Cyber Insurance

After several days of deliberating, a jury today convicted Uber Technologies Inc.’s (“Uber’s”) former chief security officer (the “Former CSO”) of criminal obstruction and concealing the theft of personal data of fifty million Uber customers and seven million Uber drivers from the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”).

Recall that back in 2016, two hackers stole data

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CPW’s Kristin Bryan, a 2022 Law360 Privacy & Cybersecurity MVP as well as a featured subject matter expert for LexisNexis, Jesse Taylor and Shing Tse teamed up to co-author a chapter of the Lexis Practical Guidance titled “Privacy, Cybersecurity and Data Breach Litigation: Key Laws and Considerations. In this practice

In a record-setting proposed settlement filed last week, T-Mobile has agreed to pay $350 million and boost its data security by $150 million over the next two years to resolve multidistrict litigation brought by T-Mobile customers whose data was allegedly exposed in a 2021 data breach.  Read on for the terms of the settlement, which may serve as a model in other high stakes data security cases going forward.

Recall that in August 2021, T-Mobile disclosed that it had been the victim of a cyberattack that resulted in the compromise of some current, former and prospective customers’ SSN, name, address, date of birth and driver’s license/ID information the “Data Event”).  By T-Mobile’s account, no “customer financial information, credit card information, debit or other payment information” was exposed in the attack.  Nevertheless, over 40 putative class action claims were filed seeking damages for the improper disclosure of Plaintiffs’ personal information.  In December 2021, the Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation transferred and centralized the putative class actions into the MDL standing before the Western District of Missouri.

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Federal Court Dismisses Colonial Pipeline Cybersecurity Litigation

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Thanks are owed to Summer Law Clerk Mia Guy for her contributions to this article.

Recently a federal court dismissed a cybersecurity litigation brought in the wake of the May 2021 Colonial Pipeline Ransomware attack.  Ramon Dickerson et al. v. Colonial Pipeline Co. et al., No. 1:21-CV-02098 (N.D. Ga. Jun. 17, 2022).  Based on

Although data breaches and data breach litigation are not rare, trials concerning the appropriate response to cybersecurity incidents are.  For this reason many, particularly those involved with incident response, have been keeping a close eye on a federal trial underway in Missouri.  The case involved a law firm sued by its former client, an insurance

The American Bar Association has published A Practical Guide to Cyber Insurance for Businesses, which is now available here.  As summarized on the ABA’s website:

While there are many books about cybersecurity, data privacy and related issues, there are very few, if any, books about cyber insurance. A Practical Guide to Cyber Insurance