The University of Central Florida (UCF) is the target of a consumer class action lawsuit against the school by two alumni following a data breach that exposed personal information.
Companies are facing a predicament when charged with federal regulatory violations over alleged failures to establish cybersecurity policies and/or protect personally identifiable information (PII).
What do recent settlements with the FTC, FCC and SEC really mean for cyber hygiene. Larry Jaffee reports.
SCMagazine.com asked key thought leaders to identify key events in last year that have reshaped public policy and expectations of what happens—and what should happen—to personally identifiable information when users go online.
Plaintiffs in Atlanta had a class-action lawsuit dismissed on Monday following the state's acknowledgement it had put at risk the data of more than six million registered voters.
In observance of the 30th anniversary of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, attorney Peter J. Toren argued that the law remains too vague.
The U.S. government acknowledges in its "Vulnerabilities Equities Process" (VEP) to sometimes condoning withholding information on zero-day vulnerabilities so they can be exploited for intelligence and law enforcement purposes.
A court ruling on Monday upped the challenge to Facebook on how the social media site uses a cookie to track data of European citizens.
A federal court judge said plaintiffs didn't show harm after a 2014 data breach at Michaels Stores Inc.
Privacy and public interest organizations are petitioning against a bill that attempts to prevent fraud in asbestos lawsuits.
A New Zealand judge has ruled that Megaupload founder Kim Dotcom can be extradited to the United States, although his lawyers have filed an appeal.
Two reports by a legal competitive intelligence group shed light on how perspectives are shifting among legal professionals.
The FTC reached a settlement with Wyndham Worldwide that had challenged its authority to pursue enforcement action against companies regarding security.
Target Corp. has reached a preliminary settlement with banks affected by the retailer's 2013 breach, agreeing to pay out $39.4 million to the financial institutions.
Europe's police agency, Europol, is getting new powers to combat terrorism, cyber-crime and other cross-border threats, after more than 440 people were killed in terrorist attacks last month, including the Paris attacks.
A little more than a week after a Federal Trade Commission administrative law judge tossed the FTC's data breach case against LabMD, the agency has filed an appeal of the ruling.
A technology staffer in the Georgia office of the Secretary of State was fired following the dissemination a month ago of discs containing the personal information of six million Georgia voters.
A lawsuit alleges that the office of Georgia's Secretary of State Brian Kemp released personal identifying information of Georgia voters to 12 organizations.
In a ruling that could reshape future FTC enforcement authority, an administrative law judge has ruled in favor of LabMD bringing to an end a protracted battle between.
Facebook will appeal a Belgian court's ruling that the social media giant must cease tracking the online behavior of non-Facebook users or pay fines of €250,000 ($269,000) per day.
Facebook will fight the court's ruling which threatens "one of our important technologies to stop attackers".
LifeLock announced it has reached a tentative settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and the members of a class action suit regarding past marketing representations of the company's services.
Online porn giant Pornhub has taken a more aggressive stance against revenge porn, launching a submission page allowing victims to remove sexually explicit photos and video content posted without consent.
A February cyberattack against clients of Vancouver, Canada-based Skunkwerks Software is being ascribed to a former employee.
As Uber continues to investigate a data breach of its drivers database, Reuters came out with a report Thursday claiming that the car service app's primary suspect is also its main rival: Lyft.
Warren Buffet is not exactly launching the Geico gecko into the cyberinsurance space, but his Berkshire Hathaway Specialty Insurance division today unveiled two new polices targeted at this area.
A Russian firm tasked to gain information on Tor users is paying more than the value of the contract to back out of the agreement.
A class action suited filed against Microsoft Corporation alleges that the technology giant engaged in discrimination against females employees in technical and engineering roles..
The global cyber-insurance market could expand to US $7.5bn (£4.8bn) in annual premiums by 2020 according to PwC.
Founder of the now defunct Megaupload website, Kim Dotcom, will face an extradition hearing after having lost his latest request to get it postponed.
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