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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: 207

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/
  • Jul 23

    Law and Media Round Up – 24 July 2017

    Law and Media Round Up – 24 July 2017
    This is the last full week of the Trinity Legal Term and this is the last Round Up of the 2016-2017 legal year. We will provide updates from time to time and resume full Weekly Round Ups when the Michaelmas Term begins on 2 October 2017. The…
  • Jul 22

    Will Karen Bradley Refer Sky-Fox to the Competition and Markets Authority? – Damian Tambini

    Will Karen Bradley Refer Sky-Fox to the Competition and Markets Authority? – Damian Tambini
    Anyone with evidence about whether the proposed Sky-Fox merger will operate against the public interest had until Friday 14 July to submit it to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport. If nothing changes, argues Damian…
  • Jul 21

    Distinguishing harm from misuse in privacy law: Khuja v Times Newspapers – Paul Wragg

    Distinguishing harm from misuse in privacy law: Khuja v Times Newspapers – Paul Wragg
    The long-awaited judgment in Khuja (formerly known as PNM) v Times Newspapers Limited is the right decision.  But it was not unanimously decided.  It is on the dissenting judgments of Lords Kerr and Wilson that this post…
Rank this Week: 351

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: 2486

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
  • Jul 22

    Cady Noland Sues Collector, Art Advisor and Two Gallerie

    Cady Noland Sues Collector, Art Advisor and Two Gallerie
    Noland, not one to shy from a legal fight, filed suit alleging her VARA and copyrights to her sculptural art work, Log Cabin (1990).  
  • Jul 20

    Unofficial Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Addendum Released

    Unofficial Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné Addendum Released
    According to the website, the addendum “focuses exclusively on genuine paintings that, for various reasons, were not included in the official Andy Warhol Catalogue Raisonné.” The website also states that the goal of the…
  • Jul 20

    Lygia Pape’s Daughter Claims LG Stole Mother’s Images to Promote Mobile Phone

    Lygia Pape’s Daughter Claims LG Stole Mother’s Images to Promote Mobile Phone
    Paula Pape, daughter of Brazilian artist Lygia Pape (1927-2004, currently exhibiting at the Met Breuer), is suing LG Electronics, Inc., alleging that LG is using copies of Lygia Pape’s 2003 sculpture Tteia 1, C in packaging materials,…
Rank this Week: 4486

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 3776

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

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

https://dataprivacy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Jul 21

    It’s Not About the Money: Prepare for “Destruction of Service” Attack

    It’s Not About the Money: Prepare for “Destruction of Service” Attack
    Computer networking giant Cisco says the recent WannaCry and Petya/NotPetya incidents signal the advent of a new generation of cyberattacks that is aimed more at mass disruption than financial gain. The new breed of “Destruction of…
  • Jul 18

    Hurricane Cyber? Insurers Confront Unpredictable Data Breach Cost

    Hurricane Cyber? Insurers Confront Unpredictable Data Breach Cost
    Venerable insurer Lloyd’s of London says a global cyber attack on a major provider of cloud services could carry costs of up to $53 billion, reports Data Breach Today. That’s a hefty price tag that explains the rising demand…
  • Jul 14

    Good Cyber Help Is Hard To Find

    Good Cyber Help Is Hard To Find
    Cybersecurity positions are increasingly difficult to fill and the long-term prospects for the industry don’t appear to be getting any brighter, Ericka Chickowski warns at the blog DARKReading. More than 25 percent of organizations take…
Rank this Week: 1195

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jul 20

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    audi unveils world's first level 3 autonomous car. so long as it's going less than 60 km/h. https://t.co/ozet5D5KO0 2017-07-14 autralian pm suggests laws of autralia trumps laws of math when it comes to encryption. hmmm.…
  • Jul 20

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    audi unveils world's first level 3 autonomous car. so long as it's going less than 60 km/h. https://t.co/ozet5D5KO0 2017-07-14 autralian pm suggests laws of autralia trumps laws of math when it comes to encryption. hmmm.…
  • Jul 13

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    france to ban gas vehicles by 2040. https://t.co/BiJQCF3TkM 2017-07-07 msft to launch broadband internet for rural areas using tv white space. interesting concept. https://t.co/QAonEOqubF 2017-07-12 researchers "teleport" photon 1400 km into…
Rank this Week: 2942

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
  • Jul 20

    Tell Congress: We Want Trade Transparency Reform Now!

    Tell Congress: We Want Trade Transparency Reform Now!
    The failed Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) was a lesson in what happens when trade agreements are negotiated in secret. Powerful corporations can lobby for dangerous, restrictive measures, and the public can't effectively bring balance to the…
  • Jul 18

    Librarians Call on W3C to Rethink its Support for DRM

    Librarians Call on W3C to Rethink its Support for DRM
    The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) has called on the World Wide Web Consortium (W3C) to reconsider its decision to incorporate digital locks into official HTML standards. Last week, W3C announced its…
  • Jul 18

    Do Last Week's European Copyright Votes Show Publishers Have Captured European Politics?

    Do Last Week's European Copyright Votes Show Publishers Have Captured European Politics?
    Three European Parliament Committees met during the week of July 10, to give their input on the European Commission's proposal for a new Directive on copyright in the Digital Single Market. We previewed those meetings last week, expressing…
Rank this Week: 1722

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/
  • Jul 20

    Faruki Privacy Attorney Zach Heck Joins PBS NewsHour to Discuss Cyberbullying in Twitter Q&A

    Faruki Privacy Attorney Zach Heck Joins PBS NewsHour to Discuss Cyberbullying in Twitter Q&A
    Each year, examples of cyberbullying and harassment increase in both schools and the workplace. As a result, state legislatures are struggling to keep up with developments in cyberspace, which means that current laws and regulations often…
  • Jul 18

    July 2017 Website Newsletter

    July 2017 Website Newsletter
    Erin Rhinehart and Christopher Hollon recently secured a $15,000 settlement on behalf of Cox Media Group Ohio, Inc. in an Ohio Open Meetings Act case brought against the Board of Education of Triad Local School District in Champaign County,…
  • Jul 17

    Faruki Welcomes Back Katie Miltner

    Faruki Welcomes Back Katie Miltner
    Katie Miltner, a business litigation attorney, rejoined the Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing team. Miltner’s practice focuses on business litigation matters, such as breach of contract, employment, antitrust, intellectual…
Rank this Week: 3634

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Jul 20

    FTC Reaffirms that IoT Devices Must Comply with COPPA

    FTC Reaffirms that IoT Devices Must Comply with COPPA
    The Internet of Things (“IoT”) can be thought of as a group of different devices that can communicate with each other, perhaps over a network such as the internet. We have written extensively about many of the privacy challenges…
  • Jul 11

    Five Questions for Investors in Insurtech

    Five Questions for Investors in Insurtech
    Decisions you make when founding and/or investing in an insurtech venture can dictate your regulatory obligations, tax liability, operational structure and, ultimately, profitability. Here are five seemingly simple questions to ask when…
  • Jul 6

    Knock, Knock, Knocking on Menon’s Door

    Knock, Knock, Knocking on Menon’s Door
    In a decision sure to have wide-ranging implications for cross-border discovery and governing privacy regimes, the Supreme Court recently held in Water Splash, Inc. v. Menon, that the Convention on the Service Abroad of Judicial and…
Rank this Week: 3714

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Jul 20

    San Francisco Bans Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Salary History, 26 States Considering Similar Legislation

    San Francisco Bans Employers From Asking Job Applicants About Salary History, 26 States Considering Similar Legislation
    San Francisco is the latest jurisdiction to pass a law that prohibits employers from inquiring about prior salary history during hiring. New York City, Boston, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, and New Orleans already have similar laws, and in a…
  • Jul 19

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer protection actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Tyson’s Hot Dog TM Suit is Going, Going Gone Tyson Foods and Hillshire Brands received a thumbs-up from the Third Circuit to continue…
  • Jul 18

    An Unwelcome Delivery: Excessive S&H Fee Claims in Consumer Class Action

    An Unwelcome Delivery: Excessive S&H Fee Claims in Consumer Class Action
    Over the past few months, a new trend has emerged that has ramifications for virtually every participant in the online retail space: a rise in the number of class action claims challenging allegedly excessive shipping and handling fees.…
Rank this Week: 561

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
  • Jul 20

    FCC Proposes Stricter Anti Slamming and Cramming Rule

    FCC Proposes Stricter Anti Slamming and Cramming Rule
    The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) is seeking comments on proposed rules regarding carrier phone changes and charges for additional services. Read More › Tags: FCC
  • Jul 16

    Class Decertified in TCPA Junk Fax Case

    Class Decertified in TCPA Junk Fax Case
    Issue of Ascertainability Blocks Plaintiff From Proceeding On Class Basis Read More › Tags: Advertising, Advertising Law, Class Action, Class Action Lawsuit, TCPA, TCPA Class Action
  • Jul 5

    Kokesh v. SEC: Potential Impact of Supreme Court Decision on FTC’s Restitution Practice

    Kokesh v. SEC: Potential Impact of Supreme Court Decision on FTC’s Restitution Practice
    The FTC has increasingly relied on equitable monetary remedies (such as disgorgement based on gross revenues less returns) to avoid the applicability of an analogous statute of limitations defense.  The Supreme Court’s recent…
Rank this Week: 1091

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 20

    Petya: More on the ransomware virus that…

    Petya: More on the ransomware virus that disproportionately hit healthcare entities.  
  • Jul 13

    University of Iowa: Seems like a pretty…

    University of Iowa: Seems like a pretty minor breach, but some names, admission dates, and medical records were available online.  
Rank this Week: 2079

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Jul 20

    Revocation of Consent Under the TCPA

    Revocation of Consent Under the TCPA
    The Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) was enacted as a consumer protection measure against companies that engage in telemarketing practices. The basic principle of the TCPA is that it seeks to prohibit a company from making “any…
  • Jul 19

    Deeper Dive: Application of Work-Product Doctrine to Forensic Investigation

    Deeper Dive: Application of Work-Product Doctrine to Forensic Investigation
    In a recent post, we addressed the role a forensic investigation plays in a company’s response to a data security incident. We noted that to maximize the likelihood that a forensic firm’s work will be covered by the work-product…
  • Jul 7

    New York DFS Updates FAQs to Clarify Applicability of Cybersecurity Regulation

    New York DFS Updates FAQs to Clarify Applicability of Cybersecurity Regulation
    With the first compliance deadline now less than two months away, the New York Department of Financial Services (NYDFS) has provided additional clarity concerning its new Cybersecurity Requirements for Financial Services Companies (the…
Rank this Week: 2645

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/
  • Jul 19

    Hong Kong Company Director Convicted Under Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance

    Hong Kong Company Director Convicted Under Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance
    A director of a Hong Kong company has been convicted of an offence under the Personal Data (Privacy) Ordinance (“PDPO”). This is the first conviction of its type under the PDPO since the law came into effect in 1996, confirming…
  • Jul 17

    China Seeks Comment on Draft Regulation on Critical Information Infrastructure

    China Seeks Comment on Draft Regulation on Critical Information Infrastructure
    On 10 July 2017 the Cyberspace Administration of China (CAC) issued a draft Regulation on the Protection of Critical Information Infrastructure (CII Regulation) for public comment. The comment period ends on 10 August 2017. This…
  • Jul 17

    The Privacy Implications of Autonomous Vehicle

    The Privacy Implications of Autonomous Vehicle
    This is the first of a two-part series discussing the privacy and security issues associated with the widespread use of automated vehicle technology.  This first post focuses on potential privacy issues, while the second post –…
Rank this Week: 788

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
  • Jul 19

    Review of Previously Opened Email May Violate SCA

    Review of Previously Opened Email May Violate SCA
    In the midst of a heated litigation commenced by an employer against its former employee for alleged violations of a non-compete agreement, an employee returned the cell phone she used during her employment. Prior to returning the phone, she…
  • Jun 29

    Public-Private Partnerships Could Bolster Healthcare Cybersecurity Effort

    Public-Private Partnerships Could Bolster Healthcare Cybersecurity Effort
    Protecting data in the healthcare industry continues to be an area of focus for regulators and lawmakers. HIPAA Journal noted that in 2016 more HIPAA covered entities reported breaches than in any other year since the U.S. Department of…
  • Jun 20

    Strengthening Data Security Through Human Resources and Information Technology Teamwork

    Strengthening Data Security Through Human Resources and Information Technology Teamwork
    Human Resources (“HR”) and information technology (“IT”) departments play unique and important roles within an organization. With instances of data breaches on the rise, however, companies should be mindful of the…
Rank this Week: 3811

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: 3564

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/
  • Jul 18

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Provision of Lanham Act That Barred Registration of Disparaging Trademark

    Supreme Court Strikes Down Provision of Lanham Act That Barred Registration of Disparaging Trademark
    The United States Supreme Court recently struck down a provision of the Lanham Act that denies registration of disparaging trademarks. Read More › Tags: Intellectual Property, News, Trademark
  • Jul 5

    Fiduciary Rule: More Changes Being Considered

    Fiduciary Rule: More Changes Being Considered
    The United States Department of Labor (the "DOL") published a request for comment in the Federal Register on July 6 with respect to its often discussed fiduciary rule (the "Fiduciary Rule"). This time, the DOL hopes to clarify uncertainty…
  • Jun 26

    FAA Drone Registration Rule Struck Down

    FAA Drone Registration Rule Struck Down
    The District of Columbia Court of Appeals recently struck down a regulation from the Federal Aviation Administration ("FAA") mandating registration of all drones. The Court found that the registration requirement was too intrusive and…
Rank this Week: 2904

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3670

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1586

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/
Rank this Week: 3911

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: 3483

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: 2317

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
  • Jul 12

    National Association of Corporate Directors Updates Cyber-Risk Oversight Handbook

    National Association of Corporate Directors Updates Cyber-Risk Oversight Handbook
    Earlier this year, the National Association of Corporate Directors released an updated version of its Director’s Handbook on Cyber-Risk Oversight. The NACD’s issuance of an update to its Handbook in just three years signals that…
  • Jun 22

    South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System

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

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit
    “A new law will ensure that the United Kingdom retains its world-class regime protecting personal data”. This is today's strong statement by Her Majesty The Queen reflecting the level of priority given by the UK government to…
Rank this Week: 3825

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: 2564

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
  • 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…
  • Jun 25

    California Trade Secrets Litigation Supplants Noncompete Litigation

    California Trade Secrets Litigation Supplants Noncompete Litigation
    Noncompete agreements have for about a decade been the focus of legislative efforts around the country. Some states seek to strengthen enforcement of them, while others seek to scale them back or eliminate them altogether. (For recent…
Rank this Week: 4503

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

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

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

    Cybersecurity Lawyer — Beyond Tabletop Exercises: Running a Data Breach Drill
    You spent valuable time and resources crafting a cybersecurity breach action plan. You’ve assembled a multidisciplinary response team. You’ve identified who is responsible for what, and what decision-tree will go into effect. The…
Rank this Week: 1393

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: 3757

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/
  • Jul 5

    FCC Reinstates CPNI Privacy Regulations (and Compliance Filing Obligations) for Telecom and VoIP Service Provider

    FCC Reinstates CPNI Privacy Regulations (and Compliance Filing Obligations) for Telecom and VoIP Service Provider
    In a recent order, the FCC has reinstated its customer proprietary network information (“CPNI”) rules governing the privacy obligations of voice service providers under Section 222. This action follows the Congressional repeal of…
  • Jun 22

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

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

    Rosenworcel Nominated for New FCC Term

    Rosenworcel Nominated for New FCC Term
    On June 13, the White House announced that Jessica Rosenworcel, who served as an FCC commissioner from 2012 until her term expired on Dec. 31, 2016, will be nominated to a new term at the agency. Rosenworcel, a Democrat, has been a strong…
Rank this Week: 4726

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Jul 5

    Stolen Tax Returns? Virginia Seeks a Solution.

    Stolen Tax Returns? Virginia Seeks a Solution.
    Did someone steal your tax return?  You are not alone.  Indeed, the rise in tax-related identity theft has been well documented.  In 2015, the FTC reported a 50% increase in identity theft complaints.  A primary cause…
  • Jun 29

    Cyber Insurance: Prevalent But By No Means Ubiquitou

    Cyber Insurance: Prevalent But By No Means Ubiquitou
    A recent survey from the credit score company FICO has some interesting numbers on the prevalence of cyber insurance in the US. 50% of US companies have no cyber insurance. 74% of US healthcare companies have no cyber insurance. 27% of US…
  • Jun 28

    Deja Vu All Over Again: Massive Ransomware Attack Underway

    Deja Vu All Over Again: Massive Ransomware Attack Underway
    A mere month and a half after the WannaCry strain of ransomware caused major havoc in European and Asian countries, another major ransomware attack hit large institutions across Europe and the United States yesterday.  ‎Hardest hit…
Rank this Week: 3783

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: 3259

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: 3544

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

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

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

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

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

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

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware

    Don’t wannacry? Help your IT staff prevent ransomware
    This week our colleagues at Employer Law Report published a post discussing the recent “Wannacry” ransomware attack. In the post, Brian Hall outlines the risks employers may face when dealing with cyber attacks and how human…
Rank this Week: 2454

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: 2209

Privacy Law Blog

Privacy Law Blog

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

http://privacylaw.proskauer.com/
Rank this Week: 1263

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

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

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • Jun 5

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?

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

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract

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

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

    USPTO Requests Comment on Draft Examination Guide for Matter “Incapable” of Registration
    This post examines the USPTO's draft Examination Guide on Incapable Informational Matter - essentially matter that is not capable of federal trademark registration because it cannot function as a trademark. The Draft Guide focused on three…
Rank this Week: 4821

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: 3741

SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

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

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

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

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case

    Court Refuses Interim Order in Strawberry Licensing Case
    A U.S. district judge has refused to enter a temporary restraining order (TRO) against the University of California, Davis in litigation contesting the university’s alleged refusal to transfer or license strawberry germplasm developed…
Rank this Week: 2515

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: 1876

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: 3227

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: 4279

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: 3566

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: 4941

CyberLaw Currents

CyberLaw Currents

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

http://www.cyberlawcurrents.com
Rank this Week: 4479

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/
  • Nov 28

    Bitcoin and Consumer Protection Measures in Digital Currency

    Bitcoin and Consumer Protection Measures in Digital Currency
    This is another in a series of posts focused on the first state regulation of cryptocurrency businesses.  Ostensibly, depending on one’s opinion, the New York BitLicense regulation of bitcoin (and digital currency businesses…
  • Nov 2

    The Bitcoin Business State License Requirement: BitLicense

    The Bitcoin Business State License Requirement: BitLicense
    The last post in this series by Atlanta Bitcoin attorney Mark Richardson VI familiarized the reader with the regulatory vernacular of the New York BitLicense law now in effect.  Let’s now examine to whom exactly that license…
  • Oct 19

    BitLicense Legal Regulations: What are We Talking About?

    BitLicense Legal Regulations: What are We Talking About?
    Here’s the first installment of a Crypto-Counsel ℠ series on the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS“) “BitLicense” regulations applicable to digital currency businesses (the…
Rank this Week: 3644