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Ninth Circuit Affirms CFAA Conviction For Password Sharing To Steal Company Secrets
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 9 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held, in U.S. v. Nosal, that former employees could be found guilty under the Computer Fraud and


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


Business Associate Hit With HIPAA Penalty For Data Security Failures
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2016

The Catholic Health Care Services of the Archdiocese of Philadelphia (CHCS) settled allegations by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS


Goldilocks Senate considers whether cyber bills are too hot or too cold
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • March 10 2012

As we reported last month, the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee introduced S. 2105, the long-awaited Cybersecurity Act of 2012


Increasing the Cyber Resilience of the Financial Ecosystem
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2016

On June 29, the Bank for International Settlements (BIS) released cybersecurity guidance for financial Market Infrastructures (FMIs). The BIS is an


The Privacy Shield Goes Up, For Now
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • European Union, USA
  • July 16 2016

The European Commission approved an adequacy decision that brings the EU-US Privacy Shield into effect. The final version of the Privacy Shield


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


Microsoft Gets Surprising Win In Search Warrant Case
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • July 16 2016

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled in favor of Microsoft in a closely watched case involving the government's ability to use


HHS: Skimp On Compliance, Pay Huge Fine
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • May 7 2016

The Raleigh Orthopedic Clinic, P.A. In North Carolina agreed to pay $750,000 to the Department of Health and Human Services to settle claims that it


SEC Flexes Its Muscles On Data Security
  • Steptoe & Johnson LLP
  • USA
  • June 18 2016

Earlier this month, Securities and Exchange Commission announced a settlement with Morgan Stanley over the firm's data security practices, resulting