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Data Security Law Blog Blog

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Data Breach Costs Surge: The Numbers Behind Ponemon’s 2018 Study

USA - July 16 2018 Data breach costs are on the rise. In the U.S., the average cost of a data breach spiked nearly 8% from last year to hit a record high of almost $8…

For $80 Million, Yahoo! Settles Shareholder Class Action Claiming Stock Price Losses from Data Breaches

USA - July 11 2018 It’s become almost routine. A public company suffers a data breach at the hands of hackers, its stock price slides and the securities fraud class…

California’s New Privacy Law: A Closer Look

USA - July 2 2018 California’s landmark digital privacy law - signed into law late last week - is the most sweeping consumer data protection law in the U.S. The…

California Enacts Sweeping Consumer Privacy Law

USA - June 29 2018 California threw down the proverbial gauntlet last night and enacted a sweeping new digital privacy law aimed at giving the state’s consumers more…

Equifax Agrees to Data Breach Deal with 8 States

USA - June 28 2018 In a consent order with financial regulators from eight states, Equifax Inc. yesterday agreed to put in place a number of basic data security…

Hospital Hit with $4.3 Million Fine for “Snail’s Pace” HIPAA Compliance

USA - June 25 2018 Healthcare organizations take note: not following your own data security rules can be costly, very costly. And the more time it takes to comply, the…

Objections Fall Short as Appeals Court Affirms Target Settlement

USA - June 18 2018 Last week, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit affirmed the district court’s approval of a $17 million settlement between Target Corp…

LabMD Wins Long-Running Data Security Case Against FTC

USA - June 7 2018 In a closely watched test of the Federal Trade Commission’s authority as a data security regulator, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit…

New York AG Throws Support Behind Proposed SHIELD Act

USA - June 6 2018 It didn’t take long for New York’s interim Attorney General to send a strong message to the business community about the importance of data security…

Ticketfly Hacked: Reports say 26 Million Customers Affected

USA - June 4 2018 The concert and event ticketing company, Ticketfly, is working to get its systems back online after a cyber-attack last week. Ticketfly has confirmed…