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Do We Have A Contract? What Delta’s Win Tells Us About Privacy Policies

A federal court in California handed Delta Air Lines a win this year by dismissing a putative class action arising from an alleged data breach, on the basis of its publicly posted Privacy Policy not being a contract and, therefore, placing no enforceable obligation on Delta to keep its customers’ data secure. Read More ›

Georgia Disallows State-Law Claims for Negligent Disclosure of Personal Data

In Dept. of Labor v. McConnell, the Georgia Supreme Court affirmed that an individual could not pursue certain state-law claims for negligence, breach of fiduciary duty or invasion of privacy, where the disclosure of personal data was not alleged to have been through a criminal act or have resulted directly in identity theft or unauthorized charges. Read More ›

Does the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Apply to Your Business? A Flowchart

CCPA Flowchart

Download the full CCPA flowchart PDF to see if the CCPA applies to your business. Read More ›

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Checklist

California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) Checklist

Download our CCPA checklist PDF to start to get an understanding of what is involved in CCPA compliance.  Read More ›

Thank You Michigan, Next! A Third State Adopts the NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law

Data Center

On December 28, 2018, the former Michigan Governor, Rick Snyder, signed into law House Bill 6941 (the “Bill”) amending the Insurance Code by adding Chapter 5A - Data Security (Sections 550 - 565). Michigan became the third state, after South Carolina and Ohio, to adopt a version of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) Insurance Data Security Model Law. Read More ›

New Cybersecurity Requirements for Insurance Companies Operating in Ohio

New Cybersecurity Requirements for Insurance Companies

On December 12, 2018, the Ohio House passed Senate Bill 273 (the “Bill”) enacting Section 3965.01-11 to the Ohio Revised Code to “establish standards for data security and for the investigation of and notification to the Superintendent of Insurance of a cybersecurity event.” Read More ›

Pennsylvania Supreme Court finds a common law duty for employers to protect sensitive employee information

Pennsylvania Supreme Court finds a common law duty for employers to protect sensitive employee information

In 2014, hackers broke into the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) computer system and stole large amounts of personal information about UPMC’s employees. Read More ›

Ohio’s Data Protection Act: An Opportunity for Financial Institutions That Operate in Ohio

Ohio Data Privacy

Good news! The Ohio legislature has offered financial institutions some legal protections in the form of the Ohio Data Protection Act ( “Act”), effective November 2 and believed to be a first-of-its-kind state law. Read More ›

After News of Data Leak, Google Ramps Up Security and Sunsets Google+

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On October 8, The Wall Street Journal broke the news that, as early as 2015, a flaw in Google’s social media platform, Google+, made it possible for third-party developers to access data from users’ non-public profile fields. Read More ›

Settlements Reached in Round Two of FTC’s EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Enforcement Actions

Privacy Shield data security

As additional evidence that the United States takes enforcement of the Privacy Shield Framework seriously, a new wave of settlements has been reached concerning the Federal Trade Commission’s (FTC) complaints related to companies’ false claims of EU-U.S. Privacy Shield certification. The timing of these enforcement actions is significant since they come at a time when the future of this EU-U.S. agreement concerning the cross-border transfer of personal data is unclear. Read More ›

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Michael E. Nitardy is a member in the litigation department. Michael helps clients comply with the proper use and disclosure of personal information in addition to investigating and addressing potential data breaches.

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