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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: 14

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 142

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Jun 27

    Publication: Law in the Work of Félix González-Torre

    Publication: Law in the Work of Félix González-Torre
    Very happy to announce that the publication on Félix González-Torres and law is now available via the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. Great essays by Sonia Kumari, Joan Kee, Martha Buskirk, Gregory S. Alexander,…
  • Jun 21

    Jeff Koons, Just In Time?

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

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

    BREAKING: In Lee v. Tam, SCOTUS holds that disparagement provison is unconstitutional
    Opinion hot off the press here. NPR here. The Slants tweet here.  
Rank this Week: 186

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Jun 26

    Record Data Breach Settlement in Anthem Class Action

    Record Data Breach Settlement in Anthem Class Action
    On June 23, 2017, Anthem Inc., the nation’s second largest health insurer, reached a record 115 million dollar settlement in a class action lawsuit arising out of a 2015 data breach that exposed the personal information of more than 78…
  • Jun 26

    Tempur Sealy Data Breach: Putative Class Action Filed

    Tempur Sealy Data Breach: Putative Class Action Filed
    On June 12, 2017, a putative class action was filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia against Tempur Sealy International, Inc. and Aptos, Inc. Tempur Sealy is a mattress, bedding and pillow retailer based in…
  • Jun 26

    Implementation of the EU GDPR: 30-Minute Guidance Review

    Implementation of the EU GDPR: 30-Minute Guidance Review
    As companies in the EU and the U.S. prepare for the application of the EU General Data Protection Regulation in May 2018, Hunton & Williams’ Global Privacy and Cybersecurity partner Aaron Simpson discusses the key, significant…
Rank this Week: 206

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: 248

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: 597

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • 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…
  • Jun 22

    FTC Updates COPPA Guidance for Businesse

    FTC Updates COPPA Guidance for Businesse
    On June 21, 2017, the FTC updated its COPPA Compliance Guidance for businesses. The new guidance includes new descriptions of services and products covered by COPPA, and new methods for obtaining parental consent. Though the guidance is…
  • Jun 6

    The Boston Municipal Research Bureau and Foley Hoag LLP Invite You to a Member Briefing on Cybersecurity in 2017

    The Boston Municipal Research Bureau and Foley Hoag LLP Invite You to a Member Briefing on Cybersecurity in 2017
    Cybersecurity has become an increasingly important issue for businesses and governments. Please join us as we host a Member Briefing with two premier experts in Cybersecurity. Our speakers will provide insights into some of the most…
Rank this Week: 1202

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 1228

Primary Opinion

Primary Opinion

Covers corporate, employment, IP and privacy news.

http://primaryopinion.com/
  • Nov 27

    Social media marketing for lawyers and law firm

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

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

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

    Meet our independent blogger

    Meet our independent blogger
    Our new content portal www.primaryopinion.com draws together the best of the IP industry’s news, commentary and knowledge, so that IP professionals, in-house counsel and business heads can access it on one up-to-date platform. That…
Rank this Week: 1099

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

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

http://www.privsecblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Amy S. Mushahwar Joins Davis Wright Tremaine

    Amy S. Mushahwar Joins Davis Wright Tremaine
    Amy Mushahwar, a lawyer with nearly two decades of experience working in the field of privacy and information security, has joined Davis Wright Tremaine as a partner in the firm’s Washington, D.C., office. As both a lawyer and former…
  • Jun 16

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

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

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

    Private Right of Action Under Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation Suspended Indefinitely
    On June 7, 2017, the Canadian government announced that it is suspending indefinitely the private right of action provided for by Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (“CASL”), which sets forth the country’s regime of…
Rank this Week: 1495

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Jun 28

    Top Canadian Court Permits Worldwide Internet Censorship

    Top Canadian Court Permits Worldwide Internet Censorship
    A country has the right to prevent the world’s Internet users from accessing information, Canada’s highest court ruled on Wednesday. In a decision that has troubling implications for free expression online, the Supreme Court of…
  • Jun 27

    More than 40 ISPs Across the Country Tell Chairman Pai to Not Repeal Network Neutrality and Maintain Title II Enforcement

    More than 40 ISPs Across the Country Tell Chairman Pai to Not Repeal Network Neutrality and Maintain Title II Enforcement
    Many Small ISPs Support Real Net Neutrality One excuse FCC Chairman Ajit Pai regularly offers to explain his effort to gut net neutrality protections is the claim that open Internet rules have harmed ISPs, especially small ones. During a…
  • Jun 27

    Liveblogging Today’s Senate Judiciary Hearing on Section 702

    Liveblogging Today’s Senate Judiciary Hearing on Section 702
    Another group of lawmakers is starting the debate over whether and how to reauthorize an online surveillance power set to sunset at the end of the year. The Senate Judiciary Committee is holding a hearing this morning on Section 702, as…
Rank this Week: 1323

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Jun 27

    New York Event: Shark Tank – Cybersecurity in the Boardroom

    New York Event: Shark Tank – Cybersecurity in the Boardroom
    How to pitch, explain, defend and collaborate on cybersecurity The board demands answers on cybersecurity. We discuss how executives can effectively respond to and collaborate with the board. Boards have now recognized that their companies,…
  • Jun 9

    Colorado Division of Securities Adopts Final Cybersecurity Rule

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

    Target Resolves State Attorney Generals’ Investigation

    Target Resolves State Attorney Generals’ Investigation
    On May 23, 2017, it was announced that Target Corporation had settled the investigation initiated by the Attorneys General[1] of 47 states and the District of Columbia resulting from its 2013 data security incident.  Besides the $18.5…
Rank this Week: 1636

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 26

    Anthem Breach: Remember the 2015 Anthem…

    Anthem Breach: Remember the 2015 Anthem breach?  The one with up to 80 million individuals' information compromised?  The one where we think the Chinese were involved, and they got the IT folks to give up their credentials and got sysadmin…
  • Jun 14

    Wall of Shame: Apparently OCR is…

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

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

    St. Luke's-Roosevelt's Faxing Problem: An NYC hospital has been fined $387,000 for two misdirected faxes.  That's a big fine.  Why? Three reasons: One, all fines are big these days.  OCR still feels it needs to make an impression, and if…
Rank this Week: 1277

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1631

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

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

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

    June 2017 Website Newsletter

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

    Faruki Client, Cox Media Group Ohio, Lawsuit Settle

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

    Zach Heck Explains Journey to Privacy & Security Practice at Faruki

    Zach Heck Explains Journey to Privacy & Security Practice at Faruki
    Earlier this month, Faruki attorney Zach Heck appeared on the YouTube series Law School Strategy. Zach discussed his journey through law school and his practice as a privacy and cybersecurity attorney at Faruki.  Zach provided…
Rank this Week: 1708

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 1664

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

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

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

    Strengthening Data Security Through Human Resources and Information Technology Teamwork

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

    Lyft Drivers Allege Uber Spied on them for Competitive Edge

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

    Retailer Successfully Defends Text Messaging TCPA Claim

    Retailer Successfully Defends Text Messaging TCPA Claim
    Earlier this month, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit in Blow v. Bijora upheld a lower court decision rejecting a plaintiff’s claim that she did not consent to receive text messages from the defendant retailer.…
Rank this Week: 1648

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

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

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

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

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

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

    “Unfortunately, This Will Get Physical”

    “Unfortunately, This Will Get Physical”
    There have been relatively few confirmed cyber attacks resulting in substantial physical harm to property (other than computer hardware) and people.  The first known event involved the 2008-2010 infiltration of a computer virus called…
Rank this Week: 1765

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2694

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: 2501

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: 2664

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

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

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

    South Korea Joins APEC Cross-Border Privacy Rules System

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

    UK to Align Itself with the GDPR Despite Brexit

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

    Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed

    Malware Capable of Shutting Down Electric Grids Confirmed
    Malware was recently identified that appears to have been designed and deployed by a nation-state to target and shut down electric grids. According to published reports, this malware currently appears to be capable of attacking the European…
Rank this Week: 2485

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: 1876

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: 2078

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

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

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

    CASL Private Right of Action Delayed (Indefinitely)

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

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

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

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

    US Government Accountability Office Releases New Report On The Internet of Things (IoT)
    On May 15, 2017, the US Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a new report entitled “Internet of Things: Status and implications of an increasingly connected world.” In the report, the…
Rank this Week: 1999

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: 2791

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: 2546

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: 2191

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: 2712

Tsibouris Privacy + Technology Law…

Tsibouris Privacy + Technology Law Blog

Focuses on privacy, security, data protection, technology, and financial services issues affecting corporations, governments, and individuals. By Tsibouris & Associates.

http://blog.tsibouris.com/
  • Jan 23

    US-EU Safe Harbor: FTC Proposed Consent Orders with 12 companies for false claims.

    US-EU Safe Harbor: FTC Proposed Consent Orders with 12 companies for false claims.
    Yesterday the FTC announced proposed consent orders with twelve companies that falsely claimed compliance with the Safe Harbor framework.  Interestingly it involved a broad range of companies, including collection agencies and NFL…
  • Jun 7

    PRISM and NSA-Verizon Disclosures May Hurt EU Data Protection Regulation Effort

    PRISM and NSA-Verizon Disclosures May Hurt EU Data Protection Regulation Effort
    By Mehmet MunurRecent disclosures relating to PRISMand Verizon-NSAwiretapping may hurt efforts to make the EU General Data Protection Regulation less prescriptive and more business friendly for American companies. These programs will give…
  • Jan 25

    Appeals Court Vacates Obama Recess Appointment

    Appeals Court Vacates Obama Recess Appointment
    By Mehmet MunurThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruledtoday that President Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and the Board’s actions were unenforceable.  The court…
Rank this Week: 2815

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Jun 28

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several regulatory and self-regulatory actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. … Continue Reading
  • Jun 27

    The NLRB: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed?

    The NLRB: Where Have We Been and Where Are We Headed?
    Over the past eight years, the NLRB has been unusually aggressive with its policymaking. Listen to Hunton's Labor and Employment partners discuss the current state of labor law, the NLRB and how it might change under the current…
  • Jun 26

    FTC Releases Guidance on COPPA Compliance

    FTC Releases Guidance on COPPA Compliance
    On June 21, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission updated its guidance, Six-Step Compliance Plan for Your Business, for complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act. The FTC enforces the COPPA Rule, which sets requirements…
Rank this Week: 3354

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: 4418

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
Rank this Week: 4373

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • 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…
  • 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: 3228

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 12

    Benefit Plans Established by Church Affiliates Are Exempt From ERISA

    Benefit Plans Established by Church Affiliates Are Exempt From ERISA
    On June 5, 2017, the United States Supreme Court held that employee benefit plans established by church-affiliated organizations are church plans pursuant to the church plan exemption under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974…
  • May 31

    Copyright is “In Fashion” Following Supreme Court’s Decision Upholding Protection for Cheerleading Uniform Design

    Copyright is “In Fashion” Following Supreme Court’s Decision Upholding Protection for Cheerleading Uniform Design
    On March 22, 2017, in a 6-2 decision, the U.S. Supreme Court affirmed a ruling by the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals in the case of Star Athletica LLC v. Varsity Brands Inc. that two-dimensional graphic designs are entitled to copyright…
Rank this Week: 3834

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

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

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Jun 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…
  • Jun 20

    Nevada Updated Noncompete Law

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

    Same Blog, Different Look – Questionable Notice

    Same Blog, Different Look – Questionable Notice
    Please re-subscribe or “re-follow” us. (If you don’t, your notifications of new posts may stop going forward.) Sorry for any inconvenience! After 7 years with blog designs that I have never liked, it was time to make a…
Rank this Week: 3979

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Jun 22

    weekly tweet roundup

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

    weekly tweet roundup

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

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    wow. brave raises us$35 million in its initial coin offering. in less than 30 seconds. largest ico to date. https://t.co/Ai9nSnL9MG 2017-06-02 google introduces ai to its spreadsheets – automates creation of charts and graphs.…
Rank this Week: 4078

Broadband Law Advisor

Broadband Law Advisor

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

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

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

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

    Rosenworcel Nominated for New FCC Term

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

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

    New Episode from In the Zone: Won’t You Be My Neighbor?
    Sometimes the local rules require some sort of community outreach before or during the application process – and sometimes it’s a good idea to reach out to the community whether it’s required or not.  In this episode,…
Rank this Week: 3930

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

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

    US Companies Create Principles for Cybersecurity Risk Rating

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

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

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

    Deeper Dive: Clapper Divide Expands In Data Breach Case

    Deeper Dive: Clapper Divide Expands In Data Breach Case
    As reported in our 2017 Data Security Incident Response Report, plaintiffs allege potential future harm as a basis for injury in 80 percent of data breach lawsuits. But are allegations of future harm sufficient to meet Article III’s…
Rank this Week: 3887

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: 4279

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: 4615

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: 3508

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: 3140

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: 4094

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: 4554