While attending the recent ABA Internet of Things Institute, I heard something troubling from a particular panelist, a data breach class action defense attorney. This attorney, from a monolithic law firm, proclaimed that data breach class-actions were, essentially, on life support as result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s (“SCOTUS”) decision in Clapper v. Amnesty Int’l […]
Day 1 of the ABA Internet of Things Institute: So, come to find out, the Internet of Things (“IoT”) is not the precursor to SkyNet or a rampant abuse of power by Big Brother. It is fascinating, and yes, slightly frightening. The simple fact is, the IoT is just like any other rapid advance in […]
One recent case that didn’t get much attention, but should have, clarifies Ohio health care providers’ potential exposure for the unauthorized disclosure of patient health information (“PHI”). On August 14, 2015, the Second District Court of Appeals decided Sheldon v. Kettering Health Network. [i] In Sheldon, the Second District addressed patients’ rights related to the […]
Information security and privacy is an incredibly broad and pervasive topic. It spans across industries, relates to private and public sectors, affects small business to publicly traded companies, is governed by federal and state legislation, is enforced by regulators and courts, and incorporates IT and legal solutions. Information is the DNA of the […]
For the first time since its inception, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) brought the regulatory hammer down on an organization for allegedly misrepresenting the robustness of its data security program to consumers.