Enforcement + Litigation

Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT) and Lindsay Graham (R-SC) have reintroduced the EARN IT Act for congressional consideration. The proposed bill, titled in full the “Eliminating Abusive and Rampant Neglect of Interactive Technologies Act of 2022,” seeks to crack down on the proliferation of child sexual abuse material online. The Act would establish a bipartisan National

Artech Information Systems settled a data breach class action this week for an incident that occurred in January 2020. Artech will pay up to $10,000 to each individual affected by the breach, based on a tiered payment system.

Artech, a staffing company specializing in placement for IT staff and project services, was the victim of

The Department of Justice (DOJ) has announced a new joint initiative with several law enforcement organizations and industry groups to promote criminal data visibility and sharing among the states. The program, dubbed “Justice Counts,” will aggregate publicly-available statistical data and provide policymakers with tools and resources to turn abstract data into actionable policies. The program

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) is tasked with keeping our electric grid safe and maintaining reliable and secure energy for U.S. consumers. On January 20, FERC issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NOPR) that proposes to strengthen its Critical Infrastructure Protection Reliability Standards by requiring internal network security monitoring for high and medium impact

Mobile health apps are growing in popularity and their number is increasing every year. Many of us find it convenient to use an app to schedule medical appointments, check medical records, track and store health data, and check symptoms. App developers have always needed to be mindful of protecting the privacy of the information that

This is the time of year for thought pieces reflecting on the past year or so to speculate on the hot topics for next year. I began to wonder about California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) enforcement actions over the past year as this was something that we speculated about not that long ago. The California

A professional accounting firm in Illinois received an unwanted holiday “gift” in the form of a class action complaint stemming from its alleged failure to secure personally identifiable information (PII) and to timely notify affected parties of a data breach.

On December 17, 2021, a lawsuit was filed against Bansley & Kierner, LLP, which offers

The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois denied a motion to dismiss a class action for allegations that GrubHub, Inc. violated the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The plaintiff alleged that she received a series of robocalls from GrubHub, even though she asked to be put on the do-not-call list more than

A federal District Court judge in Illinois sided with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in ordering Alight Solutions, LLC, an ERISA plan services provider, to comply with an administrative subpoena seeking documents pertaining to alleged cybersecurity breaches. The Court’s order in the case, Walsh v. Alight Solutions, LLC, Dkt. # 20-cv-02138 (N.D. Ill.), is