In the News Today - December 11, 2017

December 11, 2017

Insurance Commissioners Roll Out Model Cybersecurity Law: The National Association of Insurance Commissioners released a model “uniform” law to standardize cybersecurity laws that govern the response to a data breach. The group says a uniform law would provide guidance “on what should happen, what they should expect, in the event of a cyberattack.” (Wall Street Journal)

New York Plaintiffs’ Firm Has Filed At Least 140 Website Accessibility Lawsuits since 2015: A New York City plaintiffs’ lawyer has filed at least 140 lawsuits over website accessibility and video closed captioning since May 2015. In October, a hotel defendant’s lawyer accused the firm of making “millions of dollars” while leaving the client with a maximum of $500 per suit. That lawyer said these lawsuits are a “shakedown.” (Forbes/Legal Newsline)