left By Federal And State Law

While the United States may not have data protections in place that are as extensive as those seen the European Union’s adoption of GDPR, there is still a comprehensive framework of state and federal regulations in place to protect personal… Continue Reading →

Here It Is: The Decision That Tells Data Collectors Exactly What They Should Have Known Before They Had A Breach

The March 26, 2018 decision in Hopper v. Schletter Inc., 17-cv-01, 2018 WL 1472485 (W.D. North Carolina 2018) leaves no question that courts are now prepared to hold employers liable if they disclose their employees’ information by mistake. And, if… Continue Reading →

Court Finds Virtual Currencies Are “Commodities” Subject To Existing Laws

Unfortunately, the law governing cyber security and privacy issues has not kept pace with the technology giving rise to these issues.   However, a recent decision applying existing law to Bitcoin and other virtual currencies provides insight on how we may… Continue Reading →

California Court Finds Misuse Of Information Is Not A Data Breach

Tax season is quickly becoming peak season for cyber and data incidents.  As seen during every recent tax season, last January the IRS issued warnings about fraudulent inducement scams where a corporate officer’s name is used to fraudulently request employee… Continue Reading →

Ironing Out The Wrinkles In Data Legislation: A Case Study

There should be little dispute that the current patchwork of foreign, federal, state and industry cybersecurity regulations need to be harmonized in order to protect data. While these varying laws and proposed laws can be dizzying even for large corporations, it is… Continue Reading →

A Tale Of Two Worlds: 2017 Shows Us That Small Data Collectors May Have Advantages Over Large Data Collectors

Barring a major development in the final weeks of this year, we appear to be ready to close the books on privacy/cyber law for 2017.  Of course, with two weeks left in 2017, there is still time for last-minute data… Continue Reading →

It May Be Time To Admit That Criminals Will Outpace Privacy Laws

Cyber criminals’ entire business model is based on developing threats faster than the public can develop safeguards.  Privacy laws are fast becoming the first place data collectors look for guidance when they have suffered a cyber attack.  Unfortunately, the legislatures… Continue Reading →

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