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Fourth Circuit Ruling Makes Data Management Policies More Important than Ever

One more reason to protect your clients' data...: [...] On June 12, 2018 the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit published its decision in Hutton v. National Board of Examiners in Optometry, Inc.The unanimous opinion clarifies what a plaintiff bringing a data breach case in the Fourth Circuit must show to prove standing. In what may prove to be a notable case for victims of data breaches, the court in Hutton held that the plaintiffs had standing to sue because th

What’s really at stake in Google’s Android antitrust case

Google's business model drives a certain set of behaviours. Unlike Apple, they don't make money from hardware or, for that matter, software so everything they do has to drive consumers to the Google platform where they can be monetised. Interested to see if the "It's in the public good" argument is raised here...: LONDON — Google is no stranger to regulatory standoffs with Europe. But this time, Brussels is playing for keeps. The European Commission is in the final stages

Homeland Security subpoenas Twitter for data breach finder’s account

Homeland Security has served Twitter with a subpoena, demanding the account information of a data breach finder, credited with finding several large caches of exposed and leaking data. The New Zealand national, whose name isn't known but goes by the handle Flash Gordon, revealed the subpoena in a tweet last month. The pseudonymous data breach finder regularly tweets about leaked data found on exposed and unprotected servers. Last year, he found a trove of almost a milli