Data Privacy and Cybersecurity

Privilege Invoked: Shareholders Won’t See Facebook Board Communications

A Facebook institutional shareholder (a state public employee retirement fund) did not like a $5 billion settlement the company negotiated with the Federal Trade Commission.…

VPN A Must For All Companies

A virtual private network might be the single most important strategy to secure data, network and users. Employees working remotely make it even more critical.…

Google Street View Cy Pres Settlement Likely Will Stand (Better Than 22 Cents To The Plaintiffs, Said Judge)

In a case that pits Google against a class of around 60 million plaintiffs, a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel signaled “a strong reluctance”…

Beware the Blue Screen of Death

IT company Parachute has a useful primer on malware – what it is, signs you’re infected, how to remove it, etc. Malware usually exploits unpatched…

Why A PayPal Shareholder Class Action Was Thrown Out Of Court

Technical problems aside, companies that become aware of a data breach are faced with a spectrum of difficult choices, typically boiling down to three questions:…

An Overlooked Danger From The SolarWinds Hack

We can add “OT systems” to the list of what could be compromised by the SolarWinds cyberattack, and the impact may not be seen for…

Proposed NY Law Would Regulate Hiring By Algorithm

Legislation proposed for New York City would require companies to disclose when an applicant for employment has been assessed by software. It would also require…

3000-Plus DOJ Employees Hacked In SolarWinds Attack

Hackers responsible for the SolarWinds supply chain attack targeted US Department of Justice IT systems and accessed the email accounts of an estimated 3,000 to…

Mega-Breach Victim SolarWinds Says It Has Reverse-Engineered The Hack

Austin Texas-based SolarWinds says it has reverse-engineered code used to carry out one of the most extensive and damaging cyber attacks to date. An article…

Russian Hack Cost Canadian Pension Plan $100 Million

The Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), has a well-earned reputation as a shrewd investor in, among other things, tech start-ups. In December it convinced…

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