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Seventh Circuit Finds Standing In Data Breach Case Based On Stolen Payment Cards
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 16 2016

On April 14, the Seventh Circuit held that plaintiffs had standing to sue the P.F. Chang's restaurant chain over a data breach involving the theft of


Home Depot Settles with Consumers in Data Breach Class Action
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2016

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia preliminarily approved a settlement between Home Depot and a class of consumers whose


Government Unlocks iPhone; Now What?
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 2 2016

On March 28, the FBI announced that Voila! it had successfully unlocked the iPhone with the help of an unnamed third party. The Justice


The value of understanding international encryption regulation
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 11 2012

Encryption technology offers both substantial benefits (by protecting the confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity of business and personal information) and substantial risks (by making it easier for criminals and terrorists to conceal communications regarding illegal behavior


FCC Seeks Comment On Proposed Privacy Regulations
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • April 9 2016

Earlier this month, the Federal Communications Commission released for comment its Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) concerning privacy


FTC Wields COPPA Cudgel Against App Developers
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • December 31 2015

The Federal Trade Commission has reached a settlement with two app developers over charges that they violated the Children’s Online Privacy


Court Applies CFAA To “Inside Hacker”
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • December 19 2015

The United States District Court for the Western District of Wisconsin has held, in Epic Systems Corp. v. Tata Consultancy Services Limited, that an


Court allows U.S. law enforcement to evade Fourth Amendment by piggybacking on foreign searches
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 7 2015

Like a fullback opening a hole in the line for a following tailback, foreign law enforcement can blast a hole in Fourth Amendment protections by


FTC rejects challenge to its cybersecurity enforcement practices
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • February 8 2014

LabMD's efforts to limit the Federal Trade Commission's authority to regulate cybersecurity have hit a roadblock on the administrative road. As we


Online companies face big expansion of breach notification requirements
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 25 2013

The land of the Hollywood sequel is now considering Data Breach Notification III (or is it IV or V?). California, the granddaddy of state breach