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New York trial court gives green light to theft of computer code
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2015

Sergey Aleynikov, a former Goldman Sachs computer programmer who stole source code for Goldman's high-frequency trading (HFT) system, has managed to


FFIEC releases Cybersecurity Assessment Tool
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2015

The Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council has released a Cybersecurity Assessment Tool to help financial institutions identify


Coalition opposes proposed rule for cybersecurity exports
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 11 2015

This week, a broad cross-section of industry announced the formation of the Coalition for Responsible Cybersecurity, aimed at preventing the adoption


FCC reaches data security settlement with telecoms
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 18 2015

The Federal Communications Commission has reached a $3.5 million settlement with YourTel America, Inc. and TerraCom, Inc., for allegedly breaching


Financial groups back national data breach law
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 31 2015

Financial industry trade associations have urged Congress to enact a national data breach law that holds retailers to the same standards for breach


Rhode Island expands data breach law
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 4 2015

Rhode Island has amended its data breach law to add stricter security and notification requirements. Under S. 0134, which was signed into law on June


Sony data breach suit to proceed
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 27 2015

The U.S. District Court for the Central District of California ruled, in Corona v. Sony Pictures Entertainment, Inc., that former Sony employees may


CFAA violation can be predicated on violation of company computer use policy, court finds
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 16 2015

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan has ruled, in American Furukawa, Inc., v. Hossain, that an employee at American Furukawa


Plaintiff lacks standing in eBay data breach suit
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 9 2015

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana has rejected a putative class action against eBay alleging that the company was liable


The value of understanding international encryption regulation
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • November 4 2014

Encryption technology offers both substantial benefits (by protecting the confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity of business and personal