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Threat Level

Threat Level

Covers privacy, crime and security online. From Wired News.

http://www.wired.com/threatlevel
  • 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.
  • Jun 2

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool

    Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool
    University of Washington researchers put sensors in 15 ridesharing cars, and uncovered new evidence of how stingrays are being used and how to detect them. The post Researchers Use Ridesharing Cars to Sniff Out a Secret Spying Tool appeared…
Rank this Week: 15

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
  • Aug 18

    “Richard Prince’s working methods…apparently not an ‘aesthetic alteration’”

    “Richard Prince’s working methods…apparently not an ‘aesthetic alteration’”
    We noted last month that the copyright infringement suit against Richard Prince is moving forward. Here’s an interesting article co-authored by copyright guru, Bob Clarida (and Robert Bernstein), on the strategic aspect of Prince asking…
  • Aug 18

    Gerhard Richter Painting Part of Major Lawsuit

    Gerhard Richter Painting Part of Major Lawsuit
    The Richter [up for auction at Phillips last November] had been guaranteed for $24 million by 28-year-old Beijing businessman and art collector Zhang Chang. But Zhang has so far refused to pay. Zhang’s refusal to make good on his…
  • Aug 15

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era

    The Status of Fair Use in the Jeff Koons Era
    Interesting article on the five lawsuits brought against Jeff Koons for his appropriation of copyrighted works. Depending on who you ask, the doctrine of fair use has either been clarified or muddled. One thing the ’80s could not have…
Rank this Week: 170

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
  • Aug 22

    CARU Refers Genesis Toys, Maker of Cayla “Connected” Doll to FTC

    CARU Refers Genesis Toys, Maker of Cayla “Connected” Doll to FTC
    The Children’s Advertising Review Unit (“CARU”) recently referred the maker of “My Friend Cayla Party Time” children’s doll and its related “My Friend Cayla App” owned and operated by Genesis…
  • Aug 20

    "World’s Best Glass Cleaner” Claim Found To Be Puffery

    "World’s Best Glass Cleaner” Claim Found To Be Puffery
    S.C. Johnson recently brought a challenge before NAD claiming the phrase “World’s Best Glass Cleaner” claim on PLZ Aeroscience’s (“PLZ”) “Sprayway” glass cleaning product packaging was…
  • Aug 20

    CFPB Issues Rule Banning Mandatory Arbitration Clause

    CFPB Issues Rule Banning Mandatory Arbitration Clause
    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau announced in July 2017 a new rule banning financial service companies from including mandatory arbitration clauses in their agreements with consumers that include a class action waiver.…
Rank this Week: 328

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: 332

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: 329

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/
  • Aug 21

    Delaware Amends Data Breach Notification Law

    Delaware Amends Data Breach Notification Law
    On August 17, 2017, as reported in BNA Privacy Law Watch, Delaware amended its data breach notification law, effective April 14, 2018. The amendments include expansion of the definition of personal information, timing of notification, changes…
  • Aug 21

    Uber Settles FTC Data Privacy and Security Allegation

    Uber Settles FTC Data Privacy and Security Allegation
    On August 15, 2017, the FTC announced that it had reached a settlement with Uber, Inc., over allegations that the ride-sharing company had made deceptive data privacy and security representations to its consumers. Under the terms of the…
  • Aug 18

    FTC Posts Fifth Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Serie

    FTC Posts Fifth Blog in Its “Stick with Security” Serie
    On August 18, 2017, the FTC published the fifth blog post in its "Stick with Security" series, which outlines steps businesses can take to secure sensitive data, including when it is in transit. … Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 652

HIPAA Blog

HIPAA Blog

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

http://hipaablog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 692

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/
  • Aug 22

    Ben Dusing, Faruki Attorney For Doug Evans, Files Motion to Dismiss All Charge

    Ben Dusing, Faruki Attorney For Doug Evans, Files Motion to Dismiss All Charge
    It’s up to a judge, who will decide in October, if federal charges should be dropped against a Newton landscaping company and its well-known owner, Doug Evans, or if the case will go to trial next year. Ben Dusing, Partner at Faruki…
  • Aug 21

    Supreme Court Closes Venue Bridge for Patent Troll

    Supreme Court Closes Venue Bridge for Patent Troll
    Last term, the United States Supreme Court drastically limited the field of locations where patent infringement suits can be filed. In TC Heartland LLC v. Kraft Foods Group Brands LLC, No. 16-341 (May 22, 2017), the Court held that the law…
  • Aug 4

    When is Speaking to the Media About a Pending Lawsuit ‘Frivolous Conduct’ Under Ohio Law?

    When is Speaking to the Media About a Pending Lawsuit ‘Frivolous Conduct’ Under Ohio Law?
    In an emotionally charged case involving child sexual abuse allegations and claims of wrongful termination, emerged an unlikely decision with the potential to curtail lawyers’ First Amendment rights in Ohio. The Cleveland-based trial…
Rank this Week: 952

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
  • Aug 22

    Washington State Tries to Crack Down on Cyberbullying — But Routine Criticism Is Blocked Instead

    Washington State Tries to Crack Down on Cyberbullying — But Routine Criticism Is Blocked Instead
    The scourge of online harassment can scare many people away from expressing their opinions online. It’s a problem that calls for sophisticated, multi-layered solutions. But a law in Washington state is demonstrating how some approaches…
  • Aug 18

    As First NAFTA Round Opens in Secrecy, Digital Rights Groups Fear Another TPP

    As First NAFTA Round Opens in Secrecy, Digital Rights Groups Fear Another TPP
    The opening round of a series of negotiations over a proposed revised North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) began this week in Washington, D.C. between trade representatives from the United States, Canada, and Mexico. Already it is…
  • Aug 17

    Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression

    Fighting Neo-Nazis and the Future of Free Expression
    In the wake of Charlottesville, both GoDaddy and Google have refused to manage the domain registration for the Daily Stormer, a neo-Nazi website that, in the words of the Southern Poverty Law Center, is “dedicated to spreading…
Rank this Week: 890

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: 737

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/
Rank this Week: 941

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: 802

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

http://www.dataprivacymonitor.com/
  • Aug 23

    Delaware Revamps Its State Data Breach Notification Statute

    Delaware Revamps Its State Data Breach Notification Statute
    On Aug. 17, 2017, Delaware revamped its existing data breach notification statute. In doing so, Delaware became the second state (joining Connecticut) to mandate offering individuals affected by a breach of security involving Social Security…
  • Aug 21

    FTC Blog Post Series Makes Common Sense Of Data Security

    FTC Blog Post Series Makes Common Sense Of Data Security
    Recently, data security experts and regulators have said that “businesses should use a common sense approach” when addressing data security. However, rarely do I hear clients or other business professionals speak in those terms.…
  • Aug 16

    SEC Cybersecurity Risk Alert Emphasizes Proactive Compliance and Ongoing Vigilance

    SEC Cybersecurity Risk Alert Emphasizes Proactive Compliance and Ongoing Vigilance
    On August 7, 2017, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its latest cybersecurity risk alert, detailing findings from the examination of 75 broker-dealers, investment advisers and investment companies carried out by its Office…
Rank this Week: 1120

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Hunton Retail Law Resource Blog

Analysis and Insight in Retail Law

https://www.huntonretailindustryblog.com/
  • Aug 23

    California’s Appliance Efficiency Standards and the Cost of Non-Compliance

    California’s Appliance Efficiency Standards and the Cost of Non-Compliance
    It is no secret that California has had appliance efficiency standards in place for some time now. And it is no secret that the California Energy Commission has been responsible for crafting those standards. According to the CEC and the…
  • Aug 17

    NLRB No Longer Controlled by Labor Union Appointee

    NLRB No Longer Controlled by Labor Union Appointee
    On August 2, 2017, the U.S. Senate confirmed one of President Trump’s two management-side appointees, Marvin Kaplan, to the National Labor Relations Board in a contentious vote along party lines. Kaplan was sworn in on August 10, 2017,…
  • Aug 16

    Santa Barbara City Council Strikes Back Against Retail Malaise

    Santa Barbara City Council Strikes Back Against Retail Malaise
    Recently, the Santa Barbara City Council, in an effort to combat the retail malaise on State Street in Downtown Santa Barbara, has approved a pilot program that would streamline the permit and review process for potential commercial tenants.…
Rank this Week: 1314

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

Cybersecurity Lawyer Forum

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

http://cybersecurity.jmbm.com/
  • Aug 17

    HBO Hack Illustrates That It’s Hard to Tell Exactly What’s Been Compromised

    HBO Hack Illustrates That It’s Hard to Tell Exactly What’s Been Compromised
    There may be much more missing than the headlines suggest. Some 30 million people watched the Season 7 premiere of “Game of Thrones,” according to its creator, HBO. It’s one of the hottest media properties in years. The…
  • Aug 3

    Why Data Security Is So Hard (and what to do about it)

    Why Data Security Is So Hard (and what to do about it)
    It’s ironic: when global threats are in the news every day, their ubiquity makes them easy to ignore. Whether they be political threats, climate threats, or data security threats, we can become numb to ever-present risk. Add in the…
  • Jul 7

    Beyond Breach Notification

    Beyond Breach Notification
    Ever since California adopted the nation’s first breach notification law in 2002, companies that have suffered a data breach have focused on whether and how to notify their customers, employees and others of the nature and extent of the…
Rank this Week: 1332

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/
  • Aug 17

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?

    Planning to Attend the Privacy + Security Forum in DC This October?
    If you will be attending the Privacy + Security Forum October 4-6 in Washington, DC and are interested in attending a reception hosted by DWT, please send us a note at privsec@dwt.com. We are planning a nearby reception on October 4th from…
  • Aug 11

    You’re Invited: Inside the Beltway

    You’re Invited: Inside the Beltway
    You are invited to join us as we host former congressmen Norm Dicks (D-WA) and George Nethercutt (R-WA); Bruce Evans, Majority Staff Director, Senate Committee on Appropriations; and Alex Keenan, Minority Staff…
  • Aug 3

    Draft Cybersecurity Legislation Would Impose Substantial New Obligations on Vendors Selling Interconnected Devices to the U.S. Government

    Draft Cybersecurity Legislation Would Impose Substantial New Obligations on Vendors Selling Interconnected Devices to the U.S. Government
    On Tuesday, August 1, 2017, a bipartisan group of four Senators from the Senate Cybersecurity Caucus introduced legislation designed to improve the cybersecurity of devices purchased by the U.S. government and – albeit indirectly…
Rank this Week: 972

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
  • Aug 23

    Delaware: The Latest State to Amend its Data Breach Notification Law

    Delaware: The Latest State to Amend its Data Breach Notification Law
    Delaware joins the growing number of states that recently amended their data breach notification law. On August 17th, Delaware amended its data breach notification law with House Bill 180, the first significant change since 2005, effective…
  • Aug 22

    2-Year Statute of Limitations Applies to HIV Patient’s Privacy Suit

    2-Year Statute of Limitations Applies to HIV Patient’s Privacy Suit
    A New Jersey appeals court recently ruled that a two-year statute of limitations applies to a claim by an HIV-positive patient asserting one of his doctors improperly disclosed his medical status to a third party without consent.  The…
  • Aug 11

    Artificial Intelligence Enabled Cybersecurity System

    Artificial Intelligence Enabled Cybersecurity System
    The use of artificial intelligence (AI) enabled cybersecurity systems is increasing dramatically. By 2018, sixty-two percent of all companies are projected to use AI technologies. The use of AI cybersecurity systems provides greater…
Rank this Week: 1803

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/
Rank this Week: 1943

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
  • Aug 2

    Delaware Authorizes Stocks on Blockchain

    Delaware Authorizes Stocks on Blockchain
    On July 21st, Delaware Governor John Carney Jr. signed SB 69 into law. SB 69 amends the Delaware General Corporation Law (“DGCL”) to explicitly authorize the use of distributed ledger technology in the administration of Delaware…
  • Jul 31

    SEC on Initial Coin Offerings: Tokens May Be Securitie

    SEC on Initial Coin Offerings: Tokens May Be Securitie
    No blockchain phenomenon has garnered more attention lately than Initial Coin Offerings (“ICOs”), which have exploded in value and raised more than $1.2 billion thus far this year. In a typical ICO, a blockchain-based product or…
  • Jul 5

    Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision

    Google Escapes Genericide Claim in Ninth Circuit Decision
    On May 16, 2017, the Ninth Circuit rejected a petition for cancellation of the GOOGLE trademark based on a “genericide” theory that claimed Google should lose its trademark protection because the word “google” has…
Rank this Week: 2072

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/
  • 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…
  • Apr 18

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract

    New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contract
    Consumer Review Fairness Act of 2016 prohibits non-disparagement provisions in form contracts with consumers that restrict legitimate commercial speech. The post New Law Prohibits Non-Disparagement Provisions in Form Consumer Contracts…
Rank this Week: 1490

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: 1963

CyberLaw Currents

CyberLaw Currents

Covers technology news headlines, statutes, and case law developments related to e-commerce, privacy, advertising, and intellectual property. Edited by Glen K. Westerback.

http://www.cyberlawcurrents.com
Rank this Week: 2023

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: 1769

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: 1707

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 13

    HHS Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist

    HHS Issues Quick Response Cyber Attack Checklist
    Last month, after the WannaCry ransomware attack infected 230,000 computers in 150 countries, the US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a “Quick-Response Checklist” for HIPPA covered…
  • Jul 11

    DHS and FBI – Hackers Are Targeting US Nuclear, Energy, and Manufacturing Facilitie

    DHS and FBI – Hackers Are Targeting US Nuclear, Energy, and Manufacturing Facilitie
    According to a new joint report issued by the US Department of Homeland Security (DHS) and Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), hackers have been penetrating the computer networks of companies that operate nuclear power stations, energy…
Rank this Week: 2308

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

http://www.privacyandsecuritymatters.com
  • Aug 22

    The Wells Fargo PII Epic Fail – Chapter II

    The Wells Fargo PII Epic Fail – Chapter II
    The law firm that inadvertently produced records containing personally-identifying information (“PII”) relating to 50,000 Wells Fargo customers in response to a third-party subpoena, which we first reported on here , went…
  • Aug 21

    Ten Foundation Questions for In-House Counsel About Form Arbitration Clause

    Ten Foundation Questions for In-House Counsel About Form Arbitration Clause
    Mintz Levin continues to be at the forefront of issues related to contractual arbitration provisions, helping clients optimize their dispute resolution and risk mitigation processes. Check out our sister blog’s latest post, which pieces…
  • Aug 14

    Are You Ready for the New York August 28th Compliance Deadline?  

    Are You Ready for the New York August 28th Compliance Deadline?  
      If you are one of the many businesses licensed by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS), and cannot avail yourself of the (very) limited exemptions, you must be ready for the first compliance transition date for the…
Rank this Week: 4568

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

http://www.sociallyawareblog.com/
Rank this Week: 4747

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

Privacy Compliance & Data Security

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

https://dataprivacy.foxrothschild.com/
Rank this Week: 2767

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/
  • Aug 18

    A Year in Review: FTC Data Privacy Actions and its Impacts on 2017 and Beyond

    A Year in Review: FTC Data Privacy Actions and its Impacts on 2017 and Beyond
    Stephen R. Chuk Whether it means taking a prominent role shaping data security for the Internet of Things, or addressing high profile breaches, the FTC has adopted an active position in policing data privacy and security. And, as data becomes…
  • Aug 4

    The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force Prompts HHS to Issue a Revised HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool

    The Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force Prompts HHS to Issue a Revised HIPAA Breach Reporting Tool
    Elizabeth (Betsy) Rosen Congress established the Health Care Industry Cybersecurity Task Force (the “Task Force”) in the Cybersecurity Act of 2015 (the “Act”) to address the challenges the health care industry faces…
  • Aug 3

    Update on FCC Privacy Rule

    Update on FCC Privacy Rule
    Ava Childers We previously reported on the FCC’s 2016 Privacy Order, “Protecting the Privacy of Customers of Broadband and Other Telecommunications Services” impacting Internet service providers’ data privacy practices…
Rank this Week: 4735

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • Aug 17

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    the particular challenges of autonomous cargo trucks (and possible solutions). interesting. https://t.co/qxyfxwIvpl 2017-08-11 uk proposes criminalizing intentional or reckless deanonymization of anonymized data. hmmm. https://t.co/IV5S2Mkrdq…
  • Aug 10

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nist overhauls password guidelines. well worth a read. https://t.co/wNa8f2G71O 2017-08-08
  • Aug 10

    weekly tweet roundup

    weekly tweet roundup
    nist overhauls password guidelines. well worth a read. https://t.co/wNa8f2G71O 2017-08-08 [Click on title above to read the full post]
Rank this Week: 3751

Security, Privacy and The Law

Security, Privacy and The Law

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

http://www.securityprivacyandthelaw.com
  • Aug 17

    Webinar on September 13: Privacy and Data Security for the Generalist In-House Counsel

    Webinar on September 13: Privacy and Data Security for the Generalist In-House Counsel
    Privacy and data security have rocketed to the top of the list of concerns for all corporate boards. Whether you are a technology company, a biotech, or a traditional widget maker, your company has confidential information about its products,…
  • Aug 16

    Mistake in Your Credit Report? The Latest Spokeo Decision Suggests You May Have A Case.

    Mistake in Your Credit Report? The Latest Spokeo Decision Suggests You May Have A Case.
    In the 9th Circuit’s August 15, 2017 decision in Robins v. Spokeo, the latest in the long-running legal debate about when a consumer cause of action exists for a data breach, the 9th Circuit has declared that inaccuracies in a published…
  • Aug 11

    Can Procurement Law Slow Down Data Breach Response? A Closer Look.

    Can Procurement Law Slow Down Data Breach Response? A Closer Look.
    What happens when state and local governments respond to significant data breaches?  They often turn to the private sector for breach response capabilities in order to mitigate damages.  Speed is the name of the game, and state and…
Rank this Week: 3320

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/
Rank this Week: 2461

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2984

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/
  • Aug 16

    UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprise

    UK Data Protection After Brexit – UK Government Statement of Intent Contains Few Surprise
    On the 7th August 2017, the UK’s Government Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport issued a Statement of Intent (the Statement) outlining its planned reforms of the UK’s data protection laws which are to be implemented…
  • Aug 8

    German Court: Monitoring of Employees by Key Logger is Not Allowed

    German Court: Monitoring of Employees by Key Logger is Not Allowed
    The German federal labor court held in a recent decision (Bundesarbeitsgericht, 27 July 2017 – case no. 2 AZR 681/16) that the use of evidence obtained through the use of key logger software is not permitted under current German privacy…
  • Aug 3

    Senators Introduce IoT Cybersecurity Bill

    Senators Introduce IoT Cybersecurity Bill
    On August 1, 2017, Senators unveiled a bipartisan bill to mandate baseline cybersecurity requirements for internet connected devices purchased by the federal government. Recent attacks demonstrate that connected devices, which make up the…
Rank this Week: 2852

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
  • 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…
  • Jul 8

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated

    50-State Noncompete Chart Updated
    The BRR 50 State Noncompete Chart has been updated today to reflect a few developments in various states and to make a few tweaks since the last draft. Most significantly, Nevada adopted a brand new noncompete law,…
  • Jul 1

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft

    New Reports on Trade Secret Theft
    Two important reports on trade secrets protection were recently issued: one by Baker McKenzie and Euromoney Institutional Investor Thought Leadership and the other by the Office of the Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator…
Rank this Week: 3955

Information Law Group

Information Law Group

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

http://www.infolawgroup.com/
  • Aug 9

    Do You Really Need to Store That IoT Data?

    Do You Really Need to Store That IoT Data?
    Not only are companies collecting a massive amount of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT), they are storing it too. According to a survey of 1,000 enterprises conducted by 451 Research, 71 percent of enterprises are gathering IoT…
  • Jul 21

    A Reasonable Security Blanket

    A Reasonable Security Blanket
    Fear the data breach.  Companies large and small worry that a security lapse compromising personal information may hurt their customers or employees and expose the organization to costly liability and a damaged reputation.  But…
  • Jun 21

    Are You Keeping Up with COPPA? The FTC Just Updated It’s Compliance Plan for Businesse

    Are You Keeping Up with COPPA? The FTC Just Updated It’s Compliance Plan for Businesse
    On June 21, 2017, the FTC released its updated its 6 step COPPA Compliance Plan for Businesses (“Compliance Plan”).   The changes to the Compliance Plan are intended to help businesses keep up with changes to technology…
Rank this Week: 3501

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: 2337

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: 4097

Data Privacy Alert

Data Privacy Alert

Covers privacy, data protection, information security, consumer protection, information management, records retention, cybercrimes and data breaches. By Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP.

https://privacyblog.mmwr.com/
  • Aug 1

    Will the Rise of the Cell Phone Mean the Death of the Third-Party Doctrine?

    Will the Rise of the Cell Phone Mean the Death of the Third-Party Doctrine?
    This guest post was authored by Molly Dolinger, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. There are currently more cell phones in the U.S. than there are people. Given the increasingly mobile-dependent state of our society, it should…
  • Aug 2

    No Harm, No Foul? Not According to the FTC’s LabMD Decision

    No Harm, No Foul? Not According to the FTC’s LabMD Decision
    This post was co-authored by Mara Smith, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken, and Stephen Grossman, a partner and chair of Montgomery McCracken’s Data Privacy Practice Group. Last Friday, the FTC reversed an administrative…
  • Jul 28

    HIPAA Privacy and Security: Not Just for Healthcare Provider

    HIPAA Privacy and Security: Not Just for Healthcare Provider
    This guest post was authored by Bianca A. Valcarce, a summer associate with Montgomery McCracken. HIPAA regulations don’t just impact doctors and health plans.  Lawyers, Certified Public Accountants, billing companies, and…
Rank this Week: 2782

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

Cyberinsurance Law Blog

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

http://www.databreachninja.com/
  • 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…
  • 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: 2159

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/
  • 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…
  • Mar 22

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy

    NLRB Advice Memorandum Provides Guidance on How to Revise an Illegal Social Media Policy
    On January 1, 2017, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Office of the General Counsel released an advice memorandum (dated September 22, 2016) reviewing the social media policy in Northwestern University’s revised Football…
Rank this Week: 4314

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: 3754

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/
  • Jun 13

    CRISPR GMO

    CRISPR GMO
    A genome editing revolution of unprecedented magnitude— spearheaded by a scientific breakthrough called CRISPR—is underway. This powerful technology has enabled scientists to precisely edit genes and is challenging long-held…
  • Jun 13

    Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty

    Grid Modernization and Energy Poverty
    Grid modernization holds the alluring promise of rationalizing electricity pricing, saving consumers money, and improving environmental quality all at the same time. Yet, we have seen only limited and patchwork regulatory initiatives towards…
  • Jun 13

    An Inclusive Energy Transition: Expanding Low-Income Access to Clean Energy Program

    An Inclusive Energy Transition: Expanding Low-Income Access to Clean Energy Program
    An array of new state policies and declining costs for clean energy technologies have opened electricity markets to many new participants, including electric utilities’ own customers. Most low- income customers, however, lack the…
Rank this Week: 4896

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/
  • 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…
  • Dec 11

    Law Firm Data Security: The First Class Action

    Law Firm Data Security: The First Class Action
    Earlier this year, Bloomberg Law reported that Edelson PC, a leading plaintiffs’ firm in privacy and data security law, filed a class action lawsuit against a regional law firm that had vulnerabilities in its information security…
Rank this Week: 4574

Trust Anchor

Trust Anchor

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

http://blogs.orrick.com/trustanchor/
Rank this Week: 2786