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Miriam Straus Huffnagle is an associate in the firm’s Litigation Department. Miriam received a J.D. degree cum laude from The George Washington University Law School in 2012. During law school, she participated as a student-attorney in the GW Law Immigration Clinic. She earned her B.A. degree in Political Science from Brown University in 2006.
Jul 18

District Court: No Warrant Needed to Deploy Malware on Computers

In a controversial decision, the Eastern District of Virginia ruled last month that the government does not need a warrant to deploy malware that gathers identifying information about computers visiting a specific host site. In United States v. Matish, the host site provided child pornography,… Read More

Feb 11

Obama’s Cybersecurity National Action Plan: Something for everyone to love (and hate)

This post was co-authored by David F. Herman, an associate in Montgomery McCracken’s Litigation Department. He serves as an editor of the firm’s Data Privacy Alert blog, which focuses on data privacy and cybersecurity issues. David can be reached at 215.772.7614 or at dherman@mmwr.com. In the wake of… Read More

Oct 23

Attention Higher Ed: Recommended Data Security Steps in the Wake of the DOE’s Dear Colleague Letter

Here are some recommendations that Stephen Grossman and I recently published to help institutions of higher education meet the expectations of federal regulators (including, most notably, DOE) with respect to information security and student data privacy. As you’ll see, our recommendations focus on the particular… Read More

Aug 21

National Cybersecurity Center of Excellence releases its first cybersecurity practice guide: “Securing Electronic Health Records on Mobile Devices.”

As we discussed during a recent webinar, Cybersecurity: A Mid-Year Legal Review, damaging health care data breaches are being reported with increasing frequency. Earlier this year, the FBI issued a private notice to the healthcare industry warning providers that their cybersecurity systems are lax compared… Read More

Jul 20

Is there a “Constitutional Right to Informational Privacy”?

Only July 8, 2015, the National Treasury Employees Union filed the second class action against (now former) OPM Director Archuleta stemming from the massive OPM data breach.  While the plaintiffs in the first OPM data breach lawsuit, briefly discussed here, alleged violations of the Privacy… Read More

Mar 20

When Does a Hack Become a Compensable Harm in Federal Court?

No business wants to be the victim of a data breach, but to hear former Director of National Intelligence Mike McConnell tell it, every major corporation in America already has (whether they realize it or not). The discovery of a potential breach should set off… Read More