Mass AG Starts Equifax Litigation Derby

Equifax’s data breach involving the sensitive and personal information of 143 million consumers has sparked a national outcry and, investigations by over 30 state Attorneys General and the Federal Trade Commission.  Last week, Massachusetts became the first state to commence litigation against Equifax and is now considering amending its data breach law in response. EQUIFAX…

One-fourth of Trump’s Cyber Security Council Resign Claiming He is AWOL on Cyber Threats, Threatening Homeland Security

The National Infrastructure Advisory Council (NIAC) advises the Department of Homeland Security on cyber security and infrastructure protection.  The NIAC has recently warned that dramatic steps were required to prevent a possible “9/11-level cyber attacks”. On August 21st, seven of the NIAC’s 27 members resigned en masse, claiming President Donald Trump and his administration is not adequately…

Uber Enters FTC Consent Decree Over Failure to Protect Consumer Data

In 2014, press reports revealed that Uber employees improperly accessed riders’ personal information using an internal company tool called the “God View.”  To respond to the controversy, Uber posted this statement on its site:   Uber has a strict policy prohibiting all employees at every level from accessing a rider or driver’s data. The only…