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Safe Harbor Bill Revived in New Jersey Legislature

A bill that would provide companies with an affirmative defense for certain data security incidents has been introduced this term in the New Jersey Legislature. The bill seeks to follow legislation passed in other states -  Utah, Ohio and Connecticut – by providing an affirmative defense ...

Connecticut Amends Notification Law and Joins “Safe Harbor” Movement

Connecticut recently enacted two pieces of legislation that alter the landscape for data security incident reporting and notification practices in the state. Below is a synopsis of the changes, which become effective October 1, 2021.

First, the state amended its notification law  with ...

Class Members Take Notice: No Standing without Concrete Harm

A recent decision by the United States Supreme Court provides guidance for determining concrete harm as relates to standing to sue. As a result, complaints that cannot show an imminent injury similar to those traditionally recognized by American courts are expected to be precluded from ...

Biden Signs Executive Order Seeking to Harden Federal Cybersecurity Defenses

On May 12, 2021, President Biden signed a lengthy executive order aimed at advancing federal cybersecurity defenses following a tumultuous year of devastating cyberattacks on private and government sector networks. The release of the executive order came after the recent crippling ...

Utah Joins Ohio in Providing Safe Harbor to Businesses Weathering the Cyber Storm

On March 11, 2021, Utah joined Ohio to become one of two states nationally to offer an affirmative defense to lawsuits filed under tort law by individuals affected by a data security incident. Utah’s newly enacted Cybersecurity Affirmative Defense Act provides the incentive of ...

Guidelines for Working Securely While Working Remotely

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Given the current COVID-19 pandemic and the various state and federal guidelines regarding stay-at-home directives, there are a record number of individuals currently working remotely. To reduce the threat of a security breach to ...

Top Coronavirus Cyber Scams to Watch for Now

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Now more than ever it is crucial to be aware of potential cyber threats. Cyber criminals are taking advantage of the current pandemic to propagate numerous types of cyberattacks. Following are some of the scams that are making their ...

New Jersey Moves to Expand Online Breach Notification Requirements

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 ...

DNC Hacking Lawsuit against Donald Trump’s Presidential Campaign and Others Dismissed

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 ...

Cyber Incident Exposes Potential Vulnerabilities Onboard Commercial Vessels

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 ...

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