A Florida cruise line on Wednesday was hit with the latest in a series of proposed class actions accusing travel companies of robocalling consumers who say they never gave the company the go-ahead to call them.
A Maryland federal judge on Thursday ruled that State Auto Property & Casualty Insurance Co. must cover an embroidery and screen printing company’s costs to replace its computer systems following a ransomware attack in 2016.
IBM Corp. is accused in an Illinois court lawsuit of violating the state's landmark biometrics law when it allegedly collected photographs to develop its facial recognition technology without getting consent to use biometric information from the subjects.
Tens of thousands of cannabis customers and at least three dispensaries were exposed to a massive data breach that left sensitive personal information and business records unsecured and unencrypted, according to cybersecurity researchers.
AT&T is defending its motion to dismiss claims that it failed to prevent the theft of $1.8 million in cryptocurrency, telling a California federal court that a technology consultant's arguments contain "critical holes" that sink his complaint.
A class of purported victims of a cryptocurrency mining Ponzi scheme asked a Connecticut federal judge not to take away its certification at the behest of a crypto investor facing secondary liability claims over the scheme.
Moody’s Corp. said Thursday it plans to buy Regulatory DataCorp., which provides risk and compliance intelligence, data and software, from Vista Equity Partners for $700 million, in a deal led by Paul Hastings and Kirkland.
Specialist insurer CFC Underwriting has bought ThreatInformer, an insurance technology company that uses data to identify how exposed business customers are to the risk of cyberattack.
Two Florida residents are suing the Florida Panthers for allegedly violating the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by automatically enrolling them in "aggressive" text messaging marketing campaigns, marking the latest such suit against a major sports franchise in the Sunshine State.
Revelations that Saudi Arabian leader Mohammed bin Salman may have personally duped Amazon.com Inc. CEO Jeff Bezos into clicking on a WhatsApp file loaded with malware, allowing Saudi spies to snoop on his cellphone, should make executives consider submitting their devices to security scans even if it means sacrificing their privacy.
Former Trump administration adviser Michael Flynn asked a Washington, D.C., federal judge Wednesday to hand down a sentence of “no more than” probation in a case in which Flynn stands accused of lying to the FBI during a probe of Russian interference with the 2016 election.
A proposed class of consumers who allege a cannabis software company sent them unwelcome text messages said Wednesday that the company can't claim it's protected from the Telephone Consumer Protection Act by Canadian law, asserting that the argument should have been raised earlier.
A California federal judge on Tuesday reversed default judgment against two companies, saying that they should be considered alongside their purported principal in an action alleging they defrauded an elderly couple with promises of two- and threefold returns on cryptocurrency investments.
As in-house lawyers embrace artificial intelligence, they should get ahead of growing litigation risks by beefing up their compliance departments and preparing for breaches, according to a report released Wednesday by Crowell & Moring LLP.
Britain’s cybercrime laws need to be brought into the 21st century, according to a legal report published Thursday that warns outdated rules could lead to courts prosecuting professionals who have ethical motives for accessing company data.
Trend Micro Inc. this week became the latest company to join the LOT Network, a patent-licensing initiative aimed at curbing lawsuits filed by so-called "patent trolls."
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday challenged prosecutors’ bid to look inside a rogue cop’s lawfully seized iPhones, questioning whether a trial court ran afoul of Fifth Amendment and state law protections against self-incrimination by ordering him to reveal his pass codes over criminal charges he assisted a drug trafficking ring.
Arizona and eight other state attorneys general urged a California federal judge to reject a $13 million cy pres settlement resolving allegations that Google illegally gathered Wi-Fi network data with its Street View car fleet, arguing it compensates cy pres recipients and class counsel but doesn’t directly benefit consumers.
A magistrate judge on Tuesday denied Florida cryptocurrency company United American Corp.’s request for another extension of its deadline to serve its antitrust suit on foreign crypto firms, saying the company has dragged its feet and does not deserve additional time.
The New Jersey Supreme Court on Tuesday expressed skepticism over whether 30 women could pursue an invasion of privacy lawsuit considering that how they failed to present a trial court with evidence that they used an office building's restrooms when the spaces were being secretly recorded by a janitor.
A bill introduced in the House on Tuesday would block the government from sharing intelligence with foreign countries that allow parts from a Chinese telecommunications company in next-generation networks.
An Illinois federal judge on Tuesday denied a bid by CVS to block class certification in a proposed class action over alleged robocalls, saying denying certification so early in the case would be an "unusual step" that isn't warranted at the pleading stage.
Brazilian federal prosecutors charged Glenn Greenwald, a prominent American journalist and vocal critic of President Jair Bolsonaro's administration, with cybercrimes Tuesday for his role in publishing articles on government corruption using the hacked cellphone messages of prosecutors and public officials.
Federal prosecutors have hit Fusion Connect Inc. with a suit that seeks to force the bankrupt phone and internet provider to pay $2.1 million it still owes from a 2016 civil penalty over fraudulent telemarketing practices.
The Federal Trade Commission said Tuesday that Mary Engle, who led the case against juice maker POM Wonderful's misleading ads, as well as the FTC’s first privacy case, will be retiring after 30 years with the agency.
As the cyber insurance market grows across U.S. and European markets, cultural and technological differences could explain why European companies seem to be paying disproportionately fewer cyber ransoms than U.S. companies are paying, says Charlotte Worlock of Atheria Law.
Riot Games’ recent global partnerships with Louis Vuitton, OPPO and Red Bull may provide a potential template for other companies, leagues and players seeking to form similar agreements, and they should serve as a reminder of how carefully constructed such deals will need to be, say James Chang at Pillsbury and Sean Gilbert and Neil Thakur at Teknos Associates.
Lawyers can draw a number of useful lessons about reputation management from the efforts of former Nissan executive Carlos Ghosn — who recently escaped house arrest in Tokyo — to restore his sullied reputation, says Elizabeth Ortega at ECO Strategic Communications.
Although 2019 was a comparatively quiet year for Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act enforcement, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights is still prioritizing the HIPAA security rule and right of access claims, and is not afraid to impose civil money penalties or take action against smaller providers, says Dena Castricone of DNC Law.
Four recent cases involving companies' online user agreements will have major impacts on the ways courts assess evidence in such cases, the types of evidence that companies must bring in order to enforce their terms, and the types of arguments that both defendants and plaintiffs will make, says Brian Powers of PactSafe.
With a recent FBI report warning of ransomware that encrypts and exfiltrates data, it is now more important than ever for businesses and governments to assess and implement prevention and preparation strategies, including an offensive litigation approach, says John Gray of Lewis Roca.
The New York State Public Service Commission's new regulations for energy service companies — imposing enhanced eligibility criteria, price caps, and limitations on products and services — raise concerns about how the commission might impose similar restrictions in the broader distributed energy resource markets, say Thomas Puchner and Kevin Blake of Phillips Lytle.
During the last 10 years, the need to embrace change was fundamental for law firms, and that change affected associates in many ways — most, but not all, for the better, says Brad Kaufman, co-president of Greenberg Traurig.
One year after a pivotal Illinois Supreme Court ruling broadened liability under the Biometric Information Privacy Act, companies in a wide variety of industries need to be vigilant of a rise in potentially financially ruinous class action filings, and there are several steps they can take to protect themselves from BIPA liability, say attorneys at Ropes & Gray.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s final rules implementing the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act complete the revamp of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States, which will be more complex and better resourced to address evolving national security risks that arise in the context of foreign investments, say attorneys at Akin Gump.
Multinational energy and natural resources companies doing business in China face particular risks related to China's state secrecy laws, due to the broad and vaguely defined range of information that may be classified as secret, say Alvin Xiao and Fabian Roday of Fangda Partners.
The White House's recently updated guidance on the deployment of autonomous vehicles outlines broad principles for AV development, but does not identify best practices or create binding requirements, say attorneys at Akin Gump.
Last year, the U.S. Department of Justice maintained aggressive enforcement efforts in the health care industry, again relying heavily on the False Claims Act, but the agency is also taking steps to guide those efforts toward fairness and consistency, say attorneys at Mintz.
Brazil's General Law on Data Protection, which comes into effect later this year, is largely modeled on the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation but has some key differences that companies doing business in Brazil should keep in mind when formulating compliance plans, say Felipe Saraiva and Dean Forbes of Sidley.
In their new book "Democracy and Equality: The Enduring Constitutional Vision of the Warren Court," Geoffrey Stone and David Strauss provide valuable context for U.S. Supreme Court decisions under Chief Justice Earl Warren that have profoundly affected the country, but their overly protective attitude sometimes obscures reality, says Federal Circuit Judge Timothy Dyk.