Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter

April 2018

Locke Lord's Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter provides topical snapshots of recent developments in the fast-changing world of privacy, data protection, and cyber risk management. For further information on any of the subjects covered in the newsletter, please contact one of the members of our privacy and cybersecurity team.

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In This Issue

Tax Season Brings Resurgence in Form W-2 Tax Scam
There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and the knowledge that Ben Franklin’s famous adage will be co-opted. read more 

Standing — On Its Head — in Privacy Cases After CareFirst
The U.S. Supreme Court recently declined to review CareFirst Inc. v. Attias, a data breach standing case. read more

Cybersecurity Disclosures: Takeaways from the SEC’s New Guidance
On February 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (the SEC) issued interpretative guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about cybersecurity risks and incidents. read more

NYDFS Cybersecurity Update: Two Transition Dates Remaining
Several of the new requirements of the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) Cybersecurity Regulation are now operative for firms and individuals engaged in financial services (including insurance companies and producers, banks and others) licensed by the DFS (Covered Entities). read more

Biometrics: California Federal Court Denies Spokeo Motion to Dismiss Facebook Biometric Information Privacy Act Case
On February 26, 2018, a California federal court denied Facebook’s motion to dismiss claims under Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), finding the plaintiff had Article-III standing despite the absence of tangible injury. read more

CGL and Aviation Insurers: Filling Gaps or Staking Space in the Race for Drones
Insurers searching for new sources of premium have increasingly looked to drones. read more

A Closer Look at the NAIC Insurance Data Security Model Law
Following New York’s lead after the Department of Financial Services (the NYDFS) promulgated its Cybersecurity Regulation, in October 2017 the NAIC adopted its Insurance Data Security Model Law (the NAIC Model) to establish standards for data security, and for the investigation and notification of certain cybersecurity events. read more