The Georgia Supreme Court recently issued a decision holding that there is no duty to safeguard personal information from a data breach under Georgia law. Georgia Department of Labor v. McConnell involved the accidental disclosure of a spreadsheet that contained the name, social security number, home telephone number, email address, and age of thousands of individuals who had applied for unemployment benefits or other services offered by the Department of Labor. Case No. S18G1316, slip op. at … [Read more] about Georgia Supreme Court Clarifies There Is No Duty to Safeguard Personal Information from a Data Breach
On May 7, 2019, Washington amended its data breach notification law (HB 1071). The amendment shortens the period in which notice must be provided, expands the definition of personal information, adds further content requirements for notification … [Read more] about Washington State Amends Data Breach Notification Law
On May 9, 2019, a federal grand jury unsealed an indictment of two members of a Chinese hacking group charged with a series of computer intrusions, including their involvement in the 2015 data breach at Anthem Inc., which affected the data of over 78 … [Read more] about Federal Prosecutors Announce Indictment of Chinese Hackers Involved in 2015 Anthem Data Breach
We may now have more clarity on what the California Consumer Privacy Act (the “CCPA”) will look like when it goes into effect on January 1, 2020. The California Assembly’s Committee on Privacy and Consumer Protection approved a series of bills last … [Read more] about Which CCPA Amendments Made the Cut?
The Washington Privacy Act (WPA) failed to make it through the house before April 17, the last day to consider non-budget policy bills in the Washington legislature. Despite passing through the senate with overwhelming support (as previously … [Read more] about Washington Privacy Bill Fails to Advance through House; Unlikely to Pass