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Law Firms’ Data Duty: Protecting Client Information From Cybercriminals

Posted in Cyber Insurance, Cybersecurity, Data breach, Data Security, Health Information, Information Management, Litigation, Other, Privacy

The impact from the recent Petya/NotPetya ransomware attack — or what was reported as a ransomware attack but now appears to be something even more damaging — continues to spread around the globe, with several new companies coming forward as … Continue Reading

Increased Focus on Health Care Cybersecurity: HHS Releases Long-Awaited Report and Cyber Attack Quick-Response Checklist

Posted in Health Information, Other, Regulation

The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services (HHS) issued a recent report noting that cybersecurity is a key public health concern that needs “immediate and aggressive attention.”  Shortly thereafter, HHS’ Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released a checklist of … Continue Reading

The Cloud Grounded: Cloud Hosts Are Business Associates Under HIPAA Security Rule

Posted in Data Security, Health Information, Other

The Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued long-anticipated guidance to help covered entities and their business associates — including cloud service providers (CSPs) — comply with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) … Continue Reading

Vizio and Google Data Privacy Class Actions Illustrate Risks of Data Collection – And Defensive Value of Robust Disclosures

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Litigation, Other

Two recent developments in data privacy litigation highlight the continuing challenges to companies that collect internet usage information without clearly disclosing the manner and method in which they are doing so to users.  As these events demonstrate, plaintiffs’ attorneys are … Continue Reading

Class Action Exposes Massive Data Leak Of Social Security and Drivers’ License Numbers of Every Registered Georgia Voter; Secretary of State Admits “Clerical Error”

Posted in Data breach, Litigation, Other

Did the Georgia Secretary of State release the social security numbers, driver’s license numbers, and dates of birth of every registered Georgia voter?  Those are the allegations first made by putative class representatives, Elise Piper and Yvette Sanders, in a … Continue Reading