Privacy & Cybersecurity Newsletter

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    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

    GDPR - 50 Days to the Great Data Protection Revolution
    In just a few weeks, on May 25, 2018, the EU’s new data protection law goes live. read more

    Cybersecurity - The Victim Becomes the Law Breaker
    Every organization, however large or small, faces the threat of cyber-attack. Cybercrime is prevalent, and cybercriminals are becoming more and more sophisticated and operating for a variety of reasons, financial and political. 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

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