Region: United States of America

Gibson Dunn snags former FTC chief of staff

The new Gibson Dunn & Crutcher partner says the US Federal Trade Commission is bolstering its privacy focus and may attempt more court battles and creative approaches to enforcement.

11 April 2022

First settlement under DOJ cyber fraud initiative hints at more to come

Lawyers say the US Department of Justice and federal regulators are increasingly investigating companies’ cybersecurity measures.

08 April 2022

Report: ransomware payment value decreases despite uptick in frequency

A BakerHostetler report says ransomware attacks have continued to grow, but clients have given hackers less leverage during negotiations and the overall value of payouts has been cut.

07 April 2022

Squire Patton Boggs grows in three countries

Squire Patton Boggs has doubled the number of partners in its UK data practice, shortly after adding several other senior lawyers in London and Madrid.

06 April 2022

Speculation over role of new ‘court’ in Privacy Shield 2.0

Details about the new data transfer agreement between the EU and US are still thin on the ground, but one hope is that the new process will feature a more robust means of settling disputes than the previous Privacy Shield.

29 March 2022

Utah governor signs “business-friendly” privacy law

Utah has become the latest state to enact comprehensive privacy legislation, following California, Virginia and Colorado – but its lighter approach has been criticised by some for lacking real privacy protections.

28 March 2022

Uncertainty continues as new EU-US data flows deal agreed

The Trans-Atlantic Data Privacy Framework is likely to ease transfers from the EU to the US in the short term, but scrutiny of the new adequacy measure’s redress mechanism is inevitable.

25 March 2022

FTC enforces over data breach ‘coverup’

The US Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement action against CafePress comes 15 months after the company settled a data breach investigation by a coalition of state attorneys-general.

16 March 2022

Lawsuit accuses HBO of illegal Facebook data-sharing

A class action lawsuit alleges streaming service HBO Max of sharing personal information with Facebook for advertising purposes without consent.

10 March 2022

Sanctions breed uncertainty for data

With new waves of sanctions coming thick and fast from Western governments, data and cloud providers are working under the fog of war.

08 March 2022

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