Tag: Data Breach

Breach of Patients’ Data Leads to Heavy Sanctions in France

At the end of February 2021, the French Data Protection Authority (CNIL) found out via the media about a massive personal data breach involving health-related data of about 500,000 French patients. After more than a year of investigation, CNIL has published its decision (available in French only) imposing a fine […]

New York Department of Financial Services Launches Enforcement of Cybersecurity Rules

The New York Department of Financial Services recently initiated its first action to enforce the department’s cybersecurity regulation. The regulation has been in effect since March 1, 2017 and applies to all financial institutions regulated by the NY DFS.

Standing to be Dismissed – The U.S. D.D.C. Weighs in on “Actual Damage” in Data Breach Litigation

In Attias v. CareFirst, Inc., the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia (D.D.C.) jumpstarted the debate concerning the harm plaintiffs must allege to move forward with data breach class action litigation.  In recent years, courts across the country have disagreed about what constitutes an “injury-in-fact” when an individual’s […]