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Is Ransomware a Notifiable Data Breach Event?

USA - July 29 2016 There is no doubt that companies face unprecedented volume and variation in both disruptive and intrusive cyberattacks on their networks. Among the…

Samuel R. Castic, Antony P. Kim, Emily S. Tabatabai

Déjà Vu Not All Over Again: Ninth Circuit Strengthens CFAA In Nosal II

USA - July 28 2016 On July 5, 2016, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued its highly anticipated decision in the most recent chapter of United States v. Nosal…

Elena Garcia, Marc R. Shapiro

European Parliament Passes Long-Anticipated Network and Information Security Directive

European Union - July 13 2016 On July 6, 2016, the European Parliament passed the Network and Information Security (“NIS”) Directive, over three years after the initial draft was…

Antony P. Kim, Shea Gordon Leitch, Kolvin Stone

Labor Laws and Federal Contracting Intersect: How Universal Health Systems Could Subject Federal Contractors to False Claims Act Liability

USA - June 24 2016 The Supreme Court has made federal contracting more treacherous by extending the reach of False Claims Act (“FCA”) liability. While the decision…

Christopher Wilkinson

FCC Privacy Regulations: The Next Litigation Trend?

USA - June 21 2016 Last month the Federal Communications Commission (“FCC”) closed the comment period for its proposed privacy regulations, which we previously wrote…

Samuel R. Castic, Antony P. Kim