Consumer Protection

D.C. Amends Data Breach Notification Law

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In March, the Council of Washington D.C. signed into law the Security Breach Protection Amendment Act of 2019. An amendment to D.C.’s existing data breach law, this act broadens consumer protections in the event of a data breach event. For instance, the act expands the definition of “personal information” in relation to the data compromised […]

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ExecuPharm Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod is currently investigating pharmaceutical firm ExecuPharm for failure to adequately safeguard employees’ private information, resulting in a data breach. On March 13th, an unknown third party deployed ransomware to ExecuPharm’s IT systems, seeking to extract payment in return for an encryption key. As part of the cyberattack, ExecuPharm employees were sent phishing […]

Data Breach

UPMC Altoona Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center in Altoona for failure to adequately safeguard patient information, resulting in a data breach. On February 13th, UPMC Altoona Regional Health Services detected a phishing attack, from which an unsanctioned third party gained access to an email account belonging to one of […]

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Brandywine Urology Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating Brandywine Urology Consultants for failure to adequately safeguard patients’ Protected Health Information (PHI), resulting in a data breach. The healthcare provider discovered a ransomware infection in their network on January 27th, and claimed to immediately isolate and neutralize the intrusion. While a later investigation into the attack seemed […]

Deceptive Trade Practice

Children’s Online Privacy Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating potential infringements of students’ online privacy due to remote learning measures enacted amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The FTC reminds educators that, while education technology can fill a vital role in facilitating distance learning, many relevant services collect and use students’ personal information. The Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act […]

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TrueFire Data Breach Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating online guitar tutoring website TrueFire for failure to adequately safeguard consumer information, resulting in a data breach. On January 10th, 2020, Truefire discovered that a third party had taken advantage of a security vulnerability to gain unauthorized access to their computer system. Although TrueFire does not store customer […]

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British Airways Data Breach Class Action Investigation

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Migliaccio & Rathod LLP is currently investigating British Airways alleged failure to protect sensitive customer data in the wake of a massive data breach. Affected are roughly 500,000 British Airways customers who purchased a ticket between August 21st and September 5th 2018. The data breach includes names, addresses, emails, and sensitive payment information, including a card’s expiration […]