Reliance On Dated Technology Won’t Prevent Plane Crashes

The recent crashes of Germanwings Flight 9525 and Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 are tragic, but germane illustrations of the perils of the reliance on flight data boxes and the need to incorporate advanced technology for forensic and safety purposes in modern aircraft. (The data recorders from Malaysia 370 have never been found and the recorders from Germanwings 9525 were almost destroyed.) Continue reading

Paula Knippa Appointed to Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in Community Health Systems Data Breach Litigation

Slack & Davis attorney Paula Knippa was selected to the Plaintiffs’ Steering Committee in the Community Health Systems data breach litigation, a consolidated class action pending in the Northern District of Alabama before District Judge Karon O. Bowdre against Community Health Systems, Inc. (“CHS”), which owns and operates 206 hospitals in 29 states throughout the country. The action alleges that CHS failed to implement and follow basic cybersecurity procedures, rendering patients’ sensitive information, including their names, addresses, credit card numbers and social security numbers, accessible to hackers and financial predators such as identity thieves. Continue reading