An Approach to Discharging the Duty of “Reasonable Care” in Data Breach Matters

By Joseph Decker and Brett Creasy, CCE, CISSP, bit-x-bit LLC   When a company is targeted and a data breach results, the exposure can be staggering.  To take the most extreme example, Equifax’s Jan. 13, 2020 settlement of a 2017 class action data breach lawsuit, regarding a breach incident that affected approximately 147 million people,
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New Nevada Privacy Law Requires Attention of Businesses and Websites Nationwide

By Devin Chwastyk, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC   While the California Consumer Privacy Act (effective Jan. 1, 2020) has been getting the lion’s share of attention, Nevada’s Senate Bill No. 220 (SB 220) already went into effect on Oct. 1, 2019.  SB 220 gives Nevada citizens the right to opt out of the sale
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California and the UK take the Lead in Securing Internet of Things (IoT) Devices

By Chase J. Wright, McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC   Set to take effect on Jan. 1, 2020, Senate Bill 327 and Assembly Bill 1906, together, require that manufacturers of internet-connected devices increase their security capabilities to better protect consumer data transmitted from those devices. The new California legislation, signed into law on Sept. 28,
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A Warning to Law Firms and Litigants: Unlawful Disclosure of PHI in Litigation Can Lead to Trouble

By Joshua Mooney, White and Williams LLP   The handling of sensitive data with appropriate care in litigation is a critical aspect of legal practice. Recent ABA Formal Opinions 477 and 483 discuss requirements for securing protected client information and lawyers’ obligations after a cyberattack. Conduct during litigation is no different. Unless stated otherwise by
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