Jul 2, 2018

Data Breaches and Standing

Data Breaches -Identity Theft

In Collins v. Athens Orthopedic Clinic, Case No. A18A0296 (decided June 27, 2018), the Georgia Court of Appeals addressed the issue of whether an individual whose personally-identifiable information (“PII”) was stolen from a business in a computer hack had standing to pursue damages claims against the business that was hacked. The plaintiffs in the Collins… Read more


Jul 31, 2017

Commercial Litigation Versus Other Civil Litigation, and Emerging Commercial Litigation Trends

Judge's Bench

Introducing the Smith, Gambrell & Russell’s Litigation Blog The litigation attorneys of Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP are proud to announce the launch of the firm’s Litigation Blog, which covers trending news and hot topics in the area of commercial litigation. The firm’s litigators have handled commercial disputes and trials for decades, and we are excited… Read more


Apr 16, 2015

2015 Verizon Data Breach Investigations Report Released

By Brett Lockwood Earlier this week, Verizon released its annual Data Breach Investigations Report (DBIR) for 2015.  In the DBIR, Verizon, along with about 70 contributing organizations, presents an extensive survey and analysis of patterns and lessons from significant data breaches over the prior year.  While the 2015 DBIR offers a broad range of data… Read more


Apr 9, 2015

FCC Steps Up Data Enforcement Role With $25 Million Fine

By Brett Lockwood  The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) announced yesterday that it has entered into a settlement with AT&T Services, Inc. as a result of the FCC’s investigation of a series of data breaches during 2013 and 2014 at AT&T call centers in Mexico, Colombia and the Philippines.  As part of the settlement, AT&T must pay… Read more