The U.S. Department of Defense confirmed Monday it's looking into whether heat maps released by fitness-tracking company Strava Inc. accidentally reveal secret information about the location and staffing of military bases and spy outposts around the world.
The California Supreme Court ruled Monday against a Restoration Hardware Inc. shopper seeking to challenge part of a $36 million consumer privacy judgment, saying a 75-year-old decision that holds a class member must intervene at the trial stage to have appellate standing “remains good law.”
The Fifth Circuit on Monday upheld the conviction and sentencing of a former Locke Lord LLP information technology engineer, who was found guilty of felony computer intrusion for attacks on the firm’s network in 2011 and ordered to pay $1.7 million in restitution and serve 9½ years in jail.
Federal Communications Commissioner Jessica Rosenworcel called on the federal government Monday to address widespread public comment fraud and abuse, saying agencies should conduct their own internal investigations and implement simple security measures while probes into the veracity of online public comments are ongoing.
Facebook Inc. on Monday published online for the first time a list of privacy principles and launched a set of data management tutorial videos as the company prepares for a stringent European Union data protection law coming into effect in May.
Data security and regulatory shifts are the two biggest concerns of corporate counsel, according to a new survey of chief legal officers. Here, we look at what that means for in-house lawyers in 2018.
FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe is stepping down from his position as second-in-command at the law enforcement agency after two years in the role, according to media reports Monday citing his tension with President Donald Trump.
Companies operating in the “most critical” British industries including infrastructure and health could be fined up to £17million ($24 million) if they’re found lacking “effective cyber security measures,” according to an announcement Sunday from the U.K. government.
Entertainment journalist Anita Busch has settled her suit claiming that former Walt Disney Chairman Michael Ovitz hired celebrity sleuth Anthony Pellicano to investigate and threaten her, Busch’s attorney told Law360 on Monday.
A United Kingdom court on Friday rejected efforts by the British Broadcasting Corp. and The Guardian newspaper to relocate a suit against the media companies over publication of the "Paradise Papers," a trove of documents from offshore law firm Appleby Global Group LLC detailing how the rich and powerful used offshore havens to minimize or avoid taxes.
When the likes of Google, Facebook, Twitter, Niantic and the Golden State Warriors faced privacy suits in 2017, they relied on attorneys at Cooley LLP to solve complex issues posed by the handling of sensitive information, resulting in innovative legal solutions and the firm being named among Law360's Practice Groups of the Year.
Information and analytics firm RELX Group said Monday it inked a cash deal to buy all the issued shares of security technology company ThreatMetrix for £580 million ($816 million), marking the firm's largest deal in a decade and its first after a buying and selling spree last year.
The head of the U.S. executive branch agency that manages spectrum resources outlined plans Monday to keep web domain ownership information from going offline despite an impending European Union data protection regime and to set an aggressive agenda for cracking down on botnet attacks.
With only four months to go, legal experts worry that many insurers remain unprepared for the arrival of the European Union’s formidable data protection regime, risking a new array of fines for noncompliance. Here, Law360 looks at six key concerns insurance lawyers should keep in mind while advising clients.
A year into office, President Donald Trump has now nominated a nearly full slate of commissioners for the Federal Trade Commission, and though that means the FTC may finally regain some stability, there are political obstacles that could drag out an already harmful delay in putting new leadership in place. Here, Law360 breaks it all down.
Data security company Imperva Inc. on Friday sought to end a putative class action over its employee background checks, arguing the proposed class failed to allege not only that workers were harmed in a concrete way but also that any background checks were even performed.
Jeep owners accusing Fiat Chrysler Automobiles of overcharging them for vehicles that are vulnerable to hacking urged an Illinois federal court Friday to uphold its decision to keep the proposed class action alive, saying FCA cited an unpublished opinion in its bid to toss the suit.
The European Commission expressed dissatisfaction on Friday at the progress that member states have made during the past several years in implementing consistent collective redress mechanisms that would allow consumers to band together to sue over privacy, environmental, antitrust and a range of other violations, and promised to propose a new framework by the spring.
A Nigerian national suspected in a large-scale business email billing scam faced charges of wire fraud and conspiracy on Friday after being extradited to New York from South Africa, six weeks after one of his countrymen was sentenced for similar crimes.
A class of Uber drivers who accused the company of violating the Fair Credit Reporting Act by conducting background checks without their knowledge told a California federal judge Thursday that a proposed $7.5 million settlement is “overwhelmingly favorable” despite an objection filed in December on behalf of hundreds of drivers.
In recent years, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation has assigned many MDL cases to judges who have not previously presided over MDL proceedings. The panel still assigns cases to experienced MDL judges as well, but prior experience is clearly not a prerequisite for being an MDL transferee judge, says Alan Rothman of Arnold & Porter Kaye Scholer LLP.
Suppose special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation unearths evidence that falls short of the legal standard to indict but would likely be of great interest to the public and/or relevant to congressional committees. If appropriate, Mueller has several potential paths to the disclosure of the grand jury’s evidence, says Ronald Levine, head of Post & Schell PC's white collar defense group.
Although the Seventh Circuit recently vacated a preliminary injunction that required two competing software companies to allow a third-party data scraper access to their sites and data, the case highlights the complex intersection of big data, copyright, antitrust and the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, says Benjamin Byer of Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.
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Law firms are businesses where partners operate with significant autonomy. To see their priorities translate into individual partner action, firm leaders should use a few collaborative strategies, suggests Hugh A. Simons, former senior partner of The Boston Consulting Group and former COO of Ropes & Gray LLP.
Courts have consistently held that social media accounts are subject to established discovery principles but are reluctant to allow parties to rummage through private social media accounts. Recent case law confirms that narrowly tailored information requests get the best results, say Matthew Hamilton, Donna Fisher and Jessica Bae of Pepper Hamilton LLP.
In the past two years, we witnessed a wave of putative class actions filed under Illinois’ Biometric Information Privacy Act, with the rate of filings increasing exponentially in recent months. Insurers should take note of their potential coverage obligations under various policies, say Jonathan Schwartz and Colin Willmott of Goldberg Segalla LLP.
Jeh Johnson, the former secretary of homeland security, was kind enough to let me visit him to reflect on his diverse career. He told stories that left me speechless. And yes, the man who was responsible for the Transportation Security Administration removed his shoes when going through airport security. You bet I asked, says Randy Maniloff of White and Williams LLP.
Attorneys should follow seven key points to ensure that their discovery requests and pleadings are appropriately prepared to overcome common hurdles that may be encountered when requesting production of a personnel file, say Michael Errera and Paul Ferland of Foran Glennon Palandech Ponzi & Rudloff PC.
While Alexander Hamilton is the subject of a hit Broadway musical and renewed biographical examinations, professor Kate Brown takes us down a road less traveled in her book "Alexander Hamilton and the Development of American Law" — showing Hamilton as first, last and foremost an American lawyer, says U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the Eastern District of Texas.