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Hospitals’ Response to Data Breaches May Be Impacting Patient Health

A study presented last week at the 4A Security and Compliance Conference in Philadelphia, found an increase in a common measure of mortality rates at hospitals following data breaches. However, there did not appear to be any correlation between the type of breach or the number of records affected by the breach, leading the researchers to conclude that it was the response to the breach,...

Indictment in Massive Iranian Cyberbreach Shows Companies Still Vulnerable

If general counsel fear their companies are vulnerable to cyberattacks from far afield, they have good reason. An indictment unsealed Friday details how hackers hired by the Iranian government broke into computer systems of at least 36 U.S. companies, including technology firms, banks, media companies and a law firm. Learn...

Eversheds Sutherland launches BreachLawWATCH mobile app

We are pleased to announce the release of BreachLawWATCH, a unique mobile app that provides easy, consistent access to data breach statutes across the United States and a growing number of jurisdictions, including Europe and Asia. Easy-to-use functionality enables users to find specific and relevant state and global breach notification regulations at their fingertips. Learn...

Cybersecurity is a Texas-Size Problem

Being home to one of the nation’s busiest ports, a world-renowned medical center and an epicenter of North American energy production is undoubtedly good for Texas businesses. However, Texas industries are increasingly becoming targets of global hackers. When it comes to cybersecurity, Texas has a bullseye painted on its back, and the cavalry won’t be riding to the rescue any time...

Another attempt at a federal breach notification law

A group of Democratic senators, led by Bill Nelson of Florida, are trying once again to get a national data breach notification law passed. As in 2015, the proposed law is styled the Data Security and Breach Notification Act. The text of the 2017 version appears broadly the same as the 2015 version. Of particular note, in light of recent revelations about Uber’s alleged paying of...

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