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The Elephant in the Room – Catastrophic Property Damage from a Cyber Attack

Much of what we discuss in this blog relates to the loss of information and the legal and regulatory framework that exists to address individual privacy concerns following a data breach.  However, as our colleague Dick Bennett points out in

Posted in Cyberattack, Data Breach, Data Security

Insider Trading Hack was Cinematic in Scope

The U.S. Department of Justice announced indictments in Brooklyn and New Jersey last month of 32 people for fraudulently obtaining inside information and then using that knowledge to make millions in the market, in the “largest scheme of its kind

Posted in Cyberattack, Data Breach, Data Security

U.S. Appeals Court Upholds the FTC’s Authority to Police Cybersecurity Practices

In a highly anticipated and precedential opinion issued earlier this week, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the FTC’s authority to regulate corporate cybersecurity. The decision in Federal Trade Commission v Wyndham Worldwide Corp et al., addressed whether the FTC has

Posted in Cyberattack, Data Breach, Litigation, Regulations, Standards

Ashley Madison Reveals Even More: Hacking May Be An Inside Job

In recent years, hacking has infiltrated the retail industry. Hacking has infiltrated the healthcare industry. Hacking has infiltrated the sports industry. And now, hacking has now infiltrated the most personal (some would say immoral) activities we engage in on the Internet.  Last week,

Posted in Cyberattack, Data Breach, Data Security, Privacy

Who’s on First? And Who Stole a Base?

America’s oldest pastime has had a series of tech problems lately, ranging from the humorous to the scandalous. In a recent game, the Philadelphia Phillies could not call the bullpen for a new pitcher because the phone was off the

Posted in Cyberattack, Social Media

Another Health Plan Hit By Massive CyberAttack and Class Actions Follow

Coming fresh off the heels of the Anthem data breach Premera Blue Cross announced on March 17th that it was the victim of a “sophisticated” cyberattack that may have exposed the personal information of approximately 11 million of its members.  Premera has approximately

Posted in Cyberattack, Data Breach, Data Security, Litigation, Privacy

Cyber Attackers Reach Anthem, Health Care Providers Seen As Vulnerable

Anthem, one of the nation’s largest health insurers, announced last Wednesday that it had been attacked by cyber hackers and that personal information for as many as 80 million individuals had been compromised.     Cyber attacks and data breaches are now

Posted in Cyberattack, Data Breach, Data Security, Privacy

No Duty to Defend in Sony’s Cyberattack Suits

A recent decision by a New York state trial court judge has the potential to spark an enormous expansion of the data breach coverage marketplace. Until now, many policyholders have been reluctant to buy additional insurance under the assumption that

Posted in Cyberattack
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In the new digital world, individuals and businesses are almost entirely dependent on computer technology and electronic communications to function on a daily basis. Although the power of modern technology is a source of opportunity and inspiration—it also poses huge challenges, from protecting privacy and securing proprietary data to adhering to fast-changing statutory and regulatory requirements. The Cyber Law Monitor blog covers privacy, data security, technology, and cyber space. It tracks major legal and policy developments and provides analysis of current events.
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