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September 2018 was a busy month for data privacy. We expect the next several months to be extremely active as well, especially with the number of new complaints and data breach notices filed in Europe since May. We will continue to monitor and update developments as the data privacy framework continues to evolve.
G-Day is May 25, 2018, the day when the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR) is set to go into effect. Even though the Regulation has been approved and available for review for more than a year, most companies are still working to determine whether GDPR applies and, if so, how to become GDPR compliant. The litigators from KMK’s Cybersecurity and Privacy Team have prepared a Legal Alert which helps companies answer both questions.
Two decisions last week further widened the divide among the Courts of Appeals in applying Spokeo in cybersecurity litigation.
Two Courts of Appeals have issued decisions during the past week related to cybersecurity and data retention which anyone who maintains electronic data and personal information should read.
In a case that will have significant ramifications for the legal landscape relating to cybersecurity, the Third Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed a lower court’s decision that the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) had the authority to regulate companies’ data security practices.
On August 11, 2015, federal prosecutors in New York and New Jersey filed criminal charges against two alleged hackers and seven other individuals who allegedly traded securities based upon stolen information. The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a related civil complaint against those same nine individuals, as well as 23 other individuals and corporate entities.
Last week, the Eastern District of Louisiana joined the growing majority of district courts around the country that have held increased risk of future identity theft or identity fraud posed by a data breach is not sufficient to confer Article III standing on individuals whose information has been compromised but not yet misused.
On April 29, the Department of Justice published its “Best Practices for Victim Response and Reporting of Cyber Incidents”, which is an excellent, easy to read summary of steps companies can take to protect against cybersecurity incidents
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- September 2018 Was a Busy Month for Data Privacy
- GDPR - 90 Days Later
- GDPR: Less Than 100 Day and Counting to "G-Day" - Here's What You Need to Know
- SEC Issues Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures
- New D.C. Circuit Ruling Finds Substantial Risk of Harm Inherent to Data Breach
- Target Class Action Settlement Temporarily Upended
- Spokeo Continues to Divide the Lower Courts in Cybersecurity Litigation
- Cyber Breach Incident Notification Guidelines Ahead
- CyberSecurity News: Spokeo, Galaria and Braitberg
- Privacy Class Action Dismissed Under Spokeo