Ransomware groups consider newly-acquired companies to be appealing targets. Private equity firms will need to balance the value of publicizing an investment with the risk of making a target out of a new portfolio company.
Data Privacy Day is an opportunity to reflect on the security and regulatory challenges facing our data-rich world. The Nixon Peabody Cybersecurity & Privacy team shares trends to watch when it comes to protecting sensitive date.
On Monday, December 20, Meta (f/k/a Facebook) filed a complaint in the Northern District of California against Social Data Trading Ltd. The crux of the issue, according to Meta, is that Social Data scrapes data without permission from accounts on websites such as Instagram (which is owned by Meta) and other popular sites.
Online trading platform Robinhood Markets Inc. learned the hard way the importance of properly trained employees. Earlier this week, Robinhood said that personal information for more than 7 million customers was accessed during a data breach on November 3.
While recent developments may suggest crackdowns on certain uses of facial recognition systems, these systems and the underlying technology are here to stay. Regulatory proposals governing facial recognition systems are forthcoming, and the issues surrounding this technology will remain relevant and widely debated.
Category Artificial Intelligence
Southwest Airlines is engaged in a battle with flight aggregator Kiwi.com, to prevent scraping of Southwest’s flight data by Kiwi, and has pursued, among other claims, a CFAA claim to prevent Kiwi’s unauthorized access to Southwest’s data. Kiwi has moved to dismiss the CFAA claim.
The proposed Information Transparency and Personal Data Control Act will control how sensitive personal data is collected, processed, stored and shared. Nixon Peabody partner Staci Riordan discusses the impact for U.S. retailers.
A recent study suggests that while 75% of organizations currently support a hybrid work model of allowing workers to work both in and outside of an office, only 20% of companies believe that it has the necessary security infrastructure to support that model for the long term.