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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: 32

Inforrm\'s Blog

Inforrm\'s Blog

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

https://inforrm.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 121

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/
  • Dec 12

    FTC and FCC Announce Cooperation on Repeal of Net Neutrality Rule

    FTC and FCC Announce Cooperation on Repeal of Net Neutrality Rule
    Recently, the FTC and FCC announced their intent to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding under which the agencies would coordinate their efforts following the adoption the Restoring Internet Freedom Order. If adopted, the Order would…
  • Dec 8

    Article 29 Working Party Meeting Sets Out State of Play on Privacy Initiative

    Article 29 Working Party Meeting Sets Out State of Play on Privacy Initiative
    Recently, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party held a plenary meeting to discuss, among other things, the implementation of the EU General Data Protection Regulation and the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield.… Continue Reading
  • Dec 8

    CIPL Submits Comments to Article 29 WP’s Proposed Guidelines on ADM and Profiling

    CIPL Submits Comments to Article 29 WP’s Proposed Guidelines on ADM and Profiling
    On December 1, 2017, the Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton & Williams LLP submitted formal comments to the Article 29 Working Party on its Guidelines on Automated Individual Decision-Making and Profiling. ……
Rank this Week: 205

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 12

    Art will give you indigestion

    Art will give you indigestion
    It’s a super-silly question to which Artsy’s Isaac Kaplan has a few answers.
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 236

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: 286

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: 493

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…
  • 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…
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: 551

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 13

    Portland, ME: The city had some sort of…

    Portland, ME: The city had some sort of program providing services to citizens with HIV, and after the program terminated, the city shared information on 200 HIV patients with the University of Southern Maine to help determine if there were…
  • Dec 11

    NC, KY Breaches: Two breaches, two states,…

    NC, KY Breaches: Two breaches, two states, 56,000 patient's records exposed.  A stolen (unencrypted, of course) laptop at a North Carolina dermatology clinic exposed 24,000, while a pulmonology group in Kentucky suffered improper access to…
  • 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.
Rank this Week: 593

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
Rank this Week: 717

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: 773

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: 923

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 13

    PrivSec Blog Year in Review: Top 10 PrivSec Blog Posts in 2017

    PrivSec Blog Year in Review: Top 10 PrivSec Blog Posts in 2017
    1. 42 C.F.R. Part 2 Final Rule Is Officially Delayed … Can Comments to HHS and OMB Fix It? On January 18, 2017, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) published a final rule amending the Confidentiality of…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 930

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: 962

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: 1000

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Dec 13

    Blockchain – The Future of Digital Identity?

    Blockchain – The Future of Digital Identity?
    Government agencies, prominent tech companies, startups and newly-created foundations are all working to develop a new paradigm for proof of identity based on blockchain technology. Known as “digital identity,”…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 1088

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: 1106

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: 1164

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: 1202

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Dec 13

    If Your Company’s Website Hosts User-Generated Content, Stop and Read This Post!

    If Your Company’s Website Hosts User-Generated Content, Stop and Read This Post!
    In the classic rock song “Light My Fire,” ‘60s icon and the Doors’ lead singer Jim Morrison sang, “The time to hesitate is through.” If your company operates a website or blog that hosts user-generated…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1258

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 13

    Faruki+ Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Ohio Super Lawyer

    Faruki+ Attorneys Recognized as 2018 Ohio Super Lawyer
    The 2018 edition of Super Lawyers Magazine has recognized several Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL (Faruki+) attorneys for their noteworthy talents in law. Attorney’s Recognized: Partner Charlie Faruki is ranked number one…
  • Dec 12

    Faruki’s Zach Heck Discusses Potential Impact of Net Neutrality Repeal

    Faruki’s Zach Heck Discusses Potential Impact of Net Neutrality Repeal
    This Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission will vote on whether to repeal its 2015 net neutrality rules. The net neutrality rules require broadband providers to treat all internet traffic equally.  Recently, Faruki’s Zach…
  • 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”…
Rank this Week: 1276

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: 1305

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Dec 12

    Insurance Commissions Approve Data Security Model Law

    Insurance Commissions Approve Data Security Model Law
    The National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) has approved its draft of the Insurance Data Security Model Law (Model Law) via a meeting of its Executive and Plenary Committees.  This important development follows New York…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1392

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: 1534

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: 1551

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/
  • Dec 13

    NIST Releases Draft Update To Cybersecurity Framework

    NIST Releases Draft Update To Cybersecurity Framework
    In 2014, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released its first version of the Framework for Improving Critical Infrastructure Cybersecurity (Cyber Framework). The Cyber Framework was originally developed as a voluntary…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1665

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: 1709

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: 1831

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: 1854

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: 1955

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: 2007

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: 2168

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: 2321

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: 2332

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: 2344

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: 2375

sobre privacidad y protección de…

sobre privacidad y protección de datos

Spanish language blog about privacy and data protection. By Daniel A. Lopez Carballo.

http://www.dlcarballo.com/
Rank this Week: 2376

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: 2460

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: 2675

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: 2756

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: 2773

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: 2923

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 12

    FISC Assurances on Spying Leave Too Many Questions Unanswered

    FISC Assurances on Spying Leave Too Many Questions Unanswered
    Last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray faced questions from the House Judiciary Committee about how his department is implementing one of the government’s most powerful surveillance tools. Despite repeated bipartisan requests,…
  • Dec 12

    FISC Assurances on Spying Leave Too Many Questions Unanswered

    FISC Assurances on Spying Leave Too Many Questions Unanswered
    Last week, FBI Director Christopher Wray faced questions from the House Judiciary Committee about how his department is implementing one of the government’s most powerful surveillance tools. Despite repeated bipartisan requests,…
  • Dec 11

    Amended Version of FOSTA Would Still Silence Legitimate Speech Online

    Amended Version of FOSTA Would Still Silence Legitimate Speech Online
    The House Judiciary Committee is about to decide whether to approve a new version [.pdf] of the Allow States and Victims to Fight Online Sex Trafficking Act (FOSTA, H.R. 1865), a bill that would force online platforms to police their…
Rank this Week: 3028

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: 3241

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: 3555