Back in May of this year, Wendy’s reported “fewer than 300” locations had been hacked by malicious malware that targeted customer credit card information.
Transfers of personal data from most European countries to the US have been exposed to legal attack since October 2015, when privacy campaigner Max Schrems successfully sued the Irish authorities over data transfers made by Facebook Ireland.
Pokémon GO has been downloaded 7.5 million times in the U.S. alone. It has been reported that it has surpassed Twitter.
On 12 July 2016, the European Commission issued its much awaited “adequacy decision” concerning the Privacy Shield framework for the transfer of personal data from the EU to the U.S.
On June 12, 2016, the HHS Office of Civil Rights (OCR) released guidance, entitled “FACT SHEET: Ransomware and HIPAA,” in response to the rising number of ransomware attacks perpetrated against healthcare entities.
Does Recent 9th Circuit Court of Appeal Decision Make It a Crime to Share Passwords to Online Accounts?
On July 5, 2016, the United States District Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued a decision in the case entitled United States v. Nosal.
U.S. companies will be able to import data from the EU under the streamlined data transfer regime starting August 1.
HHS has published guidance for hospitals and other covered entities in light of recent prominent ransom attacks on hospital data.
Fizzled Suit Against Target Officers and Directors Raises Question As to the Value of Derivative Claims in Data Breach Cases
In a terse two-page order, Senior District Court Judge Paul Magnuson dismissed derivative claims brought against officers and directors of Target in connection with the 2013 holiday-season data breach.