Norton Rose Fulbright recently released the results of their 9th annual litigation trends survey.
Hardly a day passes now without some new report of a security vulnerability with inevitable breaches that follow, but Monday’s news about the two-year old vulnerability in OpenSSL is (or should be) catching everyone’s attention.
Because the healthcare community relies upon encryption to safeguard e-Protected Health Information (ePHI), vulnerability to the underlying security of any encryption code is potentially devastating.
The European Court of Justice has issued a decision that appears to broaden the legal protection accorded to databases, finding that data scraping by dedicated meta search engines infringes the rights of the database creator in certain circumstances.
On April 10, 2014, Kentucky became the 47th state to enact breach notification legislation. Under the new law, companies that conduct business in Kentucky and hold consumer data of Kentucky residents will now be required to disclose data breaches involving the unauthorized acquisition of unencrypted computerized data of Kentucky residents.
In this week’s episode, we explore the latest FOIA tussle between the FBI and ACLU over NSA and the dog-bites-man story of Larry Klayman losing another long-shot appeal
State AG Enforcement of Data Security Breaches Expected to Increase Following Recent Federal Court Decision Empowering FTC to Bring Suit
Last week, a highly anticipated question in data privacy was finally answered, clarifying the power of the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to oversee commercial data security practices and to sue businesses that fail to secure customer information adequately from data breaches.
Iowa Amends Its Breach Notification Law, Attorney General Notification Required for Breaches Affecting More Than 500 Iowans
By now, most of the world is aware of the massive security vulnerability known as Heartbleed (it even comes with a slick logo and its own website created by the organization that discovered the vulnerability).
Data breaches, almost more than any other legal arena, have become a breeding ground for class action lawsuits. So in the wake of the Heartbleed bug, companies are more wary than ever of legal liability from data breaches caused by the bug.