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Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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

https://www.huntonprivacyblog.com/
  • Feb 16

    Unsecured PHI Leads to OCR Settlement with Closed Busine

    Unsecured PHI Leads to OCR Settlement with Closed Busine
    On February 13, 2018, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Office for Civil Rights announced that it had entered into a resolution agreement with the receiver appointed to liquidate the assets of Filefax, Inc. in order to…
  • Feb 15

    Bing Maisog Speaks on Security Standards in China

    Bing Maisog Speaks on Security Standards in China
    In a recent video, Hunton & Williams’ partner Bing Maisog discusses the Standardization Administration of China’s recent specifications for security standards.… Continue Reading
  • Feb 14

    CFTC Brings Cybersecurity Enforcement Action

    CFTC Brings Cybersecurity Enforcement Action
    On February 18, 2018, in a settled enforcement action, the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission charged a registered futures commission merchant with violations of CFTC regulations relating to an ongoing data breach.… Continue…
Rank this Week: 23

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: 25

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 91

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
  • Feb 18

    On the Hirshhorn, Wodiczko, and Why We Don’t Need Any More Bad Art

    On the Hirshhorn, Wodiczko, and Why We Don’t Need Any More Bad Art
    The Washington Post’s Phillip Kennicott on why The Hirshhorn Museum’s decision to pull a Krzysztof Wodiczko video projection last week is “an unnecessary concession to the new American troll culture, a vocal demographic that…
  • Feb 16

    Is embedding tweets with images a copyright violation?

    Is embedding tweets with images a copyright violation?
    I have to study this opinion further, but U.S. District Court Judge Katherine Forrest’s answer of “yes” to this question seems like the correct one (and not that controversial).
  • Feb 14

    Why cutting federal funding for the arts would be a good thing

    Why cutting federal funding for the arts would be a good thing
    When it comes specifically to the NEA, there is simply no question that federal funding is unnecessary to keep arts groups afloat. But that’s not even the best argument against state-sanctioned culture. Via Reason.
Rank this Week: 4272

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: 454

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: 4138

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
  • Feb 16

    "FREE from Chains!": Eskinder Nega is Released from Jail

    "FREE from Chains!": Eskinder Nega is Released from Jail
    Eskinder Nega, one of Ethiopia's most prominent online writers, winner of the Golden Pen of Freedom in 2014, the International Press Institute's World Press Freedom Hero for 2017, and PEN International's 2012 Freedom to Write Award, has been…
  • Feb 16

    New National Academy of Sciences Report on Encryption Asks the Wrong Question

    New National Academy of Sciences Report on Encryption Asks the Wrong Question
    The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) released a much-anticipated report yesterday that attempts to influence the encryption debate by proposing a “framework for decisionmakers.” At best, the report is unhelpful. At worst, its…
  • Feb 16

    EFF and MuckRock Are Filing a Thousand Public Records Requests About ALPR Data Sharing

    EFF and MuckRock Are Filing a Thousand Public Records Requests About ALPR Data Sharing
    EFF and MuckRock have a launched a new public records campaign to reveal how much data law enforcement agencies have collected using automated license plate readers (ALPRs) and are sharing with each other. Over the next few weeks, the two…
Rank this Week: 1980

www.lawblogswitzerland.ch

www.lawblogswitzerland.ch

Covers Swiss, European and international legal news. It focuses on data protection, privacy, technology law, IT/IP law, criminal law, administrative law, civil law, tax law, banking and finance law, bankruptcy, competition law and construction as well as real estate law.

http://www.lawblogswitzerland.ch
Rank this Week: 1326

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/
  • Feb 16

    ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

    ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach
    Group Makes $50 Million by Phishing Bitcoin Users Using Google AdWords Bleepingcomputer.com reports that cybercriminals use traditional phishing techniques to steal Bitcoin, but drive traffic to their phishing sites using legitimately…
  • Feb 12

    HIPAA Small Breach Notifications Due March 1

    HIPAA Small Breach Notifications Due March 1
    March 1, 2018 is the date by which HIPAA covered entities must notify the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office for Civil Rights (OCR) of “small” breaches of unsecured protected health information that were…
  • Feb 9

    ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach

    ICYMI in Cybersecurity and Data Breach
    Exclusive: U.S. Consumer Protection Official Puts Equifax Probe on Ice – Sources On Monday, Reuters reported that, “Mick Mulvaney, head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, has pulled back from a full-scale probe of how…
Rank this Week: 262

B2 IP Report

B2 IP Report

Covers intellectual property matters, including software and claim interpretation, computer and electronics patents, and drafting specifications and claims when prosecuting patent applications. By Bejin Bieneman PLC.

https://www.b2ipreport.com
  • Feb 16

    “Minimal Redundancy” Makes Patent Claim Indefinite under § 112

    “Minimal Redundancy” Makes Patent Claim Indefinite under § 112
    The phrase “minimal redundancy” in a patent claim was indefinite under 35 USC § 112 where the patent specification inconsistently described levels of redundancy achieved by its system.  Berkheimer v. HP, Inc., No.…
  • Feb 15

    Independent Claim Not Representative for Patent-Eligibility

    Independent Claim Not Representative for Patent-Eligibility
    Considering the patent-eligibility of claims directed to archiving digital assets, the Federal Circuit has affirmed a district court decision invalidating an independent claim under 35 USC § 101 and Alice, while vacating and remanding a…
  • Feb 13

    When to Convert a CIP Patent Application into a Divisional

    When to Convert a CIP Patent Application into a Divisional
    The Federal Circuit recently clarified the limits of the safe harbor provision of 35 USC §121. In In re: Janssen Biotech, Inc., New York University, No. 2017-1257 (Fed. Cir. Jan. 23, 2018), the Federal Circuit upheld a Patent Trial and…
Rank this Week: 1598

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Feb 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    amazon launching its own shipping service. https://t.co/ThGuMbkIpG 2018-02-09 researchers develop wood product that is comparable in strength to steel and titanium. promising. https://t.co/rz7qrqxNDV 2018-02-10 boston dynamics' robot…
  • Feb 15

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    amazon launching its own shipping service. https://t.co/ThGuMbkIpG 2018-02-09 researchers develop wood product that is comparable in strength to steel and titanium. promising. https://t.co/rz7qrqxNDV 2018-02-10 boston dynamics' robot…
  • Feb 8

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    researchers develop artificial synapse that's millions of times faster and a thousand times more efficient than hum… https://t.co/b0afivWlkc 2018-02-02 uber, lyft and similar companies assert that self-driving cars in urban areas…
Rank this Week: 2916

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/
  • Feb 15

    Milagros Olivos Celi

    Milagros Olivos Celi
    “Daniel y yo hemos tenido la oportunidad de desarrollar trabajos académicos de manera conjunta; habiendo demostrado todo el tiempo un alto nivel de profesionalismo, disciplina, iniciativa propia y dedicación. Tiene una…
  • Feb 15

    Cristina Sirera Martínez

    Cristina Sirera Martínez
    “Daniel is an impressive professional plenty of talent, energy and always willing to support. He is a really good lawyer with impressive assets, sharp in its legal jugments a hard worker who provides you support in real time and with an…
  • Feb 7

    ¿Puede la dirección de una empresa vigilar el correo corporativo de sus empleados?

    ¿Puede la dirección de una empresa vigilar el correo corporativo de sus empleados?
    Entrevista en el programa Mediodía de la Cadena COPE. Publicado el 7 de febrero de 2018. Hace unos meses, el Tribunal Europeo de Derechos Humanos amparaba a un trabajador cuyo jefe espió los mensajes privados de su…
Rank this Week: 3299

Data Protection Report

Data Protection Report

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

http://www.dataprotectionreport.com/
  • Feb 15

    Connecticut case finds health care privacy cause of action

    Connecticut case finds health care privacy cause of action
    On January 16, 2018, the Connecticut Supreme Court unilaterally created a new state law cause of action for violation of a patient’s health care privacy.  (Byrne v. Avery Center for Obstetrics & Gynecology, P.C., 327 Conn. 540,…
  • Feb 14

    Singapore passes new Cybersecurity Bill: Here’s what you need to know before it comes into force

    Singapore passes new Cybersecurity Bill: Here’s what you need to know before it comes into force
    The Singapore Parliament passed the much discussed Cybersecurity Bill (the Bill) on 5 February 2018 and it is anticipated that the new law will come into force soon.[1]   The new law creates a regulatory framework for the monitoring…
  • Feb 13

    Blocking illegal or fraudulent ‘robocalls’: FCC rulemaking, with FTC comment

    Blocking illegal or fraudulent ‘robocalls’: FCC rulemaking, with FTC comment
    Illegal robocalls are a “scourge.”  So says FCC Chairman Ajit Pai, and most consumers likely agree.  Both the FCC and the FTC (each of which has jurisdiction over some aspects of telemarketing regulation) are actively…
Rank this Week: 1504

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 14

    Zombie HIPAA: a bankrupt company can still…

    Zombie HIPAA: a bankrupt company can still be stuck with a HIPAA fine, as Filefax found out.  
  • Feb 8

    Aetna HIV mailings: When the sh*t hits the…

    Aetna HIV mailings: When the sh*t hits the fan, it splatters everywhere.  Aetna agreed to about $20 million in fines and damages, sued its claims administrator KCC, who in turn counterclaimed against Aetna, claiming that Aetna's attorneys,…
  • Feb 2

    HIPAA and Law Enforcement: I recently…

    HIPAA and Law Enforcement: I recently recorded a webinar on the impact of HIPAA on police efforts to obtain medical information.  HIPAA doesn't prevent the administration of justice or prohibit the police from doing their job, but it does…
Rank this Week: 548

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Feb 14

    TCPA Digest

    TCPA Digest
    Mintz Levin’s TCPA and Consumer Calling Practice Team has published its latest TCPA Digest. This month’s issue examines an FCC rulemaking proceeding concerning whether providers should be required to establish a challenge…
  • Feb 13

    Deadline Approaching under NY Cybersecurity Regulation

    Deadline Approaching under NY Cybersecurity Regulation
    If your company is one of the broad group of businesses licensed by the New York Department of Financial Services (NY DFS), a very important deadline is bearing down on February 15.   Regulated entities have under Thursday to attest…
  • Feb 12

    Practical GDPR Steps for US-Headquartered Life Sciences Companie

    Practical GDPR Steps for US-Headquartered Life Sciences Companie
    In case you had not heard, the European Union is replacing its current privacy laws with a new, comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018. The essential principles of the EU’s privacy laws…
Rank this Week: 3066

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/
  • Feb 14

    Twitter Not Liable for ISIS Use of Site

    Twitter Not Liable for ISIS Use of Site
    On January 31st, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit held that Twitter can’t be held liable for allegedly allowing the Islamic State (ISIS) to use its social network to spread propaganda. The case, Fields v. Twitter, Inc.,…
  • Feb 14

    Challenges to Uber’s Plans for a Flying Car Service?

    Challenges to Uber’s Plans for a Flying Car Service?
    While one day requesting air travel with the convenience of a ride sharing app may seem like a luxury reserved for the ultra-wealthy, Uber already has plans to deliver this service to consumers at an affordable rate. The idea is that…
  • Feb 14

    Graffiti Gains Legitimacy: Judge Awards Graffiti Artists $6.7M

    Graffiti Gains Legitimacy: Judge Awards Graffiti Artists $6.7M
    5Pointz complex in Long Island City, Queens, was a frequent site of photo shoots and music videos as its walls were adorned with visual works of art since the 1990s—back when the owner of the building agreed to allow graffiti artists…
Rank this Week: 4082

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/
  • Feb 14

    Faruki+ Welcomes New Attorney

    Faruki+ Welcomes New Attorney
    Faruki Ireland Cox Rhinehart & Dusing PLL is pleased to welcome Lynn Reynolds as its newest attorney.  Prior to joining the firm, Lynn was Vice President and Head of Legal at LexisNexis.  Her practice focuses on employment and…
  • Feb 7

    Avoiding the Dangers of Handling Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace

    Avoiding the Dangers of Handling Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace
    The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have sparked a national conversation on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and beyond.  We now ask: what do employers need to do differently when it comes to sexual misconduct in the…
  • Feb 7

    Avoiding the Dangers of Handling Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace

    Avoiding the Dangers of Handling Sexual Misconduct in the Workplace
    The #MeToo and #TimesUp movements have sparked a national conversation on sexual harassment and assault in the workplace and beyond.  We now ask:  what do employers need to do differently when it comes to sexual misconduct in the…
Rank this Week: 3281

Technology, Telecom and Internet…

Technology, Telecom and Internet Blog

Posts on variety of internet law issues, with a focus on domain names, internet governance, social media, internet freedom and privacy. By Bloomberg BNA.

http://www.bna.com/ecommerce-tech-law-blog/
  • Feb 13

    Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Could Boost Drone Op

    Trump’s Infrastructure Plan Could Boost Drone Op
    Drone delivery systems being developed by Amazon.com Inc. and Wal-Mart Stores Inc. could get a boost under the Trump administration’s infrastructure proposal.Most drone operators rely on wireless...
  • Feb 12

    Science Agency Funds Would Plunge with Trump Proposal

    Science Agency Funds Would Plunge with Trump Proposal
    The Trump administration's 2019 budget proposal would hit the National Science Foundation—a backer of some of the biggest U.S. tech companies—with a nearly 30 percent funding cut, according to...
  • Jan 31

    Blockchain Gaming Raises Legal Gambling Question

    Blockchain Gaming Raises Legal Gambling Question
    The virtual kitten you bought online might seem docile, but it may upend how courts interpret online gambling laws.Online gamers and game developers have battled in courts for years over whether...
Rank this Week: 401

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: 803

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/
  • Feb 13

    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…
  • Jan 10

    Pros and Cons of Software as a Service ("SaaS")

    Pros and Cons of Software as a Service ("SaaS")
    Today, the use of software as a service ("SaaS") is widespread and the cybersecurity considerations are an afterthought. Read More › Tags: Cloud Computing, Cybersecurity, Did you Know?, IT Contracts, Technology
  • Jan 3

    Business Rap: Starting a Nonprofit Side Hustle

    Business Rap: Starting a Nonprofit Side Hustle
    On January 2, Foster Swift business attorney John Mashni sat down for a discussion with other business professionals on Business Rap, a weekly radio show and podcast featuring Mid-Michigan's brightest business owners…
Rank this Week: 2600

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Feb 13

    Raising the Bar on Class Action Certifications in California

    Raising the Bar on Class Action Certifications in California
    Two recent decisions out of California—one in state court and one in federal—provide defendants new ammunition for defeating class certification. Continue reading to see what this means for retailers. … Continue Reading
  • Feb 9

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup

    Consumer Protection in Retail: Weekly Roundup
    This past week, several consumer actions made headlines that affect the retail industry. Continue reading for our roundup. … Continue Reading
  • Feb 7

    Shareholder Activism at Retailers in 2018

    Shareholder Activism at Retailers in 2018
    Once the sole province of hedge funds and special interest groups, many mainstream institutional investors have now also embraced a more activist perspective with regard to their portfolio companies. Activist interest in prominent retailers…
Rank this Week: 1265

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
Rank this Week: 3513

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: 3426

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
  • Feb 9

    Major Copyright Victory for the Music Industry Against P2P File Sharing

    Major Copyright Victory for the Music Industry Against P2P File Sharing
    The music industry came out on top in one of its first attempts to hold an internet service provider liable for its subscribers’ unauthorized peer-to-peer file sharing. The decision, handed down by the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals in…
  • Feb 7

    Amended California Law Expands Requirements for Consumer Subscription

    Amended California Law Expands Requirements for Consumer Subscription
    Companies that offer services, whether online or offline, to consumers on a subscription or other automatic renewal basis should be aware that such offers are heavily regulated at both the federal and state levels. A recent amendment to…
  • Jan 30

    2017: Our Greatest Hit

    2017: Our Greatest Hit
    Last year we covered a wide range of online legal and business subjects intended for readers ranging from Internet entrepreneurs to social media marketers, from online shoppers to e-tailers, from networkers to influencers (and the brands that…
Rank this Week: 3317

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
  • Feb 8

    RF Exposure Limits–Signs of the Times—Part One

    RF Exposure Limits–Signs of the Times—Part One
    This is the first entry of three regarding the FCC’s ongoing proceeding addressing human exposure to radio-frequency (RF) fields.  Although the FCC proceeding has been pending for some time, Chairman Pai has informed Congress that…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3531

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: 3420

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/
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3017

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: 3476

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

http://www.insideprivacy.com
  • Feb 6

    FTC Enters Into COPPA Settlement With Online Talent Search Company

    FTC Enters Into COPPA Settlement With Online Talent Search Company
    On Monday, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) entered into a settlement with Nevada-based Prime Sites, Inc., doing business as Explore Talent, related to charges that Explore Talent violated the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act…
  • Jan 30

    President Trump Nominates Four New Commissioners to FTC

    President Trump Nominates Four New Commissioners to FTC
    Last week, President Trump nominated four new commissioners to the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”):  Joseph J. Simons, an antitrust attorney, as Chairman; Noah Joshua Phillips, chief counsel for Senate Majority Whip John…
  • Jan 30

    CJEU Rejects Consumer Privacy Class Action

    CJEU Rejects Consumer Privacy Class Action
    By Dan Cooper, Joseph Jones, and Ruth Scoles Mitchell On January 25, 2018, the Court of Justice of the European Union (“CJEU”) handed down a ruling permitting consumer privacy actions to be brought in the consumer’s home…
Rank this Week: 3418

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

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

https://dataprivacy.foxrothschild.com/
  • Feb 6

    Major Portion of January Data Breaches Target Health Care

    Major Portion of January Data Breaches Target Health Care
    According to the monthly report from the Identity Theft Resource Center, the health care industry suffered more data breaches in January than government, educational and financial sectors combined. Medical and health care-related data…
  • Jan 22

    Comptroller Sounds Alarm About Banks’ Vulnerability to Cyberattack

    Comptroller Sounds Alarm About Banks’ Vulnerability to Cyberattack
    The U.S. Treasury’s Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is out with its first Semiannual Risk Perspective report under Trump appointee Joseph Otting. It’s not terribly rosy from a cybersecurity perspective, reports…
  • Jan 3

    Cybersecurity: New Year Brings a New Set of Concerns for In-House Counsel

    Cybersecurity: New Year Brings a New Set of Concerns for In-House Counsel
    Last year saw multiple high-profile data breaches, enough to place cybersecurity atop any in-house attorney’s 2018 priority list. But the threat posed by hackers isn’t the only cyber concern on the minds of in-house counsel this…
Rank this Week: 1763

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Feb 6

    Looking Back: The Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Data Privacy Report for 2017

    Looking Back: The Federal Trade Commission Issues Annual Data Privacy Report for 2017
    On Jan. 18, 2018, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) published its Annual Privacy and Data Security Update. The update is helpful to businesses in that it recaps the efforts and areas of involvement the FTC has targeted in the past year as…
  • Jan 31

    SAMHSA Updates Privacy Regulations to Reflect Advancements in Healthcare

    SAMHSA Updates Privacy Regulations to Reflect Advancements in Healthcare
    On Jan. 3, 2018, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) issued its final rule regarding the Confidentiality of Substance Use Disorder Patient Records Part 2. These changes become effective Feb. 2, 2018. As…
  • Jan 26

    Clock Ticking, European Commission Launches GDPR Implementation Guidance Website

    Clock Ticking, European Commission Launches GDPR Implementation Guidance Website
    With only four months remaining until the EU General Data Protection Regulation takes effect on May 25, 2018, the European Commission has launched a new website offering guidance on requirements and implementation targeted at an array of…
Rank this Week: 2618

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
  • Feb 2

    Upcoming Deadlines for Covered Entities Subject to NYS DFS Cybersecurity Regulation

    Upcoming Deadlines for Covered Entities Subject to NYS DFS Cybersecurity Regulation
    Last week, the New York State Department of Financial Services (“DFS”) issued a press release to remind covered entities of an upcoming deadline under the DFS cybersecurity regulations.  The next deadline under the…
  • Jan 30

    ABA Gets Lawyers Heightened Protections for Device Searches at International Border

    ABA Gets Lawyers Heightened Protections for Device Searches at International Border
    U.S. Customs searches have become increasingly invasive over the years. Pursuant to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) policy, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) operates under the “broad search exception”, which allows…
  • Jan 25

    Top 10 for 2018 – Happy Data Privacy Day

    Top 10 for 2018 – Happy Data Privacy Day
    This Sunday, January 28, is Data Privacy Day, which Congress recognized on Jan. 27, 2014, when it adopted S. Res. 337, supporting the designation. As noted by the National Cyber Security Alliance, Data Privacy Day began in the United…
Rank this Week: 3407

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
Rank this Week: 1344

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/
  • 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.…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2009

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/
  • Jan 11

    CAF II Auction Timeline Tentatively Set – Approval Scheduled for Later this Month

    CAF II Auction Timeline Tentatively Set – Approval Scheduled for Later this Month
    The FCC has released the text of a proposed Public Notice that outlines the final bidding procedures for the Connect America Fund Phase II (“CAF II”) auction. The Public Notice is on the agenda for adoption at the January 30,…
  • Dec 20

    Nearly 1 Million Census Blocks Eligible for CAF Phase II Funding

    Nearly 1 Million Census Blocks Eligible for CAF Phase II Funding
    The FCC issued a Public Notice yesterday identifying the final census blocks eligible for the Connect America Fund Phase II auction (“CAF Phase II Auction”). The list of almost 1 million eligible areas is based on the FCC’s…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3546

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/
  • Jan 1

    Vermont and New Hampshire Introduce Bills to Limit Noncompete

    Vermont and New Hampshire Introduce Bills to Limit Noncompete
    Proposed legislation banning noncompetes has become de rigueur. Two more states – Vermont and New Hampshire – have introduced noncompete bills in just the past two weeks. Vermont’s bill would ban all employee noncompete…
  • Dec 24

    Pennsylvania Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban

    Pennsylvania Legislators Propose Noncompete Ban
    Early this year, Pennsylvania joined the bandwagon of states considering modifying their noncompete laws. (For a comprehensive list and on-going updates, see Changing Trade Secrets | Noncompete Laws.) At that time, it was considering…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 4287

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/
  • Dec 21

    GDPR FAQ’s for Fund Manager

    GDPR FAQ’s for Fund Manager
    Kristen J. Mathews and Kelly McMullon The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force across the European Union (EU) on 25 May 2018. It will have an impact on EU fund managers and may have an impact on non-EU fund managers…
  • Sep 27

    Colorado and Vermont Adopt Cybersecurity Rules Covering Broker-Dealers and Investment Adviser

    Colorado and Vermont Adopt Cybersecurity Rules Covering Broker-Dealers and Investment Adviser
    Tiffany Quach State financial regulators in Colorado and Vermont recently adopted cybersecurity rules that apply to broker-dealers and investment advisers regulated by those states as well as certain other “securities…
  • Aug 29

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

    Concrete Enough to Stand: Ninth Circuit Upholds FCRA Claims in Spokeo
    Tiffany Woo On August 15, 2017, the Ninth Circuit delivered the latest episode in the Robins v. Spokeo saga, reaffirming on remand from the Supreme Court that plaintiff Robins had alleged an injury in fact sufficient for Article III standing…
Rank this Week: 3841

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: 3533

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

    CASL: A Call for Clarity

    CASL: A Call for Clarity
    Today the Standing Committee on Industry, Science and Technology presented its report on Canada’s Anti-Spam Law (CASL) to the House of Commons, as part of the three-year CASL statutory review. The report title is telling: …
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 3199

Trust Anchor

Trust Anchor

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/trustanchor/
Rank this Week: 1758

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: 3065

Focus on the Data

Focus on the Data

Provides insights and practical guidance on privacy and data security issues under international, federal, state and local laws. By Frankfurt Kurnit Klein + Selz PC.

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

    Privacy Shield: Year One Updates You Need To Know

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

    Privacy Shield: Year One Updates You Need To Know

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

    Class Action Lawsuits over Alleged COPPA Violations Reinforce Importance of Compliance

    Class Action Lawsuits over Alleged COPPA Violations Reinforce Importance of Compliance
    Earlier this month, three class action lawsuits were filed against companies for alleged violations of the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA”). These lawsuits are raising eyebrows as COPPA does not provide for…
Rank this Week: 1676

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: 506

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: 4658

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: 429