Senate Democrats, led by Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Patrick Leahy of Vermont, introduced legislation on April 30, 2015 directed to online consumer privacy and data protection. The Consumer Privacy and Protection Act of 2015, one of multiple proposals before Congress this year, requires companies storing sensitive personal or financial information on 10,000 or

In the wake of huge data breaches in the last year, multiple pieces of legislation have been introduced in the past few months relating to cybersecurity and the sharing of information between public and private entities in order to combat increasingly sophisticated cyberattacks.

Yesterday, the U.S. House of Representatives passed bipartisan legislation (the Protecting Cyber

Target Corp. announced yesterday that it has settled the claims of MasterCard International Inc. (MasterCard) against it to reimburse MasterCard and its card issuers for the losses it sustained in issuing new credit and debit cards to customers following the famous Target data breach in 2013. MasterCard and other financial institutions filed suit against Target

Late last week, a federal court judge in New Jersey dismissed a putative class action lawsuit against Horizon Blue Cross for a data breach involving two unencrypted laptops that were lost in 2013. The case alleged that close to 840,000 individuals’ information was breached, including names, addresses, dates of birth, health information and Social Security

We have been closely watching the class action suits against PF Chang’s (and other retailers) relating to the bistro’s data breach last year. In December, a federal district court in Illinois dismissed a proposed class action against PF Chang’s because the plaintiffs were unable to show that they had suffered actual harm as a result

On Tuesday, P.F. Chang’s Chinese Bistro, Inc. (P.F. Chang’s) gave the public access to the brief it recently filed with the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals asking the Court to affirm the lower Court’s dismissal of a proposed class action against it for the massive data breach it experienced last year.

P.F. Chang’s argued