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Linn Freedman practices in data privacy and security law, cybersecurity, and complex litigation. She is a member of the Business Litigation Group and the Financial Services Cyber-Compliance Team, and chair’s the firm’s Data Privacy and Security Team. Linn focuses her practice on compliance with all state and federal privacy and security laws and regulations. She counsels a range of public and private clients from industries such as construction, education, health care, insurance, manufacturing, real estate, utilities and critical infrastructure, marine and charitable organizations, on state and federal data privacy and security investigations, as well as emergency data breach response and mitigation. Linn is an Adjunct Professor of the Practice of Cybersecurity at Brown University and an Adjunct Professor of Law at Roger Williams University School of Law.  Prior to joining the firm, Linn served as assistant attorney general and deputy chief of the Civil Division of the Attorney General’s Office for the State of Rhode Island. She earned her J.D. from Loyola University School of Law and her B.A., with honors, in American Studies from Newcomb College of Tulane University. She is admitted to practice law in Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Read her full rc.com bio here.

EyeMed Vision Care, LLC has agreed to settle allegations lodged against it by four state Attorneys General for $2.5 million stemming from a data breach that occurred in 2020 and effected 2.1 million people.

The settlement is with the AGs of Florida, New Jersey, Oregon, and Pennsylvania. The breach occurred when threat actors infiltrated EyeMed’s

On May 16, 2023, the Cybersecurity & Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) released three advisories applicable to Industrial Control Systems (ICS). The Alerts cover vulnerabilities of Snap One OvrC Cloud, Rockwell ArmorStart, and Rockwell Automation Factory Talk Vantagepoint.  

The Snap One vulnerabilities, if exploited, “could allow an attacker to impersonate and claim devices, execute arbitrary

Tennessee, Montana, Iowa, and Indiana have each recently passed a consumer privacy statute in recent weeks. These laws follow the same trend started by California’s Consumer Privacy Act by granting consumers the right to know whether a company is processing their data; the right to access that data, obtain a copy, and to have it

This week, the CEO of OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT and the Chief Privacy Officer of IBM testified before the U.S. Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Privacy, Technology and the Law. During that hearing, it is reported that both “called on U.S. senators…to more heavily regulate artificial intelligence technologies that are raising ethical, legal and national

Threat actors never cease to find innovative ways to extort their victims. If only threat actors would use their creativity for good causes.

This week, Bluefield University communicated with its students to be careful of texts sent through the University’s communication system after a ransomware group used the communication system to message the campus about

While recently speaking at a conference hosted by Vanderbilt University, Jen Easterly, the Director of the Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) urged the development of regulations around the use of artificial intelligence (AI). According to reporting by Reuters, Easterly recalled the lessons learned from the lack of security in the design of the Internet and

Not a moment goes by without receiving a new alert of some sort about artificial intelligence (AI). The proliferation of articles and comments about AI is astounding. It is a hot topic to say the least.

I am thinking this is a brilliant career path. Private industry, government agencies, consulting agencies—everyone is looking for talent

Researchers at WithSecure cybersecurity firm have seen two malware attacks against Veeam Backup and Replication servers believed to be initiated by cybercrime group FIN7, also known as Carbon Spider, which has also been linked to Darkside, BlackMatter, and BlackCat/ALPHV ransomware variants.

The WithSecure investigators believe that the attacks may be part of a larger campaign

Researchers at Meta, the owner of Facebook, released a report this week which indicated that since March 2023, Meta “has blocked and shared with our industry peers more than 1,000 malicious links from being shared across our technologies” of unique ChatGPT-themed web addresses designed to deliver malicious software to users’ devices.

According to Meta’s report