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Governor Schwarzenegger Says No to California A.B. 779

On Saturday, California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed AB 779, legislation that would have amended California's landmark data security breach legislation. The bill would have been the first to follow law enacted by Minnesota earlier this year and effective August 1, 2007, that amended Minnesota's security breach notification law by, among other things, prohibiting businesses from retaining certain payment card data after authorization of a transaction. … Continue Reading

Consumer Unable to Demonstrate Injury Based on Credit Monitoring Costs in Data Breach Case

A recent decision from the Southern District of Ohio echoes prior decisions of district courts addressing negligence claims against companies that have experienced a data breach. The court held that the cost of obtaining credit monitoring services does not count as damages without evidence of identity fraud. Kahle v. Litton Loan Servicing LP, case no. 1:05cv756. … Continue Reading

In Response To TJX Data Breach, One State Enacts Legislation Imposing New Security and Liability Obligations; Similar Bills Pending in Five Other States

Lawmakers in six states have responded quickly to the massive data breach at TJX Companies, Inc. with various bills designed to strengthen merchant security and/or render companies liable for third party companies’ costs arising from data breaches. These latest bills – introduced in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Massachusetts, Minnesota and Texas – represent a new front of … Continue Reading

New York Attorney General Tags Worker’s Compensation Claims Service Provider for Seven Week Delay in Security Breach Notification

On April 26, 2007, New York Attorney General Andrew Cuomo announced that his office entered into a settlement with CS STARS LLC for violating the state’s Information Security Breach and Notification Law, which is codified at N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 899-aa. Cuomo’s office targeted CS STARS for delaying, for seven weeks, the issuance of legally … Continue Reading
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