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.
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.
Child porn is the most frightening of contraband. The law-abiding person who discovers it on his computer is a witness to a crime, but he is also in possession, albeit passively. The law will view him as a criminal suspect. The attorney must be able to guide the process, acknowledging this jeopardy. Click the headline to read more.
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.
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.
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!”
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.
Cyberattacks against Dropbox are proliferating. Just as litigators have been forced into familiarity with social media as a source of evidence, they will also get to know Dropbox.
As Dropbox and similar file-sharing services are more widely adopted, and as their contents escalate in value – intellectual property and human resources data come to mind – they will be a growing source of leaked information and cyberattacks. Examining security policy, and its enforcement around file-sharing products, will be a key task for litigators, as will discovering which employees have complied and which have not. Click headline to read more.
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 […]