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Jul 01

FTC announces data security initiative with new guidance for businesses

On June 30, 2015, the Federal Trade Commission announced a new initiative called “Start with Security,” which includes new guidance for businesses that draws on the lessons learned in the more than 50 data security cases brought by the FTC over the years. The new… Read More

Jun 24

It’s Inevitable: Is Your Organization Ready to Respond to a Data Breach?

Confidential business and consumer information is one of the most valuable assets to any organization. Liability concerns over the privacy and security of employee and customer information is paramount, as evidenced by the daily headlines of data breaches and thefts. Almost every business segment –… Read More

Jun 15

Join Us for “Cybersecurity: A Mid-Year Legal Review” Webinar

Cybersecurity is a top concern for GCs across industries. According to some estimates, as more corporate infrastructure moves online, the impact of data breaches will cost $2.1 trillion globally by 2019, almost four times the estimated cost of breaches in 2015.We invite you to join our… Read More

Jun 04

Allegheny County Judge Rules that Pennsylvania Does Not Recognize Negligence Claims in Data Breach Actions

A Pittsburgh-area judge recently ruled that Pennsylvania does not recognize negligence claims in data breach lawsuits. Dittman v. UPMC, No. GD-14-003285 (Pa. Ct. Com. Pl., Allegheny Cnty., May 28, 2015). The case centers on a data breach in 2014 involving the University of Pittsburgh Medical… 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

Oct 20

Of Dropbox and Data Breaches: Highlighting the need for increased cyber-security at home and in the workplace

Reports of massive data breaches at trusted American retail businesses, banks, credit card companies and even governmental agencies have unfortunately become routine. So much so, in fact, that many of us have become desensitized to the serious personal privacy, identity protection and financial risks involved.… Read More

Jun 17

Another Post-Clapper Data Privacy Breach Case Dismissed for Lack of Standing

The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Clapper v. Amnesty International USA, 133 S. Ct. 1138 (2013), continues to be relied on by federal courts to hold that “mere loss of data” or “increased risk of identity theft” in a data breach case does not constitute… Read More