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Between a Rock and a Hard Place: SEC Disclosure Analysis in Light of Yahoo

Posted in Securities and Exchange Commission

On April 25, the Securities and Exchange Commission announced a settlement with Yahoo that constituted its first enforcement action against a public company for failing to disclose a data breach.

This settlement demonstrates that companies in post-data breach environments must … Continue Reading

Allocation of Data Breach Risks and Costs in Vendor Contracts: Negotiate, Negotiate, Negotiate (And Negotiate Again!) Limitations on Liability and Indemnification

Posted in Data breach, Information Management, Notification

“A significant data breach is likely to cost the company materially, and costs could drag on for a number of years,” analyst Shlomo Rosenbaum, commenting on the Equifax breach.

Organizations increasingly rely on third-party service providers for data collection, processing, … Continue Reading

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

White House Proposes Expansive Data Breach Notification Bill

Posted in Consumer Privacy/FTC, Data breach, Financial Services Information Management, FTC enforcement, Legislation, Other

Last week, President Obama proposed wide-reaching legislation to establish a uniform, nationwide standard for data breach notifications that envisions a significant enforcement role for the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB). The proposal, titled the Personal Data Notification and Protection Act, … Continue Reading

Spotify Spotted Breach

Posted in Cybersecurity, Data breach

Spotify issued a data breach notification to its users, warning that it had discovered unauthorized access to its systems and internal company data. According to the alert, which was emailed to all users, Spotify’s investigation only evidenced that “one … Continue Reading

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