A pending federal regulation - called for under the HITECH Act - that would allow regulators to share with breach victims money collected in HIPAA violation cases eventually could have implications for class-action breach lawsuits, says privacy attorney Adam Greene.
The FTC and FCC are among U.S. regulators now starting to flex their muscles when it comes to enforcing cybersecurity standards, says attorney Joseph Burton. What enforcement trends might we expect to see in 2017?
Google plans to appeal a court order to comply with search warrants asking for account information stored outside the U.S. The ruling comes as Microsoft recently prevailed in a similar case, creating legal ambiguity.
Attorney Steven Teppler analyzes the significance of a federal appellate court's ruling vacating a lower court's decision to dismiss a class action lawsuit against Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield that was filed in the wake of a breach affecting 840,000 individuals.
Microsoft does not have to turn over emails stored outside the U.S. to federal authorities investigating a crime, an appeals court has affirmed. The closely watched case, which explored the territorial boundaries of U.S. law in the cloud computing age, could end up at the Supreme Court.
The financial sector continues to be a prime target for highly sophisticated, customized attacks. The SWIFT money transfer system recently came under attack resulting in an $81 million heist of the Bangladesh Bank. This number pales in comparison to an estimated $1 billion stolen from over 100 banks worldwide by the...
Adobe will pay a small financial penalty to 15 states to resolve consumer protection and privacy claims following a data breach that affected 38 million active user accounts. The company's legal fees associated with the incident are likely far higher than the settlement amount, experts say.
A federal court of appeals has granted a temporary "stay," or delay, in implementing the FTC's consent order against LabMD while the now-shuttered cancer testing laboratory pursues its appeal of the commission's July ruling in the dispute over the lab's information security practices.
Yahoo in 2014 spotted that an attacker - later revealed to have compromised 500 million accounts - was inside its network, according to a new SEC filing. With Yahoo's $4.8 billion sale to Verizon still pending, the admission adds to the search giant's complications.
Plaintiffs suing Anthem Inc. in the wake of a cyberattack that exposed information on nearly 80 million individuals want a court to open the door to revealing more of the results of audits of the insurer conducted by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management.
The FTC has denied LabMD's request for a "stay," or delay, in implementing the regulator's final order stemming from a longstanding dispute over the cancer testing lab's information security practices. LabMD has asked an appellate court to review the case.
A recent court ruling illustrates yet another way patient privacy can be compromised. A federal bankruptcy court slapped WakeMed Health and Hospitals with financial penalties for exposing patient information in filings it made for cases.
Chipmaker Intel will spin out its Intel Security unit - once again named McAfee - with a value that's markedly lower than what it paid. Meanwhile, long-gone founder John McAfee is suing for the right to launch a new security company bearing his name.