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Hartford, CT 06103-3597, United States
Phone: (860) 275-8200
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Texas Utility Company Sends in the Drones to Inspect 5-Miles of Power Lines

More and more utility companies are finding drones (or more formally, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV)) useful, and cost effective, to inspect power lines in lieu of sending up their employees to carry out the dangerous task. This…more
 /  Administrative Law, Energy & Utilities, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FBI Issues Warning about Internet-Connected Toys

We previously reported about the microphone and video capabilities of Echo technology. The FBI is also concerned about this technology being used in toys that are connected to the Internet…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Virginia Opens the First UAS-Dedicated Runway

Governor of Virginia, Terry McAuliffe, recently cut the ribbon on a new runway in Virginia dedicated solely to unmanned aerial systems (UAS or drones). The Mid-Atlantic Regional Spaceport’s UAS Airfield is a 3,000-foot runway…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ninth Circuit Relies on Escobar to Revive False Claims Act Suit Against Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

On July 7, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a federal district court’s dismissal of a False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblower suit in United States ex rel. Campie v. Gilead Sciences, explaining that…more
 /  Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Health, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Unencrypted Backup Drive of 531 EEG Patients Lost

Baptist Medical Center South, located in Jacksonville, Florida has admitted that one of its backup drives has been missing since May 18, 2017. The unencrypted backup drive contained the protected health information of 531…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

TCPA Class Action Against Twilio Dismissed; No Violation of TCPA if Text Message Sent to Complete a Transaction

Last week, a Washington federal judge, Robert S. Lasnik, dismissed a Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA) class action against Twilio Inc. (Twilio) based on the finding that a text message did not constitute telemarketing if…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

Ninth Circuit Relies on Escobar to Revive False Claims Act Suit Against Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

On July 7, 2017, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit reversed a federal district court’s dismissal of a False Claims Act (FCA) whistleblower suit in United States ex rel. Campie v. Gilead Sciences, explaining that…more
 /  Civil Rights, Government Contracting, Labor & Employment Law, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tip #97 – Send Your Kid to Cyber Camp This Summer

I have lamented repeatedly that we have a dearth of cyber talent in the U.S. to meet the needs of employers. Many of our clients recruit talent from other countries in order to meet their cyber needs. The need continues to grow,…more
 /  Education, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ashley Madison Settles Data Breach Case for $11.2M

Ashley Madison, which suffered a data breach in 2015 involving the loss of 37 million users’ personal and financial information, has settled the suit for $11.2 million…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The False Claims Act: Why It Is Relevant To All Manufacturers

The False Claims Act (FCA) is a major civil enforcement tool used by the federal government to redress fraud causing monetary loss to the government. In the 2016 fiscal year, the federal government recovered over $4.7 billion…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Government Contracting

Data Protection Laws Could Increase After Jio Data Break

Reliance Jio, an Indian telecom upstart, compromised the personal data of over 100 million customers. This has prompted a call for increased data protection laws in India. At present, companies in India do not have to…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Three Million Wrestling Fans’ Data Compromised

World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (WWE) has announced that it is investigating a “vulnerability of [a] database” containing over three million users’ names, addresses, email addresses, dates of birth, educational background,…more
 /  Art, Entertainment, & Sports Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Florida Enacts Law to Keep Local Governments from Regulating Drones

On July 1, 2017, a new law in the State of Florida became effective in order to keep “local governments from regulating drone and model aircraft operations” in the State, while in turn, “protecting those who fly safely and…more
 /  Administrative Law, Conflict of Laws, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

VTech Escapes Class Action Case Over Breach of 11 Million Toy Users’ Information

In November 2015, VTech Electonics North America LLC (VTech) announced that an unauthorized party infiltrated its network and gained access to the personal information of 5 million adults and 6.5 million children through its…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Public Act 17-241 — An Act Concerning Fairness in Pharmacy and Pharmacy Benefits Manager Contracts

Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy recently signed into law Public Act 17-241 (PA 17-241), which contains provisions concerning facility fees, the sending and receiving of electronic health records between hospitals and…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Elections & Politics, Health
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