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|ISAO Standards Group Releases Guidelines for Information Sharing|
Sutherland Asbill Brennan LLP;
October 7, 2016, previously published on October 7, 2016Information and Sharing and Analysis Organizations, or ISAOs, can now look to four new publications for guidance in establishing ISAOs and in sharing cybersecurity information and interacting with the intelligence community, law enforcement agencies, U.S. regulatory agencies, and the Department of...
|Three Steps to the Right Cloud for Your Business|
Brian Lam, Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
October 7, 2016, previously published on October 4, 2016The term “cloud computing,” - a process by which remote computers are used to store, manage and process data - is no longer an unfamiliar term. According to at least one estimate, “approximately 90 percent of businesses using the cloud in some fashion.” American Airlines is...
|Facebook Wins Privacy Class Action Certification Battle|
Matthew R. Rechner; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 27, 2016, previously published on September 9, 2016Facebook, Inc. recently obtained a significant victory in a privacy class action filed by users alleging that Facebook disclosed their “sensitive personally identifiable information” to third-party advertisers in violation of Facebook’s own privacy policies, and state and federal...
|New York Attorney General Announces COPPA Settlements|
Nathan A. Cardon, Tracy P. Marshall, Sheila A. Millar; Keller and Heckman LLP;
September 22, 2016, previously published on September 19, 2016Last week the New York Attorney General (NY AG) Eric T. Schneiderman announced the conclusion of a two-year investigation into the tracking practices of four online publishers - Viacom, Inc., Mattel, Inc., Hasbro Inc., and JumpStart Games, Inc. - over allegations of violations of the federal...
|The New EU Cybersecurity Directive: What Impact on Digital Service Providers?|
Jörg Hladjk, Todd S. McClelland, Mauricio F. Paez, Undine von Diemar; Jones Day;
September 12, 2016, previously published on August 2016On August 8, 2016, the Directive on Security of Network and Information Systems ("NIS Directive") entered into force after it had been approved by the European Parliament on July 6, 2016, and published in the Official Journal of the EU on July 19, 2016. Andus Ansip, the European...
|Pass or Fail? Data Privacy and Cybersecurity Risks in Higher Education|
James J. Giszczak, Sherri A. Krause, Dominic A. Paluzzi; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
September 12, 2016, previously published on August 23, 2016There is a long list of people who trust their sensitive financial, medical, and personal information to institutions of higher education - including donors, trustees, board members, alumni, students, parents, applicants, faculty, staff, researchers, medical patients, consumers, and vendors. And...
|Ashley Madison Security Breach: Lessons Learned and Valuable Recommendations for All Businesses|
Raphaël Girard, Éloïse Gratton; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
September 9, 2016, previously published on August 26, 2016On August 22, 2016, the Office of the Privacy Commissioner of Canada (the "OPC") released an important report regarding the Ashley Madison data breach, which exposed the personal information of some 32 million users of the online dating website marketed to people who are married or in...
|Eddie Bauer Latest Victim of POS Malware Attack|
Michael Katz, Cynthia J. Larose; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 1, 2016, previously published on August 23, 2016Last week the clothing retailer Eddie Bauer LLC issued a press release to announce that its point of sale (“POS”) system at retail stores was compromised by malware for more than six months earlier this year. The communication provided few details but did specify that the malware...
|ERISA Advisory Council Highlights Importance of Cybersecurity Oversight|
Jeffrey D. Mamorsky, Elizabeth C. Rogers; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 1, 2016, previously published on August 18, 2016The 2016 ERISA Advisory Council (the Council), a group created to advise the Department of Labor, is gathering on Aug. 23-25, 2016, to study ways to encourage benefit plan sponsors and managers to adopt strategies that minimize the exposure of plan participants’ data from cyber-attack.
|EU Privacy Regulators Offer Dubious Endorsement of Privacy Shield|
James J. Giszczak, Samuel D. Goldstick, Dominic A. Paluzzi; McDonald Hopkins LLC;
August 30, 2016, previously published on July 28, 2016Just two weeks after the European Commission formally adopted the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield, paving the way for a new trans-Atlantic data pact for the transfer of personal data from the EU/EEA to the U.S., the shield has already come under heavy scrutiny from several groups across the globe - none...