Devin Chwastyk

McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC

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General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

No Excuses: GDPR Ups Ante on Accountability and Risk

Complying with the new EU privacy regulation is not easy – but it is critical.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) took effect in the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. Although U.S. businesses may think that EU regulations do not apply to them, the GDPR extends to any entity, in...

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What’s Worse Than Getting Phished? Getting Whaled: Five ways company execs can avoid the harpoon

The internet and electronic communications have given rise to a plethora of innovative new criminal activities, some of which have entered the common parlance: phishing and its more targeted cousin, spear-phishing, are chief among those schemes. Less well-known but still aptly named methods of...

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Diversity & Inclusion

Reasonable Accommodation in Cyberspace: Lawsuits challenge websites to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act

A growing number of lawsuits contend that commercial websites qualify as places of public accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and that the ADA therefore requires businesses to take reasonable efforts to make their websites accessible to disabled users. In federal court in...

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Courts Send Mixed Messages on Standing for Plaintiffs in Data Breach Litigation

New decisions from two federal courts may allow defendants in data breach class action litigation to breathe somewhat easier, following a run of adverse decisions last year. These decisions illustrate an emerging trend of district courts dismissing such privacy claims for lack of standing. Those...

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