In a recent case, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit weighed in on an issue that has continued to confound courts: Is there an injury caused by a data breach when victims don’t immediately suffer financial fraud? I wrote on this issue in an article with Professor Danielle Citron in 2018, Risk and Anxiety: […]
Category: Privacy Incidents
Posts about Privacy Incidents by Professor Daniel J. Solove for his blog at TeachPrivacy, a privacy awareness and security training company.
Cartoon: California Consumer Privacy Act
The privacy world has been abuzz with the passage of the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. In June 2018, within just a week, California passed this strict new privacy law. Some commentators have compared it to the GDPR, but it is a much more narrow law and is a far cry from the GDPR. […]
California Privacy Law for the World: An Interview with Lothar Determann
For the first half of 2018, all eyes were focused eastward on the EU with the start of GDPR enforcement this May. Now, all eyes are shifting westward based on a bold new law passed by California. By January 1, 2020, companies around the world will have to comply with additional regulations related to the […]
Game of Risks: An Interview with Adam Levin on the HBO Breach, Cybersecurity Insurance, and Cyber Risks
Recently, HBO suffered a massive data breach. The hackers stole unreleased episodes of Game of Thrones and have been leaking them before they are broadcast. Episodes of other shows were also stolen. The hackers grabbed 1.5 terabytes of data including sensitive internal documents.
Boards of Directors Must Grapple with Privacy and Cybersecurity
By Daniel J. Solove Privacy and cybersecurity have become issues that should be addressed at the board level. No longer minor risks, privacy and cybersecurity have become existential issues. The costs and reputational harm of privacy and security incidents can be devastating. Yet not enough boards are adequately engaged with these issues. According to a […]
Ebola and Privacy: Snooping, Confidentiality, and HIPAA
by Daniel J. Solove The recent cases of Ebola in the United States demonstrate challenges to health privacy in today’s information age — both in preventing employees from snooping into patient information as well as preventing the disclosure of patient identities.
The Steven Hatfill Case, Law Enforcement Leaks, and Journalist Privilege
It seems to happen way too often. Despite policies and laws that forbid law enforcement officials from mentioning the names of suspects who are not yet formally accused or even arrested, leaks invariably seem to happen. The leaks can wreak havoc in the lives of those whose names are mentioned. Many of these people wind […]
Tucker Carlson’s Videos
The Washington Post reports on an interesting little incident involving Tucker Carlson: Potomac Video store clerk Charles Williamson, 28, posted a message on his blog, Freelance Genius, Dec. 23 that described how he set up a movie rental account for MSNBC host Tucker Carlson at the MacArthur Boulevard store the day before. “I could tell you what […]
The Ten Greatest Privacy Disasters
Wired News lists what it considers to be the 10 greatest privacy disasters:
Victim Privacy vs. Criminal Enforcement
An article in today’s Washington Post raises a difficult privacy issue: