Lauren Godfrey Co-Authors ABA Article on Recent Developments in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Law
Pittsburgh, Pa. (June 19, 2020) - Pittsburgh Partner Lauren D. Godfrey recently co-authored an article for the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Tort Trial & Insurance Practice Law Journal, titled “Recent Developments in Cybersecurity and Data Privacy,” about statutory and case law developments in data privacy and cybersecurity law from October 1, 2018 through September 30, 2019.
The article begins by explaining that state legislatures recently have focused on bolstering data security measures and requiring stronger protections for consumers’ online data in the insurance sector. The authors describe state data privacy and security statutes that were enacted, became effective, or proved to be most important to practitioners during the survey period.
Following their discussion of statutory law, the authors describe significant recent court decisions. They focus upon matters in which courts considered negligence principles, applied the economic loss doctrine, or addressed privacy issues during discovery. They also describe particularly relevant Federal Trade Commission (FTC) enforcement actions that occurred during the survey period. The final section of the article addresses case law in which courts have interpreted cyber insurance policy provisions related to cyber crimes.
Ms. Godfrey, CIPP/US is a member of Lewis Brisbois’ Data Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice. She regularly counsels clients regarding best practices in information privacy and data security. Ms. Godfrey also assists organizations in responding to data security incidents involving ransomware, business e-mail compromises, insider threats, and protected health or financial information data breaches.