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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/
  • Oct 19

    Trump to Nominate New FTC Chair and Commissioner

    Trump to Nominate New FTC Chair and Commissioner
    On October 19, 2017, the White House announced that President Trump plans to nominate Joseph Simons and Rohit Chopra to serve as commissioners of the Federal Trade Commission.… Continue Reading
  • Oct 19

    European Parliament’s LIBE Committee Approves Amended ePrivacy Regulation

    European Parliament’s LIBE Committee Approves Amended ePrivacy Regulation
    On October 19, 2017, the European Parliament's Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs narrowly voted to approve an amended version of the e-Privacy Regulation. The Centre for Information Policy Leadership at Hunton &…
  • Oct 19

    Privacy and Data Security Risks in M&A Transactions: Part 2 of Video Serie

    Privacy and Data Security Risks in M&A Transactions: Part 2 of Video Serie
    In our final two segments of the series, industry leaders Lisa Sotto, Steve Haas, Allen Goolsby, Eric Friedberg, and Lee Pacchia continue their discussion on privacy and cybersecurity in M&A transactions and what companies can do to…
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
  • Oct 18

    “This is a case about respecting people’s property.”

    “This is a case about respecting people’s property.”
    The trial, which is likely to explore broad questions of aesthetics, property rights and the relationship between the arts and gentrification, has, at its heart, pitted more than 20 graffiti artists whose work appeared in the beloved 5Pointz…
  • Oct 17

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

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

    Jury selection to begin in 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit

    Jury selection to begin in 5Pointz moral rights lawsuit
    Jury selection starts Monday in a case where more than 20 artists argue a developer wrongly whitewashed and destroyed a graffiti paradise at the Long Island City spot known as 5Pointz to put up rental towers. More here.
Rank this Week: 235

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: 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: 493

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Oct 12

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    russia alleged to have taken nsa exploits from nsa contractor through use of kaspersky antivirus. https://t.co/QgmlCOFVTv 2017-10-06 google accused of engaging in pattern of trade secret theft. https://t.co/KRKN5OiDMh 2017-10-09 how online…
  • Oct 12

    weekly tweet roundup

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

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    uk activist convicted for refusing to disclose device passwords when returning to the uk. https://t.co/TcfIyS0kBn 2017-09-29 us cybersecurity czar contemplates replacing social security nos w/ cryptographic identifiers.…
Rank this Week: 546

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: 552

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

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

    Cloud-Based Blood Testing Information…

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

    Don't forget to vote for me for best…

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

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

    I'm not surprised, actually: This is a frightening headline: 73 Percent of Medical Professionals Share Passwords for EHR Access.  If you're a medical resident, you used the attending's login information with the attending's consent.   So,…
Rank this Week: 595

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Oct 19

    Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus Discusses Vulnerability Disclosure

    Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus Discusses Vulnerability Disclosure
    Last week, the Advisory Committee to the Congressional Internet Caucus hosted “Hacking: What Color Is Your Hat? Vulnerability Disclosures and the Law,” a discussion on the importance of vulnerability disclosures to protect…
  • Oct 18

    China Revises Proposals on Regulation of Commercial Encryption

    China Revises Proposals on Regulation of Commercial Encryption
    In the past three weeks, China’s State Council and the State Cryptography Administration (“SCA”) issued two documents that reveal a major change in the regulatory regime governing commercial encryption products in China,…
  • Oct 18

    EU Commission Concludes Privacy Shield “Adequate” in first Annual Review

    EU Commission Concludes Privacy Shield “Adequate” in first Annual Review
    The European Commission has today published its Report on the first annual review of the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield (the Report is accompanied with a Staff Working Document, Infographic, and Q&A).  The Commission concludes that Privacy…
Rank this Week: 718

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: 777

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/
  • Oct 16

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

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

    Employer-Sponsored Health Plan HIPAA Compliance Checklist

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

    Time to Update Your Privacy Statement for GDPR

    Time to Update Your Privacy Statement for GDPR
    Although the EU General Data Protection Regulation comes into force in May 2018, European regulators are still producing guidance and member states are still adopting legislation to accommodate national differences. Put simply, it is unclear…
Rank this Week: 934

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

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

http://www.hldataprotection.com
Rank this Week: 962

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 1002

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

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

    FTC Takes Action Against Individual Social Media Influencer

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

    European Court Provides Further Clarity on Employee Monitoring

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

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

    Privacy Shield Update: Ahead of First Joint Review, Europeans Remain Skeptical as FTC Announces Enforcement Action
    On September 8, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced enforcement actions against three companies alleged to have falsely claimed participation in the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework. The move follows several months of…
Rank this Week: 1093

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: 1110

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: 1173

Workplace Privacy, Data Management…

Workplace Privacy, Data Management & Security Report

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

http://www.workplaceprivacyreport.com
  • Oct 18

    VOTE 2017 – We’re back thanks to you!

    VOTE 2017 – We’re back thanks to you!
    We are proud to once again announce that the Workplace Privacy Report has been nominated for The Expert Institute’s Best Legal Blog Competition. From a field of thousands of nominees, the Workplace Privacy Report has received…
  • Oct 9

    And Now, in Recent New York Cybersecurity Action…

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

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

    Lenovo-FTC Consent Order Calls For 20-Year Monitoring Period
    Laptop-maker Lenovo (United States), Inc. agreed to a no-fault settlement with the Federal Trade Commission and 32 states over allegations that it installed ad software that compromised customers’ web security and invaded users’…
Rank this Week: 1204

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Oct 18

    Social Links: Russia’s threat to block Facebook; Google’s publisher-friendly move; a cease-and-desist letter worth emulating

    Social Links: Russia’s threat to block Facebook; Google’s publisher-friendly move; a cease-and-desist letter worth emulating
    As part of a new tracking system, the Department of Homeland Security will be keeping records of immigrants’ social media handles and search results. Russia to Facebook: Turn over user-information or risk being blocked. Google is ending…
  • Oct 5

    Yes, the Trolley IS a Problem

    Yes, the Trolley IS a Problem
    Recently, the “trolley problem,” a decades-old thought experiment in moral philosophy, has been enjoying a second career of sorts, appearing in nightmare visions of a future in which cars make life-and-death decisions for us.…
  • Sep 27

    Webcast: Privacy + Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transaction

    Webcast: Privacy + Cybersecurity Due Diligence in M&A Transaction
    In this era of big data, a company’s value may increasingly depend on the value of the information it has collected and stored. As companies amass ever-growing amounts of often sensitive personal data, the privacy and cybersecurity…
Rank this Week: 1263

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: 1278

Fair Competition Law Blog

Fair Competition Law Blog

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

http://faircompetitionlaw.com
  • Oct 15

    Our Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws – Update

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

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

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

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

    Trade Secrets Laws and the UTSA – A 50 State and Federal Law Survey Chart (updated for Texas)
    This is an update to reflect statutory revisions to Texas’ version of its Uniform Trade Secrets Act statute, which will become effective on September 1.  For more on the changes, see Texas Updates Its Uniform Trade Secrets…
Rank this Week: 1313

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Oct 18

    EU Commission Confirms that Privacy Shield Survives its First Annual Review

    EU Commission Confirms that Privacy Shield Survives its First Annual Review
    As was generally expected from informal comments by EU representatives, Privacy Shield has survived its first annual review.  Commissioner Jourova stated: “Our first review shows that the Privacy Shield works well, but there is…
  • Oct 6

    3 Billion Compromised Yahoo Accounts May Yield Largest Plaintiff Class Ever

    3 Billion Compromised Yahoo Accounts May Yield Largest Plaintiff Class Ever
    This week’s disclosure that a 2013 data breach may have affected all 3 billion Yahoo accounts then in existence could alter the scope of the consolidated data breach cases currently pending against Yahoo in the federal court in San…
  • Oct 3

    WEBINAR: Privacy Shield & the GDPR – Handling HR Data

    WEBINAR: Privacy Shield & the GDPR – Handling HR Data
    EU laws concerning the transfer of employee personal data to the US are complex, and penalties for getting it wrong are set to increase dramatically when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into effect in May 2018. Whether…
Rank this Week: 1397

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: 1537

North Carolina Journal of Law &…

North Carolina Journal of Law & Technology

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

http://ncjolt.org/
  • Oct 13

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

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

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

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

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

    A Brave New World: Use of Biometric Identifiers and RFID Chips in the Workplace Causes a Stir
    Most people are familiar with the phrase “punching the clock” as a way of saying that they have checked into work and are now on duty for their job. However, only the few that have actually used a time clock or have seen them in…
Rank this Week: 1555

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: 1674

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Oct 19

    JAMA: Cybersecurity Concerns and Medical Devices – Lessons from a Pacemaker Advisory

    JAMA: Cybersecurity Concerns and Medical Devices – Lessons from a Pacemaker Advisory
    Interesting viewpoints from this Journal of the American Medical Association article on FDA’s August 2017 notice re: cyber security issues with certain pacemakers, including: “This first widespread cybersecurity advisory…
  • Oct 18

    GRDP Update: WP29 Guidelines adopted for Data Protection Impact Assessment

    GRDP Update: WP29 Guidelines adopted for Data Protection Impact Assessment
    The new GDPR is much more detailed than the 1995 Directive. The GDPR has 99 articles, versus 34 in the Directive. And a few new key concepts clearly require new guidance. Since the adoption of the Regulation on 27 April 2016, the…
  • Oct 18

    Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: HIPAA Compliance

    Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: HIPAA Compliance
    Editors’ Note:  This is the first of a multi-part end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year. Up next:  the emerging threat landscape. Like many things in…
Rank this Week: 1717

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: 1841

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: 1863

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: 1986

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: 2020

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: 2177

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: 2339

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: 2348

Data Security Law Journal

Data Security Law Journal

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

http://www.datasecuritylawjournal.com/
  • Oct 16

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

    New Wave of Biometric Privacy Class Actions: Could You Be A Target?
    While the privacy world is focused on the Equifax data breach, another development is taking place that could have a more lasting effect on privacy law.  In the last month, plaintiffs’ lawyers in Illinois have filed over 20…
  • May 21

    Court Applies Work Product Protection to Breach Investigation Report

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

    Incident Response: The Increasing Risks to Corporate Legal Department

    Incident Response: The Increasing Risks to Corporate Legal Department
    The consequences of a data breach reached new heights last week when Yahoo announced the resignation of its General Counsel in response to a series of security incidents the company suffered.  A more fulsome explanation of the security…
Rank this Week: 2363

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

Beyond Telecom Law Blog

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

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

    Time to Refresh FCC Forms 499-A/Q

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

    Objectives in Negotiating Telecommunications Services Agreement

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

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

    Has FirstNet Rebranded AT&T’s Network as the Nationwide Public Safety Broadband Network?
    After an extended deliberative process and pursuant to issuance of a Request for Proposals (“RFP”), the First Responder Network Authority, commonly known as FirstNet, selected AT&T as its partner to build, operate and maintain…
Rank this Week: 2391

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: 2390

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: 2477

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: 2696

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: 2784

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: 2797

Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

http://www.michiganitlaw.com/
  • Oct 11

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

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

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

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

    The Dangers of the DarkNet

    The Dangers of the DarkNet
    When people think of the term "cybercrime", things like fraud and phishing scams commonly come to mind. Less known and discussed is the “DarkNet,” a digital underworld that is inaccessible to most and where illicit marketplaces…
Rank this Week: 2959

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
  • Oct 19

    KRACK Vulnerability: What You Need To Know

    KRACK Vulnerability: What You Need To Know
    This week security researchers announced a newly discovered vulnerability dubbed KRACK, which affects several common security protocols for Wi-Fi, including WPA (Wireless Protected Access) and WPA2. This is a bad vulnerability in that it…
  • Oct 19

    Expanding E-Verify is a Privacy Disaster in the Making

    Expanding E-Verify is a Privacy Disaster in the Making
    E-Verify is a massive federal data system used to verify the eligibility of job applicants to work in the United States. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS), and the U.S. Social…
  • Oct 17

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

    South Dakota Civil Liberties Groups Urge Senator Thune to Put the Brakes on SESTA
    A coalition of civil liberties groups in South Dakota is sending a clear message to Senator John Thune: don’t turn your back on our right to assemble online. The ACLU of South Dakota, Indivisible 605, Indivisible Rapid City, and Queer…
Rank this Week: 3073

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: 3271

Technology Law Source

Technology Law Source

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

http://www.technologylawsource.com/
  • Oct 4

    DMCA agent requirements changing by end of year

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

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

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

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

    Supreme Court holds ban on disparaging trademarks is unconstitutional – a victory for The Slant
    On Monday, June 19, 2017, the Supreme Court released a decision in a high profile trademark case rejecting the Lanham Act’s rule against disparaging trademarks as being facially invalid and unconstitutional. The Lanham Act, since its…
Rank this Week: 3588