In 2016, companies, governments, and consumers were again challenged to navigate an evolving landscape of cybersecurity and privacy issues. This year saw flash points impacting the trajectory for data breach litigation, the future for privacy class actions, and the scope of government powers to both regulate data collection practices and gather data itself. Cybersecurity also burst onto the international regulatory and political scene.
Among other developments, this year the Supreme Court issued its decision in Spokeo, Inc. v. Robins, a long-awaited development addressing (somewhat) plaintiffs’ burden to show concrete injury to satisfy Article III standing. Plaintiffs and defendants had … Read more