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FTC effectively shuts down Utah company’s operations pending compliance with mandated data security plan

On November 12, 2019, the FTC announced that InfoTrax, a Utah technology company, agreed to implement an overhauled data security program as part of a 20-year consent agreement in the wake of a hack to the company’s network. InfoTrax is prohibited from collecting, selling, sharing, or storing personal information pending the overhaul of security operations—temporarily shutting down the...

The CLOUD Act – A cross-border data access agreement rises from the fog

The UK and the US inch closer toward easier access to certain electronic data from technology companies. It’s the first agreement of its kind under the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act. The US is in formal talks with Australia to enter into a similar agreement. The agreements are controversial given concerns over data privacy rights. Learn more....

Your quarterly privacy and cybersecurity update

Welcome to the fifth edition of Updata! Updata is an international update report produced by Eversheds Sutherland’s dedicated Privacy and Cybersecurity team. Within, we provide you with a compilation of key privacy and cybersecurity regulatory and legal developments from the past quarter. This edition covers July to September 2019 and is packed full of interesting news items from our...

Dangerous seas ahead – the California Consumer Privacy Act and litigation risk

The California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) exposes companies doing business in California to certain litigation risks. The CCPA creates a private right of action that increases class action litigation risk for data breaches. Plaintiffs might try to use California’s Unfair Competition Law (UCL) to expand the scope of the CCPA’s private right of action. Businesses can proactively engage...

Your quarterly privacy and cybersecurity update

Welcome to the latest edition of Updata – the international quarterly update from Eversheds Sutherland’s dedicated Privacy and Cybersecurity team. Updata provides you with a compilation of privacy and cybersecurity regulatory  and legal updates from our contributors around the globe over the past quarter. This quarter’s report features commentary on a number of important developments,...

Insuring against a data breach in the construction industry

Although hacking attempts may be most commonly directed at financial and health institutions housing troves of financial and personal data, the construction industry is not immune from the risk of a data breach. Like most industries, the construction industry continues to advance in technological innovation—projects are becoming increasingly dependent on mobile connectivity and there...

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