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Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2380

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
  • Dec 11

    EFF to Court: Accessing Publicly Available Information on the Internet Is Not a Crime

    EFF to Court: Accessing Publicly Available Information on the Internet Is Not a Crime
    EFF is fighting another attempt by a giant corporation to take advantage of our poorly drafted federal computer crime statute for commercial advantage—without any regard for the impact on the rest of us. This time the culprit is…
  • Dec 11

    Video: How the Court System Is Abused to Chill Activist Speech

    Video: How the Court System Is Abused to Chill Activist Speech
    One of the most pernicious forms of censorship in modern America is the abuse of the court system by corporations and wealthy individuals to harass, intimidate, and silence their critics. We use the term “Strategic Lawsuit Against…
  • Dec 8

    Tell the Copyright Office: Keep Safe Harbors Safe

    Tell the Copyright Office: Keep Safe Harbors Safe
    The Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA) safe harbors are a vital protection for websites and Internet services of all sizes. But thanks to a new Copyright Office rule, website owners could lose safe harbor protections if they don’t…
Rank this Week: 1032

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: 1789

Clancco: Art & Law

Clancco: Art & Law

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

http://clancco.com/wp
  • Dec 11

    How to open your own art museum

    How to open your own art museum
    If you’re tired of donating art from your private art collection, or you’d like to curate your own rigorous art exhibitions, here’s a good option (WSJ subscription required).
  • Dec 11

    Thinking of joining a nonprofit board?

    Thinking of joining a nonprofit board?
    If you’ve ever been asked to join an arts nonprofit, or thought about making yourself available, here are some things to think about before you make the big leap. Lots of perks to these board member positions, but also quite a few…
  • Dec 6

    NYC’s Met Museum doesn’t bow down to censorship pressure

    NYC’s Met Museum doesn’t bow down to censorship pressure
    The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has decided not to take down a Balthus painting of a young girl, Thérèse Dreaming (1938), that an online petition calls “sexually suggestive”. It’s good to see that…
Rank this Week: 964

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Dec 11

    Senators Re-Introduce Bill Requiring 30-Day Notification of Company Data Breache

    Senators Re-Introduce Bill Requiring 30-Day Notification of Company Data Breache
    As we near the end of a year that has seen more than its share of massive data breaches, three U.S. senators reintroduced a bill for Data Security and Breach Notification Act in an effort to standardize the current patchwork of…
  • Dec 4

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Webinar Series – Recording

    EU General Data Protection Regulation Webinar Series – Recording
    Since last September, the Mintz Levin Privacy Webinar Series has focused on the upcoming EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) to help businesses understand the reach and scope of the GDPR and prepare for the potentially game-changing…
  • Nov 13

    Proposed Ohio Law May Encourage Businesses to Adopt Cyber Standard

    Proposed Ohio Law May Encourage Businesses to Adopt Cyber Standard
      Recently proposed legislation in Ohio could provide businesses with special protection from lawsuits in the event of a hack under certain circumstances. Senate Bill 220 would shelter businesses that have been proactive in instituting…
Rank this Week: 3698

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

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

http://www.hldataprotection.com
  • Dec 11

    Article 29 Working Party Sets Deadline to Address Privacy Shield Concern

    Article 29 Working Party Sets Deadline to Address Privacy Shield Concern
    Hot on the heels of the European Commission's official review of the functioning of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield framework, the Article 29 Working Party of EU data protection regulators has issued its own report on the matter. The summary of…
  • Nov 28

    Russia Partially Releases 2018 Data Privacy Inspection Plan

    Russia Partially Releases 2018 Data Privacy Inspection Plan
    Two weeks ago, certain territorial divisions of the Russian Data Protection Authority, Roskomnadzor, published their 2018 plans for conducting inspections of local companies’ compliance with Russian data privacy requirements, including…
  • Nov 1

    Privacy and Cybersecurity November 2017 Event

    Privacy and Cybersecurity November 2017 Event
    Please join us for our November 2017 Privacy and Cybersecurity Events.
Rank this Week: 3753

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: 588

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
  • Dec 10

    Law and Media Round Up – 11 December 2017

    Law and Media Round Up – 11 December 2017
    On Sunday it was announced that the notorious publicist Max Clifford died in hospital after collapsing in his cell.  He had been sentenced to 8 years imprisonment in May 2014 after being convicted of eight offences of indecent assault.…
  • Dec 10

    Case Law, Strasbourg: MAC TV v Slovakia, Defamation of the dead, searching for clarity – Jonathan McCully

    Case Law, Strasbourg: MAC TV v Slovakia, Defamation of the dead, searching for clarity – Jonathan McCully
    On 28 November 2017, in MAC TV v. Slovakia, the European Court of Human Rights (European Court) found a violation of the right to freedom of expression under Article 10 of the Convention where the Broadcasting Council of Slovakia had fined a…
  • Dec 9

    How identity data is turning toxic for big companies – Bhargav Mitra and Robert McCausland

    How identity data is turning toxic for big companies – Bhargav Mitra and Robert McCausland
    Google might be in trouble for collecting the personal data of its users, but many companies have a growing incentive to rid their hands of the data that users entrust them with. This is because of growing costs of holding onto it. A major…
Rank this Week: 120

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: 1155

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
Rank this Week: 3719

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/
  • Dec 8

    Post-Impression-ism: Avoiding the Patent Exhaustion Defense After Impression v. Lexmark

    Post-Impression-ism: Avoiding the Patent Exhaustion Defense After Impression v. Lexmark
    In a decision viewed as unfavorable to enforcement of patent rights, the Supreme Court in Impression Products v. Lexmark Int’l, 137 S. Ct. 1523 (2017), gave an expansive interpretation to the “patent exhaustion”…
  • Nov 28

    Faruki’s Zach Heck Discusses Online Shopping Safety For Cyber Monday (and Every Other Day Too)

    Faruki’s Zach Heck Discusses Online Shopping Safety For Cyber Monday (and Every Other Day Too)
    “Cyber Monday is considered the biggest online shopping day of the year, with consumers spending literally billions of dollars through online retailers.  Yesterday, Faruki’s Zach Heck spoke with WDTN 2 News about ways…
  • Nov 21

    November 2017 Website Newsletter

    November 2017 Website Newsletter
    The Benchmark Litigation 2018 Guide once again ranked Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing P.L.L. as one of Ohio’s preeminent litigation firms, naming it one of only eleven firms statewide to receive Benchmark’s “highly…
Rank this Week: 1173

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/
Rank this Week: 455

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Dec 8

    Recall Roundup: November

    Recall Roundup: November
    This past month, several key recalls were made that affect the retail industry. Check back here each month for our Recall Roundup.… Continue Reading
  • Nov 29

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    These past two weeks, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our weekly roundup. … Continue Reading
  • Nov 21

    New York Proposes Predictable Scheduling Regulations for Employee

    New York Proposes Predictable Scheduling Regulations for Employee
    Recently, the New York Department of Labor released a set of proposed regulations affecting the Minimum Wage Order for Miscellaneous Industries and Occupations, which applies to most employers, except hotels and restaurants. … Continue…
Rank this Week: 1759

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 3752

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/
  • Dec 8

    ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Pick

    ICYMI: PrivSec’s Weekly News Pick
    Interactive Advertising Bureau Releases Technical Standard to Facilitate Disclosure and Consent in Digital Advertising IAB Europe reported that it “presented a new technical standard to support the digital advertising ecosystem in…
  • Nov 30

    FCC Releases Draft Internet Freedom Order

    FCC Releases Draft Internet Freedom Order
    The wheel that is U.S. policy on “net neutrality” has taken another turn. On November 22, 2017, the FCC released a draft of the Internet Freedom Order,1 which, when effective, will reverse the Commission’s…
  • Nov 30

    FCC Releases Draft Internet Freedom Order

    FCC Releases Draft Internet Freedom Order
    The wheel that is U.S. policy on “net neutrality” has taken another turn. On November 22, 2017, the FCC released a draft of the Internet Freedom Order,1 which, when effective, will reverse the Commission’s…
Rank this Week: 1598

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

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

https://dataprivacy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Dec 8

    Report: Hackers Polishing Phishing Techniques To Reel In More Victim

    Report: Hackers Polishing Phishing Techniques To Reel In More Victim
    Not long ago, phishing attacks were easy to spot. They’d be rife with misspellings or link to suspicious looking login pages. That’s changing, writes internet security expert Brian Krebs. Hackers are getting more sophisticated,…
  • Dec 1

    Millennials’ Embrace of Newer Forms of Social Media Poses HIPAA Challenge

    Millennials’ Embrace of Newer Forms of Social Media Poses HIPAA Challenge
    On our HIPAA & Health Information Technology Blog, associate Ankita Patel discusses how Millennials’ embrace of newer forms of social media such as Snapchat and Instagram poses HIPAA challenges for health care organizations.…
  • Nov 30

    U.S. Government CISO: Business Leaders Need To See Cybersecurity as a Risk Management Issue

    U.S. Government CISO: Business Leaders Need To See Cybersecurity as a Risk Management Issue
    Cybersecurity professionals must work diligently to help business leaders understand that their work is more than just technology implementation, says Greg Touhill, the federal government’s first Chief Information…
Rank this Week: 594

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: 3741

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
  • Dec 8

    When Can “Common Sense” Be Used in an Obviousness Rejection?

    When Can “Common Sense” Be Used in an Obviousness Rejection?
    According to the PTAB, using “common sense” as a reason to combine references to invalidate a patent claim on obviousness grounds requires articulation of a rational underpinning for combining such references. In Apple Inc. v.…
  • Dec 7

    Display of Distributed Network Applications Patent-Eligible

    Display of Distributed Network Applications Patent-Eligible
    Patent claims directed to “presenting interactive applications,” such as advertising, “on a computer network” with multiple “user reception systems” are patent-eligible under 35 U.S.C. § 101 says…
  • Dec 6

    Functional Language Found Definite by CAFC

    Functional Language Found Definite by CAFC
    In BASF Corporation v. Johnson Matthey (decided Nov. 20, 2017), the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit held that a “composition…effective to catalyze” is definite under the standard set forth in Nautilus v.…
Rank this Week: 2080

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Dec 7

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    apparently diy genetic engineering is just around the corner, if you're brave (or silly) enough. perhaps promising,… https://t.co/8fwLJ2veUl 2017-12-01 nasdaq plans launch of bitcoin futures in 2018. https://t.co/udmpiSWaR8 2017-12-01…
  • Nov 30

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    thiel alleges he is being blocked from bidding on gawker (which is bankrupt as a result of losing a lawsuit funded… https://t.co/tlYTdQPuKY 2017-11-27 filmmakers try out video game engines for real-time vfx with rather impressive…
  • Nov 23

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    never quite sure whether i should be amazed or worried when i see a new video from boston dynamics. perhaps a bit o… https://t.co/xaHGb54rnT 2017-11-17 tesla reveals new electric semi truck. quite impressive. due in 2019.…
Rank this Week: 3268

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/
  • Dec 7

    Could Bitcoin Bubble Spur “It’s A Wonderful Life”-Like Bust?

    Could Bitcoin Bubble Spur “It’s A Wonderful Life”-Like Bust?
    Bitcoin’s skyrocketing gains are filling investors’ pocketbooks handsomely – right before the holiday season. The value surge – and the possibility of investors’ rush to cash out – has...
  • Dec 5

    Dems Look to Courts, Midterms as Pai Readies Net Neutrality Rollback

    Dems Look to Courts, Midterms as Pai Readies Net Neutrality Rollback
    Democrats—vowing to make net neutrality a campaign issue in the 2018 midterm elections—are pushing back against Republican Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai’s plan to kill the...
  • Nov 28

    Dinner Reservation Text Promoting Specials Isn’t Advertising

    Dinner Reservation Text Promoting Specials Isn’t Advertising
    A restaurant’s specials promotion embedded in a dinner reservation confirmation text doesn’t violate a federal robocall law, according to a federal district court opinion.
Rank this Week: 1423

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 7

    Henry Ford Hospital Breach: Someone…

    Henry Ford Hospital Breach: Someone apparently phished the email credentials of multiple employees.  No word yet on what was accessed or if any of it was used inappropriately.
  • Dec 7

    An Unintended Consequence of Data Breach…

    An Unintended Consequence of Data Breach Reporting?  Patients are more and more reluctant to share PHI with their own providers. I've said many times that privacy exists on a continuum, particularly in regards to health information.  On…
  • Dec 5

    New from OCR: Five steps to prevent…

    New from OCR: Five steps to prevent insider data breaches.
Rank this Week: 590

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: 3760

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
  • Dec 6

    Telecommunications Services Agreements—The Underlying Business Deal

    Telecommunications Services Agreements—The Underlying Business Deal
    This entry provides an overview of how enterprise customers shape the underlying business deals in telecommunications services agreements. In the previous entry, we discussed the primary objectives enterprise customers look to achieve in…
  • Dec 5

    Is the Road to 5G Paved with Federal and State Pre-emptions of Local Authority?

    Is the Road to 5G Paved with Federal and State Pre-emptions of Local Authority?
    Many in the wireless industry are aware of the FCC rulemaking proceeding proposing regulatory changes to streamline the expansion of wireless infrastructure (WT Docket 17-79).  A basic premise of this proceeding is the tremendous…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3730

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Dec 6

    Data privacy in Turkey

    Data privacy in Turkey
    This article was written by Ekin Inal and Cansu Kahya, lawyers of Bilgiç Attorney Partnership, a partnership registered with the Istanbul Bar Association, with which Norton Rose Fulbright has a professional association. Turkey…
  • Dec 6

    Data Protection Regime in Turkey Takes Shape

    Data Protection Regime in Turkey Takes Shape
    Turkey continues to develop a legal framework on data protection. On October 28, 2017, the Turkish Data Protection Authority (the “Authority”) published an important regulation supplementing the Law on Protection of Personal Data…
  • Dec 4

    Vicarious liability in UK data breach-related litigation – is Morrisons a game-changer?

    Vicarious liability in UK data breach-related litigation – is Morrisons a game-changer?
    The High Court in London has handed down a judgment establishing that, as a matter of English law, a company can be held vicariously liable in respect of data breaches caused by its employees. This means that a company can be held…
Rank this Week: 1917

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Dec 5

    So, What is This Blockchain Thing?

    So, What is This Blockchain Thing?
      First in a series of blogs about blockchain technology and its impact on business practices, corporate governance and cybersecurity It’s hard to avoid articles, white papers, blog pieces and presentations that promote the almost…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1805

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Dec 1

    Bringing Geolocation Into Focu

    Bringing Geolocation Into Focu
    With another Thanksgiving and another Black Friday having come and gone the holiday shopping season is in full swing yet again. As brick-and-mortar retail continues to experience a decline in favor of more convenient ecommerce options,…
  • Nov 8

    Moving Beyond Passwords – Does Your Face Raise Privacy Concerns?

    Moving Beyond Passwords – Does Your Face Raise Privacy Concerns?
    Phishing attacks continue to be the root cause of a considerable number of data breaches. Typically, these incidents occur when employees are enticed into giving up their login credentials in response to a cleverly designed, yet fake email.…
  • Nov 7

    From the Mouths of Babes: FTC Issues COPPA Enforcement Policy Regarding Voice Recording

    From the Mouths of Babes: FTC Issues COPPA Enforcement Policy Regarding Voice Recording
    On October 23, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released new guidance on how the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) Rule may apply to audio recordings of children’s voices collected by websites and online services.…
Rank this Week: 3023

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/
  • Dec 1

    FCC Releases Text of Wireless and Wireline Infrastructure Order

    FCC Releases Text of Wireless and Wireline Infrastructure Order
    The Commission has released the final text of the Wireline R&O and Wireline FNPRM as well as the final text of Replacement Utility Poles R&O. Please see our advisory discussing the items as they were presented and modified at the…
  • Nov 13

    Mr. Right (of Way) – New Episode from In the Zone

    Mr. Right (of Way) – New Episode from In the Zone
    Wireless deployment in the right-of-way is an increasingly hot topic. While the wireless infrastructure industry continues to work with municipalities, there are still hurdles to right-of-way deployment. The FCC and many states are actively…
  • Nov 7

    FCC Issues Draft Wireline and Wireless Infrastructure Orders and Further Wireline Rulemaking Notice ahead of November Meeting

    FCC Issues Draft Wireline and Wireless Infrastructure Orders and Further Wireline Rulemaking Notice ahead of November Meeting
    On October 26, 2017, the FCC released drafts of a Report and Order and Further Notice of Proposed Rulemaking in the wireline broadband deployment docket (the “Draft Wireline Order” and “Draft Wireline FNPRM”) and a…
Rank this Week: 3130

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Nov 30

    Socially Aware Named One of the Best Law Blogs for Third Year Running

    Socially Aware Named One of the Best Law Blogs for Third Year Running
    Well, as our readers know, we are modest people here at Socially Aware, and we don’t like tooting our own horn, but we do feel compelled to note that Socially Aware has been named one of the 50 best law blogs by the ABA…
  • Nov 29

    The Blockchain Opportunity Summit

    The Blockchain Opportunity Summit
    Here at Socially Aware, we focus on the opportunities and challenges presented by emerging technologies. With broad-ranging applications that could transform businesses of all kinds, blockchain is clearly one of the most disruptive and…
  • Nov 28

    Social Links: Proposed legislation to outlaw “catfishing” & protect young Web users; blockchain technology’s impact on marketing

    Social Links: Proposed legislation to outlaw “catfishing” & protect young Web users; blockchain technology’s impact on marketing
    The government in Indonesia has warned the world’s biggest social media providers that they risk being banned in that country if they don’t block pornography and other content deemed obscene. A member of the House of Lords has…
Rank this Week: 3591

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

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

    Remember: It is Time to Update Your DMCA Filing.

    Remember: It is Time to Update Your DMCA Filing.
    As previously reported, last year the Copyright Office introduced a new electronic process through which online service providers must file their designation of agent pursuant to the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (“DMCA). Under…
  • Oct 30

    Willful or Knowing Violation of the TCPA: Treble Damages and What Businesses Should Know

    Willful or Knowing Violation of the TCPA: Treble Damages and What Businesses Should Know
    A U.S. District Court signaled that deterrence was a significant factor in awarding treble damages in a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (“TCPA“) lawsuit. The United States District Court for the Middle District of North Carolina…
  • Oct 24

    Getting to the Root of the Problem

    Getting to the Root of the Problem
    We all know that food and beverage companies cannot expressly lie to consumers about the ingredients in their products. But what about implying that a certain ingredient is included in the product; one that is known to have some health…
Rank this Week: 3716

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/
  • Nov 22

    New Jersey Takes a Page Out of Massachusetts Noncompete Reform Book

    New Jersey Takes a Page Out of Massachusetts Noncompete Reform Book
    The New Jersey legislature is considering noncompete reform. The current bill, Senate Bill 3518, largely tracks the concepts – and, in some instances, the language – of the Massachusetts bills that I drafted for Representative…
  • Oct 31

    Taking AIM at the Hearing on Massachusetts Trade Secrets and Noncompete Bill

    Taking AIM at the Hearing on Massachusetts Trade Secrets and Noncompete Bill
    Today, the Massachusetts Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development held a hearing on the 8 bills involving noncompetes or trade secrets currently pending at the State House. As many of you will remember, this process started in…
  • Oct 29

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph (Updated 10-29-2017)

    Trade Secret and Noncompete Survey – National Case Graph (Updated 10-29-2017)
    In preparation for an upcoming discussion of trade secrets law for PLI in San Francisco (Trade Secrets 2017: What Every Lawyer Should Know), I reran my chart of noncomepte and trade secrets decisions. As regular readers of this blog…
Rank this Week: 4413

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

Covers social media, e-discovery, privacy, and intellectual property. By Foster Swift Collins & Smith PC.

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Nov 19

    Business Rap: Investing in Single-Family Home

    Business Rap: Investing in Single-Family Home
    On November 7, Foster Swift Business Attorney John Mashni, joined a round table discussion with other business professionals on Business Rap, a weekly podcast featuring Mid-Michigan's brightest business owners and decision makers discussing…
  • Nov 12

    Are Ransomware Payments Tax Deductible?

    Are Ransomware Payments Tax Deductible?
    Earlier this year it was revealed that hackers had seized 1.5 terabytes of data from HBO, and over the course of the summer the hackers released the stolen property, including script summaries for "Game of Thrones," as well as scripts and…
  • Nov 1

    Forming a start-up venture with others? Consider a Founders' Agreement.

    Forming a start-up venture with others? Consider a Founders' Agreement.
    Co-founders of a start-up venture often find themselves excited and enthusiastic about getting their business idea off the ground. Amidst the whirlwind of developing a product or service and forming a team, it can be easy for the founders of…
Rank this Week: 2961

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/
Rank this Week: 3784

Trust Anchor

Trust Anchor

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/trustanchor/
Rank this Week: 2047

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law…

Global Regulatory Enforcement Law Blog

Covers antitrust, privacy, international trade, and white color criminal defense. By Reed Smith.

http://www.globalregulatoryenforcementlawblog.com
Rank this Week: 3729

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1263

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
  • Oct 16

    Privacy Shield: Year One Updates You Need To Know

    Privacy Shield: Year One Updates You Need To Know
    This month we’re celebrating Privacy Shield’s first birthday (admittedly, a bit belated) with an update on everything Privacy Shield. There have been a number of developments on the Privacy Shield-front that companies certified or…
  • Oct 16

    Privacy Shield: Year One Updates You Need To Know

    Privacy Shield: Year One Updates You Need To Know
    This month we’re celebrating Privacy Shield’s first birthday (admittedly, a bit belated) with an update on everything Privacy Shield. There have been a number of developments on the Privacy Shield-front that companies certified or…
  • Aug 22

    Class Action Lawsuits over Alleged COPPA Violations Reinforce Importance of Compliance

    Class Action Lawsuits over Alleged COPPA Violations Reinforce Importance of Compliance
    Earlier this month, three class action lawsuits were filed against companies for alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). These lawsuits are raising eyebrows as COPPA does not provide for…
Rank this Week: 1308

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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2422

Privacy Law Blog

Privacy Law Blog

Covers data privacy, identity theft, invasion of privacy, and national security legal issues. By Proskauer Rose LLP.

http://privacylaw.proskauer.com/
Rank this Week: 1079

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…
Rank this Week: 1415

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: 3498

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: 975

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: 4651

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: 23

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: 1698

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: 2041