Judge Sanctions Both Sides After Data Exposure by NonLawyers

Maybe you heard about an insurance case in which sides both sides got sanctioned over inadvertent exposure of confidential information by a nonlawyer associate. This story illustrates how electronically stored information (ESI) can get away from you, and has some suggestions for protecting privileged data. Click headline for full story.

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Data breach lawsuits get easier while electronic medical records create questionable evidence

If they’re pounded with data breach lawsuits, maybe the business world will start taking security seriously. But the health care sector will have legal jeopardy for a long time. Electronic medical records are in chaos. This produces questionable evidence. Click headline to read more.

A walk down Liability Lane: Unraveling retail credit card breaches

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.

Business travelers beware: hotels are dangerous places, period.

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.