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OFAC Ransomware Guidance: Prepare, Report, and (Preferably) Don’t Pay the Ransom!

USA - September 30 2021 As we have previously reported, there has been a major uptick over the past few years—and particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic—in ransomware…

SEC Continues Pursuit of Cybersecurity Enforcement

USA - September 9 2021 Last month, we wrote about three actions taken by the SEC signaling a renewed interest in cybersecurity disclosure enforcement. In keeping with this…

Massive T-Mobile Data Breach Reignites Calls for National Privacy and Data Security Law

USA - September 2 2021 A little over two weeks ago, T-Mobile became the latest victim of a cyberattack when more than 50 million of their customers’ data was stolen. In the…

Another Court Says Data Breach Investigation Report Is Fair Game

USA - August 31 2021 In a recent ruling with important consequences for data breach litigation, a federal court in Pennsylvania ruled that Rutter’s—a Pennsylvania…

Supreme Court Clarifies Standing Requirements - Implications for Class Action Defendants in Data Security, Privacy, and False Advertising Cases

USA - August 20 2021 On June 25, the Supreme Court held in a 5-4 decision that Article III prohibits certification of a class and a damages award where the majority of…

SEC Signals Renewed Interest in Cybersecurity Disclosure Enforcement

USA - August 9 2021 The SEC is ramping up its cybersecurity disclosure enforcement. While the agency had made significant efforts relating to cybersecurity disclosure…

Are You Ready for Ransomware? CISA Launches New “Stop Ransomware” Website Aimed at Testing Your Cybersecurity Preparedness

USA - August 2 2021 The federal government has been grappling with a holistic response to the massive uptick in destructive ransomware attacks that have bombarded the…

Taking the Ransom Out of Ransomware? Debate on Ransomware Payments Picks Up

USA - July 27 2021 The price tags of several high-profile ransomware attacks have made headlines over the past couple of months. Colonial Pipeline, which supplies…

New York City Enacts A Biometric Privacy Law

USA - June 24 2021 Earlier this year, New York City passed a law restricting the collection and/or use of biometric technology by certain businesses. The new law goes…

Supreme Court Narrowly Interprets CFAA to Avoid Criminalizing “Commonplace Computer Activity”

USA - June 8 2021 On June 3, 2021, the United States Supreme Court issued a 6-3 opinion in Van Buren v. United States, No. 19-783, resolving the circuit split…