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Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Sep 21

    District Court Dismisses Multiple Counts in FTC’s Complaint Against D-Link

    District Court Dismisses Multiple Counts in FTC’s Complaint Against D-Link
    On September 19, 2017, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California dismissed three of the six counts in the Federal Trade Commission’s (“FTC’s”) January 2017 complaint against D-Link Systems, Inc.,…
  • Sep 21

    FTC Twitter Chat: Influencers 101

    FTC Twitter Chat: Influencers 101
    Earlier this month, the FTC settled with two social media influencers for failing to provide adequate disclosures in their promotions of their company, and issued 21 warning letters to other influencers it felt continued to violate the FTC…
  • Sep 20

    EU Announces Major New Cybersecurity Plan

    EU Announces Major New Cybersecurity Plan
    Last week, in his annual State of the European Union Address, the President of the European Commission Jean-Claude Juncker called out cybersecurity as a key priority for the European Union in the year ahead.  In terms of ranking…
Rank this Week: 727

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
  • Sep 21

    Appeals Court Rules Against Warrantless Cell-site Simulator Surveillance

    Appeals Court Rules Against Warrantless Cell-site Simulator Surveillance
    Law enforcement officers in Washington, D.C. violated the Fourth Amendment when they used a cell site simulator to locate a suspect without a warrant, a D.C. appeals court ruled on Thursday. The court thus found that the resulting evidence…
  • Sep 21

    Appeals Court Limits Ability of Patent Trolls to File Suit in Far-Flung District

    Appeals Court Limits Ability of Patent Trolls to File Suit in Far-Flung District
    In a closely watched case, the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued an order that should see many more patent cases leaving the Eastern District of Texas. The order in In re Cray, together with the Supreme Court’s recent…
  • Sep 21

    .cat Domain a Casualty in Catalonian Independence Crackdown

    .cat Domain a Casualty in Catalonian Independence Crackdown
    On October 1, a referendum will be held on whether Catalonia, an autonomous region of the northeast of Spain, should declare itself to be an independent country.  The Spanish government has ruled the referendum illegal, and is taking…
Rank this Week: 3144

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Sep 21

    Retail Insureds Should Act Now to Ensure Insurance Coverage for Lost Income Due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma

    Retail Insureds Should Act Now to Ensure Insurance Coverage for Lost Income Due to Hurricanes Harvey and Irma
    Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have devastated portions of Texas, Louisiana, and Florida. For retail insureds in particular, the losses due to property damage and business interruption will be staggering. In an article published September 12,…
  • Sep 20

    DOL Drops Appellate Defense of Overtime Rule

    DOL Drops Appellate Defense of Overtime Rule
    Earlier this month, the Department of Labor (“DOL”) dropped its defense of an Obama-era regulation that sought to increase the salary level for overtime-exempt employees from $23,660 per year to $47,476 per year.  That…
  • Sep 15

    FTC Allows Amazon/Whole Foods Deal to Go Through, but Not Everyone Agree

    FTC Allows Amazon/Whole Foods Deal to Go Through, but Not Everyone Agree
    As consumers celebrated lower avocado prices at Whole Foods during the last week in August, the FTC faced controversy for its decision not to challenge the Amazon/Whole Foods merger. … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 4460

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Sep 21

    InfoLawGroup Partner Justine Young Gottshall to speak at the 2017 Privacy + Security Forum in Washington, D.C.

    InfoLawGroup Partner Justine Young Gottshall to speak at the 2017 Privacy + Security Forum in Washington, D.C.
    Join Justine Young Gottshall for the 2017 Privacy + Security Forum, October 4-6, 2017 at the George Washington University Marvin Center.   Ms. Gottshall will speak on What’s New In Online Advertising? IoT, Addressable TVs and…
  • Sep 12

    FTC Leaves Little Doubt that Influencers are Squarely Within Its Sight

    FTC Leaves Little Doubt that Influencers are Squarely Within Its Sight
    Last week was a busy one for the Federal Trade Commission.   On Thursday, the FTC gave notice that it is still very much focused on influencers and whether they are properly disclosing any material connections that they may have to…
  • Sep 8

    FTC Revises Endorsement Guide FAQ

    FTC Revises Endorsement Guide FAQ
    This week, the FTC released an update to its FAQs on complying with its Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising  (“Endorsement Guides”). The FAQs offer informal guidance from the FTC and were…
Rank this Week: 1009

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…
Rank this Week: 1699

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
  • Sep 21

    Department of Labor Announces Increase to Minimum Wage for Government Contractor

    Department of Labor Announces Increase to Minimum Wage for Government Contractor
    Effective January 1, 2018, the minimum wage for federal contractors working on or in connection with contracts covered by Executive Order 13658 will increase to $10.35 per hour. The current minimum wage under Executive Order 13658 is $10.20…
  • Sep 15

    UK Investment Consultants and Fiduciary Management Services Under Investigation

    UK Investment Consultants and Fiduciary Management Services Under Investigation
    The UK competition regulator, the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA), will be conducting in-depth investigations of investment consultancy and fiduciary management services after the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) initiated an…
  • Sep 8

    Blockchain-Related Companies Facing Increased Scrutiny from the SEC

    Blockchain-Related Companies Facing Increased Scrutiny from the SEC
    Digital tokens, which used to be considered an unregulated “wild west”, are now facing Federal and State regulations. Over two weeks, the SEC suspended trading in company securities of three publicly-traded blockchain-related…
Rank this Week: 289

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: 557

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: 237

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

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

    Watch: Privacy and Data Security for the Generalist In-House Counsel

    Watch: Privacy and Data Security for the Generalist In-House Counsel
    Privacy and data security have rocketed to the top of the list of concerns for all corporate boards. Whether you are a technology company, a biotech, or a traditional widget maker, your company has confidential information about its products,…
  • Sep 15

    Kaspersky Lab and the Dangers of Third Party Vendor

    Kaspersky Lab and the Dangers of Third Party Vendor
    Kaspersky Lab, a Russian-owned cybersecurity company that sells anti-virus software and other kinds of IT systems security products, has been banned from use by the federal government.  This latest development comes by way of the…
  • Sep 12

    Yes, You Were Likely a Victim of the Equifax Hack, But Here’s What You Can Do Now

    Yes, You Were Likely a Victim of the Equifax Hack, But Here’s What You Can Do Now
    As we previously said, the Equifax breach affects approximately 143 million Americans. While the hackers stole data that includes addresses, birth dates, full names and Social Security numbers, there are steps you can take today that will…
Rank this Week: 1742

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 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…
  • Sep 11

    “But the Emails” – Companies’ SEC Filings Reflect Ransomware Risk

    “But the Emails” – Companies’ SEC Filings Reflect Ransomware Risk
    The Equifax breach will likely devour the entire breach news cycle in the near term, given the size of the incident and that it gets to the essence of the company’s business of maintaining some of the most sensitive consumer…
  • Aug 29

    Delaware Amends Data Breach Notification Law

    Delaware Amends Data Breach Notification Law
    Earlier this month, Delaware revamped its data breach notification law, with changes to go into effect April 14, 2018.  Most notably, the new law requires any entity that has suffered a data breach that includes social security numbers…
Rank this Week: 3909

Trust Anchor

Trust Anchor

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/trustanchor/
Rank this Week: 4499

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
Rank this Week: 1102

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 3954

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: 4178

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

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

https://dataprivacy.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 4588

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/
  • Sep 19

    Indian Supreme Court Holds That Privacy Is a Fundamental Right

    Indian Supreme Court Holds That Privacy Is a Fundamental Right
    Stephen Mathias of the law firm Kochhar & Co. reports from India that in a landmark judgment delivered in August 2017, the Supreme Court of India unanimously held that the right to privacy is a fundamental right under the Constitution of…
  • Sep 19

    Lisa Sotto Invited to Speak at Privacy Shield’s First Annual Joint Review

    Lisa Sotto Invited to Speak at Privacy Shield’s First Annual Joint Review
    On September 18, 2017, the European Commission and U.S. Department of Commerce kicked off their first annual joint review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield. To aid in the review, the Department invited a few industry leaders, including Hunton…
  • Sep 15

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

    FTC Posts Ninth Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Serie
    In the latest blog post in the FTC's "Stick with Security" series, the FTC discusses how companies should ensure that the service providers they engage with implement reasonable security measures.… Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 206

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
Rank this Week: 1420

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: 122

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
  • Sep 18

    Focus on Google DeepMind under the GDPR’s Len

    Focus on Google DeepMind under the GDPR’s Len
    The Information Commissioner’s Officer ruled, on 3 July 2017, that the Royal Free NHS Foundation Trust had failed to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 when it provided 1.6 million patient details to Google DeepMind as part of a…
  • Sep 8

    European Court Proposes Criteria for Assessing Employee Monitoring Activitie

    European Court Proposes Criteria for Assessing Employee Monitoring Activitie
    On September 5, the European Court of Human Rights issued a ruling in the case of Bărbulescu v. Romania that affirms employees’ right to privacy in the use of communications tools in the workplace. Although the ruling is strict, it…
  • Sep 8

    European Court to France: DNA Database Violates Fundamental Right

    European Court to France: DNA Database Violates Fundamental Right
    The European Court of Human Rights decided on June 22, 2017 that France's DNA database for convicted criminals disproportionately interferes with individuals' privacy rights because of its one-size-fits-all retention period and the failure to…
Rank this Week: 972

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 18

    PeaceHealth Data Breach: another…

    PeaceHealth Data Breach: another "employees behaving badly" breach.  Over about 5-6 years, the employee accessed about 2000 records he/she had no need to access.  No apparent social security skimming, so not likely to be ID…
  • Sep 6

    Nurses behaving badly.  I guess "Mr.…

    Nurses behaving badly.  I guess "Mr. Big" died.  This is mildly humorous, but somehow I think the reaction would be outrage if the victim were female instead of male. H/T Ron Holtsford.
  • Aug 31

    More Window Envelope issues: now it's CVS…

    More Window Envelope issues: now it's CVS with a problem letting PHI leak out envelope windows.
Rank this Week: 602

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/
  • Sep 18

    September 2017 Website Newsletter

    September 2017 Website Newsletter
    Charlie Faruki and Laura Sanom lead a team (Melinda Burton, Don Burton, Michael Mayer, Zach Heck, and Jason Palmer) that recently secured summary judgment in favor of one of the firm’s long-time clients, Premier Health, resulting in…
  • Sep 13

    Did Equifax Executives Commit Securities Fraud in the Wake of the Company’s Historic Data Breach?

    Did Equifax Executives Commit Securities Fraud in the Wake of the Company’s Historic Data Breach?
    Two corporate executives at Equifax sold over 10,000 of their shares in the corporation just three days after Equifax discovered hackers accessed the names and social security numbers of 143 million Americans. Equifax discovered the data…
  • Aug 30

    The Inverse Hearsay Exception

    The Inverse Hearsay Exception
    In a seminal public records exception case, the Second Circuit Court of Appeals held that, where proffered hearsay evidence is inadmissible under the public records exception against a criminal defendant, the government cannot attempt to…
Rank this Week: 1300

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/
  • Sep 17

    Gambling on the Legality of Daily Fantasy Sport

    Gambling on the Legality of Daily Fantasy Sport
    In 2016, roughly 5.6 million users pumped over three-billion dollars into daily fantasy sports tournaments online. For a fee that can range anywhere from one dollar to thousands of dollars, users get the chance to select the professional or…
  • Sep 17

    Hookd on the Music: How YouTube’s New Music Licensing App is a Game Changer

    Hookd on the Music: How YouTube’s New Music Licensing App is a Game Changer
    For most Internet users, YouTube is a ubiquitous platform that is a “go-to” for content.  Whether it be for entertainment, educational purposes, news, or to watch the world’s most talented dog perform tricks, YouTube is…
  • Sep 17

    Equifax an Unfortunate Reminder of the Inadequate Remedies and Protections for Identity Fraud

    Equifax an Unfortunate Reminder of the Inadequate Remedies and Protections for Identity Fraud
    Identity fraud is undoubtedly something to fear, as a consumer. Stories of the difficulties in getting one’s life back are likely familiar to most, possibly from TV commercials or personal relations with victims. And of course, no one…
Rank this Week: 1582

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/
Rank this Week: 3007

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: 2380

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Sep 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the sun sets on solaris. rather a shame. https://t.co/UJbV7Tlo81 2017-09-08 how london is using wifi to track subway users to improve it. interesting. https://t.co/kCRszYgUqk 2017-09-09 ai can accurately identify sexual orientation based only…
  • Sep 14

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the sun sets on solaris. rather a shame. https://t.co/UJbV7Tlo81 2017-09-08 how london is using wifi to track subway users to improve it. interesting. https://t.co/kCRszYgUqk 2017-09-09 ai can accurately identify sexual orientation based only…
  • Sep 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    china announces plan to build hyperloop-like trains with top speed of 4,000 km/h. hmm. https://t.co/mJHmDcDEFE 2017-09-01 blaneys recognized as a top regional law firm. very proud of my colleagues. https://t.co/VfGm6aQfYX 2017-09-06
Rank this Week: 550

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…
Rank this Week: 1560

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
Rank this Week: 1219

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: 2051

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: 1124

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: 1189

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1283

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/
  • Sep 8

    China Prohibits Unverified Internet Users to Post Online Comment

    China Prohibits Unverified Internet Users to Post Online Comment
    On August 25, 2017, the Cyberspace Administration of China (“CAC”) issued the Administrative Provisions for Services concerning Internet Comment Posting (the “Internet Comment Posting Provisions”) and the…
  • Sep 5

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?
    If you will be attending the Privacy + Security Forum October 4-6 in Washington, DC and are interested in attending a reception hosted by DWT, please send us a note at privsec@dwt.com. We are planning a nearby reception on October 4th from…
  • Aug 17

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?
    If you will be attending the Privacy + Security Forum October 4-6 in Washington, DC and are interested in attending a reception hosted by DWT, please send us a note at privsec@dwt.com. We are planning a nearby reception on October 4th from…
Rank this Week: 944

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
  • 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…
  • Aug 14

    Telecommunications Services Agreements and the Four Corners Defense

    Telecommunications Services Agreements and the Four Corners Defense
    A guiding principle for attorneys and their clients when negotiating telecommunications services agreements is the four corners defense.  No, not the end-of-game defensive strategy devised by the legendary Dean Smith for his UNC…
  • Jun 29

    States Deserve A Complete Picture In Evaluating FirstNet/AT&T Coverage Plan

    States Deserve A Complete Picture In Evaluating FirstNet/AT&T Coverage Plan
    FirstNet recently selected AT&T as its partner to build, operate and maintain the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network (“NPSBN”).  With AT&T leading the charge, network development appears to be on a fast track.…
Rank this Week: 2426

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/
  • Aug 29

    Concrete Enough to Stand: Ninth Circuit Upholds FCRA Claims in Spokeo

    Concrete Enough to Stand: Ninth Circuit Upholds FCRA Claims in Spokeo
    Tiffany Woo On August 15, 2017, the Ninth Circuit delivered the latest episode in the Robins v. Spokeo saga, reaffirming on remand from the Supreme Court that plaintiff Robins had alleged an injury in fact sufficient for Article III standing…
  • Aug 24

    Indian Supreme Court Declares the Right to Privacy a Constitutionally-Protected Fundamental Right

    Indian Supreme Court Declares the Right to Privacy a Constitutionally-Protected Fundamental Right
    Paresh Trivedi In a landmark decision, a nine judge bench of the Supreme Court of India ruled today that privacy is a fundamental right protected by the Constitution of India. Background Due to the volume of cases brought before the Supreme…
  • Aug 18

    A Year in Review: FTC Data Privacy Actions and its Impacts on 2017 and Beyond

    A Year in Review: FTC Data Privacy Actions and its Impacts on 2017 and Beyond
    Stephen R. Chuk Whether it means taking a prominent role shaping data security for the Internet of Things, or addressing high profile breaches, the FTC has adopted an active position in policing data privacy and security. And, as data becomes…
Rank this Week: 931

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: 32

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 17

    HBO Hack Illustrates That It’s Hard to Tell Exactly What’s Been Compromised

    HBO Hack Illustrates That It’s Hard to Tell Exactly What’s Been Compromised
    There may be much more missing than the headlines suggest. Some 30 million people watched the Season 7 premiere of “Game of Thrones,” according to its creator, HBO. It’s one of the hottest media properties in years. The…
  • Aug 3

    Why Data Security Is So Hard (and what to do about it)

    Why Data Security Is So Hard (and what to do about it)
    It’s ironic: when global threats are in the news every day, their ubiquity makes them easy to ignore. Whether they be political threats, climate threats, or data security threats, we can become numb to ever-present risk. Add in the…
  • Jul 7

    Beyond Breach Notification

    Beyond Breach Notification
    Ever since California adopted the nation’s first breach notification law in 2002, companies that have suffered a data breach have focused on whether and how to notify their customers, employees and others of the nature and extent of the…
Rank this Week: 4282

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/
Rank this Week: 3648

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 8

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated today to reflect a few developments in various states and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Nevada adopted a brand new noncompete law,…
  • Jul 1

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft
    Two important reports on trade secrets protection were recently issued: one by Baker McKenzie and Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership and the other by the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator…
Rank this Week: 1336

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 ……
Rank this Week: 1890

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…
Rank this Week: 4592

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • Jul 11

    “I’m a Little Short – Gladly Pay You Tuesday?”

    “I’m a Little Short – Gladly Pay You Tuesday?”
    Solvency.  It means you can pay your tab.  Cyber attacks are occurring with greater frequency and effectiveness, resulting in an ever-increasing bill.  The cyberinsurance market is booming, but will policy premiums and carrier…
  • Feb 23

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

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

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”

    “3 Tips for Public Pension Funds”
    On Tuesday, I was privileged to be part of a panel discussing cyberinsurance for public pension funds at Kessler Topaz’s Evolving Fiduciary Obligations for Institutional Investors conference, joining Victoria Hale, General Counsel of…
Rank this Week: 3329

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: 2427

Data Security Law Journal

Data Security Law Journal

Covers data security, cloud computing, data privacy and anything E. By Al Saikali.

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

    Court Applies Work Product Protection to Breach Investigation Report

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

    Incident Response: The Increasing Risks to Corporate Legal Department

    Incident Response: The Increasing Risks to Corporate Legal Department
    The consequences of a data breach reached new heights last week when Yahoo announced the resignation of its General Counsel in response to a series of security incidents the company suffered.  A more fulsome explanation of the security…
  • Dec 11

    Law Firm Data Security: The First Class Action

    Law Firm Data Security: The First Class Action
    Earlier this year, Bloomberg Law reported that Edelson PC, a leading plaintiffs’ firm in privacy and data security law, filed a class action lawsuit against a regional law firm that had vulnerabilities in its information security…
Rank this Week: 2394

Web Tech Law

Web Tech Law

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

http://webtechlaw.com/
  • 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. The post Donate to SAFLII and support…
  • Nov 3

    The State Capture Report downloads, analysis and new

    The State Capture Report downloads, analysis and new
    Update (2016-11-08): Added a new section titled “Interviews with President Zuma” with embedded audio recordings of interviews conducted by the Public Protector. The State Capture Report is the culmination of a revealing…
  • May 23

    Japanese theft from Standard Bank – leak?

    Japanese theft from Standard Bank – leak?
    The news about the Japanese theft from Standard Bank using roughly 1,400 cash withdrawals from Japanese bank ATMs raises serious questions about Standard Bank's security and the possibility of a data leak. The post Japanese theft from…
Rank this Week: 4035

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Data Breach Lawyer Blog

Covers intellectual property law. By Raines Feldman.

http://www.databreachlawyerblog.com/
  • Oct 24

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping
    Recently, our cyber liability team discussed the impact internet data scraping has had upon trade secrets litigation.  Trade secrets cases are tough to win as plaintiffs.  The availability of competitive data online presents…
  • Oct 24

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping

    Trade Secrets and Internet Scraping
    Recently, our cyber liability team discussed the impact internet data scraping has had upon trade secrets litigation.  Trade secrets cases are tough to win as plaintiffs.  The availability of competitive data online presents…
  • Aug 30

    Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Internet Defamation

    Be Mindful of Statute of Limitations for Internet Defamation
    Often, data breaches are associated with internet defamation or other torts like impersonation.  Many times we come across strong defamation cases that cannot proceed because the potential client has waited too long to take action.…
Rank this Week: 4207