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On September 26, 2018, a record settlement was reached between Uber and the attorneys general of all 50 states and the District of Columbia over the company’s 2016 data breach. While this case presents an extreme example of corporate misconduct on behalf of its former management, this settlement is unique in the imposition of stringent privacy protection requirements that Uber must incorporate into its business practices.…
CCPA At-A-Glance The new law gives consumers broad rights to access and control of their personal information and imposes technical, notice, and financial obligations on affected businesses. CCPA was enacted to protect the privacy of California consumers and has some similar characteristics to the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), including a new and very broad definition of what is included in protected personal information. Affected businesses are for-profit entities doing business in California that…
As health care industry participants, we invite you to complete a two-question survey from Foley & Lardner LLP and The Health Management Academy regarding your organization’s use of Big Data. For purposes of the survey, we define “Big Data” as follows: “Big Data is a process to deliver decision-making insights. The process uses people and technology to quickly analyze large amounts of data of different types (traditional table structured data and unstructured data, such as…
Given the exponential rise in security breaches and hacking activity in past few years and the almost constant headlines in the press of yet another major security breach, information security should be a front burner issue for every business. While the auto industry has, for the most part, avoided being a primary target for hackers in the past, having only faced research demonstrating “possible” attacks, that is likely to change in the near future. There…
Sony, Target, Westinghouse, Home Depot, U.S. Steel, Neiman Marcus, and the National Security Agency (NSA). The security breaches suffered by these and many other organizations, including most recently the consolidated attacks on banks around the world, combined with an 80 percent increase in attacks in just the last 12 months, have catapulted cybersecurity to the top of the list of priorities and responsibilities for senior executives and board members. The devastating effects that a security…
Advanced manufacturing companies increasingly implement “Intellectual Property Plus,” an expanded view of IP assets and risks. Through this lens, companies incorporate customer expectations and preferences in new product development, on the one hand, and navigate the potential regulatory snares of mining customer data, on the other hand. While integrating the “customers’ voices,” companies should protect their legal interests, through IP and contracts, and understand legal restrictions on data use.…