German regulator restricts e-prescription rules

The German state of Schleswig-Holstein’s data authority has told a doctors trade organisation that the GDPR prohibits them from issuing prescriptions digitally.

23 August 2022

Rare Marriott class certification involved novel damages theory

The recent certification of a class pursuing Marriott and Accenture over a high-profile data breach has potentially cleared a path to demonstrating concrete damages caused by a cyberattack.

10 May 2022

IRS facial recognition plan collected data on 7 million Americans, lawmaker says

The US Internal Revenue Service (IRS) has scuttled plans to use facial recognition technology, but the chair of a congressional oversight committee has questioned what will happen to the roughly 7 million Americans who already gave the taxman their biometrics.

14 February 2022

LabMD suing US federal government over Tiversa hacking scandal

Armed with an Eleventh Circuit decision in his favour, LabMD owner Michael Daugherty continues to go after the US Federal Trade Commission for allegedly colluding with a hacker in an ill-conceived enforcement action – one that ultimately ruined his cancer-detection business.

21 January 2022

Arizona bill would ban taxpayer-funded ransomware payments

Cybersecurity experts say an Arizona proposal to ban publicly funded ransomware payments is a step in the right direction, but needs to be coupled with IT upgrades for public agencies.

13 January 2022

“Drowning in data”: survey reveals chief data officer challenges and priorities

Data fragmentation and complexity are the main barriers blocking organisations from making full use of their data, a survey says.

04 January 2022

Ransomware rulings leave insurance industry in flux

Several recent US court decisions have put insurers on the hook for ransomware attacks, threatening to upend an area of law that was thought to be settled.

09 December 2021

US makes ransomware a top national security priority

The US has responded to the increasing size and consequence of ransomware attacks by throwing the full weight of its national security state at the problem.

18 November 2021

Small banks call for cybersecurity regulation on big tech

Credit unions and other smaller financial institutions have backed legislation that would give regulators Y2K-era powers to examine third-party IT providers.

05 November 2021

Tech companies fail to put brakes on auto data law

The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has rejected a lawsuit from two software vendors that sought to overturn a law giving car dealers access to their databases.

04 November 2021

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