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.

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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.

Road-testing a lame defense for information breach: “It was a very sophisticated attack.”

They said it in the news coverage, and in recent congressional hearings. Retail executives used the same phrase as they explained why cyber thieves were able to breach their networks. “It was a very sophisticated attack,” according to top executives at Target, Neiman Marcus, and other companies who find themselves in the spotlight. Google the […]

eDiscovery Twist: Las Vegas RICO trial spotlights important distinction between Yahoo Mail and Gmail

Employees of the world’s two largest free email providers recently testified back-to-back at a Federal trial in Las Vegas, about their respective policies for email archiving. Google and Yahoo each sent a witness to authenticate disks containing email evidence in a trial that produced the first-ever RICO conviction for an online conspiracy to trade stolen […]

The Strip Club Dilemma: How businesses will be forced to balance their own security with customer privacy

A guy walks into a bar.  Oh, and it’s a bar with nearly-naked dancers, and VIP party rooms where it’s possible to spend thousands of dollars at a time.  Or hundreds-of-thousands, in this case. The Houston strip club, called Privilege, is suing James Jay Beckman for  $321,000 that was charged to his employer-issued credit card […]