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Two women have filed a class action lawsuit against the Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, after the Kemp's office released voter data that contained information including individuals' names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and even driver's license information.

Over six million Georgia voters could be affected by the breach. But it wasn't Russian hackers or disgruntled employees behind the #PeachBreach; it was simple, old-fashioned incompetence.

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act isn't even law yet, but it's already causing lawsuits. CISA, recently passed in the Senate and one of a trio of proposed cybersecurity laws, encourages companies to share cybersecurity information with the government. The law has been decried as a cybersurveillance measure, not a cybersecurity act, by groups like the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

But the actual text of CISA "may pale in comparison to what the bill allows" when read in conjunction with a classified Justice Department opinion on "common commercial service agreements," according to the ACLU. Now the group is suing to force the release of that classified opinion, so that the full implications of CISA can be public.

4 Tips for Protecting Your Email in China

Vigilantly staying on top of one's private communications is simply a good practice when traveling within the states. Things get slightly hairier when you travel abroad, because there are compatibility issues to consider too.

But when you travel to places like China, it's not just a matter of due diligence: you're potentially putting your clients and their company information at risk. Remember, Chinese institutions at least condone the offering of hacking courses that have left American companies scrambling -- even the federal government. You may recall that Sun Tzu devoted an entire chapter of the Art of War to spies and information. If the federal employees are vulnerable, this should tell you not to play around. Protect yourself when you travel to the Middle Kingdom.

US Charges Hackers Who Targeted JP Morgan

Federal Prosecutors finally unsealed an indictment of criminal charges against three men who orchestrated what has been described as the "largest theft of customer data from a U.S. financial institution in history." The formal indictment does not name the financial institutions directly, but a Reuters report confirms that JP Morgan Chase and ETrade were amongst the targeted companies.

The indictment alleges that three men -- two Israelis and one American -- co-conspired over the course of years to electronically hack, con, and illegally traffic goods profiting in hundreds of millions. In the words of Manhattan U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara, "The charged crimes showcase a brave new world of hacking and profit ... This was hacking as a business model." The range and extent of their crimes is too massive to list here.

5 Tips for Hiring a Legal Tech Consultant

Don't fight the technology: master it. Or get someone who is a master to the job for you.

Small firms are depending on technology more and more to help them keep their business running smoothly. We've previously written about considering a social media dashboard to help you manage the social media accounts associated with your firm, so we're squarely in the camp that technology is your friend.

But you're lawyers Many of you might not have the necessary skills to handle a major tech crisis. And even if you did, we hope you're so busy with clients that you can hire a technology consultant instead. Here are a few suggestions for hiring the right consultant for your legal tech needs.

FCC Dismisses Consumer Watchdog's 'Do Not Track' Lawsuit

The FCC just dismissed a petition a petition filed by Consumer Watchdog requesting the Federal Agency to force "edge providers" like Google, Facebook, Netflix, etc., to honor a consumer's request not to be tracked. These are significant because you've probably even signed a couple of requests not to be tracked. Well, guess what: You're likely being tracked anyway.

The latest 'smart device' to make headlines isn't an expensive watch or fancy phone, it's the city of San Francisco. The City by the Bay has entered into a year-long pilot program with the French tech company Sigfox to create a city-wide wireless network dedicated only to the Internet of Things, that ever growing network of web-connected smart devices.

The project puts San Francisco at the forefront of IoT-friendly cities, but has raised predictable concerns about the safety and privacy of user's data.

Yesterday, the Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Spokeo v. Robins, the most important privacy and technology case of the term, one that could help determine the future of Internet privacy litigation. The question at its heart: do those who've had their privacy violated online, with no further harm, even have the right to sue?

If the Court says no, it will be a major blow to privacy advocates in particular and the plaintiff's bar generally. If the Supreme Court says yes, expect scads of new class action lawsuits to be filed against companies which deal with personal information online.

Age Detection Software Poses Big Risk for Employers

If you're not already aware, a browser extension application was created recently to give a web user an estimation of an individual's age based on their LinkedIn information.

In this age of "there's an app for that," this is hardly a shocker. But did you ever stop to think about the possible legal implications?

Senate Votes to Give DHS Cyber-Spying Immunity

We previously wrote about a victory by Privacy International who successfully argued in court that the British Intelligence Services was in cahoots with the the United States in sending private citizens' information through PRISM. That suit spawned the online tool to see whether or not you'd been looked into.

Back on this side of the pond, things are not looking all that great, but that probably strikes most people as no surprise. The Senate "overwhelmingly" approved the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act on Tuesday, according to ArsTechnica. The effect of this is to immunize companies who share user data with the US Government Department of Homeland Security.