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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 07

Ringing the Bell: The Dept. of Education’s Security Mandate to Higher Education

In the wake of the OPM data breach, it is no wonder that the U.S. Government has begun to think seriously about the implications of data breaches more broadly.  For anyone who has had the pleasure of filling out a FAFSA form, the financial aid… Read More

Jul 24

A Standing Ovation for Plaintiffs in Data Breach Cases

Earlier this week, in Remijas v. Neiman Marcus Group, the Seventh Circuit reinstated a class action against Neiman Marcus stemming from a 2013 data breach.  In so doing, it was the first court of appeals to find that the data breach plaintiffs’ actual injuries, future… Read More