I gave a presentation last week to the New Jersey Institute for Continuing Legal Education on the topic of insurance coverage for cyberliability. (I know, I know, that and four bucks will get me a latte at Starbucks.)
Damages Issues Again Thwart the Bulk of Plaintiffs’ Claims in the PlayStation Network Data Breach Class Action
In the latest chapter in the Sony PlayStation Network (“PSN”) data breach saga, a decision that issued on January 21, 2014 permanently dismissed all but a handful of the class action claims advanced in a 51 count complaint.
Since 2009, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has posted all large data breaches – those that involve 500 or more individuals – online on its so-called “Wall of Shame.” In 2013, 160 large data breaches were reported to OCR and posted on the Wall of Shame.
On January 22, 2014, at the World Economic Forum in Davos-Klosters, Switzerland, Sweden’s Minister for Foreign Affairs Carl Bildt announced the creation of a new independent commission that will examine the future of Internet governance.
Days before a federal court ruled against net neutrality rules, Yelp was ordered to hand over the identities of seven anonymous reviewers, which sparked outrage among First Amendment activists.
On January 9, the Securities & Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released itsNational Examination Priorities (“NEP”) for 2014 and once again identified cybersecurity as a heightened risk that the agency intends to scrutinize as part of its mission to protect investors.
German data protection authorities published new guidelines in December 2013 about the collection and processing of personal data for advertising purposes.
In the wake of the recent Target stores and Neiman Marcus data breaches (plus three other well-known retailers, according to this Reuters report) Congress has 20 privacy bills in the works this year, aimed at consumer privacy and data protection.