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Five Steps To Mitigate CCPA Class Action Risk: What Companies Need To Do To Increase Data Security
While many companies and service providers are spending significant time and budget on the privacy-related requirements of the forthcoming California Consumer
United States
26 Aug 2019
FTC Toughening Stance On Data Security – Five Key Takeaways From Recent Consent Orders
The Federal Trade Commission is putting more teeth into the multiyear compliance obligations of consent orders it enters into with companies to settle enforcement actions related to data breaches.
United States
13 Jun 2019
CCPA vs. GDPR: 10 Things To Do Now To Prepare For The Strictest US Privacy Law
In this privacy briefing, Fenwick & West's team of privacy lawyers and industry veterans compare the requirements of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
United States
6 May 2019
FTC Not Kidding Around With TikTok's Record-Setting COPPA Fine – Five Steps To Reduce Your Risk Now
On February 27, 2019, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission announced a record-setting $5.7 million fine to popular short-form video sharing platform TikTok, formerly known as
United States
21 Mar 2019
Pennsylvania High Court's Dittman Ruling Makes It Harder To Dismiss Data Breach Actions
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court recently held that employers have "a legal duty to safeguard" the personal data of their employees which is stored on internet-accessible computer systems and that the economic loss doctrine allows plaintiffs to recover purely pecuniary damages on a negligence claim "provided that [they] can establish the defendant's breach [of that duty]."
United States
2 Jan 2019
Yahoo's $80 Million Securities Class Action Settlement Stemming From Data Breach An Outlier, But Reinforces Potential Viability Of Similar Securities Suits
Fenwick securities enforcement co-chair Michael Dicke spoke with The Recorder about the $80 million settlement that Yahoo Inc.—now known as Altaba—reached to settle claims that the company...
United States
12 Oct 2018
Biometric Data Privacy Act Class Action Dismissed For Lack Of Actual Injury
A federal district court in the Northern District of Illinois dismissed a putative class action alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act ...
United States
23 Aug 2018
California's New Landmark Data Privacy Regulation And What Companies Need To Do To Comply
Governor Jerry Brown on June 28, 2018, signed into law the California Consumer Privacy Act (AB 375, or CCPA)—the most comprehensive data privacy regulation to date in the United States.
United States
24 Jul 2018
10 Tips For Online Brand Enforcement And Policing Post GDPR
You've just learned someone registered a domain nearly identical to yours, or is using your brand online to sell similar products or offer related services.
United States
24 Jul 2018
Appellate Court Affirms Dismissal Of Former Employee's Data Breach Claims
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit has found that plaintiffs must show a causal connection between the theft of their personal information and the purported harm...
United States
16 Jul 2018
Takeaways From The 11th Circuit's Reversal Of The FTC's Data Security Order Against LabMD
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit on June 6 issued its long-awaited decision in LabMD v. FTC, vacating a FTC cease and desist order directing LabMD to overhaul its data security program...
United States
11 Jul 2018
EU GDPR eDiscovery — Top Ten Tips For Litigators
10. The European Union (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) went into effect on May 25, 2018. It applies to the processing of "personal data" of EU citizens and residents (a/k/a "data subjects").
European Union
25 Jun 2018
Appellate Court Joins Growing Chorus Finding That Procedural FACTA Violations On Their Own Are Insufficient For Standing
In keeping with its recent decision in Bassett v. ABM Parking Services, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held in Noble v. Nevada Checker Cab (March 9, 2018) that alleged procedural violations...
United States
15 Mar 2018
Allegations Of Procedural Biometric Data Privacy Violations Not Enough For Class Action, Says Appeals Court
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit on Nov. 21, 2017, affirmed the dismissal of a putative class action alleging violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act ...
United States
30 Nov 2017
FTC's New COPPA Guidance On Recording Children's Voices: Five Tips For App Developers And Toymakers To Comply
The Federal Trade Commission on October 23, 2017, provided guidance on how it will enforce the COPPA with respect to audio recordings of children.
United States
21 Nov 2017
Fenwick's Top Articles On Privacy, Patent Venue, Index Rules, SCOTUS And More
Recent months have brought important business, legal and regulatory developments. We analyzed Fenwick's client alerts and rounded up the most popular ones with our readers ...
United States
7 Nov 2017
Top 10 Best Practices for Handling A Data Breach
Data breaches are a reality that all businesses need to take seriously. Knowing your vulnerabilities is only part of the solution.
United States
3 Nov 2017
Top SCOTUS Cases Tech Companies Should Watch – Fall 2017 Preview
The upcoming U.S. Supreme Court term promises to be a big one, featuring a patent case that could be a game changer for many clients and a host of other cases that may affect how tech...
United States
9 Oct 2017
Equifax Breach: 3 Immediate Steps Leading Companies Are Taking To Respond
Equifax, one of the three nationwide credit bureaus that track and rate the financial history of consumers...
United States
28 Sep 2017
Eighth Circuit Holds Data Breach Plaintiffs Must Allege Actual Injury To Establish Standing
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit held that allegations of a future risk of identity theft resulting from a data breach are not sufficient to establish standing.
United States
13 Sep 2017
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