Good Samaritan clause

Can Antivirus Companies Use ‘Good Samaritan’ Defense to Block Rival Software?

Is the Good Samaritan clause, intended to protect against harmful materials, too broad and ripe for abuse? The essence of information security is to allow “good” things in and keep “bad” things ...
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Lawsuit alleges TikTok sends user videos to Chinese servers for surveillance

Lawsuit alleges TikTok sends user videos to Chinese servers for surveillance

A college student from Palo Alto, California is suing video-sharing service TikTok for allegedly using surveillance software designed to harvest personally identifiable information, including biometric data, and send it to China for ...
GitHub Capital One

Should GitHub Be Liable for the Capital One Hack?

Probably the dumbest questions you can ask a lawyer—particularly in the wake of a massive data breach—is, “Can I sue?” The answer is almost always, “Yes.” And what would you sue for? ...
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Equifax sued by the state of Indiana over 2017 breach

Equifax sued by the state of Indiana over 2017 breach

Almost two years after suffering a massive hacker attack, Equifax is still picking up the pieces, paying penalties through its nose. The latest act of retribution comes from the U.S. state of ...
Yahoo agrees to pay $50 million to customers affected by biggest security breach in history

Yahoo agrees to pay $50 million to customers affected by biggest security breach in history

The now-defunct Yahoo has reached a $50 million settlement with 200 million U.S. residents whose personal data was stolen in the biggest known data breach in history. Customers will also get two ...
Vermont librarian scores symbolic $600 win against Equifax in small claims lawsuit

Vermont librarian scores symbolic $600 win against Equifax in small claims lawsuit

In the wake of the Equifax incident last year, more than 143 million people had their personal and financial information leaked by hackers. For one 49-year-old librarian in Vermont, simply watching the ...
Shopper’s Lawsuit Seeks $5M in Damages for Data Breach at Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor

Shopper’s Lawsuit Seeks $5M in Damages for Data Breach at Saks Fifth Avenue, Lord & Taylor

A shopper has filed a class-action lawsuit seeking at least $5 million in damages for a data breach that affected Saks Fifth Avenue and Lord & Taylor. According to Women’s Wear Daily, ...
Intel facing 32 lawsuits over Spectre and Meltdown fiasco

Intel facing 32 lawsuits over Spectre and Meltdown fiasco

Two hardwired vulnerabilities discovered last year in Intel processors are only now beginning to show their teeth, as revealed by Intel’s latest filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Semiconductor chipmaker ...
Supreme Court May Decide Data Breach Victims' Rights

Supreme Court May Decide Data Breach Victims’ Rights

The U.S. Supreme Court may decide whether you can act on that “Dear valued customer, we regret to inform you that your data may have been compromised …” letter or e-mail with ...