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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 →

Tesla Lawsuit Demonstrates Need To Take Closer Look At “Disruptive” Employees

A recent lawsuit filed by Tesla, Inc. provides a reminder of the potential threat caused by employees and other insiders to data collectors’ security. While there is a balance between proper security and creating a pleasant work environment for employees,… 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 →

Responses To Large-Scale Breaches, Such As Equifax, May Need To Be Analyzed In “Phases” By Data Collectors

The best strategy for data collectors to prepare a breach response plan may be to look at what others did right and wrong in response to a cyber incident.  After reviewing a number of responses to large-scale data breaches, it… 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 →

Bitcoin Hack Triggers Litigation Under Commercial Crime Policy

On September 15, 2015, Bitpay, Inc. filed a lawsuit against its insurer, Massachusetts Bay Insurance Company, related to a hack at the company that resulted in an unauthorized transfer of bitcoin valued at more than $1.8 million. In its Complaint… Continue Reading →

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