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Obtaining Discovery From EU After GDPR's Passage
In April 2016, the European Union (EU) adopted a major overhaul of its data privacy laws to better address new technologies and provide a more coherent approach across different EU Member States.
European Union
22 Feb 2017
No Harm, But Foul? FTC Sues Internet Of Things Maker D-Link For Security "Vulnerabilities" Despite No Allegations Of Breach
Shortly after the new year, the Federal Trade Commission filed suit in the Northern District of California against D-Link Corporation, a Taiwan-based maker of wireless routers, IP cameras...
United States
16 Feb 2017
What Did They Say About Cybersecurity In 2016? 8 Proclamations From Regulators And The Courts
Here are some of the most important things we heard regulators, courts, and legislatures say about cybersecurity in 2016, and what they mean for you and your organization
United States
9 Feb 2017
Data Protection Officer And IT Manager – Two Jobs That Do Not Match
Companies required to appoint a DPO in Europe should carefully consider which candidate is best to select for the job.
7 Dec 2016
DFARS And DIB: Compliance Steps For DoD's Newly Finalized Cybersecurity Rules For Contractors
For businesses that work with the U.S. DoD, two important rules for safeguarding certain categories of sensitive information and reporting cyber incidents were recently finalized, updating the interim rules...
United States
5 Dec 2016
Keep Reading: Standing Affirmed, But Barnes & Noble Data Breach Class Action Halted
It was about time for data breach defendants to get a win. The District Court for the Northern District of Illinois delivered one to Barnes & Noble in its long-running class action...
United States
1 Dec 2016
10 German Data Privacy Supervisory Authorities Investigating Potential Unlawful International Data Transfers
The German supervisory authorities are undertaking this coordinated action in order to increase awareness among companies of the need to ensure data privacy compliance of international data transfers.
United States
11 Nov 2016
What Is The FTC Doing About Privacy And Drones?
Last week, as part of its Fall Technology Series, the Federal Trade Commission ("FTC") hosted a much-anticipated workshop to explore the privacy concerns associated with drones.
United States
3 Nov 2016
What Happens When My Company Receives A National Security Letter? A Primer
Even today, most companies—even technology companies—do not think they have information that the U.S. Government wants or needs, particularly as it might relate to a national security investigation.
United States
20 Oct 2016
Cybersecurity Whistleblowing Is Murkier Than You May Think
How can your breach turn into a securities law violation? The answer may be "via whistleblower."
United States
18 Oct 2016
Ransomware? Don't Pay It, Says FBI
What should companies do when ransomware hits? The FBI says: (a) report it to law enforcement and (b) do not pay the ransom.
United States
17 Oct 2016
Data Breach Standing Goes Nationwide; Sixth Circuit Says Plaintiffs Have Standing To Sue
The Sixth Circuit joined the growing trend of appellate courts holding that plaintiffs had demonstrated standing for data breach class actions in Galaria et al. v. Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company.
United States
11 Oct 2016
Is Your Data Safe? National Cybersecurity Awareness Month
One year ago, in recognition of the Department of Homeland Security's annual campaign to raise awareness about cybersecurity, Orrick's Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Group launched its award winning blog Trust Anchor.
United States
7 Oct 2016
First Privacy Shield Guidelines For Companies Published By German DPA
The Data Protection Authority of the German Federal State of North Rhine-Westphalia became one of the first EU data protection authorities to issue guidance on the implementation of the Privacy Shield.
28 Sep 2016
Financial Institutions Going First? New York Proposes Mandatory Minimum Cybersecurity Compliance Standards
Just as it promised a year ago, New York State proposed new proscriptive, minimum cybersecurity requirements for regulated financial services institutions.
United States
21 Sep 2016
FTC Makes Clear That NIST Cyber Framework Is Not A Cure-All
Last week, the FTC published a blog post titled The NIST Cybersecurity Framework and the FTC, in which the agency issued a nuanced answer to an oft-asked question.
United States
14 Sep 2016
SDNY Refuses To Enforce Uber's Online "Sign-In-Wrap" Terms, Arbitration Provision And Jury Waiver Clause
On July 29, 2016, the Southern District of New York, in Meyer v. Kalanick, refused to enforce mandatory arbitration and jury waiver provisions against a putative class of Uber consumers.
United States
16 Aug 2016
Is Ransomware A Notifiable Data Breach Event?
There is no doubt that companies face unprecedented volume and variation in both disruptive and intrusive cyberattacks on their networks.
United States
2 Aug 2016
Déjà Vu Not All Over Again: Ninth Circuit Strengthens CFAA In Nosal II
On July 5, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its highly anticipated decision in the most recent chapter of United States v. Nosal...
United States
1 Aug 2016
European Parliament Passes Long-Anticipated Network And Information Security Directive
On July 6, 2016, the European Parliament passed the Network and Information Security ("NIS") Directive, over three years after the initial draft was proposed.
European Union
21 Jul 2016
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