Squire Patton Boggs partner Samuel Rosenthal, Chair of the Government Investigations & White Collar Practice, has authored a comprehensive guide to help lawyers and their clients mitigate cybersecurity risks and respond to litigation. “Cybersecurity Litigation: Consumer Data Protection and Privacy,” is a useful handbook for companies and individuals already involved in litigation, as well as those who are in the process of evaluating their current cybersecurity program or considering establishing one to help avoid common  pitfalls in implementation.

The book, published by Bloomberg BNA, contains in-depth discussions of:

  • The liability facing companies, boards of directors and other employees responsible for cybersecurity and the recent cases applying those principles
  • Necessary internal controls
  • A wide range of litigation issues, tactics and strategies, including standing, damages and affirmative defenses such as causation
  • A summary of the statutory schemes and governmental guidance that govern or advise on this new and emerging area of law
  • Special chapters focusing on the financial services and healthcare industries that face additional challenges

Principal John Wyand, Life Science Industry Group Leader for the Americas, also contributed a chapter in the guide, addressing the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) and its implementing regulations. Titled, “Special Problems in the Health Care Industry,” the chapter discusses the statutory and regulatory framework for HIPAA, the Privacy Rule, Security Rule, Breach Notification Rule and Enforcement Rule, in addition to examining HIPAA training and policy requirements.

Cybersecurity Litigation: Consumer Data Protection and Privacy