Many electronic mail service providers object to subpoenas for their users electronic messages, taking the position that a user’s messages are not discoverable in litigation under the Stored Communications Act (“SCA”).
Way back in the 1980’s, there was a very simple way to keep computer information from being stolen. Every disk containing confidential information was locked in a Sargent and Greenleaf safe.
On October 24, 2014, the Federal Communication Commission (“FCC”) took a big step into the cybersecurity regulatory space when it announced its intent to assess a $10 million fine against two telecoms, TerraCom and YourTel America (“Companies”), for failing to protect the privacy of personal information the Companies collected from consumers.
Washington AG Bob Ferguson recently announced that he had filed a “first of its kind” lawsuit against a private company and its chief executive for violations of the 2010 Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA).
On Tuesday, the California Attorney General released the second annual data breach report, summarizing the 167 data breaches reported to the Attorney General’s office in 2013, and providing privacy and security recommendations for businesses.