Privacy Risk Report

Tressler’s Privacy Practice Group brings you recent developments and insights on cyber liability, privacy and data storage.

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Biometric data is playing a larger role in employment law as more employers begin using equipment to scan employees’ fingerprints to clock in for work. Each week more employers are defending themselves against claims by the employees such as the class action lawsuit filed against Patriot Medical Transport in Cook County Circuit Court last month. The employees in the Patriot Medical litigation claim they “have suffered injury from the unlawful collection and storage of their…
[embedded content] Data breach litigation inherently involves a significant amount of information, so it is no surprise to see discovery issues in breach cases. The typical data breach lawsuit may include discovery requests for pre-breach information (response plans, audits), response information (notification letters and phone scripts) and post breach information (remediation and vendor information).  Suffice it to say, there is ripe opportunity for discovery disputes with this amount of information needing to be exchanged between…
While many states are still struggling to enact comprehensive cyber/privacy laws and the federal government still lacks a uniform framework, Illinois data collectors have been working under the most advanced privacy statutes and common law in the United States. Specifically, the Illinois legislature has taken steps through the Personal Information Protection Act and the Biometric Information Protection Act (“Biometric Act”) that will put data collectors and courts at the forefront of privacy law for years…
NotPetya was a malware attack that began to impact businesses around the world in June of 2017.  As it turns out, the US and UK governments have publicly blamed Russia for NotPetya.  Many commentators believe NotPetya was a politically-motivated attack against Ukraine, since it occurred on the eve of the Ukrainian’s Constitution Day. “The release of NotPetya was an act of cyberwar by almost any definition—one that was likely more explosive than even its
The Illinois Biometric Information Protection Act (“Act”) states that “[a]ny person aggrieved by a violation of this Act shall have a right of action in a State circuit court or as a supplemental claim in federal district court against an offending party.”  Last week, the Illinois Supreme Court heard arguments on what may become the cornerstone decision interpreting the term “aggrieved” as used in the Act.  In Rosenbach v. Six Flags Entertainment Corp., 2017 Ill.…
Bitcoin has been a popular buzz word for the last couple of years. People have written several articles on the topic, created documentaries to explain how it works, and some have even ventured out to dabble in the exchange. While we all seem to have a vague understanding of this currency, are we certain courts will interpret our value of the currency the same? Is the currency equivalent to money?  The courts are getting closer…
Taylor Swift has a stalker problem.  In April 2018, a man broke into her New York City loft and took a shower before falling asleep in her residence.The same stalker attempted to break Taylor Swift’s front door down with shovel in February 2018. Other stalkers have sent emails threatening to kill Taylor Swift’s entire family. Suffice to say, Taylor Swift and other public personalities should take all reasonable steps to protect themselves and…