Cybersecurity

US court says insurer has no duty to defend cyberattack negligence lawsuit

The Orlando federal district court has ruled that an insurance company does not have to defend its insured for damage caused by a third party hack.

04 October 2018

Covington promotions bolster data practice

Covington & Burling has named 20 new partners in the US, with six promotions in the data, technology and consumer protection space.

03 October 2018

Squire Patton Boggs hires from European Commission

Squire Patton Boggs has added Rosa Barcelo to its burgeoning global cybersecurity and data privacy practice.

03 October 2018

UK financial watchdog fines Tesco Bank £16.4 million

The UK’s Financial Conduct Authority has ordered Tesco Bank to pay £16.4 million (€18.4 million) following a “largely avoidable” 2016 hack.

02 October 2018

Facebook hit with class action over security breach

Facebook has been hit with a US class action lawsuit over a security breach that might have affected as many as 90 million users.

01 October 2018

UK health insurer fined over security failures

The UK Information Commissioner’s Office has fined healthcare insurer Bupa £175,000 for failing to have effective security measures in place to protect customers’ personal information.

28 September 2018

Uber reaches landmark settlement over US data breach

Uber has agreed to pay $148 million to settle claims that it concealed a 2016 breach which affected more than 25 million of its US users.

27 September 2018

India's Supreme Court clears state biometric database

A majority of India’s top court has struck down parts of legislation governing a database that contains more than 1.2 billion Indian citizens’ biometric information, but upheld the mandatory database overall.

26 September 2018

Davis Wright strengthens privacy practice with new hire

US law firm Davis Wright Tremaine has hired former Department of Justice privacy head Nancy Libin in the most recent expansion of its privacy department.

26 September 2018

French data protection watchdog weighs into blockchain debate

The CNIL has become the first data protection authority worldwide to issue advice on how to apply the GDPR to blockchain, suggesting personal data be encrypted to ensure the technology complies with the right to be forgotten.

25 September 2018

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