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Facebook Fine Could Total Billions if FTC Talks Lead to a Deal

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Sources told The New York Times that the company and the FTC’s consumer protection and enforcement staff have been in negotiations over a financial penalty for claims that Facebook violated a 2011 privacy consent decree with the agency.

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Judge in Yahoo Data Breach Case Criticizes ‘Unreasonably High’ Attorney Fees

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Class counsel failed to explain why it took 32 law firms to do the work in the case, U.S. District Judge Lucy Koh said.

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Lawyer Sues Apple, Says FaceTime Bug Allowed Secret Recording of Deposition, Caused Emotional Trauma

Lawyer Sues Apple, Says FaceTime Bug Allowed Secret Recording of Deposition, Caused Emotional Trauma

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The Houston lawyer, Larry D. Williams II, seeks punitive damages against Apple and unknown parties for claims of product liability, negligence, warranty and fraudulent misrepresentation.

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Dentons Associate Duped into Transferring $2.5 Million to Fraudster’s Account

Dentons Associate Duped into Transferring $2.5 Million to Fraudster’s Account

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A decision in a Toronto court revealed that the associate sent the money from a property sale to a Hong Kong bank account after he received emails requesting the transfer in a business deal.

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‘The Dark Overlord’ Didn’t Hack Systems, Husch Blackwell Says

‘The Dark Overlord’ Didn’t Hack Systems, Husch Blackwell Says

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The group says it has 18,000 documents that include emails and nondisclosure documents sent and received by two insurers and a Husch Blackwell predecessor firm.

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Natalie Friend Wilson Promoted to Langley & Banack Shareholder

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Natalie Friend Wilson has been promoted to shareholder at Langley & Banack, Inc. and will lead the firm’s cybersecurity practice.

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Access to Law Firm Data ‘Just Too Easy,’ Worrying Clients

Access to Law Firm Data ‘Just Too Easy,’ Worrying Clients

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General counsels’ offices have been expressing renewed concern about whether even the biggest law firms are adequately protecting highly sensitive data.

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Chinese Company Charged With Stealing Trade Secrets From U.S. Computer Firm

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Federal prosecutors said one of the defendants served as president of a company acquired by Micron five years ago.

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Foley & Lardner Hit With Cybersecurity Incident

Foley & Lardner Hit With Cybersecurity Incident

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Foley & Lardner LLP experienced a cybersecurity incident earlier this month, but said there was “no unauthorized access to client data.”

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Judge Slashes Attorneys’ Fees in Anthem Data Breach Settlement

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The judge ruled that attorneys for the class action plaintiffs are entitled to $31 million in fees, $2 million in expenses, and $132,000 for other operation costs, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Recovering Data Breach Losses from Non-Contractual Parties

Recovering Data Breach Losses from Non-Contractual Parties

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Often, the loss initially falls on the financial institution through account or card agreement provisions or deadlines imposed by statutes or regulations, according to a Dykema blog post.

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Bitcoin Exchange Operator Faces 40 Years in Jail for Lying to SEC

Bitcoin Exchange Operator Faces 40 Years in Jail for Lying to SEC

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The virtual currency operator absconded with investors’ assets, exchanging them into U.S. dollars to buy groceries and to pay for travel and other personal expenses, reports Bloomberg Law.

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$17M Target Data Breach Settlement Affirmed on Second Try

$17M Target Data Breach Settlement Affirmed on Second Try

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The settlement, which provides for a $10 million fund for customers and $6.75 million for plaintiffs’ attorneys, won final approval in November 2016, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Dismiss Big Law Malicious Prosecution Suit, Judge Recommends

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The recommendation could bring an end to one of several high-stake lawsuits that LabMD Inc. is pursuing against cybersecurity firm Tiversa Inc. and some of the nation’s largest law firms, writes Bloomberg Law.

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Biglaw Firm, Former U.S. Attorney Accused of Hacking Cover-Up

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The allegations are in a suit against former U.S. Attorney Mary Beth Buchanan and Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, the global megafirm where she is now a partner, according to Bloomberg Law.

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Webinar Recording Available on SEC Cybersecurity Guidance

Webinar Recording Available on SEC Cybersecurity Guidance

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Hunton & Williams LLP has posted an on-demand webinar discussing the Securities and Exchange Commission’s recently released cybersecurity guidance.

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Webinar: Data Privacy: The Current Legal Landscape

Webinar: Data Privacy: The Current Legal Landscape

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Troutman Sanders speakers will cover the ongoing evolution of the legal landscape for data-based products, so that organizations can continue to succeed in their development of data-based products.

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U.S. Supreme Court Wrestles With Microsoft Data Privacy Fight

U.S. Supreme Court Wrestles With Microsoft Data Privacy Fight

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The case began when Microsoft balked at handing over a criminal suspect’s emails stored in Microsoft computer servers in Dublin in a drug trafficking case, Reuters reports.

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Memo to Law Firms: Raise Cybersecurity Bar or Risk Client Losses

Memo to Law Firms: Raise Cybersecurity Bar or Risk Client Losses

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Cybersecurity protections are becoming a serious factor in client decision-making at law firms, and large firms stand to lose business if they don’t take care of cybersecurity.

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Download: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 GDPR Requirements

Download: How to Prepare Your Business for 2018 GDPR Requirements

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In May 2018, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect, requiring companies that do business in Europe to adjust their strategies for data management.

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