Cybersecurity

Commerce department moves forward with TikTok and WeChat bans

The US Department of Commerce has said app stores in the country will no longer be allowed to distribute or maintain WeChat or TikTok mobile applications as of Sunday.

18 September 2020

Appeals court dismisses trucking company’s hacking lawsuit

A US appeals court has rejected a trucking company’s lawsuit against two former employees who allegedly stole proprietary sales data, ruling that the defendants didn’t violate the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as they were authorised to access the information.

15 September 2020

Non-personal data framework could harm India

Major global software providers have warned that India’s plan to regulate non-personal data could chill investment and innovation in the country, put data processors in an “impossible situation” and have effects beyond the country’s borders.

11 September 2020

Survey: Latin American companies skimping on cybersecurity

A survey of Latin American in-house lawyers carried out by GDR sister publication the Latin American Corporate Counsel Association (LACCA) has found a large discrepancy between what in-house departments spend on technology and the amount they dedicate to cybersecurity.

09 September 2020

Morgan Stanley sued for data breaches

A class action lawsuit seeks damages from Morgan Stanley for data breaches it disclosed to customers in July.

04 September 2020

Common law data breach class actions not precluded by PIPEDA

A Canadian judge has upheld plaintiffs’ rights to bring class action lawsuits on the basis of common law claims after a defendant argued the country’s federal law precluded such litigation.

04 September 2020

One firm to rule them all: Palantir’s plan to go public

Regulatory files tied to Palantir Technologies’ planned public share offering reveal the company’s ambitions to become the US government’s sole data analytics provider.

28 August 2020

US charges Russian national over ransomware plot

The US Department of Justice has charged a Russian national with conspiring to enlist an employee of an unnamed company to install ransomware on its systems, extract data and extort a substantial ransom.

27 August 2020

Australian financial planner pursued over representatives’ cybersecurity

Australia’s financial regulator seeks to hold RI Advice liable for data breaches suffered by its authorised representatives.

26 August 2020

Former Uber cybersecurity head charged for alleged 2016 hack coverup

Uber’s former chief security officer has been charged for his alleged role in concealing Uber’s 2016 data breach – the incident that led to the company paying a then-record $148 million to settle a class action lawsuit.

21 August 2020

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