Tag Archives: data security

New Jersey Senate Passes Bill Limiting Identity-Card Scanning by Retailers for Limited Purposes

On June 22, 2017, the New Jersey Senate passed the Personal Information and Privacy Protection Act (“the Act”), now awaiting Governor Christie’s handling. The Act permits retailers to scan a person’s identity card (“I.D. card”) for specified purposes and limits the type of information that may be collected to the name, address, date of birth, … Continue Reading

ALERT: Ransomware – a Global Wake-Up Call

U.S. Regulator Warns of “Evidence” of Global Cyber Assault Occurring Inside the U.S. and Steps Your Company Should Take Against a Ransomware Attack  On Friday, May 12, 2017, Laura Wolf, Critical Infrastructure Protection Lead of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) issued a notification stating that: HHS is aware of a significant cyber security … Continue Reading

Breach Notification Update: New Mexico becomes the 48th State Requiring Breach Notification and Tennessee Adds a Safe Harbor for Encryption

As the frequency of data breaches continues, so do legislative developments on notification requirements that must be met in the event of a breach of Personally Identifiable Information (PII). Even as of now, not every state has enacted such legislation.  Until April, there were three holdouts.  Now, however, we are down to two:  Alabama and … Continue Reading

Proper Handling of Biometric Data — Lessons Learned from a $1.5 Million Illinois Class Action Settlement

In 2008, Illinois passed the Biometric Information Privacy Act, 740 ILCS 14/1 (the Act or BIPA), which requires companies to obtain a person’s consent before collecting that person’s biometric data. Illinois, unlike other states such as Texas, provides a private right of action for individuals whose data was collected without proper notification and consent. Under … Continue Reading

Sedgwick’s Cinthia Motley speaking at ACI’s 14th Advanced Forum on Cyber & Data Risk Insurance

Coverage, Underwriting and Claims Strategies for Managing Privacy/Security, Data and Network Risk and Liability Who Should Attend: Insurance professionals, in-house counsel, and outside counsel specializing in technology, products, pricing, coverage options, prevention strategies and more. Where: Park Central Hotel, San Francisco, CA When: November 30 – December 1, 2016 Register at: www.AmericanConference.com/CyberRiskSNF In its 14th … Continue Reading

Federal Legislation Seeks to Pre-Empt State Bills Mandating Smartphone Encryption Backdoors

On February 10, 2016, Representative Ted Lieu (D-California) and Representative Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) introduced a bill into Congress that would seek to pre-empt state efforts to require smartphone manufacturers to incorporate encryption “backdoors” for law enforcement and otherwise dictate smartphone design and encryption standards. Rep. Lieu, one of only four computer science majors serving in … Continue Reading

Sedgwick LLP Observes Data Privacy Day in Los Angeles

In honor of Data Privacy Day, Sedgwick LLP is proud to host a Privacy After Hours event on behalf of the IAPP this afternoon (January 28) at BottleRock LA, 1050 S. Flower #167, Los Angeles, CA 90015, beginning at 5:30 p.m. Everyone is invited to stop by and get to know other local privacy professionals.… Continue Reading