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6 data security tips for working from home

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In response to COVID-19, many companies have shifted their workforce to working remotely. This creates some entirely new security challenges. In the new remote work reality, company personnel may need to assume a more active role in securing data and information systems. READ MORE

California Attorney General releases second set of modifications to CCPA

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The California Attorney General released a new set of proposed modifications to the California Consumer Privacy Act, following the Attorney General’s proposed regulations released on October 10, 2019. The new modifications include some welcome changes for businesses and clarifying language for a number of the law’s sections. READ MORE

Supreme Court challenges privacy litigants to demonstrate Article III standing

Matt Hafter March 29, 2019
U.S. Supreme Court

The United States Supreme Court has remanded Frank v. Gaos back to the District Court after wrestling with the continuing challenges of “standing” in internet privacy litigation. The decision may have lasting implications for cybersecurity litigation brought under Article III. READ MORE

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

James Shreve Elizabeth Casale January 28, 2019

The Illinois Supreme Court has decided individuals need not allege injury other than a violation of their rights to bring suit under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, leaving the door open for future individual suits and class actions. READ MORE

Pennsylvania Supreme Court provides new route for data security breach plaintiffs

James Shreve Elizabeth Casale January 2, 2019
Cybersecurity locks and data

A recent decision from the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania in Dittman v. UPMC may signal a significant change in fortunes for plaintiffs in data breach cases. Anyone storing or collecting data should be aware of the potential increase in security breach litigation in an employer/employee context. READ MORE