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Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Jun 5

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking

    Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking
    The arrest of an alleged source of a classified leak to the Intercept offers a lesson in the risks of spilling secrets. The post Feds Charge NSA Contractor Accused of Exposing Russian Hacking appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC

    Hack Brief: Dangerous ‘Fireball’ Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PC
    A widespread adware infection hides the ability to inflict far worse than spammy browser tweaks. The post Hack Brief: Dangerous 'Fireball' Adware Infects a Quarter Billion PCs appeared first on WIRED.
  • Jun 2

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool
    University of Washington researchers put sensors in 15 ridesharing cars, and uncovered new evidence of how stingrays are being used and how to detect them. The post Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool appeared…
Rank this Week: 20

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

Covers the relationship between art and law with a focus on intellectual property, nonprofit tax-exempt organizations, free speech, and contemporary art. By Sergio Muñoz Sarmiento.

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Jun 21

    Jeff Koons, Just In Time?

    Jeff Koons, Just In Time?
    Is Paris getting a “free” Jeff Koons? Possibly, although it seems not all is well between the city of romance and Jeff Koons. But more interestingly is what French art critic, Judith Benhamou-Huet, calls…
  • Jun 19

    BREAKING: In Lee v. Tam, SCOTUS holds that disparagement provison is unconstitutional

    BREAKING: In Lee v. Tam, SCOTUS holds that disparagement provison is unconstitutional
    Opinion hot off the press here. NPR here. The Slants tweet here.  
  • Jun 18

    Architectural Firm Sued for Copyright Infringement…Again.

    Architectural Firm Sued for Copyright Infringement…Again.
    Didn’t this already happen once to Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, like in 2004? Yes, you can read my thoughts about that lawsuit here (around page 3). But this is a new copyright infringement claim filed also against SOM, in the…
Rank this Week: 104

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    UK ICO Revises Subject Access Guidance Following Court Ruling

    UK ICO Revises Subject Access Guidance Following Court Ruling
    On June 20, 2017, the UK Information Commissioner’s Office published an updated version of its Code of Practice on Subject Access Requests. The updates are primarily in response to three Court of Appeal decisions from earlier this year…
  • Jun 22

    FTC Releases Guidance on COPPA Compliance

    FTC Releases Guidance on COPPA Compliance
    On June 21, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission updated its guidance for complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The FTC enforces the COPPA Rule, which sets requirements regarding children’s privacy and safety…
  • Jun 22

    Germany Issues Ethics Report on Automated and Connected Car

    Germany Issues Ethics Report on Automated and Connected Car
    On June 20, 2017, the German Federal Ministry of Transport and Digital Infrastructure issued a report on the ethics of Automated and Connected Cars. The Report was developed by a multidisciplinary Ethics Commission established in September…
Rank this Week: 167

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 385

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

Covers advertising law, privacy, information security and intellectual property.

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 522

Primary Opinion

Primary Opinion

Covers corporate, employment, IP and privacy news.

http://primaryopinion.com/
  • Nov 27

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm
    Law firms of all sizes are now embracing social media as a means to showcase expertise and reach new customers. But, opening a Twitter, LinkedIn or Google+ account is only the first part of the process. Here are five pointers for realising…
  • Oct 13

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark

    Legal opinion round up: CJEU’s ruling on registering 3D object trademark
    3D shape marks took another battering at the end of September with the European Court of Justice (CJEU) ruling that such trademarks can be declared invalid if the shape can be linked ‘essentially’ or ‘substantially’ to…
  • Oct 7

    Meet our independent blogger

    Meet our independent blogger
    Our new content portal www.primaryopinion.com draws together the best of the IP industry’s news, commentary and knowledge, so that IP professionals, in-house counsel and business heads can access it on one up-to-date platform. That…
Rank this Week: 428

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

Discusses issues of media law and responsibility with a special focus on libel and privacy law and the balance between the two.

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 539

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

Covers the law and business of social media. By Morrison Foerster.

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1084

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1034

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

Covers consumer privacy, data security, HIPAA, financial privacy and EU privacy. By Hogan Lovells.

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Jun 22

    South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System

    South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System
    On Monday, June 12, South Korea became the latest country approved to officially join the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation’s Cross-Border Privacy Rules system. It is the fifth APEC economy to participate in the system, joining the…
  • Jun 21

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit
    “A new law will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data”. This is today's strong statement by Her Majesty The Queen reflecting the level of priority given by the UK government to…
  • Jun 20

    Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed

    Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed
    Malware was recently identified that appears to have been designed and deployed by a nation-state to target and shut down electric grids. According to published reports, this malware currently appears to be capable of attacking the European…
Rank this Week: 752

Copyright, Intellectual Property,…

Copyright, Intellectual Property, Computer, Internet, e-Commerce Law

Covers IP/IT law, with a strong focus on copyright and internet law. By Barry Sookman.

http://www.barrysookman.com
Rank this Week: 749

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Jun 20

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant
    On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in a high profile trademark case rejecting the Lanham Act’s rule against disparaging trademarks as being facially invalid and unconstitutional. The Lanham Act, since its…
  • Jun 9

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California

    ‘This could be heaven or this could be hell’ for Hotel California
    Nearly 50 miles south of San Diego in Mexico lies an eleven room hotel which is currently making waves for its name, Hotel California, which is also the name of the Eagles classic single and album. The boutique hotel was originally named…
  • May 18

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    This week our colleagues at Employer Law Report published a post discussing the recent “Wannacry” ransomware attack. In the post, Brian Hall outlines the risks employers may face when dealing with cyber attacks and how human…
Rank this Week: 673

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Jun 16

    Webinar Recording: New Guidance on HIPAA: Nine Changes to Make

    Webinar Recording: New Guidance on HIPAA: Nine Changes to Make
    New Guidance on HIPAA: Nine Changes to Make While there have not been significant regulatory changes to HIPAA since 2013, that doesn’t mean that compliance can be static. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for…
  • Jun 12

    Private Right of Action Under Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Suspended Indefinitely

    Private Right of Action Under Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Suspended Indefinitely
    On June 7, 2017, the Canadian government announced that it is suspending indefinitely the private right of action provided for by Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), which sets forth the country’s regime of…
  • May 19

    GDPR matchup: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act

    GDPR matchup: The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act
    This article first published in the IAPP’s Privacy Tracker blog. In this Privacy Tracker series, we look at laws from across the globe and match them up against the EU General Data Protection Regulation. The aim is to help you…
Rank this Week: 527

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

Features a discussion of medical privacy. By Jeffrey P. Drummond.

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 14

    Wall of Shame: Apparently OCR is…

    Wall of Shame: Apparently OCR is considering some changes to the website listing of all large breaches, based on concerns expressed by a congressman (who also happens to be a doctor) that the listing is too punitive to entities that did no…
  • Jun 14

    St. Luke's-Roosevelt's Faxing Problem: An…

    St. Luke's-Roosevelt's Faxing Problem: An NYC hospital has been fined $387,000 for two misdirected faxes.  That's a big fine.  Why? Three reasons: One, all fines are big these days.  OCR still feels it needs to make an impression, and if…
  • Jun 12

    Hospital Cybersecurity in Critical…

    Hospital Cybersecurity in Critical Condition: So says a report by HHS' Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force.  Not particularly surprising.
Rank this Week: 737

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
  • Jun 7

    CASL Private Right of Action Delayed (Indefinitely)

    CASL Private Right of Action Delayed (Indefinitely)
    The Government of Canada has repealed the coming into force of the private right of action for violations of Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). The Government has listened to concerns raised by businesses, charities and the…
  • May 23

    President Trump’s Budget Requests $1.5B For Homeland Security Cyber Unit

    President Trump’s Budget Requests $1.5B For Homeland Security Cyber Unit
    President Trump’s new budget includes a request to increase cybersecurity personnel and funding across several federal departments, including $1.5 billion for the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) National…
  • May 19

    US Government Accountability Office Releases New Report On The Internet of Things (IoT)

    US Government Accountability Office Releases New Report On The Internet of Things (IoT)
    On May 15, 2017, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report entitled “Internet of Things: Status and implications of an increasingly connected world.” In the report, the…
Rank this Week: 1025

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

Covers global privacy and data security. By Covington & Burling LLP.

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 753

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
  • Jun 23

    June 2017 Website Newsletter

    June 2017 Website Newsletter
    Our firm has been notified by Global Law Experts that it has, in recent months, conducted an extensive nomination and research process for the Eighth Annual Global Law Experts Awards. Our firm has been chosen as the winner in the category…
  • Jun 23

    Faruki Client, Cox Media Group Ohio, Lawsuit Settle

    Faruki Client, Cox Media Group Ohio, Lawsuit Settle
    Faruki lawyers, Erin Rhinehart and Chris Hollon, secure $15,000 for client in open meetings case against local school board.  Complete article here.
  • Jun 21

    Zach Heck Explains Journey to Privacy & Security Practice at Faruki

    Zach Heck Explains Journey to Privacy & Security Practice at Faruki
    Earlier this month, Faruki attorney Zach Heck appeared on the YouTube series Law School Strategy. Zach discussed his journey through law school and his practice as a privacy and cybersecurity attorney at Faruki.  Zach provided…
Rank this Week: 3863

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Jun 23

    How the STRONGER Patents Act Would Send Innovation Oversea

    How the STRONGER Patents Act Would Send Innovation Oversea
    Senator Chris Coons introduced a bill this week called the STRONGER Patents Act [PDF]. The bill contains many terrible ideas. It would gut inter partes review (a valuable tool for challenging bad patents). It would overturn the Supreme…
  • Jun 22

    Small Business Fights for its Life, Wins with Alice

    Small Business Fights for its Life, Wins with Alice
    Michael Skelps was celebrating on New Year’s Eve with family and friends when he got a strange email from a lawyer. It said that Michael’s company, Capstone Photography, had just been sued for patent infringement. Michael went…
  • Jun 22

    The Patent Troll and the Scavenger Hunt

    The Patent Troll and the Scavenger Hunt
    Ken Cooper runs a small business out of his home. Unfortunately Ken’s business was not so small that it avoided the notice of a patent troll. Ken has been writing code since 1973. His life in programming has ranged from small personal…
Rank this Week: 2231

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Jun 23

    Putative Data Breach Class Action Dismissed for the Third Time

    Putative Data Breach Class Action Dismissed for the Third Time
    On June 13, 2017, Judge Andrea R. Wood of the Northern District of Illinois dismissed with prejudice a putative consumer class action filed against Barnes and Noble. The case was first filed after Barnes and Noble’s September 2012…
  • Jun 22

    Supreme Court Again Tightens Jurisdictional Requirements for Claims Against Out-of-State Defendant

    Supreme Court Again Tightens Jurisdictional Requirements for Claims Against Out-of-State Defendant
    On June 19, 2017, the U.S. Supreme Court announced important constitutional limitations on state courts’ ability to exercise specific jurisdiction over nonresidents’ claims against out-of-state defendants. The Court’s nearly…
  • Jun 21

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several regulatory and self-regulatory consumer protection actions made headlines affecting the retail industry. … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 1530

techblawg

techblawg

Focuses primarily on issues involving the intersection of law, technology and finance. By David Ma.

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 22

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    devs who use spaces (instead of tabs) get paid more. maybe because they charge by the character? https://t.co/yyBDvaiG8I 2017-06-16 holy smokes: venter creates working bioprinter that can create dna, rna, bacteria, etc. from digital files.…
  • Jun 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    perhaps a useful reminder that virtually all modern colour laser printers print nearly invisible tracking dots. https://t.co/p1z0f01F7D 2017-06-09 it expert finds sensitive docs of canadian banks (and others) uploaded to github by tata. oops.…
  • Jun 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    wow. brave raises us$35 million in its initial coin offering. in less than 30 seconds. largest ico to date. https://t.co/Ai9nSnL9MG 2017-06-02 google introduces ai to its spreadsheets – automates creation of charts and graphs.…
Rank this Week: 3244

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

Covers information security and privacy issues. By Foley Hoag LLP.

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3983

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • Jun 22

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal
    Social media seems to be a favorite forum for employees to complain about their workplace.  Firing employees for posting work-related social media messages can land an employer in trouble.  But is management absolutely forbidden…
  • Apr 19

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment
    “Why did you fire my wife?”  Bradley Reid Byrd posted this question on the Facebook page of Cracker Barrel.  Byrd wanted to know why his wife was let go after working for the restaurant chain for 11 years.  The post…
  • Mar 22

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy
    On January 1, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released an advice memorandum (dated September 22, 2016) reviewing the social media policy in Northwestern University’s revised Football…
Rank this Week: 3531

Broadband Law Advisor

Broadband Law Advisor

Provides insight and information on the FCC's National Broadband Plan. By Davis Wright Tremaine LLP.

http://www.broadbandlawadvisor.com/
  • Jun 22

    New Episode from In the Zone: Go federal or go home . . . maybe not?

    New Episode from In the Zone: Go federal or go home . . . maybe not?
    Recording on location from the Wireless Infrastructure Show, Leslie and Dan welcome Natasha Ernst of Lightower Fiber Networks to discuss state laws addressing wireless deployment and when state laws might provide stronger deployment rights…
  • Jun 16

    Rosenworcel Nominated for New FCC Term

    Rosenworcel Nominated for New FCC Term
    On June 13, the White House announced that Jessica Rosenworcel, who served as an FCC commissioner from 2012 until her term expired on Dec. 31, 2016, will be nominated to a new term at the agency. Rosenworcel, a Democrat, has been a strong…
  • May 26

    New Episode from In the Zone: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?

    New Episode from In the Zone: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
    Sometimes the local rules require some sort of community outreach before or during the application process – and sometimes it’s a good idea to reach out to the community whether it’s required or not.  In this episode,…
Rank this Week: 4793

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

Covers data privacy, security and social media subjects. By Baker Hostetler.

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Jun 22

    US Companies Create Principles for Cybersecurity Risk Rating

    US Companies Create Principles for Cybersecurity Risk Rating
    On June 20, 2017, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce announced that a consortium of more than two dozen chamber member companies, including prominent big banks, big-box retailers, and technology giants released a set of principles designed to…
  • Jun 19

    When is a Chair not a Chair? Big Data Algorithms, Disparate Impact, and Considerations of Modular Programming

    When is a Chair not a Chair? Big Data Algorithms, Disparate Impact, and Considerations of Modular Programming
    The DESI VII Workshop titled “Using Advanced Data Analysis in eDiscovery & Related Disciplines to Identify and Protect Sensitive Information in Large Collections” was held on the Strand Campus of King’s College in London…
  • Jun 13

    Deeper Dive: Clapper Divide Expands In Data Breach Case

    Deeper Dive: Clapper Divide Expands In Data Breach Case
    As reported in our 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report, plaintiffs allege potential future harm as a basis for injury in 80 percent of data breach lawsuits. But are allegations of future harm sufficient to meet Article III’s…
Rank this Week: 2953

sobre privacidad y protección de…

sobre privacidad y protección de datos

Spanish language blog about privacy and data protection. By Daniel A. Lopez Carballo.

http://www.dlcarballo.com/
Rank this Week: 3764

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Jun 20

    Strengthening Data Security Through Human Resources and Information Technology Teamwork

    Strengthening Data Security Through Human Resources and Information Technology Teamwork
    Human Resources (“HR”) and information technology (“IT”) departments play unique and important roles within an organization. With instances of data breaches on the rise, however, companies should be mindful of the…
  • Jun 5

    Lyft Drivers Allege Uber Spied on them for Competitive Edge

    Lyft Drivers Allege Uber Spied on them for Competitive Edge
    Co-author: Devin Rauchwerger  A former Lyft driver filed a class action lawsuit in the Northern District of California against Uber, alleging Uber violated the Electronic Communications Privacy Act (“ECPA”), the California…
  • May 25

    Retailer Successfully Defends Text Messaging TCPA Claim

    Retailer Successfully Defends Text Messaging TCPA Claim
    Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Blow v. Bijora upheld a lower court decision rejecting a plaintiff’s claim that she did not consent to receive text messages from the defendant retailer.…
Rank this Week: 4015

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jun 20

    Nevada Updated Noncompete Law

    Nevada Updated Noncompete Law
    On June 3, 2017, Nevada enacted a new law that made significant changes to Nevada noncompete law. Contrary to the recent developments and indications, the new law made enforcement of noncompetes in easier in some ways and in some ways…
  • Jun 11

    Same Blog, Different Look – Questionable Notice

    Same Blog, Different Look – Questionable Notice
    Please re-subscribe or “re-follow” us. (If you don’t, your notifications of new posts may stop going forward.) Sorry for any inconvenience! After 7 years with blog designs that I have never liked, it was time to make a…
  • May 29

    Recent News on the Abuse of Noncompete

    Recent News on the Abuse of Noncompete
    Noncompetes are intended to protect legitimate business interests in appropriate circumstances, including when necessary for the protection of a company’s trade secrets, confidential information, or customer relationships (and…
Rank this Week: 4837

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

By Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
Rank this Week: 3961

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Jun 13

    CRISPR GMO

    CRISPR GMO
    A genome editing revolution of unprecedented magnitude— spearheaded by a scientific breakthrough called CRISPR—is underway. This powerful technology has enabled scientists to precisely edit genes and is challenging long-held…
  • Jun 13

    Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty

    Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty
    Grid modernization holds the alluring promise of rationalizing electricity pricing, saving consumers money, and improving environmental quality all at the same time. Yet, we have seen only limited and patchwork regulatory initiatives towards…
  • Jun 13

    An Inclusive Energy Transition: Expanding Low-Income Access to Clean Energy Program

    An Inclusive Energy Transition: Expanding Low-Income Access to Clean Energy Program
    An array of new state policies and declining costs for clean energy technologies have opened electricity markets to many new participants, including electric utilities’ own customers. Most low- income customers, however, lack the…
Rank this Week: 4370

New Media & Technology Law Blog

New Media & Technology Law Blog

Covers intellectual property, data security, online marketing and online commerce. By Proskauer.

http://newmedialaw.proskauer.com
Rank this Week: 4029

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 3997

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3155

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

Covers global privacy, data protection and cybersecurity regulatory and litigation environment. By Norton Rose Fulbright.

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jun 9

    Colorado Division of Securities Adopts Final Cybersecurity Rule

    Colorado Division of Securities Adopts Final Cybersecurity Rule
    Broker-dealers and investment advisers in Colorado will soon be required to comply with new rules designed to protect the electronic information they collect and maintain.  On May 19, 2017, the Colorado Division of Securities adopted…
  • May 25

    Target Resolves State Attorney Generals’ Investigation

    Target Resolves State Attorney Generals’ Investigation
    On May 23, 2017, it was announced that Target Corporation had settled the investigation initiated by the Attorneys General[1] of 47 states and the District of Columbia resulting from its 2013 data security incident.  Besides the $18.5…
  • May 23

    China Amends Draft Regulation on Cross-Border Data Transfer

    China Amends Draft Regulation on Cross-Border Data Transfer
    We have just received a revised draft of the Measures on Security Assessment of Cross-border Data Transfer of Personal Information and Important Data (Measures).  Here we outline the changes made to the draft Measures first issued on 11…
Rank this Week: 2618

Privacy Law Blog

Privacy Law Blog

Covers data privacy, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and national security legal issues. By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://privacylaw.proskauer.com/
Rank this Week: 4447

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Jun 5

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?
    Both can serve as examples of trademark use in connection with membership in an organization. In May, the Wall Street Journal reported on enforcement actions by the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics to fine the…
  • Apr 18

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract
    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 prohibits non-disparagement provisions in form contracts with consumers that restrict legitimate commercial speech. The post New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contracts…
  • Feb 20

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration
    This post examines the USPTO's draft Examination Guide on Incapable Informational Matter - essentially matter that is not capable of federal trademark registration because it cannot function as a trademark. The Draft Guide focused on three…
Rank this Week: 4958

Data Security Law Journal

Data Security Law Journal

Covers data security, cloud computing, data privacy and anything E. By Al Saikali.

http://www.datasecuritylawjournal.com/
  • May 21

    Court Applies Work Product Protection to Breach Investigation Report

    Court Applies Work Product Protection to Breach Investigation Report
    One of the most significant questions in data security law is whether reports created by forensic firms investigating data breaches at the direction of counsel are protected from discovery in civil class action lawsuits.  They are, at…
  • Mar 5

    Incident Response: The Increasing Risks to Corporate Legal Department

    Incident Response: The Increasing Risks to Corporate Legal Department
    The consequences of a data breach reached new heights last week when Yahoo announced the resignation of its General Counsel in response to a series of security incidents the company suffered.  A more fulsome explanation of the security…
  • Dec 11

    Law Firm Data Security: The First Class Action

    Law Firm Data Security: The First Class Action
    Earlier this year, Bloomberg Law reported that Edelson PC, a leading plaintiffs’ firm in privacy and data security law, filed a class action lawsuit against a regional law firm that had vulnerabilities in its information security…
Rank this Week: 3969

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

Legal news and analysis, with an emphasis on international and domestic intellectual property developments. By Shawn Sullivan.

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug
    Louisiana’s Secretary of Health, Dr. Rebekah Gee, is attempting to persuade politicians to support the use of 28 USC § 1498, a federal statute that allows the federal government intentionally to infringe patents, to arrange for…
  • Jun 20

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
  • May 31

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
Rank this Week: 2165

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Covers business and privacy law. By Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP.

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Apr 20

    Cybersecurity Lawyer — Beyond Tabletop Exercises: Running a Data Breach Drill

    Cybersecurity Lawyer — Beyond Tabletop Exercises: Running a Data Breach Drill
    You spent valuable time and resources crafting a cybersecurity breach action plan. You’ve assembled a multidisciplinary response team. You’ve identified who is responsible for what, and what decision-tree will go into effect. The…
  • Apr 20

    Cybersecurity Lawyer — Beyond Tabletop Exercises: Running a Data Breach Drill

    Cybersecurity Lawyer — Beyond Tabletop Exercises: Running a Data Breach Drill
    You spent valuable time and resources crafting a cybersecurity breach action plan. You’ve assembled a multidisciplinary response team. You’ve identified who is responsible for what, and what decision-tree will go into effect. The…
  • Mar 28

    Cybersecurity Programs and the FTC – Staying out of Harm’s Way

    Cybersecurity Programs and the FTC – Staying out of Harm’s Way
    While there is no nationwide cybersecurity program, the Federal Trade Commission has brought more than 50 actions claiming that the cybersecurity practices of a variety of companies in a variety of industries. While these actions have…
Rank this Week: 1785

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

News and comments on Business Law. By Dilworth Paxson L.L.P.

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Feb 23

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”
    On Tuesday, I was privileged to be part of a panel discussing cyberinsurance for public pension funds at Kessler Topaz’s Evolving Fiduciary Obligations for Institutional Investors conference, joining Victoria Hale, General Counsel of…
  • Feb 23

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”
    On Tuesday, I was privileged to be part of a panel discussing cyberinsurance for public pension funds at Kessler Topaz’s Evolving Fiduciary Obligations for Institutional Investors conference, joining Victoria Hale, General Counsel of…
  • Feb 2

    “Unfortunately, This Will Get Physical”

    “Unfortunately, This Will Get Physical”
    There have been relatively few confirmed cyber attacks resulting in substantial physical harm to property (other than computer hardware) and people.  The first known event involved the 2008-2010 infiltration of a computer virus called…
Rank this Week: 2076

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping
    Recently, our cyber liability team discussed the impact internet data scraping has had upon trade secrets litigation.  Trade secrets cases are tough to win as plaintiffs.  The availability of competitive data online presents…
  • Oct 24

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping
    Recently, our cyber liability team discussed the impact internet data scraping has had upon trade secrets litigation.  Trade secrets cases are tough to win as plaintiffs.  The availability of competitive data online presents…
  • Aug 30

    Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Internet Defamation

    Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Internet Defamation
    Often, data breaches are associated with internet defamation or other torts like impersonation.  Many times we come across strong defamation cases that cannot proceed because the potential client has waited too long to take action.…
Rank this Week: 1661

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 3483

Trials and Tribulations

Trials and Tribulations

Covers the Elvey v. TDAmeritrade case concerning information security, spam and identity theft.

http://caringaboutsecurity.wordpress.com
  • May 6

    Looking back

    Looking back
    This is a response to DataLossDB blog post Legal Sub-Project – Elvey v. TD Ameritrade by jkouns on June 14, 2009 You ask some tough questions, and I have answers!  This is Elvey.  I filed the case. I was not aware of this post…
  • Jul 3

    Advice for TD Ameritrade from Tim Devaney and Tom Stein

    Advice for TD Ameritrade from Tim Devaney and Tom Stein
    TD Ameritrade’s PR flacks think this is bad advice on how to handle haters, I guess.Filed under: Settlement Component
  • Jun 13

    Settlement Valuation

    Settlement Valuation
    Judge Walker repeatedly asked the former class counsel to place a value on the benefits the rejected settlement offered to the class. I think it’s doable, and no one has truly done so, so I’m going to give it a shot. The audit…
Rank this Week: 4580

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Covers telecom policy, services agreements and data security/privacy. By Keller and Heckman LLP.

http://www.beyondtelecomlawblog.com
  • Apr 25

    "Section 6409 vs. Reality"-- A Panel Discussion at the Wireless West Conference

    "Section 6409 vs. Reality"-- A Panel Discussion at the Wireless West Conference
    I had the pleasure of speaking at the first annual Wireless West Conference in Anaheim, CA on April 20. Wireless West was organized and managed by five state wireless associations—Arizona, California, Colorado, Nevada, and Northwest…
  • Apr 18

    The Industrial Internet - Legal Issues and Procurement Implications--A Series; Part 1--Overview

    The Industrial Internet - Legal Issues and Procurement Implications--A Series; Part 1--Overview
    This is the first entry in a series on the “Industrial Internet,” focusing on the basic elements, legal issues and procurement implications, principally from the perspective of the end user. The term is used to distinguish…
  • Apr 4

    Another FirstNet Milestone

    Another FirstNet Milestone
      Another marker passed on the FirstNet roadmap last week as Capability Statements from bidders interested in building, operating and maintaining the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network were submitted March 31, 2016. Final bids…
Rank this Week: 3991

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Feb 22

    Corporate Activism In the Protection of Privacy

    Corporate Activism In the Protection of Privacy
    Just how far is business supposed to go in protecting privacy? In the United States, one can starkly see an example with Apple and the retrieval of encrypted iPhone data. But a recent Canadian case also shines a spotlight on the role of the…
  • Jan 27

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario
    Last week saw a rather striking decision issued by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. 2102 saw the tort of “intrusion upon seclusion” recognized; in 2016, we now have the tort of “public disclosure of private…
  • Jan 19

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim
    Manitoba’s Intimate Image Protection Act came into force on 15 January 2016. The statute does something that I think is especially noteworthy – it creates a new privacy tort concerning the “non-consensual distribution of…
Rank this Week: 4756

CyberLaw Currents

CyberLaw Currents

Covers technology news headlines, statutes, and case law developments related to e-commerce, privacy, advertising, and intellectual property. Edited by Glen K. Westerback.

http://www.cyberlawcurrents.com
Rank this Week: 4833