New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo said Friday he is willing to share the state’s Department of Motor Vehicles database with immigration agencies, but he said he wouldn't share Social Security numbers because doing so would make it as easy as “shooting for fish in the barrel” to arrest undocumented drivers.
When John Crabb Jr. appeared before the federal judge set to sentence Roger Stone on Thursday, the case's top prosecutor made a string of striking arguments that flew in the face of the U.S. Department of Justice's official line.
A new government-created privacy framework has the potential to be a valuable tool for companies grappling with growing privacy obligations around the world, but whether it will evolve into a widely accepted gold standard hinges on how regulators and vendors respond to the offering.
An Indiana man illicitly reaped $2 million in an elaborate scam involving stolen personal data and myriad fraudulent eBay and PayPal accounts, U.S. Department of Justice officials said Friday.
A Chinese entrepreneur and prominent dissident may proceed with most of his $50 million malpractice suit against Clark Hill PLC because he has submitted sufficient evidence to suggest the firm mishandled his personal information in an asylum bid and failed to protect the data from hackers, a D.C. federal judge has ruled.
A Maryland federal court on Friday kept alive multidistrict litigation stemming from hotel giant Marriott International Inc.'s massive data breach, finding that guests had adequately claimed injuries traceable to the company's failure to detect the historic hack or stop the theft of their personal information.
An insurance company is arguing in Indiana federal court that it has been targeted by a "serial TCPA litigant" aiming to score profits by luring companies into making apparently unwanted calls and then using that as the basis for legal action.
A Virginia federal judge has ruled that Owners Insurance Co. doesn't have to cover a real estate firm's loss of funds that an employee wired to a fraudster who posed as the firm's president in emails, saying the insurer is not obligated to cover voluntary transfers of money caused by fraud.
Defunct phone and internet provider Fusion Connect Inc. is asking a New York bankruptcy court to reject an attempt by federal prosecutors to collect on $2.1 million in unpaid civil penalties, saying the agency is using an overly broad reading of bankruptcy law.
Davis Wright Tremaine LLP nabbed two health care partners from Nelson Hardiman, Skadden Arps Slate Meagher & Flom LLP hired a former senior attorney at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, and Holland & Knight has added a trio of partners from McDermott Will & Emery LLP and Clark Hill PLC, headlining Law360's latest roundup of personnel moves in the health care and life sciences arena.
A former AIG Inc. legal department employee and his father have settled U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission claims that they bought stock in Validus Holdings Ltd. based on the son's inside knowledge that AIG planned to buy the company, the agency said.
Portfolio Recovery Associates is calling on the Ninth Circuit to scale back its broad definition of what qualifies as an autodialer under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act and align it with several circuit decisions that have taken a narrower view.
New Mexico’s attorney general on Thursday hit Google with a suit alleging the tech giant is illegally collecting personal information from New Mexico school children under 13 with its G Suite for Education products and Chromebooks, which are offered for free to school districts across the state.
The judge who sentenced Roger Stone for obstruction called President Donald Trump's remarks on the case inappropriate, a rebuke that former judges said served to underscore the importance of an independent judiciary in a distrustful era.
Hotel and casino giant MGM Resorts International has admitted that it suffered a data breach last summer that exposed the personal details, including names and contact information, of what one cybersecurity researcher said was more than 10 million guests.
An Illinois federal judge on Thursday found a "bare procedural violation" isn't enough to keep an Illinois Biometric Privacy Act lawsuit in federal court, joining several other district judges who say plaintiffs don't have federal standing without an allegation that private data could be disseminated.
Crowell & Moring announced Thursday that it has hired as a partner in its international trade and white collar & enforcement groups an attorney with a decade of government experience split between the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of the Treasury.
Privacy technology startup OneTrust said Thursday it raised $210 million in financing at a $2.7 billion valuation as it looks to expand its platform for helping companies comply with data privacy laws.
Sprint is on the hook for violating a Connecticut junk fax law after a federal judge said he wasn’t impressed with the mobile giant’s “burden-shifting, blame-the-victim approach” to arguing that the motel suing it had no standing to do so.
President Donald Trump’s longtime adviser Roger Stone was sentenced to three years and four months in prison Thursday on seven felony charges of lying to Congress about his connections with WikiLeaks, witness tampering and obstructing a congressional panel's probe into Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election.
Attorney General Bill Barr expressed concern Wednesday about the "expansive reach" of Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act, a legal shield that has long protected tech giants from being held liable for content posted by third parties.
Two men who secured a $60.4 million Telephone Consumer Protection Act judgment against an insurance broker urged the Eleventh Circuit to make a Liberty Mutual unit cover the bill, arguing Wednesday that an invasion of privacy exclusion in the broker’s policy doesn’t apply.
The Eleventh Circuit on Wednesday handed DirecTV a key win in a privacy dispute, finding that a customer’s contract requires taking his beef with the telecom into arbitration because the claim only arises out of his relationship with DirecTV.
Google, Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Microsoft face the arduous task of compiling and turning over years of internal material related to “hundreds” of small deals they carried out in the past decade — transactions so small they could be carried out without triggering antitrust scrutiny.
Facebook told a California federal judge that a revised investor suit it faces still doesn’t pass muster, claiming shareholders repeated an argument that was already rejected.
The U.S. national security investigation into the Chinese-owned TikTok app serves as a reminder that social media platforms need to establish clear privacy notices to explain how users' personal data will be used and stored, particularly in cross-border applications, say Craig Giles and Zahra Deera of Bird & Bird.
The Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation created fewer new MDLs last year than the year before, but this belies an overarching storyline of growth — with proceedings encompassing over 130,000 individual actions pending at year's end, says Alan Rothman of Sidley.
As courts increase scrutiny of class action settlement agreements, approval hinges on avoiding common mistakes, such as inadequate forms of notice, lack of Article III standing and irrelevant cy pres recipients, say attorneys at Troutman Sanders.
A recent Law360 guest article argued that artificial intelligence can precisely estimate the length and cost of a new case, but several limitations will likely delay truly accurate predictions for years to come, says Andrew Russell at Shaw Keller.
Last year brought significant news in U.S. trade secret law, including the U.S. Department of Justice’s continued enforcement of its China initiative and further development of the inevitable disclosure doctrine under the Defend Trade Secrets Act, say attorneys at Faegre Drinker.
Successful securities and False Claims Act lawsuits and a spate of state legislation over the past year have legitimized cybersecurity deficiencies as a basis for federal and state liability and strengthened protections for whistleblowers, says Matthew LaGarde of Katz Marshall.
President Donald Trump weighed in on Roger Stone's sentencing in an inappropriate way — and caused quite a commotion within the U.S. Department of Justice as a result — but he nonetheless was right to find the sentencing guidelines' recommendation shocking, say criminal defense attorney Alan Ellis and sentencing consultant Mark Allenbaugh.
The resolution of recent cases in which IBM and Clearview AI created facial geometries from photographs they obtained from social media will show the extent to which the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act applies to these new technologies and uses of biometric data outside Illinois, say Al Fowerbaugh and Karen Borg of Porter Wright.
The U.S. Department of Justice showed more initiative in directly bringing health care-related False Claims Act cases despite a decrease in qui tam filings last year, and as scrutiny of the industry continues to rise, several sectors deserve to be watched carefully this year, say attorneys at Epstein Becker.
As attorneys, we may prefer the precision of written communication, but a phone call or an in-person conversation builds trust by letting others see and hear our authentic selves, rather than something constructed or scripted, says mediator Sidney Kanazawa of ARC.
The New Jersey Supreme Court’s recent decision in Balducci v. Cige incorrectly concluded that predicting the length and cost of a case is nearly impossible, and overlooked artificial intelligence's ability to do so, says Joseph Avery with Claudius Legal Intelligence.
A D.C. federal court's recent decision in Ciox Health v. Azar to vacate the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' expansion of relaxed authorization requirements for protected health information means health care providers will face increased administrative costs, but the ruling also allows them to recoup some expenses, say Layna Rush and Scott Robertson of Baker Donelson.
Now that new national security regulations governing cross-border investment and acquisitions are in effect, attorneys at MoFo identify the key questions deal makers should be asking to assess whether they must, or should, notify the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States of a transaction.
When working to comply with the California Consumer Privacy Act and new privacy and data security regulations in other states, insurers need to assess the categories, sources and uses of personal data they collect, paying close attention to important definitions that may vary under different laws, say Laura Jehl and Jaime Petenko of McDermott.
The California Privacy Rights Act ballot measure would overhaul the state's privacy law by providing more guidance and more stringent requirements for organizations' data protection practices, say Gretchen Ramos and Darren Abernethy of Greenberg Traurig.