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More detail on Dave & Buster's FTC Settlement

As we blogged here last week, we were going to post our Client Alert with further details about the settlement and consent order reached by the restaurant chain Dave & Buster's and the Federal Trade Commission relating to the breach suffered by the chain. Here is the alert -- Privacy and Security Alert: Popular Restaurant Chain Settles Federal Trade Commission Data Breach Charges.

Tip: This breach was the result of malicious hacking. In fact, the hacker - Alberto Gonzalez - was just sentenced to 20 years in federal prison for his crime. However, the FTC's concern was that the restaurant chain did not have "reasonable security measures" in place to prevent the hacking in the first place, or to detect it as it was occurring. Time to take stock of the point-of-sale systems in your store/restaurant.

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Cynthia J. Larose

Member / Co-Chair, Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice

Cynthia J. Larose is Chair of the firm's Privacy & Cybersecurity Practice, a Certified Information Privacy Professional-US (CIPP-US), and a Certified Information Privacy Professional-Europe (CIPP-E). She works with clients in various industries to develop comprehensive information security programs on the front end, and provides timely counsel when it becomes necessary to respond to a data breach.