• Posts by Alyssa Watzman

    Alyssa serves as a vice chair of the Constangy Cyber Team and is located in Denver. She has extensive experience managing responses to data security incidents, having focused her practice solely on managing them, as well as on helping ...

The Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act, enacted in 2008, was designed to provide individuals with control over their biometric information and to establish standards for collection. The Illinois Supreme Court has recently issued three opinions interpreting provisions of the BIPA, two of which are likely to result in a spike in BIPA claims and related litigation.

This year’s deadline for filing individual tax returns is April 18.

Malicious actors routinely target human resources professionals, certified public accountants, and individual employees with social engineering attacks during tax season in an effort to obtain copies of Internal Revenue Service Form W-2 (Wage and Tax Statement). Form W-2 contains the information that allows a malicious actor to file false tax returns and steal the refunds. Those who receive, process, or maintain copies of W-2s should be on the lookout for phishing emails and other types of social engineering attempts this tax season.

The Constangy Cyber Advisor posts regular updates on legislative developments, data privacy, and information security trends. Our blog posts are informed through the Constangy Cyber Team's experience managing thousands of data breaches, providing robust compliance advisory services, and consultation on complex data privacy and security litigation. 


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