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Sotto Speaks Out on Potential for "Armageddon-Type Cyber Event"

On March 2, 2015, HuffPost Live interviewed four cybersecurity experts, including Lisa Sotto of Hunton & Williams LLP, in response to a top financial regulator’s warning of an “Armageddon-type cyber event” that could eventually affect the U.S. economy. This blog entry provides a link to the segment.… Continue Reading

Two Wyoming Bills Amending the State's Breach Notification Statute Are Headed to the Governor

On February 23, 2015, the Wyoming Senate approved a bill that adds data elements to the definition of "personal identifying information" in the state's data breach notification statute. The Wyoming Senate also agreed with amendments proposed by the Wyoming House of Representatives to another bill that adds content requirements to the notice that breached entities must send affected Wyoming residents. … Continue Reading

California Governor Approves New Privacy Legislation

On September 30, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown announced the recent signings of several bills that provide increased privacy protections to California residents. These bills are aimed at protecting student privacy, increasing consumer protection in the wake of a data breach, and expanding the scope of California's invasion of privacy and revenge porn laws.… Continue Reading

California Lawmakers Pass Bill to Amend State's Breach Notification Law

At the end of August, a bill amending California's breach notification law passed and was sent to Governor Jerry Brown for signature. The revised law would extend certain obligations to safeguard personal information to entities that "maintain" such information, add a requirement to offer identity theft protection to individuals affected by a security breach, and bolster protection for Social Security numbers.… Continue Reading

Florida Amends Breach Notification Law to Cover Health Data, Tighten Notice Deadline and Require State Regulator Notification

On June 20, 2014, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed a bill that repeals and replaces the state's existing breach notification statute to cover health information and online account credentials, impose a 30-day notification timing requirement and require notification to the state regulator for breaches affecting 500 or more residents. The amendment took effect on July 1, 2014. … Continue Reading

Exploring Cyber Insurance: What Companies Need to Know Now

In a recent article published in the Daily Journal, Hunton and Williams' Insurance Coverage Counseling and Litigation attorney William T. Um offers a primer on cyber insurance, outlining key considerations for businesses as they explore this emerging area of coverage. This blog entry provides a link to download the full article.… Continue Reading

Hunton Global Privacy Update – May 2014

On May 14, 2014, the Hunton and Williams Global Privacy and Cybersecurity practice group hosted the latest webcast in its Hunton Global Privacy Update series. This blog post provides a link to a recording of the session, and to previous recordings in the series. … Continue Reading
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