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CPW covered the Colonial Pipeline cyberattack earlier this year, in which a ransomware attack carried out by cybercriminals crippled the Colonial Pipeline’s functionality.  The Pipeline was taken offline as a remedial measure, causing significant gasoline shortages across the Eastern United States (as a reminder, the Colonial Pipeline supplies the east coast of the United States

Last month, a federal court addressed the kind of harms that need to be included in a plaintiff’s complaint asserting claims under the Fair Credit Reporting Act (“FCRA”) and Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (“FDCPA”) to survive a motion to dismiss.  Magruder v. Capital One, Nat’l Ass’n, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 94804 (D.D.C. May

A federal court recently paused a litigation brought under Illinois’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”), pending the outcome of several other cases which could be dispositive.  Herron v. Gold Standard Baking, Inc., 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 69336 (N.D. Ill.).  Read on for a recap of issues on the horizon for this frequently litigated data

A federal court recently refused to apply the economic loss rule to limit claims brought against a fast-food chain in the wake of a massive data breach.  This case serves as a useful reminder of the variety of claims (and defenses) that can come up in data privacy litigation.  In re Sonic Corp. Customer Data