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Lessons learned from target’s data breach discovery win, five strategies for maintaining privilege in the aftermath of a data breach

USA - October 29 2015 ​A thousand questions immediately flood any lawyer's mind when they first hear that their client may have been affected by a data breach. How did it…

Elizabeth H. Johnson

President Obama’s security breach notification bill needs work

USA - January 17 2015 The White House recently released The Personal Data Notification & Protection Act as part of an extensive proposal to safeguard data and improve…

Elizabeth H. Johnson

Court rejects Wyndham’s challenge to FTC’s data-security enforcement authority

USA - April 8 2014 In June 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed suit under Section 5 of the FTC Act (Section 5) against the Wyndham hotel chain (Wyndham)…

Sponsors drop California ballot initiative intended to transform privacy class actions

USA - October 11 2013 Recent reports have circulated regarding a California ballot initiative that, if successful, might have marked the second time California would have…

Elizabeth H. Johnson

New COPPA Rule now in effect

USA - July 1 2013 In December 2012, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) issued revisions to the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act Rule (COPPA Rule or Rule). The…

Elizabeth H. Johnson