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Virginia new medical information data breach law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

The Commonwealth of Virginia recently enacted a law requiring notice of data breaches involving medical information


Mississippi new data breach notification law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • April 14 2010

Mississippi is the latest state to adopt a data breach notification statute under House Bill 583


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


California amends data breach notification law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

The California State Senate approved Senate Bill 1166 on April 15, 2010


Washington new credit card data breach liability law
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2010

Washington Governor Christine Gregoire recently signed HB 1149 into law


FTC extends effective date of Red Flags Rule to December 31, 2010
  • Locke Lord LLP
  • USA
  • May 28 2010

On May 28, 2010, the last business day before the June 1, 2010 effective date for the Red Flags Rule, the Federal Trade Commission issued a press release announcing another extension of the enforcement date


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


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


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