Author Archives: Andrew Liebler

Andrew Liebler
Andrew Liebler is an associate in the Litigation & Trial Practice Group.  Read More

Anthem Settles Data Breach Litigation for Record-Setting $115M

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Health insurance giant Anthem, Inc. agreed to the largest data breach settlement to-date last week, ending multi-district consumer litigation over a 2015 data breach for $115 million.  The data breach, which resulted from a hacker-orchestrated cyberattack following the theft of an employee password, exposed personally identifiable information (“PII”) and protected health information (“PHI”) of nearly 80 million people.  The stolen information included the names of current and former clients, dates of birth, addresses, social security numbers, and other medical information. The settlement [...] Read more

TD Bank NA Settles Data Breach Lawsuit with Mass. AG

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TD Bank North America (“TD Bank”) and the Massachusetts Attorney General announced an agreement on December 8 to end a data breach lawsuit brought against TD Bank by the Massachusetts Attorney General. The lawsuit alleged that TD Bank failed to properly protect and encrypt personal customer information contained on two server backup tapes that it lost. The suit also alleged that TD Bank did not promptly notify the Attorney General of the breach as required by Massachusetts law. The data breach in question occurred after a set of unencrypted server backup tapes containing the personal information [...] Read more

EU’s Article 29 Working Party Releases Opinion on Internet of Things Protections

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The European Union’s Article 29 Data Protection Working Party (WP29) adopted an opinion (the Opinion) on September 16, 2014 regarding data protection within the Internet of Things (IoT). Recognizing the rapid growth of the IoT, the Opinion responds to emerging data privacy concerns within the IoT, and provides recommendations for stakeholder compliance with EU data protection laws. The IoT is made up of the universe of “smart” devices and applications that communicate with each other electronically. The Opinion focuses on a subset of three IoT applications: 1) “wearable [...] Read more