Foley Hoag LLP - Privacy & Data Security

Marijuana and Privacy: A Primer

Legal marijuana is America’s fastest-growing industry. According to ArcView Market Research, cannabis revenue is expected to exceed $22 billion by 2020—nearly double that of the NFL. This past year, Colorado saw its sales reach…more
| Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

New Mexico, One of the Last Holdouts, Sends Data Breach Notification Law to Governor

New Mexico is one of the few remaining states to not have a law requiring companies to notify consumers when their information is part of a data breach. This, however, might change very soon. Last Wednesday, the New Mexico…more
| Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Where Should Broker Dealers Invest Today? Cyber Security Compliance

With cyber security threats on the rise, broker dealers must prioritize protection of electronic investor information. What cyber security threats exist for broker dealers? In its 2015 Report on Cyber Security Practices, the…more
| Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cybersecurity, A-Z: B is for BYOD

BYOD, or “Bring Your Own Device,” is an umbrella term for policies that employers have concerning your smart phone, tablet, or laptop. Essentially, the questions that BYOD policies seek to answer are these: (1) Who owns your…more
| Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Internet of Toys

Privacy advocates in both the United States and Europe are urging regulators to take a hard look at the privacy ramifications of internet-connected toys, which are often conventional toys augmented by companion mobile…more
| Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Products Liability, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cybersecurity, A-Z: A is for Active Cyber Defense

(First in a continuing series.) Active Cyber Defense, or ACD, is a broad category encompassing different kinds of actions that organizations can take to defend against breaches and cyberattacks. The operative word is…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Spring has Sprung — and so have New York Cybersecurity Regs

The beginning of March, and a spell of unseasonably warm weather, graced the Northeast this week. So too did New York’s first-in-the-nation cybersecurity regulations. As we reported here in January, the initial launch of…more
| Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cybersecurity Executive Order? – A Few Thoughts on Leaked “Drafts.”

More than two weeks ago, the President postponed issuing an executive order on cybersecurity. Since then, we’ve had no word from the White House on when he intends to sign it. However, two purported drafts of the order have…more
| Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Friend or Foe? State Attorneys General Start to Change Their Tune on Industry & Cybersecurity

Should businesses be thought of as victims or bad actors when it comes to data breaches? State attorneys general are embracing the idea that businesses are not necessarily adversaries in the struggle to protect sensitive…more
| Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Want to Know Why Memorial Healthcare Systems Is Paying HHS OCR $5.5 Million?

On February 16, 2017, HHS OCR announced that Memorial Healthcare Systems (MHS) had paid the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) $5.5 million to settle potential violations of HIPAA’s Privacy and Security Rules and…more
| Consumer Protection, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Court Declines to Issue Seizure Order under Defend Trade Secrets Act

As we previously reported, the federal Defend Trade Secrets Act (DTSA) enacted last May includes a powerful ex parte seizure proceeding that allows courts in “extraordinary circumstances” to order the seizure of property…more
| Business Organizations, Civil Procedure, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Make Cybersecurity Great Again? Cybersecurity Challenges — and Opportunities — for the Trump Administration

The Trump Administration has taken office at a time when cybersecurity has increasingly entered the public consciousness as a major challenge facing both the United States government and the business community. Cyberattacks…more
| Elections & Politics, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology

Hey, Alexa – Tell Me About My Privacy Rights!

For internet-of-things watchers, some information to chew on: several news outlets have reported on a dispute between Amazon and law enforcement investigators in Bentonville, Arkansas. Arkansas police are investigating an…more
| Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The European Watchdogs Issue First Guidelines On GDPR

The new (EU) 2016/679 General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will enter into force on 25 May 2018. Its scope is broader than that of the current 95/46/CE Directive, which means that more companies headquartered outside of the…more
| Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cybersecurity Incident Response: Who You Gonna Call?

Who should you call when you suspect, or are certain of, a data breach? Data breaches and other cybersecurity incidents have become of a fact of life. Yahoo! recently disclosed that data for over one billion users was…more
| Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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