On March 17, 2020, Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP will host a breakfast briefing in our London office to discuss the current cybersecurity threat environment and explore UK and EU cyber enforcement trends.
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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

In a recent podcast by Never Stop Learning, Hunton partner Lisa Sotto and Eric Friedberg of Stroz Friedberg and Aon’s Cyber Solutions Group discussed “Cybersecurity: How Concerned Should We Be?” We broke down the podcast into a three-part series.
Continue Reading NSL Podcast Series: Part 1 on Cybersecurity and Protecting “the Keys to the Kingdom”

On July 22, 2019, the FTC announced that Equifax agreed to pay at least $575 million, and potentially up to $700 million, as part of a global settlement agreement with the FTC, the CFPB, and 50 U.S. states and territories to resolve investigations into the colossal data breach the company suffered in 2017. This is the largest data breach settlement in U.S. history.
Continue Reading Equifax Agrees to Pay Up to $700 Million to Resolve 2017 Breach, the Largest Data Breach Settlement in U.S. History

On July 11, 2019, Washington Attorney General Bob Ferguson announced that his office had entered into a consent decree and $10 million settlement with Premera Blue Cross (“Premera”) that stems from a 2014-2015 breach that affected more than 11 million individuals. The settlement, which includes a payment of roughly $5.4 million to Washington state and $4.6 million to a coalition of 29 other state Attorneys General (the “Multistate AGs”), is one of the largest ever for a breach involving protected health information (“PHI”) and comes just one month after another notable HIPAA settlement involving a similar coalition of state AGs.

Continue Reading Washington AG Settles with Premera on Behalf of Multistate Coalition

On April 24, 2019, the Federal Trade Commission announced two data security cases involving online operators that were alleged to have failed to take reasonable steps to secure consumers’ data, which allowed hackers to breach both websites.
Continue Reading FTC Settles with Two Online Operators for Failing to Secure Customers’ Data