In what is becoming a pattern, the Illinois Supreme Court recently issued another decision interpreting the Biometric Information Privacy Act (“BIPA”) to expand potential liability for businesses. The court held in Cothron v. White Castle that each time a business collects or discloses an individual’s biometric data without first obtaining BIPA-compliant consent, a separate claim
John Nadolenco is an experienced civil litigator whose practice is focused on class-action defense, including defending consumer class actions, employment class actions, and securities and derivative cases. Additionally, John also has experience advising clients on privacy issues and defending clients in privacy-related cases. John served as co-editor of Mayer Brown’s The Social Media Revolution: A Legal Handbook.
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2019 Outlook: Cybersecurity and Data Privacy
Cybersecurity and data privacy presented some of the most complex legal questions and business risks that multinational companies faced in 2018. Businesses should expect continued growth in cyber and data privacy challenges in 2019.
Cyber attacks became even more sophisticated and severe in 2018, with incidents ranging from exfiltration and extortion schemes, to attacks on…
California Enacts First State Law Targeting IOT Cybersecurity
On September 28, California Governor Jerry Brown signed a first-of-its kind law to regulate the security of connected devices that make up the “Internet of Things” (“IOT”)—connected fitness trackers, smart appliances, home alarm systems and much more.
The rapid adoption of these connected devices has led to an increase in security risk and a corresponding…
Five Questions General Counsels Should Ask About Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Litigation
Cybersecurity and data privacy litigation continues to grow rapidly in scale and complexity. Putative class actions not only follow major data breaches but also increasingly allege vulnerabilities in a wide range of products, from cars to toys, even before any attack has occurred. And plaintiffs continue to assert privacy claims against both cutting-edge technologies and…
The Evolution of Data Breach Litigation in the United States: What’s Happening and What’s Ahead
In a bylined article, Cybersecurity & Data Privacy partner Rajesh De (Washington DC), Litigation & Dispute Resolution partner John Nadolenco and associate Evan Wooten (both Los Angeles) examine the continued evolution of data breach litigation in the United States.