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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: 9

Discourse.net

Discourse.net

By University of Miami law professor Michael Froomkin. Covers civil liberties, the Internet, Guantanamo, Iraq attrocities, politics and more.

http://www.discourse.net/
  • May 18

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality

    Yes, the CRA is a Way to Restore Net Neutrality
    National treasure Harold Feld explains why the CRA really would be a means of restoring the net neutrality rule. Strangely, it appears some folks actually doubted this as a theoretical matter. Of course the House won’t likely vote to…
  • May 8

    Worse than Corruption

    Worse than Corruption
    I know people who think that the worst thing about the Trump administration is the corruption: the Trump family lining its pockets in various grifting ways, be it emoluments via hotel; deals in the shadow of official favor; multiple…
  • Apr 25

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)

    Most Unusual Campaign Ad of 2018 (So Far)
    The year is young, but Katie Hill has set the bar, er, high, for unusual and arresting campaign ads. Ms. Hill is running for Congress in California’s 25th district. All I know about her besides what is on her issues … Continue…
Rank this Week: 10

beSpacific

beSpacific

Features law, marketing, Internet legal resources and technology news. By Sabrina I. Pacifici.

http://www.bespacific.com/
  • May 24

    You’re Bad at Legal Research, and Your Judge Knows It.

    You’re Bad at Legal Research, and Your Judge Knows It.
    Above the Law – You’re Bad at Legal Research, and Your Judge Knows It: “One reason artificial intelligence is a hot topic in law: When attorneys miss precedents, the stakes are high. Recent research conducted by Casetext…
  • May 24

    Court Rules That Government Officials Who Tweet to the Public Can’t Block Users Who They Disagree With

    Court Rules That Government Officials Who Tweet to the Public Can’t Block Users Who They Disagree With
    EFF – Victory For The First Amendment..Lawsuit Against President Trump Brought by Twitter Users He Blocked “President Donald Trump’s blocking of people on Twitter because they criticize him violates the First Amendment, a…
  • May 24

    How can journalists stop providing oxygen to trolls and extremists?

    How can journalists stop providing oxygen to trolls and extremists?
    Columbia Journalism Review: “Are journalists partly to blame for the rise of the alt-right and the outcome of the 2016 election? A new report from the New York–based research institute Data & Society looks at the ways in which…
Rank this Week: 16

Law & Disorder

Law & Disorder

The Art of Technology

http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/
Rank this Week: 25

CYB3RCRIM3

CYB3RCRIM3

Features observations on technology, law and lawlessness. By University of Dayton Susan Brenner.

http://cyb3rcrim3.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 29

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest

    The University Computer Lab, the Pro Se Complaint and False Arrest
    This post examines a recent decision from a federal District Court Judge who sits in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee: Molthan, v. Vanderbilt University, 2017 WL 1489099. The judge begins the opinion by explaining…
  • Sep 27

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer

    Child Sex Trafficking and Bypassing Security on a Tablet Computer
    This post examines a recent opinion from the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit:  U.S. v. Blake, 868 F.3d 960 (2017). The court begins the opinion by explaining that[a]fter a nine-day trial, a jury found Dontavious Blake and Tara…
  • Sep 22

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence

    Forgery, Theft by Unlawful Taking and Tamper with/Fabricate Physical Evidence
    This post examines a recent decision from the Superior Court of Pennsylvania: Commonwealth v. Aponte, 2017 WL 4118438 (2017).  The court begins the opinion by explaining how and why the prosecution was brought:Appellant, Luz Enid Aponte,…
Rank this Week: 34

Concurring Opinions

Concurring Opinions

Group blog with a broad emphasis on legal topics. By Professors Daniel J. Solove, Kaimipono Wenger, Dave Hoffman, Frank Pasquale, Deven Desai, Danielle Citron, Lawrence Cunningham, Sarah Waldeck, Jaya Ramji-Nogales, Solangel Maldonado and Gerard Magliocca.

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

    The Judiciary Act of 1789 and Marbury

    The Judiciary Act of 1789 and Marbury
    I just returned from Mount Vernon, where I found several items of interest for my Bushrod Washington research.  (More on that next week). One nifty item that I picked up in the gift shop is a replica of George Washington’s copy of…
  • May 24

    FAN 191.2 (First Amendment News) Floyd Abrams Weighs in on Knight First Amendment Institute’s Victory in Twitter Ruling Against Trump

    FAN 191.2 (First Amendment News) Floyd Abrams Weighs in on Knight First Amendment Institute’s Victory in Twitter Ruling Against Trump
    Back in July of last year, Jameel Jaffer, Katherine Fallow, and Alex Abdo filed a complaint in the Southern District of New York in a case titled Knight First Amendment Institute v. Trump. The suit contended that President Trump and his…
  • May 23

    Enforce This! Contract (as) Social Responsibility (Part 4)

    Enforce This! Contract (as) Social Responsibility (Part 4)
    A prior post made two basic points about the ABA’s Model Terms to protect human rights in the supply chain (Model Terms) as an example of “contract (as) social responsibility” (KSR): (i) they say nothing about substantive…
Rank this Week: 160

eDiscovery Daily Blog

eDiscovery Daily Blog

Provides eDiscovery news, analysis and educational tips. By Trial Solutions.

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

    EDRM Needs Your Input on its TAR Guidelines: eDiscovery Best Practice

    EDRM Needs Your Input on its TAR Guidelines: eDiscovery Best Practice
    I’m here in Durham, NC at the annual EDRM Spring Workshop at Duke Law School and, as usual, the Workshop is a terrific opportunity to discuss the creation of standards and guidelines for the legal community, as well as network with like…
  • May 23

    eDiscovery for the Rest of Us: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Four

    eDiscovery for the Rest of Us: eDiscovery Best Practices, Part Four
    The EDna challenge was revived in 2016, with new parameters and eDiscovery providers once again responded with their abilities to provide a cost-effective solution. So, where do we stand on the ability of eDiscovery providers to provide cost…
  • May 22

    Judge’s Ruling on Scope Under Rule 26 Brings a Mixed Bag of Motions Granted and Denied: eDiscovery Case Law

    Judge’s Ruling on Scope Under Rule 26 Brings a Mixed Bag of Motions Granted and Denied: eDiscovery Case Law
    In TMJ Grp., LLC v. IMCMV Holdings, Louisiana Magistrate Judge Janis van Meerveld ruled on Motions to Compel by both parties, both of which were granted in part and denied in part. The post Judge’s Ruling on Scope Under Rule 26 Brings a…
Rank this Week: 50

Trading Secrets

Trading Secrets

Covers trade secrets, non-competes and computer fraud. By Seyfarth & Shaw LLP.

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

    Eric Barton Presents at 2018 ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference

    Eric Barton Presents at 2018 ITechLaw World Technology Law Conference
    On Friday, May 18, Eric Barton participated in a panel discussion at the 2018 ITechLaw World Technology Conference, updating attorneys from around the globe on the latest developments in cyber vulnerabilities and crime. In today’s…
  • May 18

    Trade Secrets Audit

    Trade Secrets Audit
    As a special feature of our blog—guest postings by experts, clients, and other professionals—please enjoy this blog entry from Donal O’Connell, Managing Director of Chawton Innovation Services Ltd. An audit is the…
  • May 9

    California Court of Appeal Holds That Disclosure of Confidential Information Protected by Anti-SLAPP Statute

    California Court of Appeal Holds That Disclosure of Confidential Information Protected by Anti-SLAPP Statute
    A recent California Court of Appeal decision held that the receipt, retention and dissemination of confidential information by a whistleblower’s attorney is protected by the state’s anti-SLAPP statute. MMM Holdings, Inc. v. Reich,…
Rank this Week: 56

Technology & Marketing Law…

Technology & Marketing Law Blog

Covers Internet, technology and online marketing legal issues. Published by Santa Clara University School of Law Professor Eric Goldman and Venkat Balasubramani.

http://blog.ericgoldman.org/
Rank this Week: 51

Statements of Interest

Statements of Interest

Looking at life through a lawyer's lens. By Cathy Gellis.

http://www.cathygellis.com/soi/
  • Mar 8

    Some thoughts about alternative dispute resolution (repost)

    Some thoughts about alternative dispute resolution (repost)
    Law schools have increasingly been offering courses in alternative dispute resolution.  I had the privilege of taking such a course during my semester abroad in Germany, in a class with students from all over the world. The reason law…
  • Nov 30

    Judge Kozinski asks, and I answer (cross-post)

    Judge Kozinski asks, and I answer (cross-post)
    All the revelations about inappropriate sexual behavior among so many of the country’s male entertainment and political figures got me thinking about how even as a swim teacher, where we necessarily had to wear next to nothing, we were…
  • Oct 12

    Some thoughts on Robert Kagan (repost)

    Some thoughts on Robert Kagan (repost)
    Robert Kagan had an op-ed in the Washington Post lamenting the state of the Republican party as the party of Trump. It was interesting and principled food for thought, which is also the opinion I drew when I heard him speak as a law student.…
Rank this Week: 151

Information Governance Engagement…

Information Governance Engagement Area

Established with the goal of aggregating key compliance and electronic discovery news for further review, study, and consideration by legal and corporate professionals. By Rob Robinson.

http://infogovernance.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 1

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com

    Consolidation of Blogs: New Location of Content on ComplexDiscovery.com
    Effective April 1, 2015, the Information Governance Engagement Area blog will no longer be updated on a regular basis.  New content ranging from news and events to opinions and assertions will now be available exclusively on the…
  • Mar 31

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix

    How to Detect, Define, & Use an Enterprise Document Attribute Matrix
    By John MartinDocuments in file shares, content management systems, and scanned archives are often described as “unstructured.” However, there is typically a high level of structure in and interconnectedness among those documents.…
  • Mar 30

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR

    Using Continuous Active Learning to Solve the ‘Transparency’ Issue in TAR
    By John TredennickTechnology assisted review has a transparency problem. Notwithstanding TAR’s proven savings in both time and review costs, many attorneys hesitate to use it because courts require “transparency” in the TAR…
Rank this Week: 162

Artificial Intelligence Technology…

Artificial Intelligence Technology and the Law

Covers potential legal issues affecting individuals and businesses as they develop, market, and interact with products and services embodying AI technologies. By Brian Higgins.

http://aitechnologylaw.com
  • May 26

    California Jury to Decide if Facebook’s Deep Learning Facial Recognition Creates Regulated Biometric Information

    California Jury to Decide if Facebook’s Deep Learning Facial Recognition Creates Regulated Biometric Information
    Following a recent decision issued by Judge James Donato of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, a jury to be convened in San Francisco in July will decide whether a Facebook artificial intelligence technology…
  • May 13

    10 Things I Wish Every Legal Tech Pitch Would Include

    10 Things I Wish Every Legal Tech Pitch Would Include
    Due in large part to the emergence of advanced artificial intelligence-based legal technologies, the US legal services industry today is in the midst of a tech shakeup.  Indeed, the number of advanced legal tech startups continues to…
  • Apr 28

    Congress Looking at Data Science for Ways to Improve Patent Operation

    Congress Looking at Data Science for Ways to Improve Patent Operation
    When Congress passed the sweeping Leahy-Smith America Invents Act (AIA) on September 16, 2011, legislators weren’t concerned about how data analytics might improve efficiencies at one of the Commerce Department’s most data-heavy…
Rank this Week: 1611

Futurelawyer

Futurelawyer

Covers future technology for the lawyer of today. By Richard M. Georges.

http://futurelawyer.typepad.com/futurelawyer/
  • May 26

    #WhyIAmASolo - I Am As Busy As I Want To Be

    #WhyIAmASolo - I Am As Busy As I Want To Be
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 26

    The Dichotomy Of Control And The Lawyer

    The Dichotomy Of Control And The Lawyer
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
  • May 26

    Alexa...Turn Off The TV

    Alexa...Turn Off The TV
    We've Moved! Update your Reader Now. This feed has moved to: http://feeds.feedblitz.com/futurelawyer Update your reader now with this changed subscription address to get your latest updates from us.
Rank this Week: 313

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: 587

Deeplinks Blog

Deeplinks Blog

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

https://www.eff.org/deeplinks
Rank this Week: 1994

Internet, Information Technology…

Internet, Information Technology and e-Discovery Blog

Covers IT and internet legal issues. By Peter S. Vogel.

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

    GDRP will likely lead to more cyber insurance claims!

    GDRP will likely lead to more cyber insurance claims!
    My friend Judy Greenwald reported at BusinessInsurance.com that AIG expects now that GDPR is in place that more “Companies will be more inclined to report breaches, with the impact on cyber claims similar to that witnessed in the U.S.…
  • May 22

    Beware! Cryptocurrency investment schemes now the target of many state regulator

    Beware! Cryptocurrency investment schemes now the target of many state regulator
    The Washington Post reported that “Securities regulators across the United States and Canada announced dozens of investigations Monday into potentially deceitful cryptocurrency investment products, the largest coordinated crackdown to…
  • May 18

    South Carolina – First state to adopt a Cybersecurity Insurance Law!

    South Carolina – First state to adopt a Cybersecurity Insurance Law!
    The Charleston CEO announced that “Governor Henry McMaster signed the South Carolina Department of Insurance Data Security Bill into law today. South Carolina will be the first in the nation to pass a cybersecurity bill that requires…
Rank this Week: 3396

CommLawCenter

CommLawCenter

Provides breaking news and analysis of communications law and business. By Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman LLP.

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

    FCC Grants TV Stations Last-Minute Reprieve on Certain Audible Crawl Requirement

    FCC Grants TV Stations Last-Minute Reprieve on Certain Audible Crawl Requirement
    CommLawCenter readers may recall that the FCC adopted a rule in 2013 requiring broadcasters to present aurally on a secondary audio stream (“SAS”) all emergency information provided visually during programming other than during…
  • Apr 30

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ April 2018

    FCC Enforcement Monitor ~ April 2018
    Pillsbury’s communications lawyers have published FCC Enforcement Monitor monthly since 1999 to inform our clients of notable FCC enforcement actions against FCC license holders and others.  This month’s issue includes: FCC…
  • Apr 26

    Better Late Than Never? Upload Those First Quarter Issues/Programs List

    Better Late Than Never? Upload Those First Quarter Issues/Programs List
    As those that receive our Pillsbury Client Advisories know (you can sign up for those here), April 10th was the deadline for placing various quarterly reports in your station’s public inspection file.  With many radio stations…
Rank this Week: 2470

Privacy & Security Matters

Privacy & Security Matters

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

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

    HAPPY GDPR DAY!!

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

    Still Thinking about GDPR?

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

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

    FTC Puts Kids’ Smart Watch Companies in Time Out for COPPA Violation
    Answering the centuries’ old question, it appears it is the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) that watches the watchmen. The FTC sent warning letters to a pair of foreign app developers cautioning them that their practices of…
Rank this Week: 3012

Privacy & Information Security…

Privacy & Information Security Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Arizona Amends Data Breach Notification Law

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

    Senator Wyden Calls for FCC Investigation into Company Sharing Location Data

    Senator Wyden Calls for FCC Investigation into Company Sharing Location Data
    On May 8, 2018, Senator Ron Wyden (D–OR) demanded that the FCC investigate the alleged unauthorized tracking of Americans' location by Securus Technologies. Continue Reading
Rank this Week: 3770

Stanford Center for Internet and…

Stanford Center for Internet and Society Blogs

Covers civil rights and technological innovation.

http://cyberlaw.stanford.edu/blog
  • May 25

    GDPR Rules as a US Response to Cambridge Analytica?

    GDPR Rules as a US Response to Cambridge Analytica?
    Europe's new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes into force today, after two years of preparation. Anxiety and fallout from the law are running high. Some US businesses, including major newspapers, have blocked all European access…
  • May 23

    Why Jimmy Can’t Count: The FBI Has Lost All Credibility on “Going Dark”

    Why Jimmy Can’t Count: The FBI Has Lost All Credibility on “Going Dark”
    On May 22, the Washington Post reported a jawdropping screw-up by the FBI that will, if there is any justice left in the world, have significant repercussions for the ongoing encryption debate. Due to “programming errors,” the…
  • May 16

    Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society Launch the World Intermediary Liability Map 2.0

    Stanford Law School’s Center for Internet and Society Launch the World Intermediary Liability Map 2.0
    -- Updated version of online WILMap provides improved functionality in tracking global online liability laws -- May 16, 2018 -- The Stanford Center for Internet and Society (CIS) announced today the launch of its new and improved World…
Rank this Week: 1095

Patent Arcade

Patent Arcade

Covers video game IP law. By Ross Dannenberg.

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

    Case Update: GAT v. Activision Blizzard et al.

    Case Update: GAT v. Activision Blizzard et al.
    Game and Technology v. Activision Blizzard et al., C.D. Cal.,Case No. 2:16-cv-06499-MLH-SK, Filed August 29, 2016On March 14, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (PTAB) invalidated U.S. Patent 8,253,743 (the '743 Patent), which Game and…
  • May 17

    PTAB Institutes Inter Partes Review of Group Messaging Patent

    PTAB Institutes Inter Partes Review of Group Messaging Patent
    On May 15, 2018, the Patent Trial and Appeal Board (the “PTAB”) instituted two Inter Partes Review (“IPR”) proceedings against U.S. 5,822,523 (the “’523 Patent”).  The ’523 Patent generally…
  • May 16

    Sony files IPR Petition against 3D Stereoscopy Patent

    Sony files IPR Petition against 3D Stereoscopy Patent
    On May 15, 2018, Sony Interactive Entertainment LLC (“Sony”) filed a petition for Inter Partes review (“IPR”) of U.S. Patent No. 7,666,096 (the “’096 Patent”).  The owner of the ’096 Patent…
Rank this Week: 232

Center for Democracy & Technology…

Center for Democracy & Technology Blog

Cover privacy, digital copyright, security and open government.

https://cdt.org/blog/
Rank this Week: 2033

California Stem Cell Report

California Stem Cell Report

Covers public policy and business issues involving the California Institute for Regenerative Medicine.

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

    Incontinence to Cancer: California Kicks in $26 Million for Stem Cell Research

    Incontinence to Cancer: California Kicks in $26 Million for Stem Cell Research
    The California stem cell agency this week awarded more than $26 million in its hunt for treatments for afflictions ranging from cancer and incontinence to osteoporosis and eye disease.The $3 billion agency's board ratified the five research…
  • May 20

    A Stem Cell "Nose Job" and Updates on Regulation of Questionable Stem Cell Clinic

    A Stem Cell "Nose Job" and Updates on Regulation of Questionable Stem Cell Clinic
    Tracking the latest on dubious stem cell clinics, the feds and the implications across the nation can be a bit of consuming task, if you are interested in that sort of thing.But one Internet site does a pretty good job of keeping up with it.…
  • May 10

    Feds Crack Down on Unregulated 'Stem Cell' Clinics, Including One in California

    Feds Crack Down on Unregulated 'Stem Cell' Clinics, Including One in California
    The Food and Drug Administration has moved to shut down two businesses that offer "stem cell" treatments, including one operation based in California,  following reports that some patients were blinded by treatments.The lawsuits…
Rank this Week: 3876

Blawg IT

Blawg IT

Covers patent, copyright, trademark and Internet related legal issues. By Patent Attorney Brett Trout.

http://blawgit.com
  • May 25

    Someone Stole My Board Game! (Part IV)

    Someone Stole My Board Game! (Part IV)
    Part IV of a four-part series of blog posts covering intellectual property and board games. Okay I have my patent and my intellectual property clearance, am I good to go? In cases where a board gamer designer steals intellectual property from…
  • May 3

    Someone Stole My Board Game! (Part III)

    Someone Stole My Board Game! (Part III)
    Part III of a four-part series of blog posts covering intellectual property and board games. I have protected all of my intellectual property. Am I in the clear now? You have just protected the intellectual property in your new board game,…
  • Apr 30

    Someone Stole My Board Game!

    Someone Stole My Board Game!
    Part II of a four-part series of blog posts covering intellectual property and board games. So I invented a new game. Now what? In the past, game inventors had a difficult time getting their games to market. They often had to invest in…
Rank this Week: 1000

Chronicle of Data Protection

Chronicle of Data Protection

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

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

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

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

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

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

    FCC Seeks to Refresh the TCPA Record

    FCC Seeks to Refresh the TCPA Record
    Now that the dust has settled from the D.C. Circuit’s highly anticipated Telephone Consumer Protection Act decision in ACA International, et al, v. FCC, the Federal Communications Commission is going back to the drawing board in a new…
Rank this Week: 3417

Michael Geist's Blog

Michael Geist's Blog

Covers technology and DRM. By Michael Geist.

http://www.michaelgeist.ca
Rank this Week: 199

iPhone J.D.

iPhone J.D.

A site for lawyers using the iPhone. By Jeff Richardson.

http://www.iphonejd.com/iphone_jd/
  • May 24

    In the new

    In the new
    Cybersecurity is never easy, and often there is a tradeoff between convenience and security. That's why I like services such as 1Password, which increase your security while also making it easier to use passwords. This week, Eliana Johnson,…
  • May 21

    TeenSafe leaks Apple ID usernames and password

    TeenSafe leaks Apple ID usernames and password
    What is your teenager doing on his or her iPhone? Many parents looking for answers to this question have turned to services that promise the ability to monitor an iPhone. For example, TeenSafe offers a service called TeenSafe Monitor. For...
  • May 17

    In the new

    In the new
    Only two weeks ago, I started In the news by stating: "It seems like every time we get one security disaster behind us, the next one comes along." Sure enough, two weeks after the issue with Twitter passwords, we now...
Rank this Week: 4432

Inside Privacy

Inside Privacy

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

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

    GDPR Applies From Today

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

    The UK Adopts Data Protection Act 2018

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

    Lawmakers Reintroduce “Do Not Track Kids” Bill

    Lawmakers Reintroduce “Do Not Track Kids” Bill
    In both the Senate and the House, a bipartisan group of lawmakers has reintroduced a bill to update the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA).  Sens. Ed Markey (D-Mass.) and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn) and Reps.…
Rank this Week: 3418

Sylvain Métille Blog

Sylvain Métille Blog

Swiss blog about law and information technologies.

https://smetille.ch/blog/
  • May 24

    Entrée en vigueur du RGPD, quelles entreprises suisses sont concernées?

    Entrée en vigueur du RGPD, quelles entreprises suisses sont concernées?
    Le Règlement général sur la protection des données (RGPD) est applicable dès aujourd’hui 25 mai 2018. S’il concerne principalement l’Union Européenne (UE), il a aussi des effets…
  • Apr 26

    En Suisse, la conservation des métadonnées de télécommunication est légale

    En Suisse, la conservation des métadonnées de télécommunication est légale
    Dans un arrêt du 2 mars 2018 (1C_598/2016), le Tribunal fédéral (TF) admet la conservation pendant six mois de données secondaires de télécommunications (métadonnées). Contrairement…
  • Apr 5

    Les objets connectés, risque ou opportunité?

    Les objets connectés, risque ou opportunité?
    Les objets connectés apportent nombre de nouvelles opportunités. Malheureusement, ils sont trop souvent conçus et déployés sans prendre en compte les principes de base de sécurité et de…
Rank this Week: 2879

techblawg

techblawg

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

http://david-ma.ca/
  • May 24

    weekly tweet roundup

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

    weekly tweet roundup

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

    weekly tweet roundup

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

FOSS Patents

Covers software patent news and issues with a focus on wireless and mobile devices. By Florian Mueller.

http://www.fosspatents.com
Rank this Week: 3099

Socially Aware Blog

Socially Aware Blog

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

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

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

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

    A Morrison & Foerster/Socially Aware Data Protection Masterclass Webinar

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

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

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

CommLawBlog

Covers developments in the entire range of issues addressed by the Federal Communications Commission in its regulation of spectrum-related activities, as well as copyright, trademark, First Amendment and Internet issues. By Fletcher, Heald & Hildreth.

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

    FCC Proposes 2018 Regulatory Fee

    FCC Proposes 2018 Regulatory Fee
    As we pack up our swimming trunks and beach umbrellas for the unofficial start of summer, the FCC this week issued its 2018 Regulatory Fee Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM). This NPRM puts in motion the process for payment of regulatory…
  • May 22

    Let’s Try This Again – FCC Seeks Comments on TCPA/Robocall Issues Remanded By D.C. Circuit.

    Let’s Try This Again – FCC Seeks Comments on TCPA/Robocall Issues Remanded By D.C. Circuit.
    Like telemarketing “robocalls” that never seem to go away, the FCC’s attempts to clarify important and difficult statutory and regulatory issues under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) seem to constantly reoccur.…
  • May 21

    FCC Proposes Rules to Reform Procedures on FM Translator Station Complaint

    FCC Proposes Rules to Reform Procedures on FM Translator Station Complaint
    The FCC at its May Open Meeting adopted a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) proposing reforms to the Commission’s current procedures used to resolve complaints of interference caused by FM translator stations. As the NPRM recites,…
Rank this Week: 2985

Everlaw Blog

Everlaw Blog

Explores litigation and ediscovery technology - as well as its context in the broader legal space.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • May 24

    Everlaw Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces of 2018

    Everlaw Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces of 2018
    Everlaw honored as one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement BERKELEY, CA (May 23, 2018) – Everlaw has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2018, the publication’s third…
  • May 22

    Decimal Number Productions, Uploads, Spreadsheets & More

    Decimal Number Productions, Uploads, Spreadsheets & More
    Everlaw’s regular release cadence means that sometimes we introduce expansive new features to our toolset and sometimes we make improvements to existing ones. In last Friday’s release, we introduced a series of improvements to a…
  • May 7

    Risk Mitigation Spring Clean: Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Security Stance

    Risk Mitigation Spring Clean: Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Security Stance
    Spring 2018 is blooming within a complex world of privacy concerns, data security risks, and heightened user awareness. For any organization, it’s a good time to renew and refresh security awareness within corporate operations and law…
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The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Comments on law, technology, and eDiscovery.

http://blog.everlaw.com/
  • May 24

    Everlaw Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces of 2018

    Everlaw Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces of 2018
    Everlaw honored as one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement BERKELEY, CA (May 23, 2018) – Everlaw has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2018, the publication’s third…
  • May 22

    Decimal Number Productions, Uploads, Spreadsheets & More

    Decimal Number Productions, Uploads, Spreadsheets & More
    Everlaw’s regular release cadence means that sometimes we introduce expansive new features to our toolset and sometimes we make improvements to existing ones. In last Friday’s release, we introduced a series of improvements to a…
  • May 7

    Risk Mitigation Spring Clean: Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Security Stance

    Risk Mitigation Spring Clean: Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Security Stance
    Spring 2018 is blooming within a complex world of privacy concerns, data security risks, and heightened user awareness. For any organization, it’s a good time to renew and refresh security awareness within corporate operations and law…
Rank this Week: 1882

The Everlaw Blog

The Everlaw Blog

Covers legal technology used in litigation and eDiscovery, especially on the plaintiff's side.

http://blog.everlaw.com
  • May 24

    Everlaw Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces of 2018

    Everlaw Named One of Inc. Magazine’s Best Workplaces of 2018
    Everlaw honored as one of the highest-scoring businesses with standout employee engagement BERKELEY, CA (May 23, 2018) – Everlaw has been named one of Inc. magazine’s Best Workplaces for 2018, the publication’s third…
  • May 22

    Decimal Number Productions, Uploads, Spreadsheets & More

    Decimal Number Productions, Uploads, Spreadsheets & More
    Everlaw’s regular release cadence means that sometimes we introduce expansive new features to our toolset and sometimes we make improvements to existing ones. In last Friday’s release, we introduced a series of improvements to a…
  • May 7

    Risk Mitigation Spring Clean: Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Security Stance

    Risk Mitigation Spring Clean: Top 5 Ways to Improve Your Security Stance
    Spring 2018 is blooming within a complex world of privacy concerns, data security risks, and heightened user awareness. For any organization, it’s a good time to renew and refresh security awareness within corporate operations and law…
Rank this Week: 2270

TCPA Watch

TCPA Watch

Features business, legal and policy developments under the Telephone Consumer Protection Act. By K&L Gates.

https://www.tmtlawwatch.com/
Rank this Week: 3429

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Jenkins Law Library Blog

Covers technology and legal research.

https://www.jenkinslaw.org/blog
  • May 23

    Orientation for your summer associate

    Orientation for your summer associate
    Jenkins is once again holding orientation sessions for summer associates. Each session is one-hour and will include an overview of the 16 databases available to them remotely and a short tour of Jenkins to highlight important print resources.…
  • May 22

    New HeinOnline Database: Gun Regulation and Legislation in America

    New HeinOnline Database: Gun Regulation and Legislation in America
      This article is republished with permission by W.S. Hein. View the original article here.TOGETHER FOR THE FIRST TIME: Periodicals, legislative histories and government documents on this timely topic!In the wake of several of…
  • May 18

    Entertainment Industry Contract

    Entertainment Industry Contract
      Need a comprehensive title for sample contracts in motion pictures, book publishing, television, theater or music? Entertainment Industry Contracts: Negotiating and Drafting Guide covers these subjects and more, including…
Rank this Week: 3713

Shear on Social Media Law

Shear on Social Media Law

Covers legal issues involving social media websites. By Bradley S. Shear.

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

    Federal Court: Trump Can’t Block Twitter User

    Federal Court: Trump Can’t Block Twitter User
    A federal judge ruled earlier today that President Donald Trump may not block people from following him on Twitter. In the decision, US District Judge [...] The post Federal Court: Trump Can’t Block Twitter Users appeared first on Shear…
  • Apr 18

    Troubling Mobile Surveillance is Occurring in Washington, DC and U.S. Senators Demand Answer

    Troubling Mobile Surveillance is Occurring in Washington, DC and U.S. Senators Demand Answer
    According to Reuters, U.S. Senators Rand Paul, Cory Gardner, Ron Wyden, and Ed Markey have asked the Trump administration to make public details about possible [...] The post Troubling Mobile Surveillance is Occurring in Washington, DC and…
  • Apr 13

    New Study: Thousands of Google Play Apps Illegally Tracking Kid

    New Study: Thousands of Google Play Apps Illegally Tracking Kid
    According to a new academic study, thousands of apps in the Google Play store are illegally tracking our kids’ digital activities. It appears that many [...] The post New Study: Thousands of Google Play Apps Illegally Tracking Kids…
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Information Technology Law Blog

Information Technology Law Blog

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

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

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

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

    Provisions for Vendor Contract

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

    Business Rap: Preventing Phishing Scam

    Business Rap: Preventing Phishing Scam
    On January 25, Foster Swift attorney John Mashni sat down for a discussion on Business Rap, a weekly radio show and podcast that features Mid-Michigan's brightest business owners and decision makers discussing business trends,…
Rank this Week: 2556

Journal of the Patent and…

Journal of the Patent and Trademark Office Society

Covers patents, trademarks, and copyrights.

http://jptos.org
  • May 23

    WILLIAM DARIUS BISHOP

    WILLIAM DARIUS BISHOP
    WILLIAM DARIUS BISHOP 1859-1860The seventh Commissioner of Patents, William Darius Bishop, was descended from old New England stock, his original ancestor, Rev. John Bishop, having emigrated from England about 1640. Alfred Bishop, his father,…
  • May 21

    Digital Resurrections Necessitate Federal Post-Mortem Publicity Right

    Digital Resurrections Necessitate Federal Post-Mortem Publicity Right
    Digital Resurrections Necessitate Federal Post-Mortem Publicity RightsMeaghan FonteinIn the 1966 horror film Island of Terror, actor Peter Cushing’s character faced a predicament of dealing with computer-borne life forms resembling…
  • May 17

    JOSEPH HOLT

    JOSEPH HOLT
    JOSEPH HOLT 1857-1859It is said that the incumbency of the office of Commissioner of Patents by Joseph Holt was a minor incident in a notable career. And it might well be added that the selection of Judge Holt was a chance of party politics,…
Rank this Week: 1834

eLegal Canton

eLegal Canton

Technology law blog covering software, copyright, privacy, the Internet, electronic commerce, and computers. By David Canton.

http://canton.elegal.ca
  • May 23

    Pizza delivery – in the not too distant future

    Pizza delivery – in the not too distant future
    In the not too distant future… “Hey Google, order me a pizza – the usual, but a large this time, and have it delivered.” Google Duplex calls pizza place. Pizza place AI bot answers the phone.  The bots talk to…
  • May 9

    Are you ready for PIPEDA’s privacy breach recording obligation?

    Are you ready for PIPEDA’s privacy breach recording obligation?
    In a recent blog post I talked about the new privacy breach notification requirements coming under PIPEDA this November 1. I said that perhaps the most challenging aspect is a requirement to maintain a “record of every breach of…
  • Apr 24

    Home builder liability for IoT?

    Home builder liability for IoT?
    I was on a “Smart panel” discussing smart technology yesterday at the LSTAR Economic / Smart Technology Summit. Our panel had a good discussion around the benefits and privacy aspects of smart tech and the internet of things. The…
Rank this Week: 321

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Delaware eDiscovery Report

Covers eDiscovery case law, rules, and issues, such confidentiality, sanctions and spoliation. By Morris James LLP.

http://www.morrisjames.com/blogs-Delaware-eDiscovery-Report
Rank this Week: 4382

Internet Cases

Internet Cases

Legal developments involving the Internet and new technologies. By Evan Brown.

http://blog.internetcases.com
Rank this Week: 553

Data Privacy Monitor

Data Privacy Monitor

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

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

    Arizona Expands Its Data Breach Notification Statute

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

    The Weekly Privacy Rewind

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

    California Voters Likely to Decide Consumer Privacy Rule

    California Voters Likely to Decide Consumer Privacy Rule
    California has a unique ballot initiative process that allows voters to directly pass legislation, and it appears that proponents of an initiative that could impact digital advertising and apply European Union (EU)-inspired consumer privacy…
Rank this Week: 2647