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Federal Court Shreds Illinois’ Biometric Statute Before Remanding Case Back To State Court

Despite having the potential to impact many data collectors, Illinois’ Biometric Information Protection Act (“BIPA”) has received surprisingly little analysis from state or federal courts. A decision issued on October 17, 2019, by the United States District Court for the… Continue Reading →

Home On The Range: Recent Decision Addresses Range Of Data Breach Cases

The recent decision in Kimbriel v. Abb, Inc.,19-CV-215 (October 1, 2019), provides insight into how far privacy law has developed in a short time. A couple of years ago there was little guidance as to what a plaintiff needed to… Continue Reading →

Are “Deepfakes” The Next Privacy Threat Facing Insurers And Insureds?

The current roster of threats–ransomware, phishing schemes and hacking–are well understood at this point. Of course, these threats are constantly evolving as we live in a world where criminals get bored quickly and need to move on. The newest privacy… Continue Reading →

The Neiman Marcus Case is Back and is Causing “Class Warfare”

The litigation resulting from the Neiman Marcus breach in 2013 continues to create interesting law and precedent.  The history on this matter is significant since Neiman’s breach exposed customers’ credit card numbers. This litigation has already created significant law on… Continue Reading →

Are Cyber Insurance Policies Being “Spoofed” by Recent Computer Fraud Decisions?

Courts have generally defined “spoofing” as “the practice of disguising a commercial e-mail to make the e-mail appear to come from an address from which it did not originate.  Spoofing involves placing in the ‘from’ or ‘reply-to’ lines, or in… Continue Reading →

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