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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…

Antony P. Kim, Aravind Swaminathan, Samuel R. Castic.

Requirements for valid consent - Why opting-in should not be optional

Germany - May 4 2016 The Düsseldorfer Kreis, a committee made up of representatives of German data protection authorities, recently published guidance on the requirements…

Christian Schröder, Sophie Ratzke.

7th Circuit Revives P.F. Chang’s Data Breach Class Action Suit

USA - April 21 2016 Last week, the Seventh Circuit revived a data breach class action against P.F. Chang’s restaurant in an important opinion that continues a…

Antony P. Kim, Aravind Swaminathan, Samuel R. Castic.

Tennessee Amends Breach Notice Statute: Sets Notice Deadline, Eliminates Encryption Safe Harbor

USA - April 4 2016 Tennessee recently amended its data breach notification law, and in doing so, it has joined the ranks of states like Florida, Ohio, and Wisconsin…

Antony P. Kim, Aravind Swaminathan, Samuel R. Castic, Shea Gordon Leitch.

FTC Puts Teeth into Native Ads Guidance: Lord & Taylor Settles Deceptive Ad Claim

USA - March 24 2016 Last week, fashion retailer Lord & Taylor reached a settlement with the FTC over its allegedly deceptive advertising campaign, the first such action…

Samuel R. Castic, Shea Gordon Leitch.