Surveillance Camera Hack Raises Legal Risk of Digital Device Use
A recent hack into a massive collection of security camera data from Verkada Inc. shows the cyber and privacy-related vulnerabilities of digital devices that could give way to lawsuits and government enforcement actions.
The Verkada hack could bring attention from the Federal Trade Commission and state attorneys general who enforce laws protecting against unfair and deceptive business practices. The company also could be found liable under state-level data breach laws that require security controls to be in place.
Wiretapping laws could come into play, too, if there are audio recordings implicated in the hack. So could health privacy laws, for hacked video footage from hospitals or clinics.