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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.

http://inforrm.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 127

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
  • Apr 18

    Act May Allow Artists Higher Deductions to Donated Artwork

    Act May Allow Artists Higher Deductions to Donated Artwork
    On April 14, Patrick Leahy, senator of Vermont, again proposed the Artist-Museum Partnership Act, which would allow artists to deduct the fair market value of artworks donated to museums, libraries, or other educational institutions. Under…
  • Apr 18

    Artist-Museum Partnership Act Introduced Yet Again

    Artist-Museum Partnership Act Introduced Yet Again
    On April 14, Patrick Leahy, senator of Vermont, again proposed the Artist-Museum Partnership Act, which would allow artists to deduct the fair market value of artworks donated to museums, libraries, or other educational institutions. Under…
  • Apr 18

    Resale Royalties Bill Proposed for Visual Artist

    Resale Royalties Bill Proposed for Visual Artist
    On Wednesday, the American Royalties Too (ART) Act of 2015, which would give visual artists resale royalties, was reintroduced by senators Tammy Baldwin and Ed Markey and the representative Jerrold Nadler. If passed, the Act would require a…
Rank this Week: 332

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
  • Apr 18

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-17
    CISAC sends open letter to MEP Reda http://t.co/1bzSe9hoNU -> Use of Text message to convict major invasion of privacy rights but still admissible R v Adeshina, 2015 SKCA 29 http://t.co/NIc31xBDQZ -> Restrictive covenant against…
  • Apr 17

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-16
    Student-help site raises plagiarism, copyright concerns http://t.co/eT2ApiGoHV -> European cinema fears copyright reform http://t.co/RZKD8sTKa8 -> Statutory Safe-Harbors and User-Generated Content in the U.S. http://t.co/nJqey4ev7u…
  • Apr 16

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-15

    Computer and Internet Law Updates for 2015-04-15
    Another Competitive Keyword Advertising Lawsuit Fails–Infogroup v. DatabaseLLC http://t.co/8tazCkJECj -> How much piracy is needed for antipiracy sanctions to be available? Decisions from Spain and Italy http://t.co/psSbQS2YlX ->…
Rank this Week: 1862

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
  • Apr 17

    Is This Justice? Charging an Eight Grader with a Felony for “Hacking”

    Is This Justice? Charging an Eight Grader with a Felony for “Hacking”
    A 14-year-old eighth grader in Florida, Domanik Green, has been charged with a felony for “hacking” his teacher’s computer. The “hacking” in this instance was using a widely known password to change the desktop…
  • Apr 17

    EFF's Podcasting Patent Win Highlights a Disturbing Trend

    EFF's Podcasting Patent Win Highlights a Disturbing Trend
    It's time to take a closer look at EFF's recent victory against bogus patents and highlight what we and others concerned about our patent system are up against. The United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO), acting on our request for…
  • Apr 16

    Fast Track Bill Would Legitimize White House Secrecy and Clear the Way for Anti-User Trade Deal

    Fast Track Bill Would Legitimize White House Secrecy and Clear the Way for Anti-User Trade Deal
    Following months of protest, Congress has finally put forth bicameral Fast Track legislation today to rush trade agreements like the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) through…
Rank this Week: 2833

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Apr 17

    WEBINAR: Compliance with EU Data Protection Laws for US Companie

    WEBINAR: Compliance with EU Data Protection Laws for US Companie
    Register now for the fourth installment in our monthly 2015 Privacy Wednesday webinar series, coming up next Wednesday, April 29th at 1:00 pm ET.   Susan Foster, a CIPP/E in Mintz’s London office, will consider issues…
  • Apr 16

    UPDATE: Target Confirms It Has Negotiated A $19 Million Data Breach Settlement With MasterCard

    UPDATE: Target Confirms It Has Negotiated A $19 Million Data Breach Settlement With MasterCard
    Target confirmed a report in the Wednesday edition of The Wall Street Journal of a settlement with MasterCard concerning claims of card-issuers arising from Target’s 2013 data breach.  The data breach, which occurred during the…
  • Apr 15

    Report: Target Close To $20M Data Breach Settlement With Master Card

    Report: Target Close To $20M Data Breach Settlement With Master Card
    According to a report published today in The Wall Street Journal, Target and MasterCard are close to reaching a settlement of the claims of MasterCard-issuing institutions in connection with Target’s 2013 data breach.  The…
Rank this Week: 1810

Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 17

    New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hacker

    New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hacker
    A darknet marketplace called TheRealDeal Market has emerged, focusing on brokering hackers’ zero-day attack methods. The post New Dark-Web Market Is Selling Zero-Day Exploits to Hackers appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 15

    Hackers Could Commandeer New Planes Through Passenger Wi-Fi

    Hackers Could Commandeer New Planes Through Passenger Wi-Fi
    New jets have Wi-Fi passenger networks that use the same network as the avionics systems of the planes. The post Hackers Could Commandeer New Planes Through Passenger Wi-Fi appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 15

    An App That Hides Secret Messages in Starcraft-Style Game

    An App That Hides Secret Messages in Starcraft-Style Game
    A new tool dodges censorship by converting text-based messages into automated game commands. Zerg rush! The post An App That Hides Secret Messages in Starcraft-Style Games appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 10

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 1102

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/
  • Apr 16

    Legal Departments: New PCI DSS Requirements Mandatory in June

    Legal Departments: New PCI DSS Requirements Mandatory in June
    PCI Council publishes new PCI Data Security Standard Version 3.1 and provides very short time to implement new encryption standards. The PCI Council just published a new version of the PCI Data Security Standard (PCI DSS).  The new…
  • Apr 15

    Advisory Alert: The FCC Just Upped the Ante for Communications Providers and the FTC

    Advisory Alert: The FCC Just Upped the Ante for Communications Providers and the FTC
    The FCC has been warning communications companies for months that protecting consumer privacy and information security is a top priority, and the recent announcement of a $25 million settlement with AT&T over its alleged failures to…
  • Apr 14

    Has Your Website’s EU Safe Harbor Expired?

    Has Your Website’s EU Safe Harbor Expired?
    FTC proposes twenty-year compliance program for two companies that have settled charges that they misrepresented that they are currently compliant with the US-EU Safe Harbor Framework. Does your company rely on the US-EU Safe Harbor…
Rank this Week: 1351

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: 600

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.businesslitigationinfo.com/
Rank this Week: 2676

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/
  • Apr 16

    Three Tips for Music Licensing in Media Production

    Three Tips for Music Licensing in Media Production
    Obtaining the proper music licenses helps protect your production from a copyright lawsuit, which can ultimately prevent the release of your final product. Watch the short video clip below for these three practical tips on music…
  • Apr 6

    How Do You Sell a Reality TV Show?

    How Do You Sell a Reality TV Show?
    Watch the short video clip below for three tips on how to sell your reality TV show. Understand the process for selling Watch out for the option Understand your leverage Watch the video: Tags: News & Event
  • Mar 23

    The Final Chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11

    The Final Chapter on Aereo’s Chapter 11
    On June 25, 2014, the United States Supreme Court ruled that cloud-based television-streaming service, Aereo, violated U.S. copyright law and its subsequent Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing has come to a dramatic conclusion. We have followed this…
Rank this Week: 4415

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 15

    More on Medical Identity Theft: certainly…

    More on Medical Identity Theft: certainly getting a lot of attention these days. UPDATE: I've got to say that's a little misleading.  "Nearly 60% were the result of theft" makes is sound like there were 600 breaches affecting…
  • Apr 10

    Another Individual HIPAA Criminal…

    Another Individual HIPAA Criminal prosecution: this time a hospital respiratory therapist who accessed patient data.  No indication in the article what she was attempting to do with the data, but since it's a criminal complaint, I suspect…
  • Mar 31

    Lender HIPAA issues: Here's what looks…

    Lender HIPAA issues: Here's what looks like an interesting (if short) article on HIPAA implications for healthcare lenders and other potentially unwitting business associates.  Full disclosure: even though it's short, I haven't read it; too…
Rank this Week: 1838

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/
  • Apr 15

    Frist Tech Seminar Series focuses on big data

    Frist Tech Seminar Series focuses on big data
    Our colleague at Employer Law Report, Brian Hall, conveys his thoughts about the first installment of our 2015 Technology Seminar Series. This May 13 seminar focuses on big data, data analytics and the law: What your company needs to know…
  • Apr 14

    Who owns the photo?

    Who owns the photo?
    You may have heard about the dispute of copyright ownership over a selfie taken by a macaque in 2011. The wildlife photographer who owned the camera claimed ownership when a website published the photo without his permission. Under U.S. law,…
  • Apr 6

    A potential game-changer in trademark registration proceeding

    A potential game-changer in trademark registration proceeding
    In trademark infringement litigation, the critical and usually pivotal issue is whether there is a likelihood of confusion between two allegedly similar marks. Eliminating a defendant’s ability to defend against an allegation of…
Rank this Week: 3780

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
  • Apr 15

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drone

    Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data Issues Guidance on the Use of Drone
    On 29 March, the Hong Kong Privacy Commissioner for Personal Data published a guidance note that supplements previous guidance on the use of closed circuit television systems and for the first time addresses the increasing use of unmanned…
  • Apr 10

    Recording and Deck from Webinar: Update on New Russia Data Localization Law

    Recording and Deck from Webinar: Update on New Russia Data Localization Law
    Thank you to everyone who participated in the Hogan Lovells webinar "Russia Data Localization Update: New Details Emerge from Meetings with Russian Regulator" on 2 April 2015. This update follows an October 2014 presentation by Hogan Lovells…
  • Apr 8

    Court Allows FTC to Move Forward in “Common Carrier” Exemption Case

    Court Allows FTC to Move Forward in “Common Carrier” Exemption Case
    Last week, U.S. District Court Judge Edward M. Chen denied AT&T Mobility’s motion to dismiss the Federal Trade Commission's (FTC's) October 2014 complaint alleging that AT&T engaged in unfair and deceptive practices in…
Rank this Week: 659

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/
  • Apr 15

    Who really cares if your company .sucks?

    Who really cares if your company .sucks?
    Suffixes of web domain names are sometimes used to give negative feedback for certain companies.  For example, “.fail” and “.gripe” are two that are live on the internet currently, and someone pay purchase a…
  • Apr 13

    Stingray Menace: Secrecy and NDAs in the Executive Branch

    Stingray Menace: Secrecy and NDAs in the Executive Branch
    Stingrays are powerful surveillance tools that government agencies have been using for at least several years. Roughly the size of a small suitcase, Stingrays work by mimicking the operation of a cell tower. Unbeknownst to the user, a…
  • Apr 8

    Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn and Peer-to-Peer Rentals: The Sharing Economy, North Carolina, and the Constitution

    Hotel, Motel, Holiday Inn and Peer-to-Peer Rentals: The Sharing Economy, North Carolina, and the Constitution
    Within the past several years, a new business model has rapidly expanded into a billion dollar industry, with potential to expand further—the sharing economy. The North Carolina General Assembly has yet to address how it intends to…
Rank this Week: 2655

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Apr 14

    Courts Continue to Wrestle with Application of VPPA

    Courts Continue to Wrestle with Application of VPPA
    Recent weeks have seen two notable federal court decisions involving the Video Privacy Protection Act (“VPPA”) since last week: In re Hulu Privacy Litigation, 3:11-CV-03764 (N.D. Cal. March 31, 2015) (“Hulu Privacy…
  • Apr 3

    FTC Files Complaint Against DirecTV for Inadequately Disclosing Terms of Customer Contract

    FTC Files Complaint Against DirecTV for Inadequately Disclosing Terms of Customer Contract
    On March 11th, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) filed a complaint against DirecTV for violations of Section 4 of the Restore Online Shoppers’ Confidence Act (ROSCA)(15 U.S.C. § 8401 et seq.) and Section 5(a) of the FTC Act…
  • Apr 2

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 Article Re Hulu’s Win

    Andrew Hoffman Quoted in Law360 Article Re Hulu’s Win
     Senior Counsel, Andrew Hoffman was quoted in Law360 article dated April 1, 2015, titled Hulu’s Win Won’t Halt Video Privacy Class Actions. He commented regarding why the dismissal of the Hulu Video Privacy…
Rank this Week: 2069

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 4078

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/
  • Apr 14

    AT&T Pays $25 Million in FCC Settlement

    AT&T Pays $25 Million in FCC Settlement
    Laura McAleer In the largest ever data security enforcement action taken by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), AT&T agreed to pay $25 million to resolve an investigation into consumer privacy violations at its call centers in…
  • Apr 9

    Department of Education Issues New Guidance Documents Relating to Student Privacy

    Department of Education Issues New Guidance Documents Relating to Student Privacy
    Adam Waks The past few years have seen exponential growth in the use of technology in the classroom, with applications ranging from the increased availability and use of e-books to the displacement of physical classrooms through Massive Open…
  • Apr 1

    Australia’s New Mandatory Data Retention Law

    Australia’s New Mandatory Data Retention Law
    Courtney Bowman Last week, Australia became the latest country to pass a mandatory data retention law. The Telecommunications (Interception and Access) Amendment (Data Retention) Bill 2015, which amends Australia’s Telecommunications…
Rank this Week: 1360

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
  • Apr 14

    Next Step in U.S. Postal Service Breach – NLRB Sues Postal Service

    Next Step in U.S. Postal Service Breach – NLRB Sues Postal Service
    As discussed in an earlier post, shortly after the United States Postal Service reported a data breach potentially affecting hundreds of thousands of  employees, the American Postal Workers Union filed an unfair labor practice with…
  • Apr 8

    Virginia Joins List of States Limiting Employer Access to Social Media Account

    Virginia Joins List of States Limiting Employer Access to Social Media Account
    Recently, Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) signed a bill that limits employer access to the personal social media accounts of employees and job applicants.  The law, which takes effect on July 1, 2015 prohibits employers in…
  • Apr 7

    Alabama Seeks To Become 48th State To Enact Breach Legislation

    Alabama Seeks To Become 48th State To Enact Breach Legislation
    Alabama recently introduced a bill (S.B. 106) which would require notification in the event of a breach affecting the personal information of an Alabama resident.  While 47 states currently have laws requiring breach notification…
Rank this Week: 1175

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: 2473

Coming of Edge

Coming of Edge

Discusses the legal hurdles facing startups and entrepreneurs including all intellectual property law topics. By Steven Buchwald.

http://comingofedge.com/
  • Apr 13

    Non-Exclusive Copyright License: Enforcement Danger

    Non-Exclusive Copyright License: Enforcement Danger
    If a copyright license does not specifically grant you an exclusive copyright right, you would not be able to sue infringers The post Non-Exclusive Copyright License: Enforcement Danger appeared first on .
  • Mar 18

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook

    The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook
    The content of an employee handbook matters greatly. When it is well-drafted and tailored to the the company it can prevent or greatly minimize liability. The post The Many Benefits of an Employee Handbook appeared first on .
  • Mar 10

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit

    Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suit
    Keeping adequate record of your software creation efforts can be very helpful to stave off copyright infringement claims The post Independent Creation Paper Trail To Fend Off Copyright Suits appeared first on .
Rank this Week: 3719

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: 523

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: 2309

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Apr 9

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Searching social. At long last, tweets will appear in Google search results as soon as they’re sent, as the result of a deal that the two Internet giants recently struck. As part of its efforts to increase user growth and attract more…
  • Apr 7

    Status Update

    Status Update
    Bad ads. New research shows that 5% of the people visiting Google-related websites are using computers infected with programs that insert illegitimate ads onto web pages; as a result, these web surfers see ads that site operators…
  • Apr 3

    Big Data and Human Resources—Letting the Computer Decide?

    Big Data and Human Resources—Letting the Computer Decide?
    Employees are a company’s greatest asset, but if the company gets hiring decisions wrong, employees could also be the company’s greatest expense. Accordingly, recruiting the right people and retaining and promoting the best, while…
Rank this Week: 1482

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Apr 7

    Obama Administration Recognizes Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure as a National Emergency

    Obama Administration Recognizes Cyber Threats to U.S. Critical Infrastructure as a National Emergency
    Many cybersecurity experts have warned that the United States is already engaged in covert cyber warfare against hostile actors around the world. The latest cybersecurity Executive Order reflects formal recognition that, regardless of whether…
  • Apr 7

    Privacy and Data Protection Team Partner Craig Hoffman Named as a “Rising Star” by Law360

    Privacy and Data Protection Team Partner Craig Hoffman Named as a “Rising Star” by Law360
    Congratulations to Craig Hoffman, a partner and member of our Privacy and Data Protection team, who has been selected by Law360 as a Rising Star in the area of Privacy. Law360 editors reviewed a record 1,200 submissions to determine the 145…
  • Apr 2

    Wyoming Broadens Data Breach Notification Law

    Wyoming Broadens Data Breach Notification Law
    Wyoming recently joined the list of states passing laws that broaden the scope of their data breach notification laws. On March 2, 2015, Wyoming signed into law two bills (S.F. 35 and S.F. 36) that expand the definition of personally…
Rank this Week: 1732

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Apr 7

    Obama Executive Order Targets International Cyberattacks Against U.S. with New Sanction

    Obama Executive Order Targets International Cyberattacks Against U.S. with New Sanction
    By Gwen Jaramillo and Shrutih V. Tewarie As part of a series of measures aimed at increasing preparedness and defenses against international cyberattacks on U.S. industries and government agencies, on April 1, President Obama issued…
  • Feb 23

    HIPAA Compliant Technology and the Importance of Encryption

    HIPAA Compliant Technology and the Importance of Encryption
    We welcome this guest blog by Gene Fry, Compliance Officer, Scrypt, Inc. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) sets the standard for protecting sensitive patient data. This means that any covered entity (CE) or…
  • Feb 19

    Privacy Issues in Smart Electrical Grids: Another Internet of Things Problem

    Privacy Issues in Smart Electrical Grids: Another Internet of Things Problem
    Smart grids – electrical grids that allow two-way communication between utilities and consumers – represent an exciting frontier in the Internet of Things, with ramifications for energy efficiency, weather resiliency and…
Rank this Week: 1722

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
  • Mar 30

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief

    The Open Internet Order - In Brief
    The entry summarizes the major elements of the Open Internet Order.  An analysis of the FCC’s policy determinations and reasoning for regulating broadband internet access service as a Title II telecommunications service will be…
  • Feb 19

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment

    Net Neutrality: Neutral on Broadband Investment
    The FCC’s Monthly Meeting scheduled for 26 February 2015 is both widely-anticipated and one in series of continuing events.  The FCC will likely adopt its net neutrality order and order preempting certain state restrictions on…
  • Feb 11

    Video Interview: Discussing the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal with LXBN TV

    Video Interview: Discussing the FCC's Net Neutrality Proposal with LXBN TV
    Following up on my posts on the subject, I had the opportunity to discuss FCC Commissioner Tom Wheeler's announcement of a new Net Neutrality proposal with Colin O'Keefe of LXBN. In it I explain why the FCC wouldn't really regulate the…
Rank this Week: 1090

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/
  • Mar 27

    Cyber Vulnerability in Wind Turbine

    Cyber Vulnerability in Wind Turbine
    It has been reported that a wind turbine which is deployed across the energy sector worldwide has been hacked.  Due to a software bug, an attacker can get the user name and password from the browser.  This can allow admin…
  • Mar 27

    ECJ case on Safe Harbor

    ECJ case on Safe Harbor
    The ECJ heard arguments, this week, in the action against the Irish Data Protection Commissioner that Safe Harbor should be declared invalid.  The case was originally brought by Austrian law student, Max Schrems. Let’s cut to the…
  • Mar 25

    Online Dating Site Hit with Anti-Spam Law Fine

    Online Dating Site Hit with Anti-Spam Law Fine
    On the heels of issuing its first Notice of Violation under Canada’s Anti-spam Legislation (CASL) earlier this month, the Canadian Radio-television and Telecommunications Commission (CRTC) announced today that Plentyoffish Media Inc.,…
Rank this Week: 1994

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

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

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Mar 3

    The Law of Cybersecurity & In-House Counsel

    The Law of Cybersecurity & In-House Counsel
    Last month saw an interesting study emerge from the Maurer School of Law at Indiana University. It discusses the current and potential role of lawyers in the area of cybersecurity and the emerging, but still nascent, field of…
  • Feb 8

    The Canadian Privacy Cases of 2014

    The Canadian Privacy Cases of 2014
    As we move more into 2015, I thought I’d put together my own list of the more interesting Canadian privacy cases of 2014. These are judicial decisions so there’s no Commissioner findings or orders here. Some of these…
  • Jan 27

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law

    Revenge Porn & Canadian Law
    Whenever a new technology arrives, society always plays “catch up” to determine what norms to apply to the use of that technology. It’s probably how we got traffic lights after the advent of automobiles.  One…
Rank this Week: 4537

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 1546

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
  • Feb 22

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup

    Noncompete Studies Suggest Noncompete Enforcement Improves Training and Quality of Startup
    More and more studies are being conducted about the impact of noncompetes on the economy, including in particular on startups, employee mobility, and innovation. Two relatively recent studies, suggest some (perhaps) surprising results.…
  • Jan 19

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review

    2014 Trade Secrets and Noncompetes Year in Review
    In anticpation of speaking at the Boston Bar Association’s 15th Annual Intellectual Property Year in Review earlier this month, I prepared a paper discussing a number of the developments in trade secrets law and…
  • Jan 18

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)

    Massachusetts Bills to Ban Noncompetes and Adopt UTSA in the New Legislative Session (2015-2016)
    Several bills concerning trade secrets and noncompetes were filed this week in the Massachusetts legislature. On trade secrets side, the following bills were filed: H.2569 by Representatives Bradley Jones and Elizabeth Poirier; H.2157 by…
Rank this Week: 1278

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/
  • Feb 19

    White House Sets Privacy Expectations for the Federal Government's Use of Unmanned Aircraft System

    White House Sets Privacy Expectations for the Federal Government's Use of Unmanned Aircraft System
    On February 15, 2015, the White House released a Presidential Memorandum to address the privacy, civil rights and civil liberties concerns associated with the federal government's use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. This blog entry provides a…
  • Feb 19

    White House Sets Privacy Expectations for the Federal Government’s Use of Unmanned Aircraft System

    White House Sets Privacy Expectations for the Federal Government’s Use of Unmanned Aircraft System
    On February 15, 2015, the White House released a Presidential Memorandum to address the privacy, civil rights and civil liberties concerns associated with the federal government's use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems. This blog entry provides a…
  • Feb 19

    Article 29 Working Party Reports on Cookie Sweep Result

    Article 29 Working Party Reports on Cookie Sweep Result
    On February 3, 2015, the Article 29 Working Party published a report on a sweep of 478 websites across eight EU Member States (Czech Republic, Denmark, France, Greece, the Netherlands, Slovenia, Spain and the United Kingdom). The sweep was…
Rank this Week: 136

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/
  • Feb 13

    German DPAs: Situation regarding consent for cookies is “unacceptable”

    German DPAs: Situation regarding consent for cookies is “unacceptable”
    In February 2015, the German data protection authorities adopted a resolution with the title “Tracking of user behavior on the Internet” (German). In this resolution, the authorities urge the German government to finally transpose…
  • Feb 4

    eBay Again – Your Ended Auctions Can Cause Some Trouble, Too

    eBay Again – Your Ended Auctions Can Cause Some Trouble, Too
    An eBay seller who has used copyright protected photos without the author’s permission and made a corresponding desist declaration is obliged not only to end the auction but rather to delete the pictures from the ended auctions…
  • Jan 30

    ECJ-decision: International jurisdiction in case of copyright infringement on a website

    ECJ-decision: International jurisdiction in case of copyright infringement on a website
    By judgment of 22 January 2015 (C-441/13), the European Court of Justice (ECJ) decided on the interpretation of Art. 5 para 3 of Regulation 44/2001 (Brussels I) on international jurisdiction of courts in a copyright infringement case.…
Rank this Week: 3268

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/
Rank this Week: 3254

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandip.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 9

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized

    Why Privacy Policies Must be Personalized
    (This was cross-posted.) The best argument for why companies should never simply copy and paste the text of another entities' privacy policy onto their own website can be found in the recent announcement by the FTC of a settlement…
  • Jan 28

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day

    New Blog Post in Honor of Data Privacy Day
    As you may recall, this blog has now moved to http://www.privacyandiplawblog.com.  Earlier today, I posted on Data Breach Planning for Small Businesses in honor of Data Privacy Day.  I look forward to your feedback!
  • Oct 20

    Moving to WordPre

    Moving to WordPre
    I am very pleased to announce that The Privacy and IP Law Blog is in the process of moving to WordPress, and to a dedicated domain – PrivacyandIPLawBlog.com!  The blog will operate on both the Blogspot.com location and on the new…
Rank this Week: 977

The D: Drive | E-Discovery,…

The D: Drive | E-Discovery, Privacy and All Things Data

Covers privacy, e-discovery, data security, and cloud computing. By Davis LLP.

http://www.davis.ca/en/blog/d-drive/
  • Jan 15

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard
    In the D:Drive blog post “An International Standard on E-Discovery is Becoming a Reality”, I introduced the development of an international standard for electronic discovery, “ISO/IEC 27050 – Information technology…
  • Jan 14

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard

    Update on the Burgeoning International E-Discovery Standard
    In the D:Drive blog post “An International Standard on E-Discovery is Becoming a Reality”, I introduced the development of an international standard for electronic discovery, “ISO/IEC 27050 – Information technology…
  • Nov 18

    Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information Governance Paves the Way

    Improving Cybersecurity Against Data Breaches: How Information Governance Paves the Way
    The issue of data breach is not exactly new, but in the past it has been relegated to a niche corner of information technology. Increasingly, however, cybersecurity is becoming a critical priority for businesses as a recent surge of…
Rank this Week: 3350

Georgia Internet Law

Georgia Internet Law

Provides information and commentary regarding Internet law, e-commerce and technology law, World Wide Web regulation, and intellectual property. By Richardson Sixth, LLC.

http://georgiainternetlaw.com/
  • Jan 13

    Bitcoin Keeps it Moving

    Bitcoin Keeps it Moving
    Bitcoin, a software-based online-payment system, as well as the synonymous payment unit, was introduced in 2009 by the perhaps pseudonymous Satoshi Nakamoto.  Bitcoin is virtual money exchanged online via any of various apps. …
  • Jul 31

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village

    Visit to Atlanta Tech Village
    The Richardson Sixth firm made a visit to the Atlanta Tech Village yesterday.  The gathering was sponsored by the Buckhead Club, which shares valuable real estate with the Village as part of the “Buckhead Super-block.”…
  • Sep 30

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory

    ReDigi and Movement in Copyright Law and Theory
    ReDigi, started in late 2011, holds itself out as a legal means for consumers to sell their digital music files online, giving them the same ability to re-sell as they possess with their CDs or vinyl. ReDigi proponents argue that the…
Rank this Week: 3748

E-Commerce and Tech Law Blog

E-Commerce and Tech Law 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/
  • Dec 10

    DNS Policy Notes for Dec. 10, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Dec. 10, 2014
    Topics include the inclusion in the omnibus spending bill language defunding the NTIA's involvement in the IANA functions transition policy development effort, Secretary Strickling's continuing effort to inject fact-based reasoning to the…
  • Nov 24

    DNS Policy Notes for Nov. 24, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Nov. 24, 2014
    Topics include Russia's tightening grip on the Internet, Facebook's foray into health content sans GAC advice, the latest twist in the Yoyo.email story, trademark owners on a URS hot streak, and a pair of industry analyses of the new…
  • Nov 21

    DNS Policy Notes for Nov. 21, 2014

    DNS Policy Notes for Nov. 21, 2014
    Topics include the Defending Internet Freedom Act of 2014, coverage of the World Internet Conference, the GAC's inquiry on additional protections for geographic names in new gTLDs, grousing about the NETmundial Initiative, and the defeat of…
Rank this Week: 3809

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/
  • Nov 30

    60 Minutes Reports on Payment Card Data Breache

    60 Minutes Reports on Payment Card Data Breache
    Ever wonder how your credit card gets compromised and how the bad guys get your information? This report on tonight’s episode of 60 Minutes provides an overview of what happens from the moment you swipe your card at the point-of-sale…
  • May 26

    Why Every Business Should Care About Florida’s Information Protection Act

    Why Every Business Should Care About Florida’s Information Protection Act
    My last post described what the recently passed Florida Information Protection Act (FIPA) will do.  This post analyzes how FIPA differs from Florida’s existing breach notification law and explains why those differences will hurt or…
  • May 15

    Everything You Need To Know About Florida’s New Data Protection Law

    Everything You Need To Know About Florida’s New Data Protection Law
    The Florida Legislature recently passed the Florida Information Protection Act of 2014 (FIPA).  This post describes the FIPA and analyzes the advantages and disadvantages to businesses governed by the new law.  The FIPA must still…
Rank this Week: 3335

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • Sep 22

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case

    Criminal Convictions in Salmonella Case
    A U.S. federal jury convicted three former food company executives of several crimes relating to a 2008-09 outbreak of Salmonella infections resulting from the production and distribution of adulterated peanut butter. See…
  • Sep 9

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement

    3 Months in Spanish Prison for Plant Variety Rights Infringement
    On July 10, 2014, a criminal court in southwestern Spain sentenced a grower of carnation flowers to three months in prison, plus a fine of € 360 EUR, for infringing plant variety rights in violation of Article 274.3 of the ……
  • Sep 8

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge

    Ecuador: Change Constitution to Protect Traditional Knowledge
      Ecuador’s national government has proposed to amend the country’s constitution to provide special protections against the misappropriation of traditional knowledge and biological diversity. Propuesta de enmiendas…
Rank this Week: 4803

Trials and Tribulations

Trials and Tribulations

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

http://caringaboutsecurity.wordpress.com
  • 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…
  • 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: 2962

Reasonable Expectation

Reasonable Expectation

Focuses on privacy and data security. By M. Scott Koller.

http://www.reasonableexpectation.com
  • Jun 30

    Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged?

    Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged?
    #150654797 / gettyimages.com Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged? Originally Published on the InfoLaw Group Blog: Over the past year, the number of data breaches has skyrocketed and, as a result, companies are facing increased risk of…
  • Mar 20

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on iKeepSafe’s Proposed Safe Harbor Program Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on iKeepSafe’s Proposed Safe Harbor Program Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule
    Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeep Safe) has submitted a proposed safe harbor program to the Federal Trade Commission under the the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. Under 16 C.F.R. 312.11, COPPA safe…
  • Feb 28

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start
    I recently authored an article for the Daily Journal on the new cybersecurity framework.  You can read about it by visiting the Daily Journal.  
Rank this Week: 3247

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 5

    lawyers weekly piece on nsa and implications for cross-border data service

    lawyers weekly piece on nsa and implications for cross-border data service
    I must admit to being rather neglectful of this sad little blog of late. Nothing but summaries of tweets for quite some time, along with a long, long list of half-written (and unpublished) posts. In any event, in case anyone…Read more…
  • Mar 27

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    facebook releases hack – an open source programming language using dynamic and static typing. http://t.co/5BxUAXiO0I 2014-03-21 us tax authorities issue guidance on income tax implications of bitcoin. mining is taxable.…
  • Mar 20

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the netherlands opens door to carrier-agnostic sim cards. very interesting possibilities. http://t.co/LjnBJlJUdR 2014-03-18 us navy plans to beam energy down from orbiting solar panels. dyson spheres will be a few more years.…
Rank this Week: 1247

Peter Fleischer: Privacy...?

Peter Fleischer: Privacy...?

Covers privacy law and corporate privacy policy. By Peter Fleischer, Global Privacy Counsel for Google.

http://peterfleischer.blogspot.com/
  • May 14

    Harvard Nostalgia

    Harvard Nostalgia
    The older I get, the more I think back to Harvard with nostalgia.  I was very young at Harvard.  I went to college straight out of the 10th grade, and I graduated at the age of 19.  That officially makes me a high school…
  • Apr 6

    From pool to pool

    From pool to pool
    I love my pools.    In Paris, my pool is in a fancy private club, in the Bois de Boulogne, on the edge of Paris.  It's a gorgeous 50-meter pool, open year-round outdoors, framed by views of the Eiffel Tower. My pool nurtured…
  • Mar 12

    A Science Fiction Novel

    A Science Fiction Novel
    I'd like to crowd-source the plot for a science fiction novel.  Would this make a good story?:In a not-too-distant future, say 20 years from now, humanity lives through the biggest change in its history.  It doesn't happen…
Rank this Week: 4956

Web Tech Law

Web Tech Law

Covers intellectual property, privacy, and social media in South Africa.

http://webtechlaw.com/our-insights
  • Apr 24

    The legalities of going paper-le

    The legalities of going paper-le
    Many people think that going digital is problematic from a legal perspective and, to a large extent, it isn't. It does require that you understand the implications and adjust your workflows to suit the digital paradigm.
  • Apr 24

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet

    Bombs under wheelchairs, model airplanes and other stupid tweet
    The last couple weeks saw two spectacular lapses in judgment in corporate Twitter accounts. The first was the pornographic US Airways tweet in response to a passenger’s complaints about a delayed flight and the second was an FNB…
  • Apr 7

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you

    How to deal with stalkers taking photos of you
    I spoke to Kieno Kammies on 567 CapeTalk radio this morning about a troubling trend. As you can hear from the segment, below, the concern is partly about people being photographed in suspicious ways in public. One example is a person…
Rank this Week: 4074