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Some injuries just don't hurt
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 1 2011

"Injury in fact" and "actual loss or damage" would seem, to the untrained eye, to be the same thing


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


OFAC Formally Implements Cyber Sanctions Regime
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • January 9 2016

On December 31, 2015, the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued the Cyber-Related Sanctions Regulations to formally


NIST updates cybersecurity guidelines
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 4 2013

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has updated its cybersecurity guidelines "Special Publication 800-53, Revision 4:


“Pocket-dial” calls aren’t private, Sixth Circuit rules
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 8 2015

The Sixth Circuit has held, in Huff v. Spaw, that a person has no reasonable expectation of privacy in the content of a face-to-face conversation if


FCC Considers New Privacy And Security Rules for Internet Access Providers
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 12 2016

The Federal Communications Commission announced that Chairman Tom Wheeler has circulated a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to the Commission


The $3.9 Million Laptop
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2016

How can a laptop cost so much? When you lose it and it contains unencrypted health information, that’s how. That’s what the Feinstein Institute for


FTC wants to put LifeLock in a headlock
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • August 1 2015

The Federal Trade Commission has accused LifeLock Inc. of violating a 2010 settlement with the FTC and 35 state attorneys general concerning previous


E-Commerce Law Week, Issue 923
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • November 5 2016

On October 25, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a guide on data breach response, along with a video and business blog. The main guidance


Court finds crafty way around Clapper rule on standing (but boots breach case anyway)
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 26 2014

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, in Moyer v. Michaels Stores, Inc., recently held that the plaintiffs in a data breach