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Cybersecurity Bits and Bytes Blog

Articles: 1-10 of 26

Supreme Court challenges privacy litigants to demonstrate Article III standing

USA - March 29 2019 The case stems from an appeal regarding the settlement of the plaintiff class’ claims against Google for violation of the Stored Communications Act…

‘Aggrieved Persons’ can bring suit under Biometric Information Privacy Act

USA - January 28 2019 On Friday, January 25, 2019, the Illinois Supreme Court filed a unanimous opinion addressing whether one qualifies as an “aggrieved person” under the…

Pennsylvania Supreme Court provides new route for data security breach plaintiffs

USA - January 2 2019 Data security breaches have become ubiquitous. However, in spite of the large number of well-publicized incidents, plaintiffs generally have had…

NIST announces collaborative privacy framework initiative

USA - September 11 2018 On September 4, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) announced it has initiated a collaborative…

CFPB final rule cuts costs and headaches from annual privacy notices

USA - August 21 2018 On August 10, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released the long-awaited final rule amending Regulation P to conform with statutory…

Seventh Circuit lets data breach suit proceed for credit monitoring and lost use of credit card damages

USA - April 19 2018 In a blow to retailers and other businesses subjected to data breaches, the Seventh Circuit has reinstated a class action brought by consumers against…

That’s All Folks! Alabama Becomes 50th State With Breach Notification Law

USA - April 11 2018 On March 28, 2018, Alabama Gov. Kay Ivey signed a bill that made Alabama the 50th and final state to enact a consumer data breach notification law…

South Dakota Enacts its First Data Breach Notification Law, leaving Alabama the Last Holdout

USA - April 2 2018 On March 21, 2018, South Dakota’s Senate Bill 62 was signed into law, adding a 49th square to the nation’s patchwork of state data breach notification…

SEC announces new interpretive guidance in cybersecurity

USA - March 8 2018 In a February 21 Release, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced new interpretive guidance for public companies regarding…

Beware this years’ taxpayer refund scams and data breaches: 8 steps recommended by the IRS

USA - March 2 2018 The IRS recently released a statement regarding emerging scams that are cropping up this tax season. Besides phone-based scams targeting individuals…