Data Security Law Journal Focusing on legal trends in data security, cloud computing, data privacy, and anything E

Monthly Archives: June 2012

Video Interview: Discussing the LinkedIn Data Breach Class Action Suit with LXBN TV

Posted in Data Breach, Data Security, Lawsuits

Following my post on the subject last week, I had the chance to speak with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN regarding the class action suit filed against LinkedIn following their recent high-profile data breach. In the brief interview, I explain the background of the case, what damages the plaintiffs are alleging and why it’s too early… Continue Reading

“The Disconnect” – Let’s Talk About It

Posted in Data Security

An interesting new study by CORE Security highlights a disconnect between the boardroom and the IT room in Corporate America with respect to how each view threats to IT infrastructure security.  The study found that, “[m]ore than 60% of CISOs [Chief Information Security Officers] responding said that they are very concerned about their IT systems… Continue Reading

LinkedIn Sued Over Data Breach

Posted in Data Breach, Data Security, Lawsuits

Well THAT didn’t take long!  Less than 10 days after LinkedIn announced that it suffered a data breach of approximately 6.5 million user passwords, a class action lawsuit was filed against it in California federal court seeking in excess of $5 million.  The lawsuit alleges that, contrary to its Privacy Policy, LinkedIn failed to comply… Continue Reading

Should Companies Be Allowed To Ask Their Employees For Their Social Media Passwords?

Posted in Data Privacy, Social media

Tom Barnett, Managing Director and eDiscovery Practice Leader for Stroz Friedberg, has written an article entitled “What Happens on Facebook Stays on Facebook”.  The article provides a good overview of legislation passed recently by the Maryland legislature, which prohibits an employer or prospective employer from asking their employees or prospective employees for their social media… Continue Reading

FTC Action – Companies Must Guard Against Software That Threatens Private Information

Posted in Data Privacy, Data Security, FTC

Flying “under the radar” this week as a result of the high profile LinkedIn data breach, was news that the Federal Trade Commission charged two businesses with illegally exposing the sensitive personal information of consumers by allowing peer-to-peer (P2P) file-sharing software to be installed on their corporate computer systems.  P2P software is commonly used to… Continue Reading