Commentaries and Analyses

FTC Releases 2019 Privacy and Data Security Update

The Federal Trade Commission today released its annual privacy and security update for 2019, highlighting a record year for enforcement actions aimed at protecting consumer privacy and data security. For example, the Commission levied a $5 billion penalty—the largest consumer privacy penalty ever—against Facebook for violating its 2012 FTC privacy order and imposed new restrictions on...

Entering the ’20s – A New Era for Data Breach Class Actions?

Paul Karlsgodt, David Carney, Casie Collignon, and Christopher Wiech of BakerHostetler write, in part: ….  There remains a dearth of case law surrounding the appropriateness of class certification in litigation arising out of a data breach. The reasons for the lack of authority on the class certification issue include that most data breach cases...

Slickwraps Suffered a Massive Data Breach (Updated: Yep)

Kellen writes: Ummm, if you are a Slickwraps customer, you might see an email arrive this morning that claims the company has been hacked. The email might not be lying to you either, as this does not appear to be a promotion or some sort of fun exercise. This may be related to a massive security...