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Maine Supreme Court issues decision in Hannaford case, rules that time and effort spent mitigating harm from data theft do not constitute cognizable injury
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • September 21 2010

This morrning, the Maine Supreme Court issued its decision in the matter of In re Hannaford Bros. Co. Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, Docket No. Fed-09-586, on a question certified to the Court by the United States District Court for the District of Maine in a pending action of the same name (Docket No. 08-md-01954


District of New Jersey dismisses securities fraud claims against company that suffered data breach
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 29 2010

Late last year, the United States District Court for the District of New Jersey dismissed a securities fraud litigation that had been brought against a payment card processor in connection with the theft, by cybercriminals, of credit and debit card information from the company's computer system


FTC issues guidance regarding requirement that businesses provide victims and law enforcement with transaction records relating to identity theft
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 30 2010

The Federal Trade Commission (the "FTC") recently issued a publication entitled Businesses Must Provide Victims and Law Enforcement with Transaction Records Relating to Identity Theft (the "Publication"


Congress passes act to exclude attorneys, other professionals from reach of Red Flags Rule
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • December 13 2010

On December 8, 2010, the United States House of Representatives passed Senate Bill 3987, the Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010, to exempt lawyers, doctors, accountants, and other professionals from the Red Flags Rule


Liability insurer seeks declaration of no coverage in school laptop monitoring case
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 27 2010

An insurer that issued a school district liability policy to the Lower Merion School District has filed a declaratory judgment action, seeking a ruling that a recent privacy-related civil rights lawsuit against the school district is not covered by the policy


HHS releases final ‘meaningful use’ rules
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2010

Under the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health (HITECH) Act of 2009, eligible hospitals and healthcare professionals qualify for Medicare and Medicaid incentive payments when they adopt certified electronic health records (EHR) technology and use it to achieve specified objectives


Eighth Circuit rules that General Liability insurer must defend claim for lost use of personal computer under both General Liability policy and information and Network Technology Errors or Omissions Liability policy
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • August 16 2010

In late July 2010, the Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals held that an insurer that issued a General Liability policy and an Information and Network Technology Errors or Omissions Liability policy must provide a defense to its insured under both policies for a claim that alleges the insured infected the underlying claimant's computer with a spyware program, allegedly affecting the operation of the computer


Business associate regulations effective; enforcement uncertain
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 24 2010

New requirements making the HIPAA privacy and security rules applicable to business associates of healthcare entities became effective on February 17, 2010


Massachusetts Supreme Court affirms dismissal of data breach claims brought against retailer by financial institutions
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • March 3 2010

Recently, the Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts upheld two lower court decisions dismissing, on separate motions to dismiss and for summary judgment, a number of claims brought by credit unions against a retailer in connection with a breach of debit and credit card data


Study shows cost of data breaches increases
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • February 9 2010

The Ponemon Institute, a privacy and information management research firm, released its fifth annual U.S. Cost of a Data Breach Study (the “Study”