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    Karen Randall is founder and chair of the Cybersecurity and Data Privacy practice, co-chair of the Professional Liability practice and a senior trial counsel at Connell Foley. She represents clients in complex litigation, and ...

As the result of recent legislation, New Jersey residents now have additional rights to privacy and protection when it comes to their online accounts. Effective September 1, companies must disclose data breaches that involve usernames, email addresses and/or other account holder ...

On July 30, 2019, a federal judge dismissed a lawsuit filed by the Democratic National Committee (DNC) against Donald Trump’s presidential campaign, campaign leaders, WikiLeaks, Russia and others related to the Russian hacking of Democratic Party computers and the dissemination of ...

In February of 2019, a deep draft vessel reported that it was experiencing a significant cyber incident impacting their shipboard network. There has been no information regarding who instigated the attack but an interagency team of cyber experts stated that the damage had no effect on the ...

On July 11, 2019, the Federal Election Commission (“FEC”) issued an advisory opinion stating that low to no-cost cybersecurity services do not constitute an in-kind contribution. Accordingly, to not run afoul of campaign finance laws, the firm providing these services must already ...

On November 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania issued an opinion that could have far-reaching implications both inside and outside the state of Pennsylvania. In its opinion in Dittman v. UPMC, the court ultimately held that an “employer has a legal duty to exercise reasonable care ...

On May 7, 2018, New Jersey Attorney General Gurbir Grewal announced the formation of a new civil enforcement unit focused on enforcing laws that protect the data privacy and cybersecurity of New Jersey residents. The Data Privacy & Cybersecurity (DPC) Unit has the authority to enforce laws ...

On May 29, 2018, Colorado Governor John Hickenlooper signed HB 18-1128, a law that aims to statutorily require reasonable procedures and practices for safeguarding personally identifiable information. The unanimously passed piece of legislation will take effect in September of this ...

Today marks the beginning of a long-awaited and, in some circles, long-feared era—the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is officially in effect. In the months leading up to today, many technology companies have been scrambling to comply with the new regulation. The GDPR, among ...

On May 17, 2018, the Purchase Card Industry Security Standards Council (PCI SSC) released version 3.2.1 of its PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS). Founded in 2004 by Visa, MasterCard, Discover, and American Express, the PCI SSC produces the “best practices” for enhancing the security ...

On April 11, 2018, the Seventh Circuit reversed and remanded a district court decision dismissing, for a lack of standing, a class action brought against Barnes & Noble related to a 2012 “skimming” attack suffered by the bookseller.

In a decision penned by Judge Easterbook, the court ...

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