Topic: Cybersecurity

Confusion over data breach forensic reports’ privilege after Supreme Court dismissal

The US Supreme Court’s refusal to consider a question on which communications and documents can be protected by attorney-client privilege adds a layer of uncertainty to the aftermath of data incidents.

07 February 2023

No appeal against strike-out in ongoing TalkTalk litigation

Claimants suing hacked telecoms company TalkTalk will not seek to appeal against a judgment that struck out their misuse of private information claim against the company.

02 February 2023

ICO confirms end of 24-hour PECR data breach notification deadline

Days after appearing to backtrack on a commitment to stop enforcing a 24-hour data breach regime applying to communication providers, the UK data regulator has confirmed that it now expects low-risk PECR data notifications to be filed within 72 hours.

02 February 2023

ICO data breach reporting backtrack

Communication service providers must continue to report data breaches within 24 hours, the ICO has said, despite saying a few days ago that it would cease enforcing the requirement.

26 January 2023

Another Canadian data breach appeal fails

An Ontario court has shot down an intrusion upon seclusion class action against hospitals, rogue staff and others over a patient data leak, only a month after the same court narrowed the ability of claimants to use the tort in data breach cases.

25 January 2023

T-Mobile hit with lawsuits following breach announcement

Within days of T-Mobile announcing a new data breach, a plaintiff-side law firm has backed two class action lawsuits against the company.

24 January 2023

ICO may ease data breach reporting obligations

The UK data regulator could stop enforcing a 24-hour breach notification requirement for communication service providers as part of an ongoing effort to reduce compliance burdens for businesses.

20 January 2023

Plaintiffs to seek Canada Supreme Court appeal in Equifax class action

The plaintiff in a landmark case against Equifax that limited data breach class actions in Ontario is seeking a review by Canada’s highest court.

20 January 2023

California state court dismisses medical data breach lawsuit against edtech provider

The California Superior Court has found that a breached company possessing medical information had no obligation to notify all affected customers.

18 January 2023

Ontario Court of Appeal limits “database defendant” class actions

Dentons partners Chloe Snider, Kristen Thompson and Michael Schafler and associate Luca Lucarini analyse landmark Ontario appellate judgments that will affect the application of the intrusion upon seclusion tort to Canadian data breach class actions.

17 January 2023

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