Privacy Risk Report



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 →

Class Action Suit Filed by Credit Union over Arby’s Data Breach

On February 10, 2017, Midwest America Federal Credit Union (Midwest America) filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against Arby’s Restaurant Group, Inc. Midwest America’s complaint alleges that defendants failed to… 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 →

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 →

Following 2014’s “Year of the Breach,” 2015 is Shaping Up to Be the “Year of Data Breach Litigation”

Last year, there were a number of high profile breaches—earning 2014 the “Year of the Breach” tag. This year is seeing the fallout, as many of these breaches have resulted in significant litigation. For example, the Home Depot breach in April… Continue Reading →

California Attorney General Provides Sage Advice Regarding Data Breach Protection

In a recent interview, California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris quoted the following statistics from her “California Data Breach Report,” published in October: In 2013, there were more than 167 data breaches reported in California. This represents an increase of 28% from… Continue Reading →

Insured’s Attempt to Establish Coverage Under Professional Liability Policy Survives Motion to Dismiss Based on Voluntary Payments Clause

In First Commonwealth Bank v. St. Paul Mercury Ins. Co., No. 2:14-cv-00019-MPK (W.D. Pa.), St. Paul, the insurer for a bank, First Commonwealth, filed a motion to dismiss First Commonwealth’s breach of contract claim which sought coverage under a professional liability… Continue Reading →

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