Last month, in In re: Capital One Customer Data Security Breach Litigation, E.D. Va., No. 1:19-md-02915, U.S. Magistrate Judge John Anderson (the “Judge”) ordered Capital One Financial Corp. (“Capital One”) to disclose a forensic report to the plaintiffs in a lawsuit stemming from Capital One’s 2019 data breach. In doing so, the Judge rejected Capital One’s argument that the report is protected from disclosure to the plaintiffs by the work product doctrine.

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On April 28, 2020, the Litigation Chamber of the Belgian Data Protection Authority imposed a €50,000 fine on a company for non-compliance with the requirements under the General Data Protection Regulation related to the appointment of a data protection officer.
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On May 4, 2020, Californians for Consumer Privacy (the group behind the ballot initiative that inspired the CCPA) announced that it had collected over 900,000 signatures to qualify the California Privacy Rights Act for the November 2020 ballot.
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In GIR’s recently published Guide to Cyber Investigations, Hunton Andrews Kurth’s partner Aaron Simpson and associate Adam Solomon are featured as contributing authors to the chapter on Complying with Breach Notification Obligations in a Global Setting: A Legal Perspective.
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On March 21, 2020, the data security provisions of New York’s Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act went into effect. The SHIELD Act requires any person or business owning or licensing computerized data that includes the private information of a resident of New York to implement and maintain reasonable safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of the private information.
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In the final segment of our three-part podcast series by Never Stop Learning, Hunton partner Lisa Sotto and Eric Friedberg of Stroz Friedberg and Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group discuss practical solutions in preparing for a cyber incident.
Continue Reading NSL Podcast Series: Part 3 Betting on a Breach – How to Prepare for the Inevitable

In part two of our podcast by Never Stop Learning, Hunton partner Lisa Sotto and Eric Friedberg of Stroz Friedberg and Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group discuss the fragmented nature of data security law in the U.S. and abroad, and explore the timeline of a breach event.
Continue Reading NSL Podcast Series: Part 2 on the U.S. “Patchwork Quilt of Regulation” and the Timeline of a Breach