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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: 30

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
  • May 26

    GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet – Bill Buchanan

    GDPR: ground zero for a more trusted, secure internet – Bill Buchanan
    Most of us have been bombarded recently by a barrage of emails from companies begging us to “stay in touch” or “opt in” or informing us of a “policy update”. On May 25, an historic date for the internet,…
  • May 24

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

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

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

    What Facebook isn’t telling us about its fight against online abuse – Laura Bli
    Facebook has for the first time made available data on the scale of abusive comments posted to its site. This may have been done under the growing pressure by organisations for social media companies to be more transparent about online abuse,…
Rank this Week: 119

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

Provides global privacy and information security law updates and analysis. By Hunton & Williams.

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • May 25

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

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

    Arizona Amends Data Breach Notification Law

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

    Senator Wyden Calls for FCC Investigation into Company Sharing Location Data

    Senator Wyden Calls for FCC Investigation into Company Sharing Location Data
    On May 8, 2018, Senator Ron Wyden (D–OR) demanded that the FCC investigate the alleged unauthorized tracking of Americans' location by Securus Technologies. Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 201

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
  • May 26

    What’s that smell?

    What’s that smell?
    The United States Patent and Trademark Office has recognized Hasbro’s Play-doh’s distinctive smell with a registered trademark, something rarely issued for a scent.
  • May 24

    Can enchiladas and margaritas help resolve a trademark dispute?

    Can enchiladas and margaritas help resolve a trademark dispute?
    One Texas restaurant thinks so.
  • May 21

    No LOVE lost

    No LOVE lost
    Robert Indiana among defendants in new lawsuit, which raises questions as to who has the rights to Indiana’s work and legacy.
Rank this Week: 234

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
  • Dec 15

    ALJ Affirms Antitrust Violations for Ad Tech Agreements in FTC v. 1-800 Contact

    ALJ Affirms Antitrust Violations for Ad Tech Agreements in FTC v. 1-800 Contact
    With the holiday marketing season upon us, marketers launch the month-long, relentless scramble for consumer visibility and coveted advertising space on high-traffic inventory. One matter likely not on marketers’ radars? Antitrust…
  • Oct 18

    Blockchain Technology and Securities Markets are the Focus of Recent SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting

    Blockchain Technology and Securities Markets are the Focus of Recent SEC Investor Advisory Committee Meeting
    On October 12, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Committee (“SEC”) held an Investor Advisory Committee (“IAC”) meeting which largely focused on blockchain technology and the implications for securities…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 287

The Privacy Law Site

The Privacy Law Site

Covers privacy laws and regulations.

http://privacy-law.blogspot.com/
  • Mar 25

    White House to Propose End to Bulk Collection

    White House to Propose End to Bulk Collection
    According to the The New York Times, President Obama plans to propose legislation that would end bulk collection of phone records under Sec. 215 of the Patriot Act, keep the records in the hands of the phone companies, and require…
  • Jun 29

    26 Senators Seek Details on Information Collection from NSA

    26 Senators Seek Details on Information Collection from NSA
    26 Senators have sent a letter to DNI James Clapper seeking examples of how bulk collection of phone records information from provided unique intelligence.The AP reports the story here.
  • Jun 29

    COPPA Limits on Collection of Children's Information Applies to Apps as of July 1, 2013

    COPPA Limits on Collection of Children's Information Applies to Apps as of July 1, 2013
    Congress amended COPPA in 2012 to cover online services such as apps. As was previously the case, the law only applies to apps "directed at" children under the age of 13, or have actual knowledge of collection of personal information from…
Rank this Week: 496

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • May 24

    weekly tweet roundup

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

    weekly tweet roundup

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

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    uber unveils flying car prototype. will travel at 150-200 mph and eventually have the same price as uberx. https://t.co/m6S1IHb2bu 2018-05-09 if you are a mcgill law alumnus/alumnae, please do consider attending the law alumni banquet taking…
Rank this Week: 545

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: 548

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

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

    Aetna HIV mailing breach update

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

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

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

    LifeBridge Health Data Breach -- 500,000 victim

    LifeBridge Health Data Breach -- 500,000 victim
    LifeBridge Health (Maryland): Not a whole lot of information here, but apparently hackers got into the patient registration and billing system, and went undetected for about 6 months.  Likely identity theft and potentially medical identity…
Rank this Week: 593

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

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

    GDPR Applies From Today

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

    The UK Adopts Data Protection Act 2018

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

    Lawmakers Reintroduce “Do Not Track Kids” Bill

    Lawmakers Reintroduce “Do Not Track Kids” Bill
    In both the Senate and the House, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has reintroduced a bill to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).  Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) and Reps.…
Rank this Week: 715

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Workplace Privacy Counsel

Covers employment related privacy issues. Published by Philip Gordon of Littler Mendelson's Privacy and Data Protection Practice Group.

http://www.littler.com/blog/workplace-privacy-counsel
Rank this Week: 771

Privacy Law Blog

Privacy Law Blog

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

http://privacylaw.proskauer.com/
  • May 3

    Blockchain, Personal Data and the GDPR Right to be Forgotten

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

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

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

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

    South Dakota Passes Breach Notification Law, Leaving Alabama the Only U.S. State Without a Breach Notification Law
    Nicole Kramer and Tiffany Quach On March 21, 2018, South Dakota Governor Daugaard signed S.B. 62, enacting the state’s first data breach notification law, which will go into effect July 1, 2018. Previously, Alabama and South Dakota were…
Rank this Week: 917

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Privacy and Security Law Blog

Covers biometrics, HIPAA, identity theft, PATRIOT Act, phishing and more. By Davis Wright Tremaine.

http://www.privsecblog.com/
Rank this Week: 922

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

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

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

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

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

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

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

    FCC Seeks to Refresh the TCPA Record

    FCC Seeks to Refresh the TCPA Record
    Now that the dust has settled from the D.C. Circuit’s highly anticipated Telephone Consumer Protection Act decision in ACA International, et al, v. FCC, the Federal Communications Commission is going back to the drawing board in a new…
Rank this Week: 957

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

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

    Dropbox Settles Autorenewal Lawsuit

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

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

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

    Chambers Global and USA 2018 Recognize InfoLawGroup; InfoLawGroup Partner

    Chambers Global and USA 2018 Recognize InfoLawGroup; InfoLawGroup Partner
    Chamber Global and Chambers USA 2018 have released their new rankings and InfoLawGroup is once again recognized for Media and Entertainment in Illinois, with two of our partners, Justine Gottshall and Jamie Rubin, being highlighted. Ms.…
Rank this Week: 995

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

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

    Arizona Expands Its Data Breach Notification Statute

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

    The Weekly Privacy Rewind

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

    California Voters Likely to Decide Consumer Privacy Rule

    California Voters Likely to Decide Consumer Privacy Rule
    California has a unique ballot initiative process that allows voters to directly pass legislation, and it appears that proponents of an initiative that could impact digital advertising and apply European Union (EU)-inspired consumer privacy…
Rank this Week: 1079

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Privacy and IP Law Blog

Addresses recent events in trademark, copyright, computer and privacy law. By Christina Frangiosa.

http://privacyandiplawblog.com/
  • May 15

    Common Questions: How to Establish US Trademark Right

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

    IP Claims Fail Against ISP for Merely Hosting Infringing Material

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

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

    Don’t Assume Post-Registration Invoices for Trademark Fees Are Legitimate
    Following up on the USPTO's public roundtable on "Fraudulent and Misleading Solicitations to Trademark Owners", this post analyzes how to recognize fraudulent fee solicitations (invoices) and what to do when you receive them. The post…
Rank this Week: 1096

Advertising Law Blog

Advertising Law Blog

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

http://www.olshanlaw.com/blogs-Advertising-Law-Blog
  • May 17

    New FTC Leadership

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

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

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

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against PCH Relating To Sweepstakes Marketing Practice

    Class Action Lawsuit Filed Against PCH Relating To Sweepstakes Marketing Practice
    Wright, et al v. Publishers Clearing House, Incorporated and Publishers Clearing House, LLC (EDNY April 23, 2018) Read More › Tags: Class Action Lawsuit, Sweepstakes Law
Rank this Week: 1130

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

Covers data security, HIPAA, identity theft and workplace privacy. By Jackson Lewis.

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

    The FTC Announces a National Cybersecurity Education Campaign for Small Businesse

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

    Health Apps: Convenience vs. Security Risk

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

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

    What’s Been Going on in New York Cyber Regulation since New York’s “first-of-their-kind” DFS regulations?
    Co-Author: Thomas Buchan As reported in our blog post from November 6, 2017, the New York State Attorney General announced the release of the proposed Shield Act in early November, 2017. This new legislation (we have some links for you below)…
Rank this Week: 1196

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

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

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

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

    A Morrison & Foerster/Socially Aware Data Protection Masterclass Webinar

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

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

    German Federal Court: Unfair Competition Law No Basis to Ban Ad Blocking and Whitelisting
    Holding that offering software that allows users to block advertising does not qualify as an unfair commercial practice even if the software gives advertisers the option to pay for showing certain ads—a practice known as…
Rank this Week: 1248

Business Litigation Info

Business Litigation Info

Covers business litigation, intellectual property, data security, and advertising and media. By Faruki Ireland & Cox P.L.L.

http://www.ficlaw.com/blog/
Rank this Week: 1262

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

Covers trade secrets, noncompetes, privacy and security, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, trademarks, copyrights, and business torts. By Russell Beck.

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

    Federal Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban – UPDATE

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

    Federal Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban

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

    Quick Update: Massachusetts Legislature Reports Out Noncompete Bill

    Quick Update: Massachusetts Legislature Reports Out Noncompete Bill
    On Tuesday, April 17, the Massachusetts legislature’s Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development favorably reported H.4419 to the House Steering, Policy and Scheduling. The new bill – which covers both…
Rank this Week: 1291

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

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

    HAPPY GDPR DAY!!

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

    Still Thinking about GDPR?

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

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

    FTC Puts Kids’ Smart Watch Companies in Time Out for COPPA Violation
    Answering the centuries’ old question, it appears it is the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) that watches the watchmen. The FTC sent warning letters to a pair of foreign app developers cautioning them that their practices of…
Rank this Week: 1376

LegalTXTS

LegalTXTS

Covers law and technology, with an emphasis on legal issues regarding digital media, privacy and data security, and information management. By Elijah Yip.

http://www.legaltxts.com/
  • May 3

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

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

    Login Lessons From the Hawaii Missile Alert Fiasco

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

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

    Vision-Impaired Customer of Grocery Chain Becomes First Plaintiff to Win ADA Website Accessibility Claim After Trial
    A lawsuit against grocery chain Winn-Dixie became the first case of its kind to produce a decision holding, after a trial, that a public accommodation violated the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) because its website was inaccessible to…
Rank this Week: 1513

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

Features legal scholarship in law and technology topics, including intellectual property law, cyberspace law, environmental law, criminal law, health law, and privacy law.

http://ncjolt.org/
  • May 7

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

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

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

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

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

    Risk Assessment Algorithms: The Answer to an Inequitable Bail System?
    Debate over pretrial detention began long before ratification of the Eighth Amendment, tracing its roots to the early English bail system. Despite this, approaches to the system have largely remained stagnant since passage of the Bail Reform…
Rank this Week: 1527

Privacy and Data Security Law

Privacy and Data Security Law

Covers the creation, collection, use, destruction and security of data. By Dentons.

http://www.privacyanddatasecuritylaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1645

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

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

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

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

    France Adopts Its GDPR Implementation Act

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

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

    Whois, We Hardly Knew Ye: GDPR Spells Doom For Domain Name Ownership Transparency
    Cross-posted from our sister blog, Trademark and Copyright Law. By now, our readers are likely familiar with the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the sweeping, European Union-wide legal and regulatory regime that…
Rank this Week: 1677

Peter Fleischer: Privacy...?

Peter Fleischer: Privacy...?

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

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

    Harvard Nostalgia

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

    From pool to pool

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

    A Science Fiction Novel

    A Science Fiction Novel
    I'd like to crowd-source the plot for a science fiction novel.  Would this make a good story?:In a not-too-distant future, say 20 years from now, humanity lives through the biggest change in its history.  It doesn't happen…
Rank this Week: 1812

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: 1832

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: 1927

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: 1994

Dot Indicia

Dot Indicia

Covers information, privacy and security from a Canadian perspective. By Michael Power.

http://michaelpower.ca
  • Feb 22

    Corporate Activism In the Protection of Privacy

    Corporate Activism In the Protection of Privacy
    Just how far is business supposed to go in protecting privacy? In the United States, one can starkly see an example with Apple and the retrieval of encrypted iPhone data. But a recent Canadian case also shines a spotlight on the role of the…
  • Jan 27

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario

    Another New Privacy Tort for Ontario
    Last week saw a rather striking decision issued by the Ontario Superior Court of Justice. 2102 saw the tort of “intrusion upon seclusion” recognized; in 2016, we now have the tort of “public disclosure of private…
  • Jan 19

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim

    New Privacy Tort Empowers “Revenge Porn” Victim
    Manitoba’s Intimate Image Protection Act came into force on 15 January 2016. The statute does something that I think is especially noteworthy – it creates a new privacy tort concerning the “non-consensual distribution of…
Rank this Week: 2140

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: 2285

Politics of Privacy Blog

Politics of Privacy Blog

Covers privacy, liberty, security, economy and their interaction. By Andreas Busch.

http://politicsofprivacy.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 18

    Again: loss of personal data by public officials in the UK

    Again: loss of personal data by public officials in the UK
    Less than two months after the loss of the personal details of 25 million people by the UK's tax authorities (see this blog entry), another substantial loss of personal data has occurred in Britain. As the BBC website writes, a laptop…
  • Jan 7

    Jeremy Clarkson and identity theft

    Jeremy Clarkson and identity theft
    Well, first of all, a happy new year to my readers! And I am glad to be able to report that page visits to this blog more than doubled in 2007 over 2006, to well over 5000 pageviews. I am very happy about this and will take it as a reminder…
  • Nov 20

    British tax authorities lose personal details of 25 million people

    British tax authorities lose personal details of 25 million people
    A crass case of neglect and breach of data protection legislation has led to the loss of discs containing the names, addresses, dates of birth, bank account details and National Insurance numbers of 25 million people in the United Kingdom, it…
Rank this Week: 2290

Data Security Law Journal

Data Security Law Journal

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

http://www.datasecuritylawjournal.com/
  • Feb 22

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

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

    Biometric Privacy Webinar: A Guide for Corporate Counsel

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

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

    New Wave of Biometric Privacy Class Actions: Could You Be A Target?
    While the privacy world is focused on the Equifax data breach, another development is taking place that could have a more lasting effect on privacy law.  In the last month, plaintiffs’ lawyers in Illinois have filed over 20…
Rank this Week: 2309

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Covers telecom policy, services agreements and data security/privacy. By Keller and Heckman LLP.

http://www.beyondtelecomlawblog.com
  • May 16

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 2

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

    FCC Streamlines Wireless Environmental Review Process—Part 1

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

    Osure RF Signs of the Times—Part Three

    Osure RF Signs of the Times—Part Three
    This third entry on the FCC’s ongoing review of RF exposure limits highlights the Notice of Inquiry that focuses on possible changes to the current RF exposure limits. The NOI reiterates that the current exposure limits were adopted in…
Rank this Week: 2346

Reasonable Expectation

Reasonable Expectation

Focuses on privacy and data security. By M. Scott Koller.

http://www.reasonableexpectation.com
  • Jun 30

    Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged?

    Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged?
    #150654797 / gettyimages.com Are Data Breach Investigations Privileged? Originally Published on the InfoLaw Group Blog: Over the past year, the number of data breaches has skyrocketed and, as a result, companies are facing increased risk of…
  • Mar 20

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on iKeepSafe’s Proposed Safe Harbor Program Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule

    FTC Seeks Public Comment on iKeepSafe’s Proposed Safe Harbor Program Under the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule
    Internet Keep Safe Coalition (iKeep Safe) has submitted a proposed safe harbor program to the Federal Trade Commission under the the agency’s Children’s Online Privacy Protection Rule. Under 16 C.F.R. 312.11, COPPA safe…
  • Feb 28

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start

    Obama’s new cybersecurity plan a good start
    I recently authored an article for the Daily Journal on the new cybersecurity framework.  You can read about it by visiting the Daily Journal.  
Rank this Week: 2431

German IT Law

German IT Law

Provides updates and analysis on German and European IP/IT, technology, media and (open source) software law. By JBB Rechtsanwälte.

http://germanitlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 2626

Trials and Tribulations

Trials and Tribulations

Covers the Elvey v. TDAmeritrade case concerning information security, spam and identity theft.

http://caringaboutsecurity.wordpress.com
  • May 6

    Looking back

    Looking back
    This is a response to DataLossDB blog post Legal Sub-Project – Elvey v. TD Ameritrade by jkouns on June 14, 2009 You ask some tough questions, and I have answers!  This is Elvey.  I filed the case. I was not aware of this post…
  • Jul 3

    Advice for TD Ameritrade from Tim Devaney and Tom Stein

    Advice for TD Ameritrade from Tim Devaney and Tom Stein
    TD Ameritrade’s PR flacks think this is bad advice on how to handle haters, I guess.Filed under: Settlement Component
  • Jun 13

    Settlement Valuation

    Settlement Valuation
    Judge Walker repeatedly asked the former class counsel to place a value on the benefits the rejected settlement offered to the class. I think it’s doable, and no one has truly done so, so I’m going to give it a shot. The audit…
Rank this Week: 2707

Georgia Internet Law

Georgia Internet Law

Provides information and commentary regarding Internet law, e-commerce and technology law, World Wide Web regulation, and intellectual property. By Richardson Sixth, LLC.

http://georgiainternetlaw.com/
  • Nov 28

    Bitcoin and Consumer Protection Measures in Digital Currency

    Bitcoin and Consumer Protection Measures in Digital Currency
    This is another in a series of posts focused on the first state regulation of cryptocurrency businesses.  Ostensibly, depending on one’s opinion, the New York BitLicense regulation of bitcoin (and digital currency businesses…
  • Nov 2

    The Bitcoin Business State License Requirement: BitLicense

    The Bitcoin Business State License Requirement: BitLicense
    The last post in this series by Atlanta Bitcoin attorney Mark Richardson VI familiarized the reader with the regulatory vernacular of the New York BitLicense law now in effect.  Let’s now examine to whom exactly that license…
  • Oct 19

    BitLicense Legal Regulations: What are We Talking About?

    BitLicense Legal Regulations: What are We Talking About?
    Here’s the first installment of a Crypto-Counsel ℠ series on the New York State Department of Financial Services (“NYDFS“) “BitLicense” regulations applicable to digital currency businesses (the…
Rank this Week: 2724

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • May 23

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

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

    Provisions for Vendor Contract

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

    Business Rap: Preventing Phishing Scam

    Business Rap: Preventing Phishing Scam
    On January 25, Foster Swift attorney John Mashni sat down for a discussion on Business Rap, a weekly radio show and podcast that features Mid-Michigan's brightest business owners and decision makers discussing business trends,…
Rank this Week: 2861

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

Covers bloggers' rights, DMCA, DRM, intellectual property, privacy and security issues. From the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
Rank this Week: 2917

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

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

    Colorado Strengthens Consumer Privacy Protection

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

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

    “To Be ExSPECted? Contractual Liability Exclusion Bars PCI Fine Coverage Again”
    In Spec’s Family Partners v. The Hanover Insurance Company, the Southern District of Texas became the second court to grapple with the interaction among Payment Card Industry (PCI) fines, payment card processor contracts and the…
  • Jul 11

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

    “I’m a Little Short – Gladly Pay You Tuesday?”
    Solvency.  It means you can pay your tab.  Cyber attacks are occurring with greater frequency and effectiveness, resulting in an ever-increasing bill.  The cyberinsurance market is booming, but will policy premiums and carrier…
Rank this Week: 3169

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

Brings together concepts that cut across traditional intellectual property lines, addressing both evolving technologies and concerns about privacy and data security. By Porter Wright.

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • May 3

    UPDATE: All fifty states now have data breach statute

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

    The federal landscape on self-driving car

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

    ADA Website filings show no sign of slowing down

    ADA Website filings show no sign of slowing down
    Regardless of industry, website accessibility has become an area of focus for ADA litigation. My colleague, Jamie LaPlante, was recently interviewed by the Bristol Herald Courier regarding a filing against Highlands Union Bank in the U.S.…
Rank this Week: 3461

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 3686