Insider Misuse of Computers: No Big Deal? It Can Be a Data Breach, Ask Boeing

Insider misuse triggers a breach just like outside hackers. When a company’s information is compromised because of insider[1] misuse of computers or information, regardless of insider’s intentions, the result for the company and the data subjects of that information is often the same as if it were an attack by an outside adversary – it [...]

Learn More About the NLJ’s Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Trailblazers for Data Privacy Day!

What better way is there to celebrate Data Privacy Day than by learning more about the most recent list of Cybersecurity & Data Privacy Law Trailblazers as published by the National Law Journal? If you are so inclined, here you go: Trailblazers!

Is Key Claim Missing from Pastor’s Lawsuit Over Wife’s Nude Pics Emailed to Swinger Site?

Should a claim for [YOU GUESS] have been included in this lawsuit? See my thoughts below and share your thoughts. The Allegations Behind the Lawsuit A legal team led by Gloria Allred made news by suing Toyota (and others) on behalf of a Frisco, Texas pastor and his wife, Tim  and Claire Gautreaux, alleging that a [...]

Can Parties be Excluded from the Courtroom in Trade Secrets Cases?

The Texas Supreme Court recently addressed the question of when a competitor's corporate representative can be excluded from the courtroom in a trade secrets case.  In In re M-1, LLC, the Court held that due process requires a trial court to balance the competing interests of the parties at stake when determining whether to exclude a [...]

Explaining why Ashley Madison evidence was excluded

In this video, Shawn Tuma explains why the Ashley Madison court ruled that the plaintiffs cannot use evidence the hackers stole from Ashley Madison's database. Here is a link to the Order. ______________________ Shawn Tuma (@shawnetuma) is a business lawyer with an internationally recognized reputation in cybersecurity, computer fraud and data privacy law. He [...]