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|On the Fourth Day of Privacy, My Insurance Carrier Gave to Me.....|
Daniel S. Harary, Heidi A. Lawson; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
March 16, 2015, previously published on December 12, 2014What can companies and insurers expect in the new year when it comes to cyber liability insurance coverage? While we wait for some court decisions interpreting these new stand-alone cyber liability insurance policies that are being heavily pushed in the market, there are some steps a company can...
|Cybersecurity Executive Order: Not Much New|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 16, 2015, previously published on February 19, 2015President Obama’s February 13 Executive Order, “Promoting Private Sector Cybersecurity Information Sharing” (the “EO”), turns out to be light on new measures to improve cybersecurity, but focused heavily on adjustments to prior Executive Orders implementing the rules...
|The Youtube Kids App Is Here! Now What?|
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
March 16, 2015, previously published on February 25, 2015Google made good on the rumors and the company’s subsequent promise last December to create a family-friendly version of its popular YouTube service with its launch on Monday of the YouTube Kids app. Available on both the App Store and Google Play free of cost and only in the United States,...
|TSN Broadcasts Inappropriate Trade Deadline Tweet Sparking Legal Controversy|
James D. Macri; Goldberg Segalla LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on March 6, 2015On Monday March 2, TSN mistakenly rebroadcast a distasteful tweet about Toronto Maple Leafs players Joffrey Lupul, Dion Phaneuf, and Pheneuf’s wife - actress Elisha Cutherbert. Now, the rebroadcast could cost TSN and the tweet’s author a “significant amount.”
|It’s 2015: The Future Is Here for Legal Tech|
Eric J. Sinrod; Duane Morris LLP;
March 13, 2015, previously published on January 6, 2015It may be hard to believe, but we already have closed the books on 2014, and we now have started making our legal way into 2015. The year 2015 at first blush sounds futuristic, and in many ways we really are living in the legal tech future we could have barely imagined not that many years ago.
|Anthem Lessons: Why You Need a CyberIncident Response Plan for Data Breaches Now|
Diane D. Reynolds, Sara Simrall Rorer, William C. Wagner; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 2, 2015, previously published on February 10, 2015The recent Anthem breach may potentially affect 80 million people. Employers who contracted with Anthem as an insurer (or as a third party administrator for their self-insured plans) must now realize that defending their digital perimeter is not enough. Health insurance companies (and their...
|Breach Alert: Anthem Customers Take Note The Anthem Breach Silver Lining|
Jackie M. Bennett, Matthew D. Lawless, Diane D. Reynolds, William C. Wagner; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 2, 2015, previously published on February 5, 2015Yesterday, Anthem Inc., the nation's second-largest health insurance company, announced that hackers had accessed tens of millions of its records concerning approximately 80 million of its customers and employees. The information included names and SSNs, among other things, and is just the sort of...
|Why the Data Breaches of Anthem and Other Companies Affect You|
Matthew D. Lawless; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 2, 2015, previously published on February 13, 2015We have received numerous calls from concerned clients about the Anthem data breach. If you use Anthem as your health plan provider, you should, by now, have started to assess your own obligations and exposure as a result of the breach. But just because you don’t use Anthem doesn’t mean...
|Employer Notification Obligations in Wake of Anthem Data Breach|
Matthew D. Lawless, Diane D. Reynolds, Sara Simrall Rorer, William C. Wagner; Taft Stettinius & Hollister LLP;
March 2, 2015, previously published on February 11, 2015Many employers are wondering what their obligations are in the wake of the Anthem data breach announced on February 5, 2015. Anthem is a large insurer with customers in 14 states. Anthem stated in its letter that only personal information was accessed during the security breach, but, apparently, no...
|SCC Holds Disclosure of Private Communications Engages Constitutional Rights|
Lisa Martz; McCarthy Tetrault LLP;
February 27, 2015, previously published on December 2, 2014In its Nov. 14, 2014 decision in Wakeling v. United States of America, 2014 SCC 72, the Supreme Court of Canada (SCC) held that s. 8 of the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms (the Charter) (the right to be free from unreasonable search and seizure) applies to the disclosure of communications...