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A Rock And A Hard Place: Recent Decision Addresses Competing Regulations For The Same Private Information

For a number of years, it has been clear that data collectors face a patchwork of privacy regulations that may give rise to contradictory obligations. A recent case involving the disclosure of private information of student loan borrowers provides one of… Continue Reading →

More Than Just A Confusing Law? Defendant Argues Illinois’ Biometric Law Is Unconstitutional

There is little dispute that the Illinois Biometric Information Protection Act (“BIPA”) is a unique privacy law to the extent that it creates a private cause of action for any failures to notify individuals before their biometric information is collected… Continue Reading →

Arbitrate Or Litigate: U.S. Supreme Court Decision Sheds Light On Consequences Of Lamp Seller’s Data Breach

It is a pivotal moment when the United States Supreme Court addresses data breach cases. There was a time when people said that cyber security would be like “Y2K” and any preparations for cyber issues would suffer the same embarrassing fate… Continue Reading →

Can We Talk?  “Discussion Draft” of U.S. Privacy Protection Bill Sheds Light on the Future of American Privacy Law

Many governments are following the European Union’s lead with GDPR by enacting privacy laws that place significant burdens on data collectors.  For example, on November 1, 2018, Canada enacted a new privacy law that makes companies responsible for any losses caused… Continue Reading →

New ABA Formal Opinion Indicates Data Breach May Present Ethical Issue for Lawyers

On October 17, 2018, the American Bar Association published Formal Opinion (“F.O. 483) to directly address cyber security for lawyers. Specifically, F.O. 483 provides guidance on “attorney’s ethical obligations when a data breach exposes client confidential information.”  As an initial… Continue Reading →

Another Court Finds No Coverage Under CGL Insurance Policy for Data Breach

While some courts have found coverage for data breach claims under CGL policies, there should be little dispute that the best way to limit risk is to obtain a cyber policy rather than hoping for coverage under a CGL policy…. Continue Reading →

Tick Tock: A GDPR Primer To Meet The Deadline Next Week

Discussions on privacy laws have taken front and center in recent weeks as European Union (EU) member states begin enforcing the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) on May 25, 2018.  As we have been discussing for a while, there is… Continue Reading →

Uber Claims Municipal Cyber Security Regulations Run Over State Attorney General’s Authority

Data collectors have been struggling with the fact that they may be storing data that is subject to various local, state, and federal laws and regulations. Not to mention the fact that data collectors will soon need to also make sure… Continue Reading →

Illinois Class Action Suit Highlights Issues When An Employer Allegedly Breaches Employee Data

A class action entitled Wade v. ABM Indus. Inc., 2018 CH 3855 was initiated last week against ABM Industries (“ABM”) in Illinois based on allegations that ABM recently breached its employee’s Personal Information.  In summary, the class action plaintiff claims… 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 →

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