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Westlaw Today Publishes Ross and Russell on the Hidden Perils of Cyber Breach Notification Regulations

Westlaw Today

November 3, 2022

David Ross (Partner-Washington, DC) and Sean Russell (Associate-San Diego, CA) collaborated on “Cyber Suit Circus,” which appeared on November 3, 2022, in Reuters Westlaw Today. The authors make note of the fact that complying with data breach reporting requirements “unfortunately acts as a spotlight inviting class action lawsuits, even if the only known victim …is the business.”  The authors caution that, while it is necessary to comply, businesses need to take steps to protect themselves and prepare for potential litigation. “Businesses should understand that responding to a cyberattack is important, but statements made during this process will likely be referenced by plaintiffs’ counsel in the filing of a rapid complaint.”

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