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Orrick
Website providers that collect dynamic Internet Protocol addresses ("IP address") from website visitors may soon be subject to even more scrutiny from data protection authorities in the EU.
Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Paris partner Noëlle Lenoir wrote an article that appeared in the May 2016 issue of Politique Internationale. The article discusses data protection in Europe versus the United States.
Proskauer Rose LLP
After continuously receiving text messages from Uber, the plaintiff allegedly deleted his Uber rider account, which was confirmed (you guessed it!) with a text message from Uber.
Fox Rothschild LLP
Scott L. Vernick was quoted in the Corporate Counsel article, "In Spokeo, Supreme Court Hands a Partial Victory to Companies," on May 16, 2016.
Cadwalader, Wickersham & Taft LLP
The District Court dismissed the complaint on standing grounds, holding that the plaintiff had not sufficiently pled an injury-in-fact as required by Article III of the United States Constitution.
BakerHostetler
The academic and legal communities have long struggled with the notion of what constitutes a privacy injury giving rise to some right to legal protection – whether via legislation or regulation, or through the courts.
Foley & Lardner
With the proliferation of storage of personal data and the increase in hacking efforts and phishing scams, Wisconsin courts are likely to see more data breach class actions on the horizon.
Sheppard Mullin Richter & Hampton
Earlier this week, the FTC and FCC announced "parallel" investigations into how carriers and mobile device makers release information on vulnerabilities, and how and when mobile security patches are distributed.
WilmerHale
The Supreme Court yesterday provided some instruction as to whether statutory violations alone could confer Article III standing. The Court, in a 6-2 decision in Spokeo v. Robins, vacated the Ninth Circuit's ruling in favor of Thomas Robins,
Reed Smith
Saying that "the day of benign neglect is gone," Olens said companies that are lagging behind in putting reasonable security measures in place have no excuse.
Reed Smith
In the opinion, the Superior Court took a close look at Pa.R.C.P. 1702, which defines Pennsylvania's prerequisites to class certification.
McDermott Will & Emery
After three government agencies collectively created an online tool to help developers navigate federal regulations impacting mobile health apps, McDermott partner Jennifer Geetter was interviewed by FierceMobileHealthcare...
Ropes & Gray LLP
On May 16, 2016, the United States Supreme Court in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins confirmed that a "concrete" injury is required of all private parties seeking to assert claims in federal court.
Dentons
The idea of cybersecurity may be foreign—or even frightening—to many attorneys. However, as evidenced in Part One of this series ("Cybersecurity: You Can't Afford to Ignore It Anymore," April 25) law firms appear to be the next great target for hackers. In light of that, as a risk management prevention tool, attorneys and firms need to be aware of how to protect themselves.
BakerHostetler
In 2015, the Federal Communications Commission issued its Open Internet Order, applying Section 222 of the federal Communications Act to broadband Internet access services...
BakerHostetler
In last year's BakerHostetler Incident Response Report, we reported the range of PCI DSS non-compliance fines as $5,000 – $50,000 and the per card amount of liability imposed to reimburse issuers of affected cards as $3-$25.
Proskauer Rose LLP
Earlier this month, a judge from the Northern District of California allowed a putative class action suit to proceed against Facebook.
Lewis Rice
On April 13, 2016, the Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (Working Party) refused to endorse the proposed Privacy Shield agreement between the United States and European Commission...
Orrick
Last month, privacy and security professionals from around the world gathered in Washington, D.C. for the International Association of Privacy Professionals' Global Privacy Summit 2016.
BakerHostetler
On April 13, 2016, the Article 29 Working Party (WP29), an influential group of European data protection authorities, issued a non-binding opinion that criticized certain elements...
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Troutman Sanders LLP
On April 20, the United States Senate passed a sweeping energy bill that would give the Department of Energy authority to step in during a cyber attack and tell electric utilities...
Fox Rothschild LLP
Our partner Elizabeth Litten and I were featured again by our good friend Marla Durben Hirsch in her article in the April 2016 issue of Medical Practice Compliance Alert...
Davis & Gilbert
As the number of connected devices grew (the so-called "Internet of Things"), so, too, did the risk of data hacking and unauthorized access to sensitive personal information.
Ropes & Gray LLP
Privacy and data security concerns are among the most critical issues facing investment funds, advisors and managers (collectively, "investment firms").
Holland & Knight
Several recent developments have taken place related to the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) privacy and security compliance requirements, and enforcement is increasing.
Reed Smith
Ever since the Target and Home Depot breaches were traced to intrusions at their vendors, the management of cybersecurity at third-party vendors has been a focus of companies and regulators.
Holland & Knight
A newly filed lawsuit in California and a recent decision from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit serve as reminders to employers that the protection of sensitive employee information from cyberthreats remains a priority.
Dentons
In late March, newspapers confirmed that a Russian hacker named "Oleras" targeted 48 law firms (most of which are Am Law 100 firms).
Foley Hoag LLP
In the realm of cybersecurity, we defend claims brought by private parties or governmental entities against companies facing the fallout from a data breach.
Anderson Kill
A decision handed down by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals this week highlights that traditional insurance policies still provide valuable insurance coverage for data breaches and other cyber-related losses.
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