The Equifax Cybersecurity Ruling: The Future of Cyber Breach Litigation?

A Q&A with Michelle Visser of Ropes & Gray LLP

The recent ruling that Massachusetts’ Attorney General can move forward with its suit against Equifax portends a new era in data breach litigation and regulation. To find out more about this case and what it means for corporate risk, I spoke with Michelle Visser, a Massachusetts-licensed attorney with the global law firm Ropes & Gray LLP.

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Data Breaches: A State’s Perspective

A Q&A with Barbara Anthony, Undersecretary of Massachusetts Office of Consumer Affairs and Business Regulation
Since 2009, Massachusetts has been releasing reports on the state’s data breaches. In 2013, the state received over 1,800 notifications for breach events that had the potential to impact over 1.2 million residents. I asked Barbara Anthony about the current state of affairs in Massachusetts and the data security threats she sees on the horizon.

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