Data privacy litigators have their eye on the Supreme Court going into the end of the month as we wait for the Court’s opinion in Ramirez v. TransUnion.  And when the decision is issued, CPW will be there in real time to fill you in.  In the meantime, below is a refresher of the facts

A recent Illinois Supreme Court opinion found that the coverage afforded for personal or advertising injuries in business owners’ liability policies may apply to claims under the state’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”).  We anticipate this decision will have a significant impact in this area going forward.  West Bend Mutual Insurance Company v. Krishna Schaumburg

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

New York Biometric Law Goes into Effect Next Month: Alan Friel and Niloufar Massachi Tell Businesses What They Need to Know |

At Security and Privacy Bytes, Alan Friel and Niloufar Massachi have a detailed, must-read analysis of two recent New York biometric laws, both of which set forth requirements when it comes to processing of biometric data that expand consumers’ rights.  As they explain “[r]egulations governing biometric data collection, use, and processing have already been

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

Van Buren Reviewed: The Potential Litigation Impact of SCOTUS’ Decision Narrowing CFAA’s Scope | Consumer Privacy World

What The Pennsylvania Consumer Data

Last week the Supreme Court’s decision in Van Buren v. United States resolved a decade-long circuit split concerning the “exceeds authorized access” clause of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (“CFAA”).  Taking up the issue of whether an individual who has legitimate access to a computer network but accesses it for an improper or

Earlier this year, a federal court granted preliminary approval of a proposed class action settlement in connection with litigation arising under the Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (“DPPA”).  Gaston v. Lexisnexis Risk Solutions, 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 12872 (W.D.N.C. Jan. 25, 2021).  Last week, the court gave the settlement final approval, marking an end to

In case you missed it, below is a summary of recent posts from CPW.  Please feel free to reach out if you are interested in additional information on any of the developments covered.

BREAKING: SCOTUS Slashes Scope of Cybercrime Statute | Consumer Privacy World

Do You Want Fries With That? McDonald’s Customer BIPA Class Action

Last month, a putative class action lawsuit was filed in federal court concerning a data breach resulting from the alleged improper disclosure of COVID-contact tracing data.  Read on to learn more, and how this case fits more broadly into a trend of data breaches involving the healthcare industry.  Chapman v. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, et al.

In case you missed it, on Tuesday May 25 CPW hosted its first-ever virtual webinar jointly with Squire Patton Boggs’ Global Supply Chain blog  The webinar focused on the Colonial Pipeline hack and a putative class action that was filed in federal court in Georgia against the owners of the Colonial Pipeline.  Recall that