On January 16, 2024, New Jersey officially became one of a growing number states with comprehensive privacy laws, as Governor Phil Murphy signed Senate Bill 332 (the “New Jersey Privacy Act”) into law.[1]  New Hampshire followed closely behind, with its own comprehensive privacy law, Senate Bill 255 (the “New Hampshire Privacy Act” and, together with the New Jersey Privacy Act, the “Acts”), signed into law by Governor Chris Sununu on March 6, 2024.[2] Continue Reading New Privacy Laws Enacted in New Jersey and New Hampshire

On December 19, 2022, the United States Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) announced two separate record-breaking settlements with Epic Games, Inc. (“Epic”), the video game publisher behind the popular online multiplayer game “Fortnite,” totaling over $520 million for alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”) and use of “dark patterns” to deceive players into making unwanted, in-game purchases. Continue Reading Regulators Impose Epic Consequences for Children’s Privacy Rights Violations

In response to the growing threat of malware and ransomware attacks and other cybersecurity threats facing businesses today, Apple, Cisco, Allianz and Aon announced a new holistic cyber risk management solution on February 5, 2018.  The new product is designed to provide a comprehensive framework for companies to reduce cyber risk by leveraging the expertise of each of the partners.  As cyber incidents often impose significant costs on companies that can be difficult to bear directly, cyber insurance can help provide some protection.  In a video promoting the new product, Anthony Belfiore, Chief Security Officer at Aon, described getting cyber insurance as “hav[ing] a parachute” so that a company does not “have to worry about these exposures the way [they] had to worry about them yesterday.”  While the partners have not made specific pricing information available for the new cyber insurance offering, under most cyber insurance policies, like other insurance plans, the insured pays an annual or monthly fee to obtain coverage for losses resulting from certain specified incidents, often subject to a deductible.
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