Vermont Updates its Data Breach Notification Law

Joseph J. Lazzarotti, Jason C. Gavejian, Mary T. Costigan and Maya Atrakchi of JacksonLewis write: As the COVID-19 pandemic presses on, privacy and security matters continue to be at the forefront for federal and state legislature. We recently reported that Washington D.C. updated its data breach notification law. Now, the Vermont legislature also amended its data...

FTC Approves Settlement with Canadian Lockmaker Over Deceptive Security Claims

Hunton Andrews Kurth writes: We previously posted about the Tapplock, Inc. (“Tapplock”) settlement with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) over allegations that the company violated Section 5 of the FTC Act by falsely claiming that its “smart locks” were secure. Earlier this month, the FTC voted 5-0 to approve the settlement. Tapplock sells fingerprint-enabled, internet-connected padlocks...

U.S. Accuses Russian Military Hackers of Attack on Email Servers

Julian E. Barnes and David E. Sanger report: The National Security Agency publicly accused Russian government hackers of targeting email servers around the world in an unusual announcement on Thursday, showing that the agency is becoming more aggressive in calling out Moscow’s action as the presidential election approaches. While the Trump administration has publicly...