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Data breach lawsuits have often struggled to match up the unique realities of data breaches with traditional theories of legal liability. A recent decision from the Southern District of Indiana, however, cut through these issues by allowing a class action claim to proceed on a theory of liability often proposed by commentators as a solution to the data breach liability conundrum but until recently almost uniformly rejected by courts: the common law theory of bailment.
For as long as there have been data breaches that expose consumer data to hackers, there have been lawsuits by consumers seeking to hold companies liable for failing to protect the data collected by or entrusted to them. These lawsuits have often struggled to match up the unique realities of data breaches with traditional theories of legal liability, and courts have often dismissed data breach claims by consumers for reasons relating to lack of standing, unclear causation, nebulous harm, and speculative damages. This problem has been especially acute for plaintiffs hoping to bring claims on behalf of a class of all consumers whose personal data was compromised in a security breach.
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By Brandon Hollinder
This article covers cyber trends and tips for organizations to explore in order to be better equipped to anticipate and respond to cyber incidents before a devastating breach occurs. The outcome? Diminished chance of class action activity, compliance violations, lost business, and mounting costs.
By Sharon L. Levin and Bruce DeGrazia
As cybercrime intensifies, it is revealing a skills shortfall among those who defend our financial infrastructure. It has become critically clear that we need to radically rethink the way we prepare our frontline defense to include more experts with both technical savvy and accounting expertise. In other words, we need an army of cyber accountants.
By Jason Noble
Should your firm buy into a platform and capitalize on those efficiencies and integrations, or should you go “best of breed,” seeking out the best solutions for each business problem your firm is trying to solve with technology and create integrations where needed? Here are some thoughts on the platform versus best of breed paths when it comes to experience management.
By Gretchen L. Jankowski and Abigail L. Cessna
While some jurisdictions are enacting or proposing AI-specific regulation, many existing regulatory frameworks apply to new technologies, including antitrust. Companies may experience different potential antitrust risks depending on the type of AI technology and their use of that technology.