2020 has been a year like no other, and through our blog, the Epiq Angle, we have explored many new topics to help you keep up with the changes that COVID-19 has thrust upon us. Every sector in the legal industry has been impacted. Throughout it all, we have focused on identifying trends, uncovering new technology, and providing tips and tricks to cope with these ever-changing times.read more
California continues to lead on data privacy protection. Since the adoption of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA), cracking down on data breaches and promoting consumer privacy has remained a priority in the state. Recently, a California resident filed a federal class action lawsuit against Salesforce, the cloud-based e-commerce platform, and Hanna Andersson, which is a children’s clothing company.
Data security is a hot global topic right now. New laws that closely regulate data security practices seem to be popping up everywhere in order to account for all of the data people transmit electronically daily. Attorneys have been tightening their practices to protect confidential data and advising their clients to do the same. However, some organisations may not be aware that they could be liable for data breaches perpetrated by their employees – even in seemingly unrelated situations.
After a long silence since guidance was last issued a year ago, there’s now widespread expectation that the Securities and Exchange Commission will get much more specific this year about new cybersecurity disclosures for public companies. Recent actions also signal the commission is paying close attention not just to disclosures, but to weaknesses that create cybersecurity risks at companies.read more