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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: 35

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
  • Oct 17

    South Dakota Civil Liberties Groups Urge Senator Thune to Put the Brakes on SESTA

    South Dakota Civil Liberties Groups Urge Senator Thune to Put the Brakes on SESTA
    A coalition of civil liberties groups in South Dakota is sending a clear message to Senator John Thune: don’t turn your back on our right to assemble online. The ACLU of South Dakota, Indivisible 605, Indivisible Rapid City, and Queer…
  • Oct 17

    Alice Saves Medical Startup From Death By Telehealth Patent

    Alice Saves Medical Startup From Death By Telehealth Patent
    Justus Decher, a veteran of the U.S. Army, has a motto he uses when faced with adversity: “Don’t get even, get Justice.” A health scare in 2010 saw Justus going to the emergency room about 20 times for observation. Each time…
  • Oct 17

    Whistleblower Protections in USA Liberty Act Not Enough

    Whistleblower Protections in USA Liberty Act Not Enough
    The USA Liberty Act fails to safeguard whistleblowers—both as federal employees and contractors—because of a total lack of protection from criminal prosecution. These shortcomings—which exist in other whistleblower…
Rank this Week: 119

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 185

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: 222

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
  • Oct 17

    In the age of political correctness, VARA may be the last hope

    In the age of political correctness, VARA may be the last hope
    Is anyone keeping a list of the number of recent artworks that have either been removed or destroyed due to political correctness? Add Erika Rothenberg’s Hollywood sculpture, The Road to Hollywood, to the list. Rothenberg’s art…
  • Oct 16

    Jury selection to begin in 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit

    Jury selection to begin in 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit
    Jury selection starts Monday in a case where more than 20 artists argue a developer wrongly whitewashed and destroyed a graffiti paradise at the Long Island City spot known as 5Pointz to put up rental towers. More here.
  • Oct 11

    BTW: There’s This Little Known Thing Called Copyright Termination

    BTW: There’s This Little Known Thing Called Copyright Termination
    A few people emailed me this story last month and for some reason it got lost in my inbox. Fret not, here it is. Quite interesting story actually, about termination rights in copyright and visual art. Implicit in this article are quite a few…
Rank this Week: 467

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
  • Oct 15

    Our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws – Update

    Our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws – Update
    For those following noncompete and trade secrets legislative activity around the country, I just updated our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws page. (This is a never-ending task with so many states thinking about changing –…
  • Oct 10

    Massachusetts Noncompete Reform: What you need to know – by October 31

    Massachusetts Noncompete Reform: What you need to know – by October 31
    Almost nine years in the making, Massachusetts is on the cusp of noncompete reform. And, decades in the making (yes, decades, thanks to Steve Chow‘s extraordinary efforts), Massachusetts is also poised to update its trade secrets…
  • Aug 13

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)
    This is an update to reflect statutory revisions to Texas’ version of its Uniform Trade Secrets Act statute, which will become effective on September 1.  For more on the changes, see Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets…
Rank this Week: 289

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Oct 13

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Warns Against Warrant-Proof Encryption

    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein Warns Against Warrant-Proof Encryption
    In a speech delivered at the United States Naval Academy on October 10, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein waded into the public debate between data privacy and law enforcement interests.  As part of a discussion moderated by former…
  • Oct 11

    National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Q&A with Steve Surdu

    National Cybersecurity Awareness Month Q&A with Steve Surdu
    Steve Surdu is a Senior Cybersecurity Advisor at Covington and a member of the firm’s Cybersecurity Incident Response Team. Prior to joining the firm, Steve served as Vice President of Professional Services at Mandiant, a leading…
  • Oct 10

    Cyber Risks in the Workplace: Managing Insider Threat

    Cyber Risks in the Workplace: Managing Insider Threat
    Today, one of the most critical risks a company can face is the cyber risks associated with its own employees or contractors.  Companies are confronting an increasingly complex series of cybersecurity challenges with employees in the…
Rank this Week: 767

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Oct 12

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    russia alleged to have taken nsa exploits from nsa contractor through use of kaspersky antivirus. https://t.co/QgmlCOFVTv 2017-10-06 google accused of engaging in pattern of trade secret theft. https://t.co/KRKN5OiDMh 2017-10-09 how online…
  • Oct 5

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    uk activist convicted for refusing to disclose device passwords when returning to the uk. https://t.co/TcfIyS0kBn 2017-09-29 us cybersecurity czar contemplates replacing social security nos w/ cryptographic identifiers.…
  • Sep 28

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    london revokes uber's license. https://t.co/zwtAqPTJPC 2017-09-22 well, i suppose this is one way to combat genericization…. https://t.co/6Hk5Oo5XqU 2017-09-26 [Click on title above to read the full post]
Rank this Week: 660

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Oct 12

    Cloud-Based Blood Testing Information…

    Cloud-Based Blood Testing Information Breached: An Amazon cloud data repository for blood testing data managed by Patient Home Monitoring was not configured correctly, and a tech security company came across it.  300,000 PDFs accounting for…
  • Sep 27

    Don't forget to vote for me for best…

    Don't forget to vote for me for best "niche" legal blog.  You can go vote here. 
  • Sep 27

    I'm not surprised, actually: This is a…

    I'm not surprised, actually: This is a frightening headline: 73 Percent of Medical Professionals Share Passwords for EHR Access.  If you're a medical resident, you used the attending's login information with the attending's consent.   So,…
Rank this Week: 962

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1094

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 5

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?

    What do Barber Poles and Lapel Pins Have in Common?
    Both can serve as examples of trademark use in connection with membership in an organization. In May, the Wall Street Journal reported on enforcement actions by the New Hampshire Board of Barbering, Cosmetology & Esthetics to fine the…
Rank this Week: 1021

Tsibouris Privacy + Technology Law…

Tsibouris Privacy + Technology Law Blog

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

http://blog.tsibouris.com/
  • Jan 23

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

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

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

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

    Appeals Court Vacates Obama Recess Appointment

    Appeals Court Vacates Obama Recess Appointment
    By Mehmet MunurThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit ruledtoday that President Obama’s appointments to the National Labor Relations Board were unconstitutional and the Board’s actions were unenforceable.  The court…
Rank this Week: 694

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 17

    Released CFIUS Annual Report Shows Heightened Scrutiny

    Released CFIUS Annual Report Shows Heightened Scrutiny
    CFIUS recently published a summary of their 2015 CFIUS Annual Report to Congress.  CFIUS is charged with reviewing foreign investments and advising the President on appropriate actions that may be necessary to suspend or prohibit foreign…
  • Oct 5

    Government Contracts M&A Moving at Breakneck Speed: Contractors Advised to Slow Down and Ensure Compliance

    Government Contracts M&A Moving at Breakneck Speed: Contractors Advised to Slow Down and Ensure Compliance
    The pace at which government contractors are engaging in mergers & acquisitions has increased notably in recent years, as a stream of recent stories in the Washington Post and New York Times have reported. The acquisition of a government…
  • Oct 5

    Significant FCA Decision Affirms the Importance of Materiality

    Significant FCA Decision Affirms the Importance of Materiality
    The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit recently issued a well-reasoned decision that takes the rare step of overruling a jury finding of False Claims Act (FCA) liability, and erasing the damages award of more than $663 million, after…
Rank this Week: 3608

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/
  • Oct 17

    FTC Posts Final Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Serie

    FTC Posts Final Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Serie
    On October 13, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission published the final blog post in its "Stick with Security" series, which focuses on resources available to businesses to put the principles detailed in the Series into practice.……
  • Oct 5

    FTC and DOE to Host Workshop on Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology

    FTC and DOE to Host Workshop on Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology
    On October 4, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission and the Department of Education announced that they will co-host a workshop to explore privacy issues related to education technology.… Continue Reading
  • Oct 5

    Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Issue Global Connected Car Guidance

    Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners Issue Global Connected Car Guidance
    Last week, at the 39th International Conference of Data Protection and Privacy Commissioners in Hong Kong, data protection authorities from around the world issued non-binding guidance on the processing of personal data collected by connected…
Rank this Week: 3851

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/
  • 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…
  • May 21

    Court Applies Work Product Protection to Breach Investigation Report

    Court Applies Work Product Protection to Breach Investigation Report
    One of the most significant questions in data security law is whether reports created by forensic firms investigating data breaches at the direction of counsel are protected from discovery in civil class action lawsuits.  They are, at…
  • Mar 5

    Incident Response: The Increasing Risks to Corporate Legal Department

    Incident Response: The Increasing Risks to Corporate Legal Department
    The consequences of a data breach reached new heights last week when Yahoo announced the resignation of its General Counsel in response to a series of security incidents the company suffered.  A more fulsome explanation of the security…
Rank this Week: 3583

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

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

https://dataprivacy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Oct 16

    Siri: What Should Doctors Know About the Risks of Using a Voice Assistant?

    Siri: What Should Doctors Know About the Risks of Using a Voice Assistant?
    Physicians have their hands full on the best of days. It’s not difficult to imagine why using a voice assistant such as Amazon’s Alexa or Apple’s Siri might be attractive. In fact, a recent survey showed nearly one in…
  • Oct 13

    Is Your Business in Compliance with the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act

    Is Your Business in Compliance with the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act
    A number of employers in Illinois are involved in pending class action litigation regarding violations of the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The BIPA, which was enacted in 2008, addresses the collection, use and retention of…
  • Oct 12

    FTC Invests in Technology to Prepare for Busy Year of Litigation and Investigation

    FTC Invests in Technology to Prepare for Busy Year of Litigation and Investigation
    The Federal Trade Commission is investing nearly $3 million in technology to support an increasing need for e-discovery driven by massive data breaches such as the one disclosed recently by Equifax. The news comes from the National…
Rank this Week: 1963

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
  • Oct 16

    Time to Refresh FCC Forms 499-A/Q

    Time to Refresh FCC Forms 499-A/Q
    Trends in wireline and mobile services strongly suggest a refresh to the FCC Forms 499-A/Q is in order. For purposes of brevity, this entry focuses on the Form 499-A. While changes to the forms do not address the challenge of a declining USF…
  • Sep 22

    Objectives in Negotiating Telecommunications Services Agreement

    Objectives in Negotiating Telecommunications Services Agreement
    This entry discusses the primary objectives that enterprise customers look to achieve in negotiating telecommunications services agreements. In a recent entry, we discussed the challenge counsel for enterprise customers face in confining…
  • Aug 29

    Has FirstNet Rebranded AT&T’s Network as the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network?

    Has FirstNet Rebranded AT&T’s Network as the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network?
    After an extended deliberative process and pursuant to issuance of a Request for Proposals (“RFP”), the First Responder Network Authority, commonly known as FirstNet, selected AT&T as its partner to build, operate and maintain…
Rank this Week: 3611

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/
  • Oct 16

    ACA’s Nondiscrimination Taglines and Notices Require Updating Your Notice of Privacy Practice

    ACA’s Nondiscrimination Taglines and Notices Require Updating Your Notice of Privacy Practice
    There has been confusion as to whether the Affordable Care Act’s nondiscrimination provision (“ACA”) affects a covered entity’s notice of privacy practices (“NPP”) or data breach notifications. OCR has…
  • Oct 3

    Employer-Sponsored Health Plan HIPAA Compliance Checklist

    Employer-Sponsored Health Plan HIPAA Compliance Checklist
    The administrative simplification provision of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act and its implementing regulations (HIPAA) impose obligations on employer-sponsored group health plans. Given recent high-profile HIPAA…
  • Sep 29

    Time to Update Your Privacy Statement for GDPR

    Time to Update Your Privacy Statement for GDPR
    Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018, European regulators are still producing guidance and member states are still adopting legislation to accommodate national differences. Put simply, it is unclear…
Rank this Week: 1435

Focus on the Data

Focus on the Data

Provides insights and practical guidance on privacy and data security issues under international, federal, state and local laws. By Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz PC.

http://www.focusonthedata.com
Rank this Week: 1874

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
Rank this Week: 3567

Trust Anchor

Trust Anchor

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/trustanchor/
Rank this Week: 1914

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
Rank this Week: 2082

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

Provides commentary and news on developing legal issues in advertising, promotional marketing, Internet, and privacy law. By Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP.

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
Rank this Week: 3977

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/
  • Oct 13

    Who Pays for Climate Change? Do Courts have a Say?

    Who Pays for Climate Change? Do Courts have a Say?
    Change is expensive. Whether you’re settling into a new apartment or buying warm clothes for the winter, it takes effort to adapt to changing circumstances. Global changes, then, come with a hefty price tag. It is common knowledge that…
  • Oct 13

    Distributed Generation: An Alternative Path for Puerto Rico’s Energy Future

    Distributed Generation: An Alternative Path for Puerto Rico’s Energy Future
    Although it has been about three weeks since Hurricane Maria ravaged through Puerto Rico, nearly 90 percent of the island is still without electricity. Puerto Rico’s power company (Puerto Rico Electric Power Authority or PREPA) had no…
  • Oct 13

    A Brave New World: Use of Biometric Identifiers and RFID Chips in the Workplace Causes a Stir

    A Brave New World: Use of Biometric Identifiers and RFID Chips in the Workplace Causes a Stir
    Most people are familiar with the phrase “punching the clock” as a way of saying that they have checked into work and are now on duty for their job. However, only the few that have actually used a time clock or have seen them in…
Rank this Week: 3756

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: 3644

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/
  • Oct 12

    Wi-Fi Hypersensitivity Case Goes Forward

    Wi-Fi Hypersensitivity Case Goes Forward
    It’s unclear whether someone can be allergic to Wi-Fi. But regardless of the lack of scientific consensus, a lawsuit over a child’s alleged Wi-Fi sensitivities is moving forward.
  • Sep 28

    ICANN Delays Domain Name Security Key Rollover

    ICANN Delays Domain Name Security Key Rollover
    A plan to change the encrypted keys that help secure the internet domain name system is being postponed by the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers until at least the beginning of...
  • Sep 26

    Code & Conduit Podcast: Self-Driving Car Talk with Intel

    Code & Conduit Podcast: Self-Driving Car Talk with Intel
    Self-driving vehicle technology rolled into a shifting regulatory landscape in September, and companies developing the tech are navigating the changes.Intel Corp.’s senior vice president and...
Rank this Week: 2309

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/
  • Oct 12

    Ben Dusing Argues for Dismissal of Wire Fraud Charges Against Evans Landscaping

    Ben Dusing Argues for Dismissal of Wire Fraud Charges Against Evans Landscaping
    Asserting novel legal issues and government overreach, Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing partner, Ben Dusing, argued for dismissal of fraud and other felony charges against Evans Landscaping and its owner and vice president of…
  • Oct 5

    Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC — Supreme Court to Soon Consider Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute

    Jesner v. Arab Bank, PLC — Supreme Court to Soon Consider Corporate Liability under the Alien Tort Statute
    The U.S. Supreme Court will soon be taking a second crack at determining whether corporations can be liable under the Alien Tort Statute (“ATS”), 28 U.S.C. §1350.  The ATS, which is a unique statute passed by the very…
  • Sep 28

    Trademark Infringement: High Fashion v. Google

    Trademark Infringement: High Fashion v. Google
    Remember the pre-internet, pre-Google days of counterfeit products? When street vendors peddled Caca-Cola sunglasses (only one vowel away from the Real Thing!) and a Burberry purse with the plaid only slightly askew?  Gone are those days…
Rank this Week: 3516

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 3660

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Oct 12

    SEC Issues Guidance on CEO Pay Ratio Rule

    SEC Issues Guidance on CEO Pay Ratio Rule
    On September 21, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the staff of the SEC’s Division of Corporation Finance issued interpretive guidance to assist public companies with complying with the “pay ratio” rule…
  • Oct 5

    Recall Roundup: September

    Recall Roundup: September
    Last month, the solar eclipse captivated the United States and many consumers flocked to purchase solar eclipse glasses to safely observe the astronomical phenomenon. We discussed how NASA issued a safety alert advising consumers on the…
  • Oct 3

    Leveraged Loans Raise Bankruptcy Fear

    Leveraged Loans Raise Bankruptcy Fear
    Leveraged loans may have a role in recent retail bankruptcies. Leveraged loan volume is nearing pre-recession highs and is on track to surpass 2007 levels, concerning many regulators and investors. Leveraged loans are typically offered to…
Rank this Week: 1627

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Oct 11

    Think Twice Before Logging on to Public Wi-Fi

    Think Twice Before Logging on to Public Wi-Fi
    At the airport, in a coffee shop or hotel lobby? Think twice before logging on to that free Wi-Fi. What’s not to love about free, public Wi-Fi?  It’s free. It’s easy. A couple of clicks and you’re connected to the…
  • Oct 5

    Michael Gold Nominated as a Leader in Cybersecurity Law by the Los Angeles Business Journal

    Michael Gold Nominated as a Leader in Cybersecurity Law by the Los Angeles Business Journal
    LOS ANGELES—Jeffer Mangels Butler & Mitchell LLP (JMBM) is pleased to announce that Michael A. Gold, co-chair of JMBM’s Cybersecurity & Privacy Group and co-author of the Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum, has been nominated by…
  • Sep 29

    Responding to a Data Breach: CEOs Should Develop a Narrative That Responds to Customers and Regulator

    Responding to a Data Breach: CEOs Should Develop a Narrative That Responds to Customers and Regulator
    The cybersecurity breaches this month of Equifax and Deloitte—both firms that tout the value of their data and security acumen—show that no company is immune to hacking. But there is one thing that smart companies can do, both…
Rank this Week: 1978

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2565

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/
  • Oct 11

    #Sponsored: What Social Media Influencers Need to Know to Remain Compliant with the FTC

    #Sponsored: What Social Media Influencers Need to Know to Remain Compliant with the FTC
    Influencer marketing on social media is a very big business. Here’s how it works: brands team up with individuals with large and engaged followings on social media platforms such as YouTube, Facebook and Instagram (i.e.,…
  • Sep 24

    Two Stars?! What can my Business do in Response to Negative Reviews?

    Two Stars?! What can my Business do in Response to Negative Reviews?
    Businesses are understandably concerned about negative reviews posted on popular websites such as Yelp, Facebook, and TripAdvisor. Read More › Tags: Did you Know?, Digital Assets, News, Social Media
  • Sep 18

    The Dangers of the DarkNet

    The Dangers of the DarkNet
    When people think of the term "cybercrime", things like fraud and phishing scams commonly come to mind. Less known and discussed is the “DarkNet,” a digital underworld that is inaccessible to most and where illicit marketplaces…
Rank this Week: 2795

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
  • Oct 9

    And Now, in Recent New York Cybersecurity Action…

    And Now, in Recent New York Cybersecurity Action…
    New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) have been busy on the cybersecurity front. In a press release on September 18, 2017, building upon the state’s pride in its…
  • Sep 27

    Lenovo-FTC Consent Order Calls For 20-Year Monitoring Period

    Lenovo-FTC Consent Order Calls For 20-Year Monitoring Period
    Laptop-maker Lenovo (United States), Inc. agreed to a no-fault settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and 32 states over allegations that it installed ad software that compromised customers’ web security and invaded users’…
  • Sep 13

    Data Breach Preparedness: A critical risk management priority for small and mid-sized businesse

    Data Breach Preparedness: A critical risk management priority for small and mid-sized businesse
    After hearing a lot lately about big companies suffering data breaches, it is important to remember that, according to inc.com, half of all cyberattacks target small to mid-sized businesses (SMBs). Based on a 2016 State of SMB…
Rank this Week: 3563

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
Rank this Week: 3579

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/
  • Oct 4

    DMCA agent requirements changing by end of year

    DMCA agent requirements changing by end of year
    In December 2016, the United States Copyright Office introduced an online registration system and electronically generated directory to replace the office’s old paper-based system and directory for filing DMCA agent information. The…
  • Aug 16

    Rivalry in the Athleisure Industry – lululemon and Under Armour battle over criss-cross strap

    Rivalry in the Athleisure Industry – lululemon and Under Armour battle over criss-cross strap
    Patent infringement lawsuits are rather unusual in the fashion industry in part because design patents are difficult, expensive, and slow to obtain. In an industry that is constantly evolving to keep up with consumer trends, the year+ length…
  • Jun 20

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

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

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

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

    Schrems II Judgment Rendered

    Schrems II Judgment Rendered
    A 152 page judgment was rendered today by the Irish High Court in Schrems II:  DPC v Facebook Final. Nor surprisingly, the court decided to refer the case to the Court of Justice of the European Union to make a decision about the…
  • Oct 2

    EU Updates on Schrems II and the Privacy Shield

    EU Updates on Schrems II and the Privacy Shield
    The current challenge to Facebook’s privacy practices in Ireland (“Schrems II”) may be coming to a head.  You will recall that in Schrems I, the challenge to Facebook’s privacy practices led to a decision issued…
  • Sep 25

    Security in our Decentralized Election System: News from DHS

    Security in our Decentralized Election System: News from DHS
    After repeated requests from various states, the Department of Homeland Security informed state governments which states had their election systems hacked or otherwise compromised during the 2016 general election.  According to reports,…
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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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Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Sep 26

    FTC Takes Action Against Individual Social Media Influencer

    FTC Takes Action Against Individual Social Media Influencer
    Advertisers’ and brands’ use of social media influencers has continued to grow in importance as brands seek to reach new consumers while marketing to a widespread demographic. Traditionally, influencers are known as people who…
  • Sep 20

    European Court Provides Further Clarity on Employee Monitoring

    European Court Provides Further Clarity on Employee Monitoring
    The September 5, 2017, decision of the Grand Chamber of the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) in Bărbulescu v Romania (Bărbulescu) has interrupted a recent trend toward limiting privacy in the European workplace. The…
  • Sep 12

    Privacy Shield Update: Ahead of First Joint Review, Europeans Remain Skeptical as FTC Announces Enforcement Action

    Privacy Shield Update: Ahead of First Joint Review, Europeans Remain Skeptical as FTC Announces Enforcement Action
    On September 8, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced enforcement actions against three companies alleged to have falsely claimed participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The move follows several months of…
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Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

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

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”
    On Tuesday, I was privileged to be part of a panel discussing cyberinsurance for public pension funds at Kessler Topaz’s Evolving Fiduciary Obligations for Institutional Investors conference, joining Victoria Hale, General Counsel of…
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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/
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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/
  • Sep 25

    Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regime

    Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regime
    In a bid to keep pace with advancements in the technological landscape, the Singapore Government has in recent months embarked on public consultations on its draft Cybersecurity Bill (the Cyber Bill) and its proposed amendments to…
  • Sep 25

    Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regime

    Singapore proposes changes to cybersecurity and data protection regime
    In a bid to keep pace with advancements in the technological landscape, the Singapore Government has in recent months embarked on public consultations on its draft Cybersecurity Bill (the Cyber Bill) and its proposed amendments to…
  • Sep 20

    Draft mandatory data breach reporting regulations released for comment in Canada

    Draft mandatory data breach reporting regulations released for comment in Canada
    On September 2, 2017, the Government of Canada published proposed new regulations in the Canada Gazette, which set out specifics regarding the mandatory data breach reporting requirements under the Personal Information Protection and…
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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/
  • Sep 21

    Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Pursues a Stronger Consent Framework and More Proactive Enforcement

    Canada’s Privacy Commissioner Pursues a Stronger Consent Framework and More Proactive Enforcement
    On September 21st, 2017, Daniel Therrien, Canada’s Federal Privacy Commissioner, tabled his annual report to Canada’s Parliament today. The report to Parliament includes results and recommendations with respect to the OPC’s…
  • Sep 5

    Déjà Vu – Canada’s Breach Reporting and Notification Requirement

    Déjà Vu – Canada’s Breach Reporting and Notification Requirement
    On September 2, 2017, the Ministry of Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada (ISED) published draft Breach of Security Safeguards Regulations. The draft Regulations will be open for comment for 30 days. If the Regulations are not…
  • Aug 23

    Data processors under the GDPR

    Data processors under the GDPR
    In our monthly GDPR Updates we discuss various key issues of the General Data Protection Regulation, (EU) 2016/679 (the GDPR), which applies from 25 May 2018. With the introduction of the GDPR, the existing Directive 95/46/EC and its…
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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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 22

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal

    Firing of Employee For Posting Profanity-Laced Facebook Comments Ruled Illegal
    Social media seems to be a favorite forum for employees to complain about their workplace.  Firing employees for posting work-related social media messages can land an employer in trouble.  But is management absolutely forbidden…
  • Apr 19

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment

    Take Control of Negative Online Comment
    “Why did you fire my wife?”  Bradley Reid Byrd posted this question on the Facebook page of Cracker Barrel.  Byrd wanted to know why his wife was let go after working for the restaurant chain for 11 years.  The post…
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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/
  • Aug 8

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill

    Malaysia Passes Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill
    Last week, the House of Representatives (Dewan Rakyat) in Malaysia’s Parliament passed the Access to Biological Resources and Benefit Sharing Bill 2017. The bill implements the provisions of the Convention on Biological…
  • May 4

    Louisiana Seeks Fed Help to Get Generic Hep C Drug

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

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

    EU Court: 3-D Toothbrush Shape not Registrable as Trademark
    In Loops, LLC v EUIPO, Case T‑385/15 (14 June 2016), the General Court of the European Union held that held that the three dimensional shape of a toothbrush lacked any distinctive character and could not be registered as an EU ……
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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/
  • Aug 1

    Will the Rise of the Cell Phone Mean the Death of the Third-Party Doctrine?

    Will the Rise of the Cell Phone Mean the Death of the Third-Party Doctrine?
    This guest post was authored by Molly Dolinger, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. There are currently more cell phones in the U.S. than there are people. Given the increasingly mobile-dependent state of our society, it should…
  • Aug 2

    No Harm, No Foul? Not According to the FTC’s LabMD Decision

    No Harm, No Foul? Not According to the FTC’s LabMD Decision
    This post was co-authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken, and Stephen Grossman, a partner and chair of Montgomery McCracken’s Data Privacy Practice Group. Last Friday, the FTC reversed an administrative…
  • Jul 28

    HIPAA Privacy and Security: Not Just for Healthcare Provider

    HIPAA Privacy and Security: Not Just for Healthcare Provider
    This guest post was authored by Bianca A. Valcarce, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. HIPAA regulations don’t just impact doctors and health plans.  Lawyers, Certified Public Accountants, billing companies, and…
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