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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Apr 14

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People

    Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google’s Shortened URLs To Spy On People
    They were even able to identify a young woman who'd sought Google Maps directions to a Planned Parenthood clinic. The post Researchers Cracked Microsoft and Google's Shortened URLs To Spy On People appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 14

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working

    A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working
    The non-profit certificate authority Let's Encrypt is enabling a sea change toward HTTPS encryption online. The post A Scheme to Encrypt the Entire Web Is Actually Working appeared first on WIRED.
  • Apr 13

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou

    Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymou
    The former Tribune Company employee was convicted of giving Anonymous information that helped hackers access an LA Times server and alter a headline. The post Matthew Keys Sentenced to Two Years for Aiding Anonymous appeared first on WIRED.
Rank this Week: 13

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/
  • Nov 30

    France Adopts Class Action Regime for Data Protection Violation

    France Adopts Class Action Regime for Data Protection Violation
    On November 19, 2016, the French government enacted a bill creating a legal basis for class actions against data controllers and processors resulting from data protection violations. The bill establishes a general class action regime and…
  • Nov 29

    UK Information Commissioner Confirms Forthcoming Regulatory Guidance on GDPR

    UK Information Commissioner Confirms Forthcoming Regulatory Guidance on GDPR
    On November 21, 2016, against the backdrop of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and Brexit, UK Information Commissioner Elizabeth Denham delivered a keynote speech reiterating the government’s position that the GDPR will be…
  • Nov 28

    Merkel Calls for Balanced Approach to Data Protection Regulation

    Merkel Calls for Balanced Approach to Data Protection Regulation
    Recently, German chancellor Angela Merkel spoke at Germany’s 10th National IT Summit, and called for EU Member States to take a pragmatic approach to the application of EU data protection laws.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 102

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
  • Dec 4

    The Impact of the Visual Artists Rights Act on Art Insurance

    The Impact of the Visual Artists Rights Act on Art Insurance
    Interesting article on some of the pitfalls of restoring a living artist’s work. Via Lexology. Read here
  • Dec 3

    Law Defining Art Gets an Update

    Law Defining Art Gets an Update
    Artist Bjarne Melgaard was stopped by Norway’s customs officials, who argued his 16 works did not constitute art. This is all too familiar after the infamous 1928 lawsuit Brancusi vs. United States,…
  • Nov 27

    Why Does Gerhard Richter Destroy His Own Artwork?

    Why Does Gerhard Richter Destroy His Own Artwork?
    German artist, Gerhard Richter, one of the most famous living contemporary artists today, has destroyed over 89 of his own pieces. While it may sound familiar to hear of an artist completing a work and promptly painting over it, Richter…
Rank this Week: 139

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/
  • Dec 4

    Law and Media Round Up – 5 December 2016

    Law and Media Round Up – 5 December 2016
    The Supreme Court will, today, sit in an unprecedented panel of 11, to hear the most important constitutional case for many years, the so called “Article 50 Brexit” case.  This has generated huge media coverage and a…
  • Dec 4

    Three ways Facebook could reduce fake news without resorting to censorship – Jennifer Stromer-Galley,

    Three ways Facebook could reduce fake news without resorting to censorship – Jennifer Stromer-Galley,
    The public gets a lot of its news and information from Facebook. Some of it is fake. That presents a problem for the site’s users, and for the company itself. Facebook cofounder and chairman Mark Zuckerberg said the company will find…
  • Dec 2

    Public service broadcasting: when the status quo won’t do – Des Freedman

    Public service broadcasting: when the status quo won’t do – Des Freedman
    Academics like to talk of ‘critical junctures’: moments of great instability when different pressures and crises come together to produce the possibility of dramatic change. I don’t think it would be too controversial to…
Rank this Week: 191

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 1

    Phishing: You might've heard of this…

    Phishing: You might've heard of this earlier, but someone is using OCR's Phase II audits as a pretext for sending what OCR is calling "a phishing email."  I haven't seen an actual email (if someone has one, send it my way), but I'm…
  • Nov 29

    What does the Trump Administration mean…

    What does the Trump Administration mean for healthcare?  Here's one perspective.
  • Nov 17

    California data breach notification law…

    California data breach notification law undergoes changes: I don't think this is ultimately as big a deal as I initially thought, but Governor Jerry Brown has signed into law a revision to the California data breach notification law,…
Rank this Week: 573

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/
  • Nov 29

    Are You Prepared For When Things Go Wrong?

    Are You Prepared For When Things Go Wrong?
    If your company’s data suddenly becomes lost or stolen, or is accessed without authorization, can you handle what comes next? Every day, entities of all shapes and sizes experience some form of a security breach. Some are the result of…
  • Nov 21

    The FCC Privacy Rules: What You Need to Know

    The FCC Privacy Rules: What You Need to Know
    Webinarlogin details will be provided following registration Following the approval of the FCC’s new privacy rules on October 27, ISPs need to address a number of issues, including opt-ins and opt-outs as well as information security…
  • Nov 15

    Cyber Security Threats are Evolving. Are You?

    Cyber Security Threats are Evolving. Are You?
    Cyber-attacks are constantly growing more challenging and dangerous. It is a top priority for businesses to protect their networks, computers, and information from unauthorized access. Should a data breach occur, cyber criminals, industry…
Rank this Week: 655

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
  • Nov 16

    FCC Refuses Mortgage Broker’s Request For TCPA Exemption

    FCC Refuses Mortgage Broker’s Request For TCPA Exemption
    Mortgage-servicing calls will still require prior express consent. Read More › Tags: FCC, Mortgage Bankers Association, Robocalls, TCPA, TCPA Lawsuit
  • Oct 27

    Andrew Lustigman Speaking at ANA/BAA 38th Marketing Law Conference

    Andrew Lustigman Speaking at ANA/BAA 38th Marketing Law Conference
    The 2016 ANA/BAA 38th Marketing Law Conference will take place November 9-11, 2016 in Chicago and builds on the tradition as the broadest marketing and advertising law conference with deep practical legal content, fruitful…
  • Oct 23

    U.S. Direct Mail Enforcement Takes An Unprecedented Turn

    U.S. Direct Mail Enforcement Takes An Unprecedented Turn
    On September 22, 2016, various branches of the U.S. government announced unprecedented enforcement actions targeting sweepstakes, prize promoters, and astrology direct mailers, as well as their suppliers. The actions will likely…
Rank this Week: 680

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/
  • Nov 22

    Podcast: Survival of the Fittest

    Podcast: Survival of the Fittest
    Like Turkey on Thanksgiving, for some things there is just no adequate substitute.  When you are siting a wireless facility, you want to show that there is no better substitute (or alternative) to your proposal. We’ve litigated…
  • Nov 10

    Hotly Anticipated Broadband Privacy Order Released by FCC

    Hotly Anticipated Broadband Privacy Order Released by FCC
    On Nov. 2, 2016, the FCC released its long-awaited broadband privacy Order and rules by a 3-2 vote. The Order comes nearly 18 months after the Commission moved to reclassify broadband internet access service (“BIAS”) as a common…
  • Oct 13

    Brace for Impact: The FCC’s Broadband Privacy Rules Are Almost Here

    Brace for Impact: The FCC’s Broadband Privacy Rules Are Almost Here
    On October 6, Federal Communications Commission Chairman Tom Wheeler published a fact sheet and blog post outlining his proposal to create privacy rules for internet service providers (ISPs), setting the final rules up for a vote at the…
Rank this Week: 1014

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/
  • Nov 1

    New York Airbnb Hosts: Do Not Pass Go, And Also, Pay $7,500 in Fine

    New York Airbnb Hosts: Do Not Pass Go, And Also, Pay $7,500 in Fine
    Airbnb filed a federal lawsuit on Friday, October 21, 2016 after New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a bill that would fine Airbnb hosts up to $7,500 for posting illegal short-term rentals on the popular website. Airbnb contends the law…
  • Nov 1

    An App a Day Keeps the Doctors Away: Opternative Challenges State Ban

    An App a Day Keeps the Doctors Away: Opternative Challenges State Ban
    Not all states are willing to put their trust into technology just yet. In May of 2016, the South Carolina General Assembly ratified amendments to their Eye Care Consumer Protection Law. Under the new law, “[a] prescription for…
  • Nov 1

    DDoS Attack exposes Vulnerability of Internet of Thing

    DDoS Attack exposes Vulnerability of Internet of Thing
    On Friday, October 21st, attackers controlling a vast collection of internet connected devices launched a denial-of-service attack on web technology provider Dynamic Network Service, Inc., also know as Dyn. Dyn provides domain name system…
Rank this Week: 951

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
  • Oct 3

    Bribery and the Beautiful Game: A Typology

    Bribery and the Beautiful Game: A Typology
    It will have saddened many people to read further allegations of bribery in English football. The story, based on classic secret recording methods, was broken by the Telegraph and has been picked up by the entire national and international…
  • May 18

    North Korea Facing New Wave of International Trade Sanction

    North Korea Facing New Wave of International Trade Sanction
    As a direct result of nuclear and ballistic weapons tests conducted by the Democratic Peoples’ Republic of North Korea earlier this year, the United Nations, the European Union and the United States imposed increased sanctions against…
  • Apr 25

    Acquisition of Some Non-TAA-Compliant Drugs to be Permitted by Veterans Affair

    Acquisition of Some Non-TAA-Compliant Drugs to be Permitted by Veterans Affair
    The Department of Veterans Affairs recently announced that it will now require all covered drugs under the Veterans Health Care Act to be offered on Federal Supply Schedule contracts, regardless of whether they meet the “country of…
Rank this Week: 1155

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: 1153

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3737

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
  • Dec 5

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-04

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-04
    Viacom Wins ‘Love & Hip Hop’ Copyright Lawsuit from DMX’s Ex Tashera Simmons https://t.co/oKM1OdTXQe -> Is Facebook starting to take music copyright seriously? https://t.co/9Fjeq0Qwo5 -> I Duran Duran Loses Case,…
  • Dec 4

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-12-03

    Computer and Internet Weekly Updates for 2016-12-03
    Viacom 18 Obtains Court Order to Block 1,250 'Pirate' Sites – TorrentFreak https://t.co/oRokMATagf -> Librarians, Archivists, Call On WIPO Members To Create Safe Harbour Against Copyright Liability https://t.co/D4MchPV0Ya -> Case…
  • Dec 3

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-02

    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-02
    Computer and Internet Updates for 2016-12-01 https://t.co/Nf63f2kdEp -> Establishing the Due Diligence Defence Under CASL https://t.co/IIGdtqSPd0 -> Catching up with CASL: Publishers and Canada's anti-spam legislation…
Rank this Week: 2419

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/
  • Dec 5

    Michigan PSC Orders Staff to Draft Rules for Utility Cybersecurity Reporting

    Michigan PSC Orders Staff to Draft Rules for Utility Cybersecurity Reporting
    The cybersecurity practices and procedures of public utility companies servicing Michigan residents will soon be subject to examination by the Michigan Public Service Commission (MPSC).  In an Order issued on November 22, 2016, the…
  • Nov 20

    UAE Outlaws Sales of Personal Data and Increases Fines for Companie

    UAE Outlaws Sales of Personal Data and Increases Fines for Companie
    The United Arab Emirates Penal Code was amended with effect from October 29, 2016 to outlaw the copying, distribution or disclosure of information that a person obtains in the course of their employment. This new offence will target company…
  • Nov 17

    China Cybersecurity: New Law Increases Security Regulation Over Cyberspace

    China Cybersecurity: New Law Increases Security Regulation Over Cyberspace
    On November 7, 2016, the Standing Committee of China’s National People’s Congress (NPC) voted to pass the Cyber Security Law (unofficial English translation). Its draft has gone through three rounds of readings and it will…
Rank this Week: 2162

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
Rank this Week: 2612

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Dec 3

    “My Identical Twin Sequenced our Genome”

    “My Identical Twin Sequenced our Genome”
    We all assume that our genetic information is personal and private.  This may not be totally correct, but that assumption goes completely out the window when you are an identical twin.  This question is explored in an…
  • Dec 1

    Additional Clarification regarding HHS OCR Phishing Email Alert

    Additional Clarification regarding HHS OCR Phishing Email Alert
    More information from HHS OCR about the phishing threat: On November 28, 2016, the HHS Office for Civil Rights issued a listserv announcement warning covered entities and their business associates about a phishing email that disguises itself…
  • Nov 30

    Cybersecurity 2017 – The Year in Preview: Emerging Security Threat

    Cybersecurity 2017 – The Year in Preview: Emerging Security Threat
    Editor’s note:  This is the fourth in a continuing end-of-year series.  See our previous posts on trade secrets, state regulation and law enforcement, and HIPAA compliance.  Our last two posts will focus on the…
Rank this Week: 3713

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/
  • Dec 3

    HHS Issues Warning About Phishing Campaign Disguised As Official Communication

    HHS Issues Warning About Phishing Campaign Disguised As Official Communication
    As part of its efforts to assess compliance with the HIPAA Privacy, Security and Breach Notification Rules, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) engages in audits of covered entities and their…
  • Nov 23

    FTC Announces New Guidance on Ransomware

    FTC Announces New Guidance on Ransomware
    On November 10, 2016, the U.S. Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released new guidance for businesses and consumers on the impact of, and how to respond to ransomware.  Ransomware is a form of malicious software that infiltrates computer…
  • Nov 22

    NIST and USCG Issue New Maritime Industry Cybersecurity Profile

    NIST and USCG Issue New Maritime Industry Cybersecurity Profile
    In 2013, President Obama issued Executive Order 13636 and directed the Director of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to “lead the development of a framework to reduce cybersecurity risks to critical…
Rank this Week: 3624

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
  • Dec 2

    Privacy and Cybersecurity December 2016 Event

    Privacy and Cybersecurity December 2016 Event
    Please join us for our December 2016 Privacy and Cybersecurity Events.
  • Dec 2

    US Agencies Release Guidance for Securing the Internet of Thing

    US Agencies Release Guidance for Securing the Internet of Thing
    The Internet of Things continues to draw broad interest from policymakers and regulators around the globe. Following on the heels of a major distributed denial-of-service attack in October 2016 that leveraged potentially millions of…
  • Nov 28

    FTC Issues Sharing Economy Report

    FTC Issues Sharing Economy Report
    In June 2015, the Federal Trade Commission held a workshop on The “Sharing” Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators. The Commission also solicited public comments on the topic, receiving more than 2,000…
Rank this Week: 3884

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Dec 2

    HIPAA-Regulated Entities: Watch Out for Phishing Scam

    HIPAA-Regulated Entities: Watch Out for Phishing Scam
    As published in our sister blog, Health Law & Policy Matters OCR Provides Additional Clarification on Phishing Scam By Jordan Cohen on December 2, 2016 Posted in HIPAA/Privacy & Security As we reported earlier this week, the U.S.…
  • Dec 2

    A Failed Strategy: Another Derivative Action In A Data Breach Case Goes Down To Defeat

    A Failed Strategy: Another Derivative Action In A Data Breach Case Goes Down To Defeat
    Dismissal Of Home Depot Derivative Action Extends Shareholder Losing Streak An attempt to impose liability on corporate officers and directors for data breach-related losses has once again failed.  On November 30, 2016, a federal judge…
  • Dec 1

    House Energy & Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Security of the Internet of Thing

    House Energy & Commerce Committee Holds Hearing on Security of the Internet of Thing
      The growing scale of cybersecurity concerns is prompting action from government leadership on the federal level. Before the Thanksgiving recess, the House’s Committee on Energy and Commerce got in on the act when two of its…
Rank this Week: 3831

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
  • Dec 2

    Study Finds Companies May Do Too Much For Data Breach Victim

    Study Finds Companies May Do Too Much For Data Breach Victim
    A recent study at the University of Arkansas suggests that organizations should avoid doing too much for individuals affected by a data breach. That is, when organizations provide compensation to breach victims that exceeds the victims’…
  • Nov 29

    FTC Joins Other Agencies In Warning Organizations About Ransomware

    FTC Joins Other Agencies In Warning Organizations About Ransomware
    Earlier this month, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) blogged about How to defend against ransomware, and published Ransomware – A Closer Look in the “Tips and Advice” section of its website. This follows warnings from…
  • Nov 10

    Pension Plan Suffers Cybersecurity Attack, ERISA Advisory Council Offers Cybersecurity Recommendations to DOL

    Pension Plan Suffers Cybersecurity Attack, ERISA Advisory Council Offers Cybersecurity Recommendations to DOL
    It has been reported that infamous bank robber, Slick Willie Sutton, once said, “I rob banks because that’s where the money is.” Data thieves, understandably, have a similar strategy – go where the data is. The retail…
Rank this Week: 3871

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Dec 1

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    cientist develops brain implant to boost memory. https://t.co/sWF8FfF1lf 2016-12-01 [Click on title above to read the full post]
  • Nov 24

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    uk passes sweeping internet/computer surveillance law. disturbing. https://t.co/nOelbL8t5n 2016-11-18 irs demands identities of all us coinbase users over 3 year period. https://t.co/6MLfpIqAsE 2016-11-21 fully autonomous vtol vehicle…
  • Nov 17

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    following in the path of ashley madison, adultfriendfinder hacked. 412 million users exposed. https://t.co/l4zVwQovUx 2016-11-14 microsoft joins linux foundation. as a platinum member no less. and announces sql server for linux.…
Rank this Week: 3261

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Nov 29

    OCR Issues Alert Regarding Phishing Email Disguised as Official OCR Audit Communication

    OCR Issues Alert Regarding Phishing Email Disguised as Official OCR Audit Communication
    The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) published an alert on Nov. 28 describing a phishing email being circulated on mock HHS departmental letterhead under the signature of OCR Director Jocelyn…
  • Nov 21

    Digital Currency Exchange Customers Targeted in IRS Information-Gathering Sweep

    Digital Currency Exchange Customers Targeted in IRS Information-Gathering Sweep
    Coinbase, one of the largest digital currency exchange companies in the world, will likely be asked to provide the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) with transactional data and other information on all U.S. customers who used its services over a…
  • Nov 10

    Six Proposals to Stop IoT-Based DDoS Attack

    Six Proposals to Stop IoT-Based DDoS Attack
    On Oct. 21, 2016, an extremely large distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attack on Dyn prevented many internet users on the East Coast of the U.S. from accessing websites such as Netflix, PayPal, Spotify and Twitter for several hours. Dyn…
Rank this Week: 2966

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 1950

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/
  • Nov 28

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?

    Common Questions – Can I Copyright My Formula?
    Probably not. No matter how new a formula (a.k.a. recipe) may be, if it simply comprises a combination of ingredients mixed together to form a new and unique dish, it is not likely to be copyrightable. And, once published, even if the recipe…
  • Nov 17

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?

    Common Questions: What’s the Difference Between a Trademark and a Service Mark?
    This is actually a trick question – the answer is, “not much”. Generally, trademarks refer to source-identifying marks used in connection with goods (products) and service marks are used for the same purpose, but in…
  • Sep 9

    TEMPORARY HIATUS

    TEMPORARY HIATUS
    Dear Readers: I am pleased to announce that I have joined the IP practice of the law firm, Eckert Seamans Cherin & Mellott, LLC, in its Philadelphia Office. While I’m getting settled, I will not be in a position to post updates to…
Rank this Week: 4862

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Nov 28

    Back to Square One? – The FTC and LabMD

    Back to Square One? – The FTC and LabMD
      Over the past several years, the Federal Trade Commission has emerged as the de facto national regulator of online security and privacy. While banking and health regulators hold sway over their specific industries, the FTC has used its…
  • Nov 17

    The Human Firewall – The First Step to Cybersecurity

    The Human Firewall – The First Step to Cybersecurity
    One of the challenges – perhaps the biggest challenge – to achieving cybersecurity is complexity.  Every day we are faced with new threats as hackers display their creativity and new technologies and approaches to addressing…
  • Oct 6

    AB 2828 – California Updates its Breach Disclosure Law

    AB 2828 – California Updates its Breach Disclosure Law
    California adopted the first data breach notification law in the nation in 2002, and has consistently worked to ensure that its law remains at the forefront of data security laws in the United States.  California burnished this…
Rank this Week: 2150

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Nov 27

    Re-file Your DMCA Agent Designation Starting Dec. 1st

    Re-file Your DMCA Agent Designation Starting Dec. 1st
    The Copyright Office recently introduced changes to the process by which online service providers can designate an agent under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA”).  To qualify for DMCA safe-harbor protections,…
  • Nov 1

    Partner Jamie Rubin To Speak At The 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference in Chicago (Nov. 9-11, 2016)

    Partner Jamie Rubin To Speak At The 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference in Chicago (Nov. 9-11, 2016)
    InfoLawGroup Partner Jamie Rubin to Speak at the 2016 ANA/BAA Marketing Law Conference titled Face Off: Dynamic Technologies vs. Regulatory Controls.  The conference is in Chicago from November 9-11, 2016.  Jamie will speak on…
  • Oct 29

    Enforcing Canadian Anti-Spam Law

    Enforcing Canadian Anti-Spam Law
    The Canadian Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) has aroused concern among marketers on both sides of the border since it started coming into force in July 2014 (some provisions, such as a private right of action, do not take effect until next…
Rank this Week: 3729

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: 3775

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: 3893

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/
  • Nov 20

    How to Reduce the Risk and Mitigate the Harm of Identity Theft

    How to Reduce the Risk and Mitigate the Harm of Identity Theft
    According to the Department of Justice (the “DOJ”), an estimated 17.6 million Americans aged 16 or older were victims of at least one attempt or incident of identity theft in 2014. Identity theft takes many forms - from stealing…
  • Nov 17

    Update: Lansing Cyberattack Underscores Need for Cyber Insurance Coverage

    Update: Lansing Cyberattack Underscores Need for Cyber Insurance Coverage
    We recently wrote about how a Cyberattack on Lansing, Michigan's Board of Water and Light ("BWL") resulted in costs nearing $2 million for technical support and equipment upgrades. In fact, BWL's total costs have now stretched to $2.4…
  • Nov 10

    Lawsuits Encouraged by Sixth Circuit Decision Where Customer and Employee Sensitive Data Breached

    Lawsuits Encouraged by Sixth Circuit Decision Where Customer and Employee Sensitive Data Breached
    A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit (the “Sixth Circuit”) may make it easier for plaintiffs to bring costly lawsuits against companies that allow sensitive data to fall into the wrong hands. Most…
Rank this Week: 3088

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
  • Nov 11

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated 11/11/2016)

    BRR 50-State Noncompete Chart (Updated 11/11/2016)
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated to reflect several recent state law developments (in particular, limits on physician noncompetes in Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Rhode Island). Click here to get…
  • Nov 6

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Through November 6)

    Trade Secret | Noncompete Issues and Cases in the News (Through November 6)
    Below are the latest issues and cases making trade secrets | noncompete news since our last update. There’s a lot to catch up on (sorry!) … Remember that the Changing Trade Secrets |…
  • Oct 25

    White House Releases Noncompete Call to Action

    White House Releases Noncompete Call to Action
    Earlier today (October 25, 2016), the White House announced a new initiative to spur competition in the labor market. As part of its new initiative, the White House issued a report entitled, “Non-Compete Reform: A…
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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/
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Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Nov 1

    “The Danger of the Cyber Endorsement”

    “The Danger of the Cyber Endorsement”
    For relatively little expense, insureds can often add cyber endorsements to traditional CGL, professional liability or other insurance policies.  On October 25, 2016, the Northern District of Alabama issued a decision in Camp’s…
  • Sep 29

    “The Physical Damage Hot Potato”

    “The Physical Damage Hot Potato”
    First, I have to say that Paul Stockman at McGuireWoods has beaten me to the punch in his article, “Cyber Risk ‘IRL’.”  So, read that. Stockman addresses a coverage issue I’ve noted in cyber policies across…
  • Sep 12

    “What’s on the Horizon in Privacy and Data Security?”

    “What’s on the Horizon in Privacy and Data Security?”
    Unless you already know the answer, you might want to check out a recent webinar presented by Angie Singer Keating (of the IT firm Reclamere), Brian Courtney (The Safegard Group, insurance brokerage), Renee Martin (my Partner at Dilworth) and…
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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/
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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…
  • 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.…
  • Aug 22

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage

    Trade Secrets Defendants Have Powerful Tools to Recover Costs and Damage
    Perhaps no other claim in federal litigation runs afoul of Rule 11 more than trade secrets claims.  As trade secrets lawyers, we have defended a number of frivolous cases.  That is why, in California, there is a fee shifting…
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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/
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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/
  • Aug 3

    Are you a criminal because you share your Netflix password?

    Are you a criminal because you share your Netflix password?
    The United States Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit continues to decide high profile cases that interpret the key provisions of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). This post summarizes two July decisions from the court—one that…
  • Jun 24

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?

    FAA’s comprehensive new small UAS rules are here. How can they help your business?
    On June 21, the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) released long-awaited new rules for commercial, non-hobbyist small unmanned aircraft (sUAS) operations. The FAA’s press release about the new rules in part 107 of the FAA regulations…
  • May 26

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?

    What is the legal standard for harm in a data breach event?
    Consumer data breaches happen all of the time. And some of those times, consumers may not have had harm…yet. Our colleagues at Antitrust Law Source published a podcast discussing the how fear of harm may or may not warrant relief and…
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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/
  • Jun 22

    The SEC Makes Clear There is No Room For Error in Cybersecurity

    The SEC Makes Clear There is No Room For Error in Cybersecurity
    The SEC recently agreed to a $1,000,000 settlement of an enforcement action against Morgan Stanley for its failure to have sufficient data security policies and procedures to protect customer data. The settlement was significant for its…
  • Mar 9

    Understanding EMV Payment Card Technology

    Understanding EMV Payment Card Technology
    A significant change is happening to payment card technology. Any company that accepts credit cards as a form of payment needs to know about it if they intend to continue accepting payment cards in the future. The technology is called…
  • Feb 18

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Postmarket Cybersecurity Programs for Medical Device

    FDA Issues Draft Guidance on Postmarket Cybersecurity Programs for Medical Device
    In 2014, the Food and Drug Administration (“FDA”) articulated its expectations for how device manufacturers address cybersecurity premarket in Content of Premarket Submissions for Management of Cybersecurity in Medical Devices.…
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SullivanLawNet

SullivanLawNet

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

http://sullivanlaw.net/
  • 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…
  • May 12

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit

    Prison Term for PVP Infringement by Alleged Wheat Bandit
    On 14 April 2016, a criminal court in the Spanish city of Segovia sentenced an individual to a six month prison term for infringing the plant variety protection (PVP) rights of Limagrain Europe SA in the soft wheat variety known as…
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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…
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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…
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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
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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…
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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/
  • Nov 24

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER

    NOVEMBER 2015 FI&C WEBSITE NEWSLETTER
    *     On September 17, 2015, Jeff Ireland and Jade Smarda, obtained a temporary restraining order on behalf of a local financial services firm in a trade secrets case. *     Jeff Sharkey and…
  • Nov 20

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace

    Be Cautious When Social Networking is All “Atwitter “at Your Workplace
    We use social media all the time. Make it a point during the day to notice how often you see a friend or colleague checking a Facebook update or sending a tweet (or giving you a three-star rating on the new Peeple app).  People are on…
  • Nov 16

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved

    Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act: The Devil Lurks and the Road to His House Appears Well Paved
    Best Laid Plans. They say the devil is in the details. One might say that is most certainly the case with the recently advanced version of the Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act (“CISA”) that recently passed the U.S. Senate by…
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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/
  • May 15

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know

    The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know
    As the final version of the New York BitLicense will roll out within the next 2 weeks, bitcoin startups are gearing up to enter the U.S. market. The post The New York Bitlicense is coming: What you need to know appeared first on .
  • May 12

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?

    What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark?
    A suggestive trademark can be a salutary compromise between marketing and legal considerations. The post What Makes a Brand a Good Trademark? appeared first on .
  • Apr 30

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure

    LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure
    Few decisions are as important as choosing the right entity for your new startup. This post explores the factors that matter most when making this decision. The post LLC., C Corp, S Corp: How to Pick a Business Structure appeared first on .
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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
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