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Threat Level

Threat Level

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

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • Aug 29

    Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree

    Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree
    A global vulnerability in hotel keycard locks was a security disaster—and the opportunity of a lifetime for one burglar. The post Inside an Epic Hotel Room Hacking Spree appeared first on WIRED.
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 9

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/
  • May 24

    A more transparent and accountable Internet? Here’s how – Jonny Shipp

    A more transparent and accountable Internet? Here’s how – Jonny Shipp
    This week the UK Culture Secretary announced that the UK Government will legislate on internet safety. This could include a statutory code of conduct to tackle bullying and harassment on social media and mandatory transparency…
  • May 23

    What Facebook isn’t telling us about its fight against online abuse – Laura Bli

    What Facebook isn’t telling us about its fight against online abuse – Laura Bli
    Facebook has for the first time made available data on the scale of abusive comments posted to its site. This may have been done under the growing pressure by organisations for social media companies to be more transparent about online abuse,…
  • May 22

    Matt Hancock makes himself “state approver” of press arbitration – Brian Cathcart

    Matt Hancock makes himself “state approver” of press arbitration – Brian Cathcart
    A week ago the corporate papers were screaming blue murder about threats of state control. Yet now the government has given itself a real power over them they are silent. In all the recent parliamentary debates about Leveson Part 2 and the…
Rank this Week: 182

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
Rank this Week: 164

B2 IP Report

B2 IP Report

Covers intellectual property matters, including software and claim interpretation, computer and electronics patents, and drafting specifications and claims when prosecuting patent applications. By Bejin Bieneman PLC.

https://www.b2ipreport.com
  • May 15

    Novelty and Non-obviousness Do Not Save Patent-Eligibility

    Novelty and Non-obviousness Do Not Save Patent-Eligibility
    The Federal Circuit has held that patent claims directed to “performing certain statistical analyses of investment information” are patent-ineligible under the Alice/Mayo abstract idea test and 35 U.S.C. § 101, thus affirming…
  • May 14

    Covered Business Method Patent Survives Alice

    Covered Business Method Patent Survives Alice
    Patent claims can survive a patent-eligibility challenge under Alice and 35 U.S.C. § 101 even without a showing of a technological improvement.  In Dailygobble, Inc. v. SCVNGR, Inc., Case No. CBM2018-00002 (May 8, 2018), the…
  • May 13

    How Is Collateral Estoppel Applied to Patent Invalidity?

    How Is Collateral Estoppel Applied to Patent Invalidity?
    A California court has held that a defendant is collaterally estopped from asserting patent-ineligibility under 35 USC § 101 because the defendant, in prior litigation, lost a post-trial motion in which it evidently raised other theories…
Rank this Week: 422

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: 833

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/
  • May 25

    HHS Publishes Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking on Accounting of Disclosures and Civil Monetary Penaltie

    HHS Publishes Advance Notices of Proposed Rulemaking on Accounting of Disclosures and Civil Monetary Penaltie
    The Department of Health and Human Services recently published two advance notices of proposed rulemaking that address accounting of disclosures and the potential distribution of civil monetary penalties to affected individuals. Continue…
  • May 24

    Arizona Amends Data Breach Notification Law

    Arizona Amends Data Breach Notification Law
    On April 11, 2018, Arizona amended its data breach notification law, which will require persons, companies and government agencies doing business in the state to notify affected individuals within 45 days of determining that a breach has…
  • May 24

    Senator Wyden Calls for FCC Investigation into Company Sharing Location Data

    Senator Wyden Calls for FCC Investigation into Company Sharing Location Data
    On May 8, 2018, Senator Ron Wyden (D–OR) demanded that the FCC investigate the alleged unauthorized tracking of Americans' location by Securus Technologies. Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 806

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • May 24

    SCOTUS Holds Class Action Waivers Do Not Violate the NLRA

    SCOTUS Holds Class Action Waivers Do Not Violate the NLRA
    In a major win for employers, the U.S. Supreme Court held that arbitration agreements with class action waivers do not violate the National Labor Relations Act. Continue Reading
  • May 23

    SCOTUS to Review Right to Class Arbitration in Silent Agreement

    SCOTUS to Review Right to Class Arbitration in Silent Agreement
    The U.S. Supreme Court has voted to hear an appeal of the Ninth Circuit’s decision in Varela v. Lamps Plus, Inc. The Supreme Court is expected to decide whether workers can pursue their claims through class-wide arbitration when the…
  • May 21

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our weekly roundup. Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 835

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/
Rank this Week: 936

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
  • May 17

    New FTC Leadership

    New FTC Leadership
    On April 26, 2018, the Senate unanimously confirmed all its nominees to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), allowing the FTC to regain full strength for the first time since President Trump took office. In the months since…
  • May 16

    NARB Reaches Same Conclusion as NAD on Mascara Volume Claims, Recommending Discontinuance of Claim

    NARB Reaches Same Conclusion as NAD on Mascara Volume Claims, Recommending Discontinuance of Claim
    A panel of the National Advertising Review Board (“NARB”) has recommended that Too Faced Cosmetics, LLC (“Too Faced”) discontinue both a claim that its mascara provides for “1,944% more volume” and…
  • May 6

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against PCH Relating To Sweepstakes Marketing Practice

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against PCH Relating To Sweepstakes Marketing Practice
    Wright, et al v. Publishers Clearing House, Incorporated and Publishers Clearing House, LLC (EDNY April 23, 2018) Read More › Tags: Class Action Lawsuit, Sweepstakes Law
Rank this Week: 904

Technology, Telecom and Internet…

Technology, Telecom and Internet Blog

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

http://www.bna.com/ecommerce-tech-law-blog/
Rank this Week: 1062

Peter Fleischer: Privacy...?

Peter Fleischer: Privacy...?

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

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

    Harvard Nostalgia

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

    From pool to pool

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

    A Science Fiction Novel

    A Science Fiction Novel
    I'd like to crowd-source the plot for a science fiction novel.  Would this make a good story?:In a not-too-distant future, say 20 years from now, humanity lives through the biggest change in its history.  It doesn't happen…
Rank this Week: 925

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • May 25

    HAPPY GDPR DAY!!

    HAPPY GDPR DAY!!
    If you glance at the “countdown clock” in the left hand sidebar of our blog, you’ll see that it has reached 00:00:00.  GDPR Day is here.   But, unlike Y2K (for those of you old enough to remember the…
  • May 15

    Still Thinking about GDPR?

    Still Thinking about GDPR?
    We are now in the 10-day countdown to the GDPR enforcement date that we’ve been talking about since 2015.   If you are a charter member of Procrastinators Anonymous, or just secretly hoped that this would all go away, the…
  • May 7

    FTC Puts Kids’ Smart Watch Companies in Time Out for COPPA Violation

    FTC Puts Kids’ Smart Watch Companies in Time Out for COPPA Violation
    Answering the centuries’ old question, it appears it is the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) that watches the watchmen. The FTC sent warning letters to a pair of foreign app developers cautioning them that their practices of…
Rank this Week: 3425

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2204

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • May 25

    Aetna HIV mailing breach update

    Aetna HIV mailing breach update
    Aetna HIV Mailing Case Update: I reported on this case back in March, but it keeps getting more and more interesting.  At least the blame game does. To recap, Aetna send out mailings to beneficiaries with HIV, and the mailing came in window…
  • May 23

    Landry's: PCI DSS data breaches can be costlier than HIPAA breache

    Landry's: PCI DSS data breaches can be costlier than HIPAA breache
    Obviously, this blog focuses on HIPAA breaches, which can cause big fines but rarely result in the payment of any actual damages by the parties who suffer the breach.  That's because the patients rarely suffer financial loss. When there's a…
  • May 23

    LifeBridge Health Data Breach -- 500,000 victim

    LifeBridge Health Data Breach -- 500,000 victim
    LifeBridge Health (Maryland): Not a whole lot of information here, but apparently hackers got into the patient registration and billing system, and went undetected for about 6 months.  Likely identity theft and potentially medical identity…
Rank this Week: 1429

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
  • May 25

    GDPR Is In Effect: The French Bill Has Been Adopted…But Referred to the French Constitutional Council

    GDPR Is In Effect: The French Bill Has Been Adopted…But Referred to the French Constitutional Council
    The General Data Protection Regulation entered into force on 25 May 2018. In light of the urgency to adapt Law no. 78-17 dated 6 January 1978 to the new European Union law, the French Government has initiated an accelerated procedure. This…
  • May 22

    Straight Talks Podcast: Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in the Age of Rolling Smart Device

    Straight Talks Podcast: Data Privacy and Cybersecurity in the Age of Rolling Smart Device
    The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation is driving a regulatory wave to safeguard data against cyber attacks and privacy breaches, and the automobile industry will feel the impact. Autonomous and connected vehicles are…
  • May 21

    FCC Seeks to Refresh the TCPA Record

    FCC Seeks to Refresh the TCPA Record
    Now that the dust has settled from the D.C. Circuit’s highly anticipated Telephone Consumer Protection Act decision in ACA International, et al, v. FCC, the Federal Communications Commission is going back to the drawing board in a new…
Rank this Week: 3553

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: 1219

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • May 24

    GDPR Applies From Today

    GDPR Applies From Today
    The much discussed and long-awaited General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) applies from today, May 25, 2018.  It will update and harmonize data protection laws across the EU, and sets out comprehensive rules in relation…
  • May 24

    The UK Adopts Data Protection Act 2018

    The UK Adopts Data Protection Act 2018
    Having received Royal Assent on May 23, 2018, the UK Data Protection Bill is now an Act of Parliament. The Data Protection Act 2018 (the “Act”) implements the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and replaces…
  • May 24

    Lawmakers Reintroduce “Do Not Track Kids” Bill

    Lawmakers Reintroduce “Do Not Track Kids” Bill
    In both the Senate and the House, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has reintroduced a bill to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).  Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) and Reps.…
Rank this Week: 3554

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • May 24

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    well done, sec. well done. https://t.co/87MAr301ww 2018-05-18 google internal video from 2016 (which google has characterized as "speculative") provides a glimpse into the possi… https://t.co/uo8j8g3kLV 2018-05-19 [Click on title above…
  • May 17

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    us 4th circuit imposes additional restrictions on forensic (but not manual) searches of electronic devices at the b… https://t.co/WomrrPmM7J 2018-05-11 harvard startup aims to reverse aging in dogs. and maybe humans.…
  • May 10

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    uber unveils flying car prototype. will travel at 150-200 mph and eventually have the same price as uberx. https://t.co/m6S1IHb2bu 2018-05-09 if you are a mcgill law alumnus/alumnae, please do consider attending the law alumni banquet taking…
Rank this Week: 3159

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
  • May 24

    The FTC Announces a National Cybersecurity Education Campaign for Small Businesse

    The FTC Announces a National Cybersecurity Education Campaign for Small Businesse
    The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) recently announced that it will launch a national education campaign to aid the small business sector in strengthening its cybersecurity and protecting its sensitive and personal data. The national education…
  • May 9

    Health Apps: Convenience vs. Security Risk

    Health Apps: Convenience vs. Security Risk
    The pace of innovation in healthcare today has produced an amazing increase in the number of available mobile apps for health-related information. More than 300,000 healthcare apps are available online. These apps are developed and designed…
  • Apr 30

    What’s Been Going on in New York Cyber Regulation since New York’s “first-of-their-kind” DFS regulations?

    What’s Been Going on in New York Cyber Regulation since New York’s “first-of-their-kind” DFS regulations?
    Co-Author: Thomas Buchan As reported in our blog post from November 6, 2017, the New York State Attorney General announced the release of the proposed Shield Act in early November, 2017. This new legislation (we have some links for you below)…
Rank this Week: 3573

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • May 24

    Monkey-Selfie Case Returns—To Court & (Maybe) a Theater Near You

    Monkey-Selfie Case Returns—To Court & (Maybe) a Theater Near You
    I confess: I have mixed emotions regarding the iconic “monkey-selfie” photo and all the hubbub it has created. Don’t get me wrong; I think monkeys are wonderful, and the photo deserves its iconic status. Who can resist…
  • May 9

    A Morrison & Foerster/Socially Aware Data Protection Masterclass Webinar

    A Morrison & Foerster/Socially Aware Data Protection Masterclass Webinar
    With the effective date of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) less than one month away, companies subject to the GDPR are racing to comply with the regulation’s data privacy laws. But, for those companies, May 25…
  • May 7

    German Federal Court: Unfair Competition Law No Basis to Ban Ad Blocking and Whitelisting

    German Federal Court: Unfair Competition Law No Basis to Ban Ad Blocking and Whitelisting
    Holding that offering software that allows users to block advertising does not qualify as an unfair commercial practice even if the software gives advertisers the option to pay for showing certain ads—a practice known as…
Rank this Week: 3476

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/
Rank this Week: 1723

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/
  • May 23

    GDPR Has Arrived and My Company Isn't Ready. Now What?

    GDPR Has Arrived and My Company Isn't Ready. Now What?
    It's not hyperbole to say that the General Data Protection Regulation's May 25th enforcement date marks one of the largest shifts in the history of privacy laws. Read More › Tags: Cloud Computing, Compliance,…
  • May 1

    Provisions for Vendor Contract

    Provisions for Vendor Contract
    This is the second article in a series on Third Party and Vendor Management. The first article discussed pertinent considerations for vendor contracts in the context of cybersecurity. Read More › Tags: Contracts,…
  • Mar 18

    Business Rap: Preventing Phishing Scam

    Business Rap: Preventing Phishing Scam
    On January 25, Foster Swift attorney John Mashni sat down for a discussion on Business Rap, a weekly radio show and podcast that features Mid-Michigan's brightest business owners and decision makers discussing business trends,…
Rank this Week: 2876

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • May 22

    Dropbox Settles Autorenewal Lawsuit

    Dropbox Settles Autorenewal Lawsuit
    File-sharing powerhouse Dropbox has agreed to pay $1.7M to settle claims brought against it by the District Attorneys of Alameda, San Diego, San Francisco and Sonoma Counties.  The regulators alleged that Dropbox violated…
  • May 14

    Brands Are Creating Virtual Influencers, Which Could Make the Kardashians a Thing of the Past

    Brands Are Creating Virtual Influencers, Which Could Make the Kardashians a Thing of the Past
    But brands could face legal troubles along the way We all know that spokespeople and endorsers can be erratic. Wild antics can generate negative PR and damage brands. What if you could eliminate the threat of a spokesperson going rogue while…
  • May 9

    Chambers Global and USA 2018 Recognize InfoLawGroup; InfoLawGroup Partner

    Chambers Global and USA 2018 Recognize InfoLawGroup; InfoLawGroup Partner
    Chamber Global and Chambers USA 2018 have released their new rankings and InfoLawGroup is once again recognized for Media and Entertainment in Illinois, with two of our partners, Justine Gottshall and Jamie Rubin, being highlighted. Ms.…
Rank this Week: 3663

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

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

    Arizona Expands Its Data Breach Notification Statute

    Arizona Expands Its Data Breach Notification Statute
    Effective August 1, 2018, the House Bill 2154 recently signed by the Arizona governor will expand the current Arizona data breach notification law. Following the trend of other states, the amended statute expands the definition of…
  • May 21

    The Weekly Privacy Rewind

    The Weekly Privacy Rewind
    Class Actions Facebook Users BIPA Suit to Go Forward • Denying cross-motions for summary judgment, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled that the class action against Facebook for violating Illinois’…
  • May 17

    California Voters Likely to Decide Consumer Privacy Rule

    California Voters Likely to Decide Consumer Privacy Rule
    California has a unique ballot initiative process that allows voters to directly pass legislation, and it appears that proponents of an initiative that could impact digital advertising and apply European Union (EU)-inspired consumer privacy…
Rank this Week: 2889

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • May 21

    Colorado Strengthens Consumer Privacy Protection

    Colorado Strengthens Consumer Privacy Protection
    On May 18, 2018, the Colorado legislature sent HB 18-1128, an Act Concerning Strengthening Protections for Consumer Data Privacy, to the governor’s desk for execution.  The bill is one of a number of recent efforts by states to…
  • Sep 26

    “To Be ExSPECted? Contractual Liability Exclusion Bars PCI Fine Coverage Again”

    “To Be ExSPECted? Contractual Liability Exclusion Bars PCI Fine Coverage Again”
    In Spec’s Family Partners v. The Hanover Insurance Company, the Southern District of Texas became the second court to grapple with the interaction among Payment Card Industry (PCI) fines, payment card processor contracts and the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1221

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • May 20

    On to Trial—Summary Judgment Denied to Facebook in Privacy Litigation

    On to Trial—Summary Judgment Denied to Facebook in Privacy Litigation
    The litigation over Facebook’s Tag Suggestions feature in the United State District Court for the Northern District of California continues, with the court this week denying both sides’ bids for summary judgment in a ten-page…
  • May 18

    France Adopts Its GDPR Implementation Act

    France Adopts Its GDPR Implementation Act
    The French National Assembly voted on May 14, 2018 to adopt changes that bring its existing Data Protection Act of 1978 in line with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Paradoxically, while…
  • May 4

    Whois, We Hardly Knew Ye: GDPR Spells Doom For Domain Name Ownership Transparency

    Whois, We Hardly Knew Ye: GDPR Spells Doom For Domain Name Ownership Transparency
    Cross-posted from our sister blog, Trademark and Copyright Law. By now, our readers are likely familiar with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the sweeping, European Union-wide legal and regulatory regime that…
Rank this Week: 3641

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

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

https://dataprivacy.foxrothschild.com/
  • May 18

    Add Digital Photocopiers to Your Cybersecurity Checklist

    Add Digital Photocopiers to Your Cybersecurity Checklist
    Digital copiers pose many of the same cybersecurity risks associated with computers. This is so because they’re also computers. Data thieves know that office copiers run on “smart” technology with hard drives that store…
  • May 3

    Facebook Loses Bid to Keep Data Transfer Dispute Out of EU Court of Justice

    Facebook Loses Bid to Keep Data Transfer Dispute Out of EU Court of Justice
    Facebook has failed to prevent its feud with an Austrian privacy activist over the legality of two widely used mechanisms for transferring data between the European Union and the U.S., from reaching the EU Court of Justice. In a May 2nd…
  • Apr 26

    By Pivoting, Major Tech Companies Could Benefit From Increased Data Regulation

    By Pivoting, Major Tech Companies Could Benefit From Increased Data Regulation
    Data-rich companies like Facebook have a unique opportunity to capitalize on the recent surge in regulatory scrutiny and turn it to their advantage. Savvy tech companies are attuned to public opinion and won’t allow others to control…
Rank this Week: 2020

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: 1577

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
  • May 16

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 2

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 2
    FCC Process Changes for Larger Wireless Facilities Part 1 summarized the exemption of small wireless facilities from the FCC’s environmental review process under conditions specified in the new FCC rules adopted in March 2018. In its…
  • May 15

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 1

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 1
    FCC Exempts Wireless Small Cells from Environmental Review Requirements A high FCC priority is to streamline broadband deployment including the wireless infrastructure necessary to provide service to the public. One FCC proceeding directed to…
  • Mar 1

    Osure RF Signs of the Times—Part Three

    Osure RF Signs of the Times—Part Three
    This third entry on the FCC’s ongoing review of RF exposure limits highlights the Notice of Inquiry that focuses on possible changes to the current RF exposure limits. The NOI reiterates that the current exposure limits were adopted in…
Rank this Week: 3620

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/
  • May 15

    Common Questions: How to Establish US Trademark Right

    Common Questions: How to Establish US Trademark Right
    This is Part I in a series on establishing use in commerce in the US for federal trademark purposes. Part II will discuss how to prove use in commerce and what kinds of specimens qualify. Part III will discuss a recently announced pilot…
  • Sep 12

    IP Claims Fail Against ISP for Merely Hosting Infringing Material

    IP Claims Fail Against ISP for Merely Hosting Infringing Material
    In Parker v. Paypal, the court dismissed an individual author’s suit against Amazon for hosting an infringing copy of his copyrighted work, deciding that ISPs actions in merely hosting the infringing work did not cause "in some…
  • Jul 27

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

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate
    Following up on the USPTO's public roundtable on "Fraudulent and Misleading Solicitations to Trademark Owners", this post analyzes how to recognize fraudulent fee solicitations (invoices) and what to do when you receive them. The post…
Rank this Week: 4561

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: 3651

www.lawblogswitzerland.ch

www.lawblogswitzerland.ch

Covers Swiss, European and international legal news. It focuses on data protection, privacy, technology law, IT/IP law, criminal law, administrative law, civil law, tax law, banking and finance law, bankruptcy, competition law and construction as well as real estate law.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
  • May 14

    Bundesgericht: Die strafrechtliche Beschimpfung im politischen Umfeld (6B_1270/2017, 6B_1291/2017)

    Bundesgericht: Die strafrechtliche Beschimpfung im politischen Umfeld (6B_1270/2017, 6B_1291/2017)
    Eine Person bezeichnete einen Kantonsrat im Rahmen der Hildebrand-Affäre als «Dreckslügner», «Dummkopf» und «Krimineller». Das Bundesgericht sprach den Beschuldigten letztinstanzlich frei.Die…
  • May 9

    Bundesgericht: Löschung einer Dienstbarkeit (5A_698/2017)

    Bundesgericht: Löschung einer Dienstbarkeit (5A_698/2017)
    Das Bundesgericht hatte im Urteil 5A_698/2017 vom 7. März 2018 zu prüfen, ob die Löschung einer Grunddienstbarkeit erfolgen kann, weil die Eigentümerschaft des berechtigten Grundstückes das Interesse an der…
  • May 3

    Institut für Geistiges Eigentum (IGE): Newsletter Marken April

    Institut für Geistiges Eigentum (IGE): Newsletter Marken April
    Der am 30. April 2018 erschienene Newsletter Marken des IGE greift folgende vier Themen auf:(1) Praxisänderung des IGE im Zusammenhang mit dem zweiten Schriftenwechsel: Neu verzichtet das IGE auf den zweiten Schriftenwechsel im…
Rank this Week: 1585

Artificial Intelligence Technology…

Artificial Intelligence Technology and the Law

Covers potential legal issues affecting individuals and businesses as they develop, market, and interact with products and services embodying AI technologies. By Brian Higgins.

http://aitechnologylaw.com
  • May 13

    10 Things I Wish Every Legal Tech Pitch Would Include

    10 Things I Wish Every Legal Tech Pitch Would Include
    Due in large part to the emergence of advanced artificial intelligence-based legal technologies, the US legal services industry today is in the midst of a tech shakeup.  Indeed, the number of advanced legal tech startups continues to…
  • Apr 28

    Congress Looking at Data Science for Ways to Improve Patent Operation

    Congress Looking at Data Science for Ways to Improve Patent Operation
    When Congress passed the sweeping Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) on September 16, 2011, legislators weren’t concerned about how data analytics might improve efficiencies at one of the Commerce Department’s most data-heavy…
  • Apr 16

    In Your Face Artificial Intelligence: Regulating the Collection and Use of Face Data (Part II)

    In Your Face Artificial Intelligence: Regulating the Collection and Use of Face Data (Part II)
    The technologies behind “face data” collection, detection, recognition, and affect (emotion) analysis were previously summarized. Use cases for face data, and reported concerns about the proliferation of face data collection…
Rank this Week: 1982

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/
  • May 7

    A Fork in the Blockchain: Income Tax and the Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork

    A Fork in the Blockchain: Income Tax and the Bitcoin/Bitcoin Cash Hard Fork
    On August 1, 2017, the Bitcoin blockchain experienced a hard fork. The hard fork, spurred by concerns over Bitcoin’s scalability, resulted in an entirely new blockchain and an accompanying new cryptocurrency: Bitcoin Cash. However, the…
  • May 7

    Signature Management Team LLC v. Doe: The Right to Anonymous Speech Post-Judgment

    Signature Management Team LLC v. Doe: The Right to Anonymous Speech Post-Judgment
    The Sixth Circuit’s recent decision in Signature Management Team LLC v. Doe addressed an issue of first impression in digital privacy law, finding that anonymous internet defendants do not automatically forfeit their First Amendment…
  • May 7

    Risk Assessment Algorithms: The Answer to an Inequitable Bail System?

    Risk Assessment Algorithms: The Answer to an Inequitable Bail System?
    Debate over pretrial detention began long before ratification of the Eighth Amendment, tracing its roots to the early English bail system. Despite this, approaches to the system have largely remained stagnant since passage of the Bail Reform…
Rank this Week: 3727

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.

https://www.faircompetitionlaw.com/
  • May 7

    Federal Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban – UPDATE

    Federal Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban – UPDATE
    Yesterday, I posted about the bills to ban noncompetes at the federal level: Federal Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban. Only the House bill was available on line; the Senate bill was not. While the Senate bill remains unavailable…
  • May 6

    Federal Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban

    Federal Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban
    On April 26, Senators Elizabeth Warren (D-MA), Chris Murphy (D-CT), and Ron Wyden (D-OR) introduced the Workforce Mobility Act to impose a federal ban on the use of employee noncompetes. A companion bill was introduced in the House…
  • Apr 19

    Quick Update: Massachusetts Legislature Reports Out Noncompete Bill

    Quick Update: Massachusetts Legislature Reports Out Noncompete Bill
    On Tuesday, April 17, the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development favorably reported H.4419 to the House Steering, Policy and Scheduling. The new bill – which covers both…
Rank this Week: 3018

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/
  • May 3

    The GDPR: A Tsunami of Data Regulation That Could Crash Onto Your Shore

    The GDPR: A Tsunami of Data Regulation That Could Crash Onto Your Shore
    A sea change in data protection law in the European Union (EU) is about to take place, and your organization doesn’t have to be based in the EU to feel its impact.  The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will take effect on…
  • Feb 7

    Login Lessons From the Hawaii Missile Alert Fiasco

    Login Lessons From the Hawaii Missile Alert Fiasco
    Phones across Hawaii lit up at 8:07 a.m. on January 13, 2018 with an alert that a ballistic missile was hurtling toward the state.  Two minutes later, Governor David Ige learned that the alert was mistakenly sent.  But it took…
  • Sep 14

    Vision-Impaired Customer of Grocery Chain Becomes First Plaintiff to Win ADA Website Accessibility Claim After Trial

    Vision-Impaired Customer of Grocery Chain Becomes First Plaintiff to Win ADA Website Accessibility Claim After Trial
    A lawsuit against grocery chain Winn-Dixie became the first case of its kind to produce a decision holding, after a trial, that a public accommodation violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) because its website was inaccessible to…
Rank this Week: 3227

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/
  • May 3

    Blockchain, Personal Data and the GDPR Right to be Forgotten

    Blockchain, Personal Data and the GDPR Right to be Forgotten
    Nicole Kramer The effective date of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) is fast approaching (May 25, 2018), and its impacts are already being felt across various industries. Specifically, the conflicts between the GDPR…
  • Mar 27

    D.C. Circuit’s Long-Awaited Ruling Narrows FCC’s 2015 TCPA Order

    D.C. Circuit’s Long-Awaited Ruling Narrows FCC’s 2015 TCPA Order
    Divya Taneja and Tiffany Quach On March 16, 2018, the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals released a long-awaited decision in ACA International, et al. v. FCC, unanimously ruling to narrow a 2015 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) order (the…
  • Mar 22

    South Dakota Passes Breach Notification Law, Leaving Alabama the Only U.S. State Without a Breach Notification Law

    South Dakota Passes Breach Notification Law, Leaving Alabama the Only U.S. State Without a Breach Notification Law
    Nicole Kramer and Tiffany Quach On March 21, 2018, South Dakota Governor Daugaard signed S.B. 62, enacting the state’s first data breach notification law, which will go into effect July 1, 2018. Previously, Alabama and South Dakota were…
Rank this Week: 3773

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/
  • May 3

    UPDATE: All fifty states now have data breach statute

    UPDATE: All fifty states now have data breach statute
    On July 1, 2018, all fifty states will have active data breach statutes that govern the notification process for companies that experience a data loss incident. Alabama and South Dakota both recently passed data breach laws, representing the…
  • Jan 24

    The federal landscape on self-driving car

    The federal landscape on self-driving car
    Motivated by the unprecedented spike in automotive fatalities in 2015, mostly caused by human error, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT), through the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), has embraced…
  • Jan 9

    ADA Website filings show no sign of slowing down

    ADA Website filings show no sign of slowing down
    Regardless of industry, website accessibility has become an area of focus for ADA litigation. My colleague, Jamie LaPlante, was recently interviewed by the Bristol Herald Courier regarding a filing against Highlands Union Bank in the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 2332

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/
Rank this Week: 3415

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • May 2

    SEC Ramps Up Its Interest in Cryptocurrency Companies with Scores of Subpoena

    SEC Ramps Up Its Interest in Cryptocurrency Companies with Scores of Subpoena
    By David Ma and Robert Braun The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) could be on target to make 2018 the year of cryptocurrency regulation—or at least the start of it. In January, Jay Clayton, chair of the Securities and Exchange…
  • Apr 23

    The U.S. Treasury Wants to Know Your Customers, No Matter What the Currency

    The U.S. Treasury Wants to Know Your Customers, No Matter What the Currency
    FinCEN, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, has indicated that cryptocurrencies will not get an enforcement “pass.” By David Ma and Robert Braun The Treasury Department has outlined its efforts to police electronic…
  • Feb 28

    What is Blockchain Good For? Here are some guidelines.

    What is Blockchain Good For? Here are some guidelines.
      Welcome to the third article in our series of blogs about blockchain technology and its impact on business practices, corporate governance and cybersecurity.     In Robert Braun’s article, Blockchain: The good, the bad,…
Rank this Week: 1641

Trust Anchor

Trust Anchor

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/trustanchor/
  • Apr 12

    FTC’s Report on Mobile-Device-Security-Update Practices — Summary and Recommendation

    FTC’s Report on Mobile-Device-Security-Update Practices — Summary and Recommendation
    Noting the “astounding” statistics on the use of smartphones and other mobile devices to “shop, bank, play, read, post, watch, date, record, and go” across consumer populations, the FTC has recently re-focused its…
  • Apr 9

    The CLOUD Act, Explained

    The CLOUD Act, Explained
    The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data (“CLOUD”) Act was enacted into law on March 23, 2018. The Act provides that U.S. law-enforcement orders issued under the Stored Communications Act (SCA) may reach certain data located in…
  • Mar 16

    SEC Commissioners Provide Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures After Wave of Record Incident

    SEC Commissioners Provide Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures After Wave of Record Incident
    Much has been written about the SEC’s interpretive guidance on cybersecurity disclosures, issued in late February, including Commissioner Stein’s statement that it under-delivers for investors, public companies, and the capital…
Rank this Week: 2119

Broadband Law Advisor

Broadband Law Advisor

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

http://www.broadbandlawadvisor.com/
Rank this Week: 3057

Data Privacy Alert

Data Privacy Alert

Covers privacy, data protection, information security, consumer protection, information management, records retention, cybercrimes and data breaches. By Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.

https://privacyblog.mmwr.com/
Rank this Week: 2131

Web Tech Law

Web Tech Law

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

http://webtechlaw.com/
  • Mar 2

    This site is now archived

    This site is now archived
    You may have noticed that I haven’t updated this site for some time. My life has gone in a different direction so I’ve decided to archive this site. There may still be some useful information here (although, as time goes on, less…
  • Mar 2

    This site is now archived

    This site is now archived
    You may have noticed that I haven’t updated this site for some time. My life has gone in a different direction so I’ve decided to archive this site. There may still be some useful information here (although, as time goes on, less…
  • Nov 23

    Donate to SAFLII and support open access to the law

    Donate to SAFLII and support open access to the law
    SAFLII is a vital cog in the broader movement to safeguard democracy in South Africa through open access to the law. SAFLII relies on donations to operate. Make your donation today, before it is too late.
Rank this Week: 2203

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/
  • Feb 22

    GDPR Webinar: A Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Building a Compliance Program

    GDPR Webinar: A Corporate Counsel’s Guide to Building a Compliance Program
    In three months, the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), one of the strictest privacy laws in the world, will go into effect.  It will apply to companies that collect or process personal data of EU residents, regardless…
  • Feb 19

    Biometric Privacy Webinar: A Guide for Corporate Counsel

    Biometric Privacy Webinar: A Guide for Corporate Counsel
    Does your company collect biometric information?  Are you not entirely sure what “biometric information” means?  Would you like to understand the differences between the different state biometric privacy laws?  Do…
  • Oct 16

    New Wave of Biometric Privacy Class Actions: Could You Be A Target?

    New Wave of Biometric Privacy Class Actions: Could You Be A Target?
    While the privacy world is focused on the Equifax data breach, another development is taking place that could have a more lasting effect on privacy law.  In the last month, plaintiffs’ lawyers in Illinois have filed over 20…
Rank this Week: 3264