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Lauren Godfrey, Ashley Giannetti Contribute to ABA TIPS Cybersecurity Article

Pittsburgh, Penn. (July 18, 2019) – Pittsburgh Partner Lauren D. Godfrey and Associate Ashley Jessica Giannetti have contributed to an article published in the American Bar Association, Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Section’s Spring 2019 Law Journal. Titled “Recent Developments in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy,” the article is a survey of recent regulatory developments and court decisions addressing data privacy and cybersecurity issues from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018.

The article is divided into six parts. The first part reviews statutory and regulatory developments from several U.S. states and the European Union, particularly those related to breach notification. The second part discusses standing to sue under Article III, section 2 of the U.S. Constitution, in light of the 2016 U.S. Supreme Court decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins. The third part looks at cases generally addressing the right to privacy, and the fourth part addresses notable cases involving technology and data privacy concerns, with a focus on “autodialers” under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. The fifth part looks at the Federal Trade Commission’s enforcement powers, and the sixth part examines notable cases involving fraud-related cybercrimes.

Ms. Godfrey is a member of Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, and possesses the ANSI-accredited Certified Information Privacy Professional/United States (CIPP/US) credential from the International Association of Privacy Professionals (IAPP). She regularly counsels clients across business sectors as to best practices in information privacy and data security.

Ms. Giannetti is member of Lewis Brisbois’ Labor & Employment and General Liability Practices. She represents corporations and nonprofit organizations in a variety of employment litigation matters, including discrimination, harassment, wage and hour issues and wrongful termination.

Read the full article here.


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