On February 12, 2024, a federal court in the Southern District of Ohio issued an order granting a Motion for a Preliminary Injunction, prohibiting the Ohio Attorney General from implementing and enforcing the Parental Notification by Social Media Operators Act, Ohio Rev. Code § 1349.09(B)(1).
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Effective November 2, 2018, a new Ohio breach law will provide covered entities a legal safe harbor in certain data breach-related claims brought in an Ohio court or under Ohio law if, at the time of the breach, the entity maintains and complies with a cybersecurity program that (1) contains administrative, technical, and physical safeguards for the protection of personal information, and (2) reasonably conforms to one of the “industry-recognized” cybersecurity frameworks enumerated in the law.
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On August 3, 2018, Ohio Ohio Governor John Kasich signed into law Senate Bill 220, which provides covered entities with an affirmative defense to tort claims, based on Ohio law or brought in an Ohio court, that alleges or relates to the failure to implement reasonable information security controls which resulted in a data breach.
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On November 13, 2013, two companies that provide consumer background reports to third parties, including criminal record checks, agreed to an 18.6 million dollar settlement stemming from allegations that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act when providing these reports to prospective employers.
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The United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit recently upheld a lower court decision that losses resulting from the theft of customers’ banking information in a retailer’s computer system were covered under a commercial crime policy’s computer fraud endorsement.
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