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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: 23

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
  • Aug 15

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era
    Interesting article on the five lawsuits brought against Jeff Koons for his appropriation of copyrighted works. Depending on who you ask, the doctrine of fair use has either been clarified or muddled. One thing the ’80s could not have…
  • Aug 14

    Should Tattoos Get Different Copyright Protection?

    Should Tattoos Get Different Copyright Protection?
    That’s the essence of the dispute between a video game developer and the tattoo licensing company. This is one to keep an eye on given the growing number of people getting ink on their bodies.
  • Aug 10

    “It simply means the post office is doing a stupid thing.”

    “It simply means the post office is doing a stupid thing.”
    One would be hard-pressed to find anything good, functional or smart with the U.S. Postal Service. So, it is not surprising that a bright federal employee would commit this copyright snafu. Enjoy! And don’t forget that the sure…
Rank this Week: 112

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: 155

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: 319

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/
  • Aug 16

    Hunton Privacy Team Publishes Several Chapters in International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection

    Hunton Privacy Team Publishes Several Chapters in International Comparative Legal Guide to Data Protection
    Hunton & Williams' Global Privacy and Cybersecurity lawyers prepared several chapters in the recently released The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Data Protection 2017, including the opening chapter on “All Change for Data…
  • Aug 15

    Colombia Designates U.S. as “Adequate” Data Transfer Nation

    Colombia Designates U.S. as “Adequate” Data Transfer Nation
    On August 14, 2017, the Colombian Superintendence of Industry and Commerce announced that it was adding the United States to its list of nations that provide an adequate level of protection for the transfer of personal information. This…
  • Aug 11

    FTC Posts Fourth Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Serie

    FTC Posts Fourth Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Serie
    On August 11, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission published the fourth blog post in its "Stick with Security" series, which examines five effective security measures companies can take to safeguard their computer networks.… Continue…
Rank this Week: 575

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
  • Aug 16

    A.B. 375, California’s Broadband Privacy Act, Very Close to Becoming Law

    A.B. 375, California’s Broadband Privacy Act, Very Close to Becoming Law
    Internet users across California have been calling their state legislators to demand they restore their broadband privacy rights by passing A.B. 375. So far that public pressure has been overriding the opposition from major cable and…
  • Aug 15

    Congress is At Home, So Pay Your Members a Visit

    Congress is At Home, So Pay Your Members a Visit
    It’s August. In the United States, that means members of Congress will be swinging back home to their home districts to check in with their state-side staffers, hit some fundraisers, and maybe host a few public events. You can meet…
  • Aug 14

    Rising Demands for Data Localization a Response to Weak Data Protection Mechanism

    Rising Demands for Data Localization a Response to Weak Data Protection Mechanism
    Don't Trust Data Localization Exceptions in Trade Agreements to Guarantee Protection of Personal Data The digital economy relies on cross-border provision of services and goods, and in the past government trade regulators have embraced the…
Rank this Week: 517

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: 430

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

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

    Women's Health Care (PA): A large…

    Women's Health Care (PA): A large Philadelphia-area ob/gyn practice has notified 300,000 patients of a potential data breach.  Not much news on what happened, but it was apparently a hack that penetrated the group's computer system; they…
  • Jul 26

    Wall of Shame: OCR is updating its large…

    Wall of Shame: OCR is updating its large data breach reporting website.
  • Jul 20

    Peachtree Neurological (Atlanta):…

    Peachtree Neurological (Atlanta): Peachtree Neurological was hit with ransomware recently.  Fortunately, (i) they were able to restore their systems without paying the ransom, and (ii) there was no evidence that the ransomware exfiltrated…
Rank this Week: 697

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/
Rank this Week: 758

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
  • Aug 11

    Artificial Intelligence Enabled Cybersecurity System

    Artificial Intelligence Enabled Cybersecurity System
    The use of artificial intelligence (AI) enabled cybersecurity systems is increasing dramatically. By 2018, sixty-two percent of all companies are projected to use AI technologies. The use of AI cybersecurity systems provides greater…
  • Aug 10

    Maryland Amends Personal Information Protection Act

    Maryland Amends Personal Information Protection Act
    The Maryland General Assembly has recently amended its Maryland Personal Information Protection Act, House Bill 974, effective January 1, 2018. Notable amendments expand the definition of personal information, modify the definition of breach…
  • Aug 6

    Washington Joins Growing List of States with Laws Protecting Biometric Information

    Washington Joins Growing List of States with Laws Protecting Biometric Information
    Not to be outdone by the recent attention to biometric information in Illinois, and the Prairie State’s Biometric Information Privacy Act (BIPA), Washington enacted a biometric data protection statute of its own, HB 1493, which became…
Rank this Week: 657

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: 698

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Aug 16

    SEC Cybersecurity Risk Alert Emphasizes Proactive Compliance and Ongoing Vigilance

    SEC Cybersecurity Risk Alert Emphasizes Proactive Compliance and Ongoing Vigilance
    On August 7, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its latest cybersecurity risk alert, detailing findings from the examination of 75 broker-dealers, investment advisers and investment companies carried out by its Office…
  • Aug 10

    FINRA Video Series Highlights Broker-Dealers’ Common Cybersecurity Deficiencie

    FINRA Video Series Highlights Broker-Dealers’ Common Cybersecurity Deficiencie
    In a series of three video programs published on the FINRA website in recent weeks, FINRA provided guidance on common deficiencies it has been seeing in its cybersecurity examinations of member firms, and recommended a number of measures…
  • Aug 7

    Are Industrial Control Systems the Linchpin for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity?

    Are Industrial Control Systems the Linchpin for Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity?
    Over the past few months, news headlines around the globe have been littered with reports of cyberthreats to the critical infrastructure of countries of all sizes. What were once just ominous theories of catastrophic cyberattacks crippling…
Rank this Week: 2740

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/
Rank this Week: 2572

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Aug 16

    Santa Barbara City Council Strikes Back Against Retail Malaise

    Santa Barbara City Council Strikes Back Against Retail Malaise
    Recently, the Santa Barbara City Council, in an effort to combat the retail malaise on State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara, has approved a pilot program that would streamline the permit and review process for potential commercial tenants.…
  • Aug 15

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our weekly roundup. … Continue Reading
  • Aug 14

    Recall Roundup Update: Fidget Spinners and Eclipse Glasse

    Recall Roundup Update: Fidget Spinners and Eclipse Glasse
    This past week, the CPSC released safety tips for fidget spinners. Although the CPSC still reports no fidget spinner recalls, the Acting Chairman used the CPSC’s pulpit to warn of the choking dangers that result when fidget spinners…
Rank this Week: 1963

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/
  • Aug 16

    UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprise

    UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprise
    On the 7th August 2017, the UK’s Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued a Statement of Intent (the Statement) outlining its planned reforms of the UK’s data protection laws which are to be implemented…
  • Aug 8

    German Court: Monitoring of Employees by Key Logger is Not Allowed

    German Court: Monitoring of Employees by Key Logger is Not Allowed
    The German federal labor court held in a recent decision (Bundesarbeitsgericht, 27 July 2017 – case no. 2 AZR 681/16) that the use of evidence obtained through the use of key logger software is not permitted under current German privacy…
  • Aug 3

    Senators Introduce IoT Cybersecurity Bill

    Senators Introduce IoT Cybersecurity Bill
    On August 1, 2017, Senators unveiled a bipartisan bill to mandate baseline cybersecurity requirements for internet connected devices purchased by the federal government. Recent attacks demonstrate that connected devices, which make up the…
Rank this Week: 1977

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Aug 15

    Hot Off the Press: Our New Guide to Social Media and the Securities Law

    Hot Off the Press: Our New Guide to Social Media and the Securities Law
    Nearly all companies—whether they’re focused on the B2C market or the B2B market—have embraced social media as a way to promote their goods and services and to interact with customers and potential customers. The growing use…
  • Aug 11

    Social Links: SCOTUS embraces technology; IoT companies proliferate; blockchain might make senior execs extinct

    Social Links: SCOTUS embraces technology; IoT companies proliferate; blockchain might make senior execs extinct
    A federal district court in Wisconsin struck down the first law in the country requiring augmented-reality-game makers to go through a complicated permit-application process before their apps could be used in county parks. The U.S. Supreme…
  • Aug 10

    Get Your Gripe On: The Consumer Review Fairness Act Is Live

    Get Your Gripe On: The Consumer Review Fairness Act Is Live
    Searching “millennials killed…” on the Internet returns over 1.5 million results in .65 seconds. Commentators have blamed the generation raised by tablets, smartphones, and apps for killing everything from marriage to…
Rank this Week: 3550

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Covers data breach prevention and responses. By Fox & Rothschild LLP.

https://dataprivacy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Aug 15

    NIST Issues New Password Security Recommendations: Keep It Simple, Long and Memorable

    NIST Issues New Password Security Recommendations: Keep It Simple, Long and Memorable
    Shata Stucky writes: The United States National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued new guidelines for creating secure passwords.  NIST guidelines, which are directed to “federal government systems,”…
  • Aug 14

    Law360 Article: Why Today’s Law Firm Needs a Chief Privacy Officer

    Law360 Article: Why Today’s Law Firm Needs a Chief Privacy Officer
    Fox Rothschild partner and firm Chief Privacy Officer Mark G. McCreary sees a trend: Law firms are increasingly recognizing that naming a lawyer to lead data security and privacy efforts is “an essential ingredient in good…
  • Aug 9

    Manufacturing Concern: Industry Becoming a Top Target for Cybercriminal

    Manufacturing Concern: Industry Becoming a Top Target for Cybercriminal
    A German cybersecurity firm reports that manufacturers have become a top target of cybercriminals. The NTT Security Global Threat Intelligence Center (GTIC) Quarterly Threat Intelligence Report for the second quarter of…
Rank this Week: 1287

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2535

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
  • Aug 15

    Russian Data Protection Authority Publishes Privacy Policy Guidance

    Russian Data Protection Authority Publishes Privacy Policy Guidance
    On 31 July, the Russian data protection authority, Roskomnadzor, issued guidance for data operators on the drafting of privacy policies to comply with Russian data protection law. Russia’s 2006 privacy law – Federal Law No. 152-FZ…
  • Aug 11

    CPR Appoints New Cyber Panel Ahead of Anticipated Increase in Data Security Dispute

    CPR Appoints New Cyber Panel Ahead of Anticipated Increase in Data Security Dispute
    The International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution, a New York-based organisation offering Alternative Dispute Resolution services, has recently announced the launch of a new specialised panel of neutrals, commissioned to deal…
  • Aug 11

    UK Government Releases Statement of Intent on Proposed Data Protection Bill

    UK Government Releases Statement of Intent on Proposed Data Protection Bill
    On 7 August 2017, the UK Department for Culture, Media and Sport published its Statement of Intent on a proposed Data Protection Bill, which will replace the current UK Data Protection Act 1998. The Bill is designed to fully implement the two…
Rank this Week: 3791

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Aug 14

    Are You Ready for the New York August 28th Compliance Deadline?  

    Are You Ready for the New York August 28th Compliance Deadline?  
      If you are one of the many businesses licensed by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), and cannot avail yourself of the (very) limited exemptions, you must be ready for the first compliance transition date for the…
  • Aug 8

    FTC Asked to Investigate Google’s Matching of “Bricks to Clicks”

    FTC Asked to Investigate Google’s Matching of “Bricks to Clicks”
    Recently, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (“EPIC”) asked the FTC to begin an investigation into a Google program called “Store Sales Management.”  The purpose of Store Sales Management is to allow for…
  • Jul 28

    Monkey See… Now, How NOT To Do

    Monkey See… Now, How NOT To Do
    Wells Fargo’s inadvertent production of personal identifying information (“PII”) in a case involving a former employee became national news when the New York Times broke the story late last week.  Discovery practices…
Rank this Week: 3725

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
  • Aug 13

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)
    This is an update to reflect statutory revisions to Texas’ version of its Uniform Trade Secrets Act statute, which will become effective on September 1.  For more on the changes, see Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets…
  • Jul 8

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated today to reflect a few developments in various states and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Nevada adopted a brand new noncompete law,…
  • Jul 1

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft
    Two important reports on trade secrets protection were recently issued: one by Baker McKenzie and Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership and the other by the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator…
Rank this Week: 4603

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: 3773

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Aug 11

    Can Procurement Law Slow Down Data Breach Response? A Closer Look.

    Can Procurement Law Slow Down Data Breach Response? A Closer Look.
    What happens when state and local governments respond to significant data breaches?  They often turn to the private sector for breach response capabilities in order to mitigate damages.  Speed is the name of the game, and state and…
  • Aug 10

    The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: N3v$r M1^d!

    The Man Who Wrote Those Password Rules Has a New Tip: N3v$r M1^d!
    Great article in the Wall Street Journal this week (paywall), on the history of passwords and password management. I did not know that the seeming obsession with passwords featuring a strange mixing of capital letters, numbers and…
  • Aug 4

    Top U.S. Cyber Official Resign

    Top U.S. Cyber Official Resign
    Christopher Painter, the State Department’s “Coordinator for Cyber Issues” stepped down on July 28, 2017. Described as the Department’s “weary soldier in America’s cyber war,” Painter traveled the…
Rank this Week: 3800

Technology, Telecom and Internet…

Technology, Telecom and Internet Blog

Posts on variety of internet law issues, with a focus on domain names, internet governance, social media, internet freedom and privacy. By Bloomberg BNA.

http://www.bna.com/ecommerce-tech-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 2156

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Aug 10

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nist overhauls password guidelines. well worth a read. https://t.co/wNa8f2G71O 2017-08-08
  • Aug 10

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nist overhauls password guidelines. well worth a read. https://t.co/wNa8f2G71O 2017-08-08 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Aug 3

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    ec rules that securities law applies to cryptocurrency. hmmm. https://t.co/D8LBZsmwdy 2017-07-28 bitcoin cash, a hard fork of bitcoin, set to launch next Tuesday. 2017-07-28 hyperloop one tests its first pod. still a long way to go but…
Rank this Week: 3030

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Aug 9

    Do You Really Need to Store That IoT Data?

    Do You Really Need to Store That IoT Data?
    Not only are companies collecting a massive amount of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT), they are storing it too. According to a survey of 1,000 enterprises conducted by 451 Research, 71 percent of enterprises are gathering IoT…
  • Jul 21

    A Reasonable Security Blanket

    A Reasonable Security Blanket
    Fear the data breach.  Companies large and small worry that a security lapse compromising personal information may hurt their customers or employees and expose the organization to costly liability and a damaged reputation.  But…
  • Jun 21

    Are You Keeping Up with COPPA? The FTC Just Updated It’s Compliance Plan for Businesse

    Are You Keeping Up with COPPA? The FTC Just Updated It’s Compliance Plan for Businesse
    On June 21, 2017, the FTC released its updated its 6 step COPPA Compliance Plan for Businesses (“Compliance Plan”).   The changes to the Compliance Plan are intended to help businesses keep up with changes to technology…
Rank this Week: 3751

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill
    Last week, the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) in Malaysia’s Parliament passed the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill 2017. The bill implements the provisions of the Convention on Biological…
  • 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 ……
Rank this Week: 2189

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/
  • Aug 8

    HHS Office for Civil Rights Publishes Checklist for HIPAA Covered Entities Responding to Cybersecurity Incident

    HHS Office for Civil Rights Publishes Checklist for HIPAA Covered Entities Responding to Cybersecurity Incident
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Service's Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") recently published guidance for entities covered by HIPAA, entitled "My entity just experienced a cyber-attack! What do we do now?"…
  • Aug 8

    Online Sales, Export Opportunities and Due Diligence…Oh My (Part II)

    Online Sales, Export Opportunities and Due Diligence…Oh My (Part II)
    Businesses receive online orders or inquiries from international entities through their websites constantly. In addition to business due diligence of vetting a potential customer and potential business deal (see Part I of this article dated…
  • Jul 25

    Ethical Considerations for Attorneys in the Age of Technology

    Ethical Considerations for Attorneys in the Age of Technology
    In today's world, technology is ever changing and data breaches are widespread. Both have repercussions for the legal profession. As technology has evolved and become more intrusive, the obligations of attorneys and how attorneys handle…
Rank this Week: 2937

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/
  • Aug 4

    When is Speaking to the Media About a Pending Lawsuit ‘Frivolous Conduct’ Under Ohio Law?

    When is Speaking to the Media About a Pending Lawsuit ‘Frivolous Conduct’ Under Ohio Law?
    In an emotionally charged case involving child sexual abuse allegations and claims of wrongful termination, emerged an unlikely decision with the potential to curtail lawyers’ First Amendment rights in Ohio. The Cleveland-based trial…
  • Aug 4

    Faruki’s Erin Rhinehart Named to National “Under 40 Hot List”

    Faruki’s Erin Rhinehart Named to National “Under 40 Hot List”
    Erin Rhinehart, Partner at Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL, adds another impressive award to her collection of accolades. Benchmark Litigation’s “Under 40 Hot List” honors the achievements of the nation’s…
  • Aug 1

    New Ruling Limits When Officials Can Block Constituents on Social Media

    New Ruling Limits When Officials Can Block Constituents on Social Media
    Public officials often rely on social media to connect with their constituents. Platforms like Facebook and Twitter offer unparalleled opportunities to share information, solicit feedback, and muster support efficiently and effectively. As a…
Rank this Week: 3659

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/
  • Aug 4

    The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force Prompts HHS to Issue a Revised HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool

    The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force Prompts HHS to Issue a Revised HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool
    Elizabeth (Betsy) Rosen Congress established the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force (the “Task Force”) in the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (the “Act”) to address the challenges the health care industry faces…
  • Aug 3

    Update on FCC Privacy Rule

    Update on FCC Privacy Rule
    Ava Childers We previously reported on the FCC’s 2016 Privacy Order, “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services” impacting Internet service providers’ data privacy practices…
  • Jun 7

    What Employers Need to Know about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation

    What Employers Need to Know about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation
    Proskauer on Privacy Proskauer has released a white paper on “What Employers Need to Know about Europe’s General Data Protection Regulation.” As you may know, on April 14, 2016, the European Parliament approved the General…
Rank this Week: 4233

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 3

    Why Data Security Is So Hard (and what to do about it)

    Why Data Security Is So Hard (and what to do about it)
    It’s ironic: when global threats are in the news every day, their ubiquity makes them easy to ignore. Whether they be political threats, climate threats, or data security threats, we can become numb to ever-present risk. Add in the…
  • Jul 7

    Beyond Breach Notification

    Beyond Breach Notification
    Ever since California adopted the nation’s first breach notification law in 2002, companies that have suffered a data breach have focused on whether and how to notify their customers, employees and others of the nature and extent of the…
  • Jun 26

    Middle-Market Companies Require a Customized Approach for Successful Cybersecurity

    Middle-Market Companies Require a Customized Approach for Successful Cybersecurity
    Middle-market companies have cultures, goals and business needs that are distinct from larger firms, and nowhere is that more true than with cybersecurity. Fortune 500 companies and brands with household names are much more likely to recover…
Rank this Week: 2314

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
  • Aug 2

    Delaware Authorizes Stocks on Blockchain

    Delaware Authorizes Stocks on Blockchain
    On July 21st, Delaware Governor John Carney Jr. signed SB 69 into law. SB 69 amends the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) to explicitly authorize the use of distributed ledger technology in the administration of Delaware…
  • Jul 31

    SEC on Initial Coin Offerings: Tokens May Be Securitie

    SEC on Initial Coin Offerings: Tokens May Be Securitie
    No blockchain phenomenon has garnered more attention lately than Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”), which have exploded in value and raised more than $1.2 billion thus far this year. In a typical ICO, a blockchain-based product or…
  • Jul 5

    Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision

    Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision
    On May 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit rejected a petition for cancellation of the GOOGLE trademark based on a “genericide” theory that claimed Google should lose its trademark protection because the word “google” has…
Rank this Week: 3803

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/
Rank this Week: 4530

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/
  • Jul 27

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate
    Following up on the USPTO's public roundtable on "Fraudulent and Misleading Solicitations to Trademark Owners", this post analyzes how to recognize fraudulent fee solicitations (invoices) and what to do when you receive them. The post…
  • 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…
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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/
  • Jul 13

    HHS Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist

    HHS Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist
    Last month, after the WannaCry ransomware attack infected 230,000 computers in 150 countries, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a “Quick-Response Checklist” for HIPPA covered…
  • Jul 11

    DHS and FBI – Hackers Are Targeting US Nuclear, Energy, and Manufacturing Facilitie

    DHS and FBI – Hackers Are Targeting US Nuclear, Energy, and Manufacturing Facilitie
    According to a new joint report issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations, energy…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3488

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

News and comments on Business Law. By Jordan M. Rand.

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Jul 11

    “I’m a Little Short – Gladly Pay You Tuesday?”

    “I’m a Little Short – Gladly Pay You Tuesday?”
    Solvency.  It means you can pay your tab.  Cyber attacks are occurring with greater frequency and effectiveness, resulting in an ever-increasing bill.  The cyberinsurance market is booming, but will policy premiums and carrier…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2259

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: 3304

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: 3542

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: 4132

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: 3714

Trust Anchor

Trust Anchor

Covers cyber security, data privacy and regulatory compliance. By Orrick.

http://blogs.orrick.com/trustanchor/
Rank this Week: 1219

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: 2034

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: 4341

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: 3774

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: 4487