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Data Law Insights

Legal insights on navigating privacy, data protection, cybersecurity, information governance, and e-discovery

Tag Archives: Cybersecurity / Data Security

Key EU Privacy & Cybersecurity Highlights, November 16 – November 22, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Record Fine: Belgium’s Court orders Facebook to stop Data Protection law violation under forfeiture of a penalty of € 250,000 per day; Big Data: Opinion of The European Data Protection Supervisor; Safe Harbor Topic 1: Hamburg DPA actively preparing enforcement actions; Data Protection vs. Terrorism: Belgium to push for Passenger Records Law following Paris attacks;… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Highlights, November 2 – November 8, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
FCC’s expands data security enforcement; Sprint settles FCRA claims; $12.5M fine for background screening agencies; Congress considers auto cybersecurity study; No FCC “do not track” rules; Safe harbor alternatives; No SCA liability for inadvertent disclosure FCC takes first enforcement action related to cable operator’s data security The Federal Communications Commission fined Cox Communications $595,000 for… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Highlights, October 26, 2015 – November 1, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
“Safe Harbor 2.0” Agreement in Principle; Senate Passes Cybersecurity Bill; Target Breach Investigation Documents Privileged; Text Message Alert May Fall Within TCPA U.S.-EU reach agreement in principle on data sharing rules Last week, the U.S. and the European Union announced they reached an agreement in principle concerning transatlantic data transfers .  This new deal, to… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Highlights for October 19 – October 25, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Safe Harbor Fallout; Germany Rejects Safe Harbor Alternatives; Judicial Redress Act Passes House; Device IDs Not Personally Identifiable; Sony Settles Data Breach Suit Safe Harbor repercussions in Switzerland, Israel In light of the recent European Court of Justice (“ECJ”) Safe Harbor decision [link:  ], the Swiss Data Protection and Information Commissioner has declared its safe… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments for October 12, 2015 – October 18, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Deadline for New Data Sharing Framework; Congress Considers Automobile Cybersecurity; No VPPA Violation for Free Apps; TCPA Standing Expands January 2016 Deadline for New Approach to Transatlantic Data Transfers European data protection agencies (DPAs) and members of the European Commission, operating collectively as “the Article 29 Working Party,” set a January 31, 2016 deadline for… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: September 28, 2015 – October 4, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
15M T-Mobile Customers Exposed in Hack; Trump Hotels Hit With Data Breach; Privilege Covering Target Docs Challenged; HHS: OCR Should Strengthen HIPAA Oversight; 17.6M U.S. Victims of Identity Theft in 2014 15M T-Mobile Customers Exposed in Experian Breach Experian has reportedly suffered a major data breach, potentially exposing anyone who applied for a regular T-Mobile… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: September 21, 2015 – September 27, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
5.6 Million Fingerprints Stolen in OPM Hack; US and China Agree to Economic Cyber Pact; SEC Charges Firm for Failing to Protect Against Hack; EU Court Advisor Says Safe Harbor Agreement Invalid; SEC Commissioner:  Smaller Companies More Targeted for Hacks; NIST Awards 3 Cybersecurity Grants OPM Cyberattack Update:  5.6 Million Fingerprints Stolen The Office of… Continue Reading

EU Court of Justice Advocate General Says Safe Harbor is Invalid

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Government Agencies, Privacy
A European Court of Justice (ECJ) advocate general released his opinion September 23 in the matter of Maximillian Schrems v. Data Protection Commissioner, a case that questions the “adequacy” of the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor (Safe Harbor). The nonbinding opinion, which will now be considered by the full court in the coming months ruled: (1) that… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: September 14 – 20, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
SEC Announces 2nd Round of Cyber Exams; Judge Certifies Target Class Action; DHS Cybersecurity Improvements Needed; DoD Official Calls for Culture Change; Obama to Raise Cyber Concerns with Chinese President SEC Announces 2nd Round of Cybersecurity Exams The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued a Risk Alert indicating that it would begin a second round… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: September 7, 2015 – September 13, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
DOE Hit by Cyber Attacks; DHS Reports Efforts to Hack Critical Infrastructure; US and EU Data Deal Reached; DHS Awards $11M Info Sharing Grant; Cal State Hack Exposes 80k Students; 9th Cir. Rules for Sony on Data Retention; Fiat Chrysler Recalls 8000 More Department of Energy Hit by Cyber Attacks A review of federal records… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: August 31, 2015 – September 6, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Litigation and regulation surrounding privacy and cybersecurity is continuously developing, both within the government and the private sector.  This digest summarizes the most notable events in privacy and cybersecurity. I.D. Experts Awarded $300+ Million Contract for ID Theft Services for OPM Breach I.D. Experts received an initial award of $133 million to provide identity theft… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: August 23, 2015 – August 30, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Litigation and regulation surrounding privacy and cybersecurity is continuously developing, both within the government and the private sector.  This digest summarizes the most notable events in privacy and cybersecurity. 3rd Circuit Affirms FTC’s Authority to Regulate Companies’ Data Security On Monday, the Third Circuit issued its much-awaited decision in FTC v. Wyndham Worldwide et al.… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: August 15, 2015 – August 23, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Litigation and regulation surrounding privacy and cybersecurity is continuously developing, both within the government and the private sector.  This digest summarizes the most notable events in privacy and cybersecurity. FTC Settles 13 Safe Harbor Violations The FTC charged 13 companies with deceiving consumers about their certification status as part of the Safe Harbor framework, a… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: August 9, 2015 – August 15, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Litigation and regulation surrounding privacy and cybersecurity is continuously developing, both within the government and the private sector.  This digest summarizes the most notable events in privacy and cybersecurity. Plaintiffs Ask the Court to Order CareFirst to Implement Particular Data Security Protocols The relief sought by Plaintiffs in a recent data breach class action against… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: August 1, 2015 – August 8, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Litigation and regulation surrounding privacy and cybersecurity is continuously developing, both within the government and the private sector.  This digest summarizes the most notable events in privacy and cybersecurity. Class Action Filed Against Fiat-Chrysler and Harman over Hacking Vulnerabilities On Tuesday, August 8 plaintiffs in the Southern District of Illinois filed a class action lawsuit… Continue Reading

Key Privacy & Cybersecurity Developments: July 26-August 1, 2015

Posted in Cybersecurity / Data Security, Data Breach, Government Agencies, Privacy, Public Sectors
Litigation and regulation surrounding privacy and cybersecurity is continuously developing, both within the government and the private sector.  This digest summarizes the most notable events in privacy and cybersecurity. Indiana Attorney General Urges Everyone in State to Freeze Their Credit Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller urged every single citizen of Indiana to freeze their credit… Continue Reading