A legal mess ensues when an insurance company denies cybercrime coverage because the insured failed to protect the data. And corporate boards are starting to hold CEOs accountable for data breaches. Click headline to read more.
Habeas Hard Drive read with interest this sentiment from a letter-writer to the Wall Street Journal opinion page: “If I were a trial lawyer, I would be licking my chops when driverless cars become a reality.” Click Headline to read the full letter.
Medical device security is demonstrably lax, and a federal agency is set to create security guidelines based on input from the security-deficient medical field. Click headline to read more.
Electronic discovery can be a minefield. But this case reminds us the basics always apply. The basics include meeting the burden of proof, and following the Court’s instructions. Click Headline to read more.
The “freaky-fast” sandwich shop Jimmy John’s, and Home Depot have both been hit by point-of-purchase system attacks. At minimum, the two companies might be accused of failure to perform due diligence of various kinds. But beneath the surface, there are astonishing details for curious litigators.
Job postings are among the richest source of valuable company information. One help-wanted ad for an IP law firm offers a link to “our client list.” For business spies, that's like a neon sign that says, “We have secrets belonging to the following companies!”
Habeas Hard Drive’s own experience bears out the claim that damsels-in-distress have a very tough time making Facebook care about revenge porn. It’s agonizing for the humiliated party, who needs help from the social media site to positively identify the harasser or to remove the offending material, or both. The weeks turn into months with no action from Facebook.
A New York judge has flung the email discovery door wide open, granting unfettered access to a Gmail account. Judge Gabriel W. Gorenstein may as well have ordered both sides to spend more time, more money, and work much harder than they need to.
Cyrus Farivar was surprised by the detail in his 76-page travel dossier, generated by travel industry software and retained by U.S. Customs and Border Control. A privacy outrage, perhaps, but a valuable eDiscovery source.
You’ve been warned, by none other than the U.S. Secret Service, that the computers in hotel business centers are attractive targets for information thieves. Habeas Hard Drive wishes to point out that plenty of schemes exist to slurp up digital assets from business travelers, and to physically steal laptops and mobile devices from hotel environments.