State/Local

California Amends Breach Notification Law

Hunton Andrews Kurth writes: On October 11, 2019, California Governor Gavin Newsom signed into law AB 1130, which expands the types of personal information covered by California’s breach notification law to include, when compromised in combination with an individual’s name: (1) additional government identifiers, such as tax identification number, passport number, military identification number, or...

South Korean National and Hundreds of Others Charged Worldwide in the Takedown of the Largest Darknet Child Pornography Website, Which was Funded by Bitcoin

From the Department of Justice: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Wednesday, October 16, 2019 South Korean National and Hundreds of Others Charged Worldwide in the Takedown of the Largest Darknet Child Pornography Website, Which was Funded by Bitcoin Dozens of Minor Victims Who Were Being Actively Abused by the Users of the Site Rescued Jong Woo...

Maryland Adds Insurance Commissioner to Breach Notification Requirements

Liisa Thomas, Kari Rollins and Julia Kadish of Sheppard Mullin write: Effective October 1, 2019, organizations providing health insurance and related services must notify the Maryland Insurance Administration as part of its breach notification requirements. In August 2019, the Maryland Insurance Administration issued Bulletin 19-14 informing insurers, nonprofit health plans, HMOs, managed care organizations, managed general agents...