The biggest challenge with any legal hold process is ensuring that potentially relevant data is actually preserved. But with evolving requirements for how data is managed by new data privacy laws like the CCPA and the GDPR, it’s become harder to secure data by simply sending a legal hold and assuming the custodian will do their duty to preserve it.
As the current pandemic has forced much of the world into virtual workforce mode, cybercriminals have seized on the uncertainty of the current times to launch new and creative offensives. Fears surrounding COVID-19 are high, conspiracy theories are running rampant, and cyberattackers are counting on stress and distraction to decrease our vigilance against intrusions.
Scott Pink and John Dermody
Governments and businesses alike are considering how to leverage new technologies to make contact tracing efforts more effective by digitally monitoring our social interactions and physical locations. But such innovative contact tracing methods raise a host of privacy concerns, forcing a reckoning with how we balance privacy and public health.
Frank Nolan and Andrew Weiner
For users of biometric information subject to BIPA’s rigorous requirements, the last two years have brought mostly bad news, most notably a smattering of unfavorable decisions on the question of whether plaintiffs must suffer an injury in order to avail themselves of BIPA. Against this backdrop, however, courts have issued decisions on other aspects of BIPA
Justin Eichenberger and Mary Fuller
When it comes to processing personal information, Americans do not have a general right to privacy because the United States does not have a comprehensive privacy law. That does not mean, however, that employers are not subject to other privacy requirements.
Kenneth K. Dort and Mitchell S. Noordyke
New Jersey legislators are joining a growing line of states in proposing a bill to strengthen data privacy protections, following in the footsteps of privacy laws enacted in Europe and California.
David Keating, Jim Harvey and Dan Felz
Class Action Complaints Test Whether Plaintiffs Can Sue for Any Violation of the CCPA
This article provides an overview of how the CCPA addresses private rights of action, summarizes recent class action complaints that attempt to use CCPA violations as the basis for class-wide claims, and provides suggestions for prioritizing activity in CCPA compliance programs in this new litigation environment.
Exterro’s Annual Study of Legal Spend Management indicates that organizations are expecting to spend less on compliance with privacy laws in 2020 as they wait to see how new regulations like the CCPA are enforced first.
The Judge Pointed Out that Some FTC Commissioners Wanted to Specifically Sanction Facebook Founder Mark Zuckerberg for the Company Sharing Private User Data With Outside Parties
A federal judge in Washington, DC, signed off on a record $5 billion fine imposed by the U.S. Federal Trade Commission on Facebook for allegedly violating federal law and a previous order with its privacy practices.
Companies determined to protect their employees and minimize the impact of COVID-19 are enforcing travel restrictions and strong work-from-home policies. However those actions can be used against employees as any firms are likely unprepared for the criminal appetite for the cyberattack exploitation of a remote workforce. Here are some of the key issues of which law firms and companies need to be aware and steps that should be considered to minimize the risk to keep everyone — and client data — safe.