Privacy & Cybersecurity Update

Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

Stuart D. Levi

Several key developments have taken place in the privacy arena in the last few weeks. California expanded both its privacy policy and data breach notification laws in ways that will have national implications. The FTC made its first foray into regulating the "Internet of Things" by bringing an enforcement against a home security camera manufacturer. And, the Fifth Circuit gave new life to plaintiffs in data breach cases by finding that the economic loss doctrine did not bar data breach negligence claims in certain situations.

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