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The Data Report Special Edition: The Equifax Data Breach [Audio]

Litigation attorney Jay Ward explores the massive Equifax data breach, which has affected as many as 143 million Americans, in this special edition of The Data Report. Jay summarizes what happened, explains the ramifications...more

The Data Report Episode 13: We Are the Weakest Link [Audio]

Module Four: When It All Goes Wrong (Part II) Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses how hackers use malicious tools to gain access to your systems in this episode of The Data Report. He explores the differences between...more

The FTC Data Security Settlement with Uber

The Risks of Overpromising and Underperforming - Demonstrating its authority over all things cybersecurity, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) announced that it has entered into a proposed consent order with Uber for the...more

The Data Report Episode 12: Malicious Tools [Audio]

Module Four: When It All Goes Wrong The fourth module of The Data Report discusses the nature of data breaches, who might be responsible, what typically happens, what should happen, and what you can do to prepare for a...more

The Data Report Episode 11: Don't Be an Easy Target [Audio]

Module Three: Small Businesses & Start-Ups Attacks against small businesses have dramatically risen over the last few years. Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses why companies should be concerned in a new episode of The...more

The Data Report Episode 10: Ideas Have Potential, Information Has Value [Audio]

Module Three: Small Businesses & Start-ups (Part I) This episode of The Data Report highlights strategies for protecting a small business's assets along every stage of its growth. Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses the...more

The Data Report Episode 9: Thinking Outside the Box [Audio]

Episode 09: Secure Your Data (Part V) Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses issues posed by non-computer based information management in this episode of The Data Report. The importance of thinking outside the box and not...more

8/2/2017  /  Data Privacy , Data Security

The Data Report Episode 8: See Something? Do Something [Audio]

Module Two: Secure Your Data (Part IV) This episode of The Data Report explores how to look for and recognize the indicators that can warn you something is amiss with your data security. Litigation attorney Jay Ward...more

The Data Report Episode 7: The Importance of Follow-Through [Audio]

Module Two: Secure Your Data (Part III) Litigation attorney Jay Ward explores the pitfalls of reacting only to current stimuli, such as a hack, versus creating an integrated long-term approach to data security in this...more

8/2/2017  /  Data Protection , DF-Protocol

The Data Report Episode 6: The Power of Passwords [Audio]

Module Two: Secure Your Data (Part II) In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses the importance of implementing a robust password protocol. A complex password has a powerful effect on how...more

The Data Report Episode 5: Lessons from the FTC [Audio]

The Federal Trade Commission publishes reports of enforcement actions brought against companies over data security faults. Litigation attorney Jay Ward begins the second module of The Data Report by discussing what can be...more

8/1/2017

The Data Report Episode 4: Never 100% Secure [Audio]

While companies will never be invincible, there are steps that can be taken to limit the opportunity for malicious outsiders to gain access to sensitive information. In this episode of The Data Report, Litigation attorney Jay...more

The Data Report Episode 3: Legal Consequences of a Data Breach [Audio]

Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses the negative monetary impact a data breach can have on both a business and the market as a whole in this episode of The Data Report. He highlights the importance of keeping up to date on...more

The Data Report Episode 2: Data Security Is More Than an IT Issue [Audio]

Data security isn’t only about technology or privacy; it’s also about consumer law. Litigation attorney Jay Ward discusses the growing number of companies facing enforcement actions over failing to safeguard their customers'...more

The Data Report Episode 1: Information Is Currency [Audio]

Safeguarding, managing, controlling, and understanding your information is both valuable and vital. Litigation attorney Jay Ward begins building the foundation for understanding more complicated aspects of information...more

The Data Report Episode 00: Welcome to The Data Report [Audio]

Welcome to The Data Report, a weekly podcast series featuring legal and business development insights on data security, information management, and the law. While there is no shortage of voices discussing data security, very...more

7/27/2017

Cybersecurity Hacks Remind Law Firms to Secure Their Data

In late December 2016, the United States Attorney’s office in Manhattan unsealed an indictment accusing three Chinese traders of hacking into two US-based global law firms to obtain insider information on mergers and...more

Feds Provide Major Boost to Protection of Business Trade Secrets

President Obama is poised to sign the Defend Trade Secrets Act 2016 (“DTSA” or the “Act”), legislation that would fundamentally overhaul the decades-long tradition of state control of trade secrets lawsuits. DTSA, which...more

Fannie and Freddie Adopt IDR Policy for Repurchases

After years of litigation costing tens of millions of dollars, the Federal Housing Finance Agency has hit upon a way to expedite resolution of breach of representation and warranty claims that, if successful, could minimize...more

Facebook’s “Copyright” Post - The Sound and the Fury

Users of Facebook no doubt have seen at least some of their friends post the “copyright” update. In brief, the post states “I hereby declare that my copyright is attached to all of my personal details,” including photos,...more

Alphabet Soup and Data Security

In the span of two days, mobile device users learned of two data breaches that could compromise their personal data. In one, Experian (a credit reporting agency) reported that it was hacked, potentially putting 15 million...more

[Webinar] Information Security: Background & Recent Developments - Oct. 15th, 12:00pm ET

Join us for an in-depth webinar presented by litigation attorneys James Ward and Phil Stein on the trending topic of information security and how to protect your company from a data breach. This webinar will address what you...more

The Legal Lessons of Data Breaches

Every business would love to find a fortune teller to give it insight into what trends to follow, which risks to take, and when “exposure” will convert to liability. Some clients might say that, unfortunately, their lawyers...more

Legal Precedent May Come From Ashley Madison Breach

The Ashley Madison saga has captured the attention of the public and legal profession like few prior data security breaches. The reasons are obvious: A website devoted to promoting infidelity is called out for “fraud, deceit,...more

The Legal Lessons of Data Breaches

Every business would love to find a fortune teller to give it insight into what trends to follow, which risks to take, and when “exposure” will convert to liability. Some clients might say that, unfortunately, their lawyers...more

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