Does a federal appellate court's decision allowing a breach-related class-action lawsuit against restaurant chain P.F Chang's to move forward - and a similar, earlier decision in a case against Neiman Marcus - signal a change in tide for post-breach lawsuits? Legal experts offer widely varying opinions.
A jury's decision to award $940 million in damages to electronic health records software vendor Epic Systems, which had sued India's Tata Consultancy Services alleging theft of trade secrets, serves up lessons about the importance of restricting access to all sensitive data, including intellectual property.
A federal court's recent rejection of a motion filed by health insurer Anthem Inc. in its attempt to fight a class-action lawsuit in the wake of its massive data breach is important because it upholds the privacy rights of breach victims, says attorney Steven Teppler.
Enacting legislation to compel tech companies to help law enforcement decrypt data on mobile devices would diminish America's standing as a moral leader in the world, a nation looked up to by billions of people, even with our many flaws.
By a 28-0 vote, the House Judiciary Committee has approved legislation to require law enforcement to obtain a warrant before compelling third-party providers, including those offering cloud services, to surrender their customers' email and text content.
The IRS, which has been plagued by data security incidents, faces the loss of key IT and data security personnel over the next year unless Congress renews a lapsed law that boosted the pay of top-notch personnel temporarily recruited from the private sector, IRS Commissioner John Koskinen tells Congress.
After any significant breach, many parties - ranging from customers, clients, business partners and government agencies - will demand clarity as to how and what data was stolen.
The Federal Trade Commission, for example, acts to ensure that any given organization is not negligent or reckless with private...
You've seen the headlines about the Federal Trade Commission's messy legal battle with LabMD, a cancer screening service that was investigated for two alleged data security incidents in 2008 and 2012. Last November, an FTC administrative law judge ruled to dismiss the FTC's case against LabMD, saying the FTC "failed...
The Obama administration proposes to spend $3.1 billion next year to seed a fund designed to improve cybersecurity by modernizing federal IT. It's part of a legislative proposal to establish a board of government IT security experts to identify the highest priority modernization projects.
A court has approved settlement of a class-action lawsuit filed by employees of Sony Pictures in the wake of its massive 2014 breach. But some legal experts say the consumer protections provided in the settlement do not go much beyond what the company should have routinely provided to victims in the wake of a breach.
Health insurer Anthem, the victim of a massive hacker attack, failed in its effort to persuade a court to allow it to inspect certain customers' computers to help it fight a class-action lawsuit tied to the breach. Why did Anthem make the move? And what issues does it raise?
At least seven class action lawsuits have been filed against 21st Century Oncology, a cancer center chain that recently reported a hacker attack that compromised the data of 2.2 million individuals. But those filing the suits have an uphill climb, some legal experts say, based on the outcomes of similar cases.
After any significant breach, many parties, ranging from customers, clients, business partners and government agencies, will demand clarity as to how and what data was stolen.
The FTC, for example, will be acting to ensure that any given organization is not negligent or reckless with private information, but upon...
The FBI has successfully retrieved data off the iPhone used by one of the San Bernardino shooters and is withdrawing its motion to have a federal court order Apple to help the government unlock the phone. A federal law enforcement official declines to characterize the information discovered on the device.