Privacy Risk Report

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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 →

Recent Case Highlights Potential For Fallout With Vendors That Assist In Responding To Cyber Incident

Protecting against cyber attacks requires coordination between data collectors and their vendors who assist in protecting that data.  Typically, vendors include public relations professionals, forensic experts and security experts to assist after the breach.  It is important to keep in mind… Continue Reading →

Illinois’ Biometric Information Protection Act Gets More Tangled With Employment Law

Biometric data is playing a larger role in employment law as more employers begin using equipment to scan employees’ fingerprints to clock in for work. Each week more employers are defending themselves against claims by the employees such as the… Continue Reading →

Premera Breach Shows What Happens When Litigants Cross Each Other by Trying to Shield Documents from Discovery in Breach Litigation

Data breach litigation inherently involves a significant amount of information, so it is no surprise to see discovery issues in breach cases. The typical data breach lawsuit may include discovery requests for pre-breach information (response plans, audits), response information (notification… Continue Reading →

Illinois Leaves Its “Thumbprint” On American Privacy Law As The Illinois Supreme Court Finds An Individual Can Bring An Action Under the Biometric Act Without Being Involved In A Breach

While many states are still struggling to enact comprehensive cyber/privacy laws and the federal government still lacks a uniform framework, Illinois data collectors have been working under the most advanced privacy statutes and common law in the United States. Specifically,… Continue Reading →

Illinois Court To Determine If NotPetya Malware Is Excluded As War Under Insurance Policy

NotPetya was a malware attack that began to impact businesses around the world in June of 2017.  As it turns out, the US and UK governments have publicly blamed Russia for NotPetya.  Many commentators believe NotPetya was a politically-motivated attack… Continue Reading →

Illinois Supreme Court Set to Address Amusement Park’s Use of Biometric Data

The Illinois Biometric Information Protection Act (“Act”) states that “[a]ny person aggrieved by a violation of this Act shall have a right of action in a State circuit court or as a supplemental claim in federal district court against an… Continue Reading →

Is Bitcoin Legitimate Currency? The Courts Seem To Think So

Bitcoin has been a popular buzz word for the last couple of years. People have written several articles on the topic, created documentaries to explain how it works, and some have even ventured out to dabble in the exchange. While… Continue Reading →

Shake It Off! Even Taylor Swift Is Collecting Your Biometric Data

Taylor Swift has a stalker problem.  In April 2018, a man broke into her New York City loft and took a shower before falling asleep in her residence.The same stalker attempted to break Taylor Swift’s front door down with shovel… Continue Reading →

Pennsylvania Supreme Court Finds Collecting and Storing Employee Data Gives Rise To Duty: Is the Pendulum Swinging Back In Favor Of Data Breach Plaintiffs?

Not long ago, data collectors could feel secure in the fact that plaintiffs had a significant hurdle to establish standing to bring a lawsuit related to a data breach. However, on November 21, 2018, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court issued its… Continue Reading →

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