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Cybersecurity and coronavirus—Guarding against hackers in this heightened risk environment

Hackers thrive amidst confusion and distraction, so it is important that with all the focus on coronavirus, companies—including their lawyers—remain on guard against cyber attacks. This Alert provides a series of quick, simple and crucial steps companies can take to improve cyber preparedness and response, including: Ensure employees are reminded of the critical need for cyber hygiene,...

Microsoft – Eversheds Sutherland Whitepapers: Responding to the evolving cyberthreat landscape in the financial services sector

Eversheds Sutherland, in collaboration with Microsoft, is delighted to announce the launch of our latest thought leadership paper on cyber threats to the financial services sector. The biggest changes to the threat environment are the growing scale, frequency and sophistication of the attacks—as well as the identity of the actors and their objectives. It is no longer just about theft...

Twisting in the Wind—California Attorney General issues revised CCPA regulations

On February 10, 2020, the California Attorney General published revisions to the proposed regulations to implement the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA). The changes largely clarify and soften some of the more onerous or prescriptive requirements of the proposed regulations—although many challenging aspects of the regulations remain, and new concepts make an appearance as...

Biometrics litigation in healthcare—Symptoms may include statutory damages

Over the last few years, hundreds of putative class actions have been filed under the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), which governs the collection, use, and storage of biometric information belonging to Illinois residents. Among the biggest targets of recent BIPA lawsuits are healthcare providers, including hospitals, long-term care facilities and nursing homes. In...

US Cybersecurity and Data Privacy review and update: Looking back on 2019 and planning ahead for 2020

The reality of cybersecurity and data privacy threats and regulations proved a sobering one for many companies in 2019. The cost of data privacy began to hit home in January, with French regulators imposing a record fine for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) violations, and with subsequent global data privacy fines increasing in amount and frequency throughout the year. As the...

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