Cybersecurity

Australia takes steps towards ransomware payment reporting

Australia’s parliament is considering a bill that would force companies that pay ransomware attackers to file mandatory reports to a regulator. DLA Piper senior associate Sarah Birkett unpacks the proposed legislation.

06 August 2021

SolarWinds fights cyberattack investor lawsuit

Investors cannot hold SolarWinds liable for losses they incurred in the wake of a high-profile cyberattack, the company has argued – rejecting arguments that it misleadingly portrayed its data security standards.

05 August 2021

China’s new Data Security Law – one month to implementation

Morgan Lewis & Bockius Shanghai partner Todd Liao and associate Sylvia Hu analyse how companies can comply with China’s new data security framework.

30 July 2021

Judge narrows Dixons Carphone data breach claim

A High Court judge has dismissed almost all of a lawsuit seeking data breach damages from DSG Retail, serving as a warning to lawyers who routinely file data privacy lawsuits using multiple heads of claim.

30 July 2021

Covid hikes costs of data breaches

IBM-commissioned researchers have found that the cost of a data breach has jumped by 10% since 2020 – and that the use of automated or AI-driven security was able to slash costs and response times.

29 July 2021

Can big data help detect biological weapons?

The US Department of Homeland Security is building a system that would help law enforcers use data analytics to detect biological weapons – but internal reports suggest that the equipment may not work as planned.

28 July 2021

DSG seeks to trim data breach litigation

Dixons Carphone has attacked a lawsuit that seeks to hold it liable for a 2017-2018 data breach.

27 July 2021

Data breach roundup 23 July 2021

GDR rounds up recent major data breaches – featuring NSO Group, Aramco and Morgan Stanley.

23 July 2021

Campaigners decry lack of regulation following NSO leaks

Digital law and privacy campaigners have called for a moratorium and urgent action on surveillance software, following the latest round of revelations about Israeli surveillance company NSO Group.

19 July 2021

ICO issues GDPR data breach fine

The UK’s data watchdog has fined a charity that supports trans children and teenagers for allowing sensitive personal data to be accessible through search engines.

08 July 2021

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