Privacy, Data & Cyber Law

Data Breaches and Privacy Challenges: A Pandemic Year in Review
December 23, 2020 | Shari Claire Lewis | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
As if having to deal with the COVID-19 pandemic was not enough for law firms and clients, this year has seen a striking number of data breaches, privacy-related lawsuits, and government enforcement proceedings, as well as large settlements of new and older claims. Indeed, on December 8, 2020, in perhaps the ultimate 2020 irony, cybersecurity …
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CCPA’s Sequel Complicates Matters for U.S. Businesses
December 11, 2020 | Amanda Gurman | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
On November 3, 2020, California voters approved the California Privacy Rights Act (CPRA), which amends the previously enacted California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). As with the CCPA, businesses physically located outside of California may be subject to the CPRA if they do business in California. The CPRA expands on the already vigorous privacy …
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Pandemic Pumps Up Companies’ Vulnerability to Cyber Attacks
| Shari Claire Lewis | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
A business’ risk of suffering a cyber event is often discussed, but not always easy to quantify. Recently, Allianz Global Corporate & Security analyzed its experience with cyber insurance claims over the past several years as a basis for its report, “Managing The Impact of Increasing Interconnectivity: Trends in Cyber Risk.” Its conclusions may help …
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Contact Tracing Raises Privacy Issues for Businesses to Consider
October 22, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
As more and more businesses throughout the state resume operations after the COVID-19 pandemic shutdown, they face a continuing concern about the virus from customers, employees, and vendors who come to their facilities. Many organizations have instituted temperature checks and inquire about symptoms, out-of-state travel, and other issues in an attempt to weed out individuals …
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Fighting Business Email Compromise Fraud in the COVID Era
August 17, 2020 | Shari Claire Lewis | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
For as long as companies have used internet applications, private and publicly owned businesses, law firms and other professional services organizations, and even public entities have faced potentially devastating financial harm and loss of public good will from “business email compromise” (BEC) fraud. A recent report by the Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) of the …
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Bank Publishes Article in Summer 2020 USLAW Magazine
July 30, 2020 | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
Brian Bank published the article, “Cross-Border E-discovery in the Privacy Era,” in the Summer 2020 issue of USLAW Magazine. Click here to read the article. …
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Facing a Flood of BIPA Lawsuits
June 15, 2020 | Shari Claire Lewis | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
As New York continues the process of reopening and individuals, families, and businesses, as well as the courts, adjust to the “new normal” of living in a world still fighting the coronavirus, internet- and technology-related privacy and security issues are at the top of many lawyers’ and corporate executives’ minds. Certainly privacy and security breach …
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Ransomware Attacks Continue Unabated in the Era of COVID
June 10, 2020 | Marc S. Ullman | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
On June 9, the Beazley Group, a specialty insurer affiliated with Lloyd’s Underwriters, issued a pointed reminder that, as we continue to fight the global pandemic of COVID-19, the cyber pandemic of ransomware continues. According to Beazley’s Breach Response Services group, ransomware incidents in the first quarter of 2020 increased by 25% compared to Q4 …
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Alert Offers Guidance against Coronavirus-Related Cyber Crimes
April 14, 2020 | Shari Claire Lewis | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
It seems that, even in the worst of times, cyber criminals will find a way to exploit the situation to their advantage. The United States Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) and the United Kingdom’s National Cyber Security Centre (NSCS) have jointly issued Alert (AA20-099A) entitled. “COVID-19 Exploited by Bad Actors.”  …
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Protect Your Videoconference from the ‘Zoombombing’ Epidemic
April 1, 2020 | Shari Claire Lewis | Privacy, Data & Cyber Law
The New York Times reported that New York Attorney General Letitia James sent a letter to Zoom Video Conferencing, Inc. asking it to address recent challenges to its data privacy and security practices. One security problem that the letter discussed was the infiltration of hackers into the Zoom videoconference platform in a practice referred to …
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