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Pizza Hut Pie Tops – The Internet of Things Keeps Getting Stranger: eDiscovery Trends

by CloudNine on

...A couple of weeks ago, Pizza Hut announced the release of a pair of sneakers dubbed Pie Tops II – yes, real wearable shoes – which will link with your phone via Bluetooth to connect with the Pizza Hut app, allowing you to...more

Hacking Your Vote From Inside Your Head: How Cambridge Analytica Altered Reality Via Social Media To Induce Specific Voting...

We learned some important lessons this week about the dangers inherent to losing control of your customer or client data, either through hacking, internal theft, or poorly designed controls over what your business associates...more

Why Your Small U.S. Business Should Care About GDPR

by Barley Snyder on

You’re not alone if your small business hasn’t been paying close attention to the fact that the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) goes live May 25. ...more

Blog: SEC Commissioner Jackson Sees Cyber Threat As A Corporate Governance Issue

by Cooley LLP on

In remarks on Thursday of last week to the Tulane Corporate Law Institute, SEC Commissioner Robert Jackson discussed what he termed to be “the most pressing issue in corporate governance today: the rising cyber threat.” ...more

Selling the Fear: Is GDPR The Next Y2K?

by JD Supra Perspectives on

In-house perspective on GDPR and related coverage from Matt Fawcett, senior vice president and general counsel for global data company NetApp....more

The Race For Cyber Security: An Invitation to Join With the SEC

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

There is no doubt that technology presents any number of new opportunities for firms and individuals and that it is transforming the market place for goods and services at an increasingly rapid rate. Computer systems, the...more

New Guidance From SEC, New York’s DFS

Hoping to help covered entities, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released an update on cybersecurity while New York’s Department of Financial Services (DFS) published guidance for licensed virtual currency...more

GDPR is Here: How EU Privacy Regulations Impact U.S. Business

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) takes effect in the European Union (EU) on May 25, 2018. Although U.S. businesses may think that EU regulations do not apply to them, GDPR extends to any entity that collects,...more

Former Equifax Chief Information Officer Charged With Insider Trading

by Murtha Cullina on

The Equifax data breach saga continues, this time with civil and criminal charges for insider trading lodged against Jun Ying, Equifax’s former Chief Information Officer of its U.S. Information Solutions business unit. The...more

Web Hosting Services: Are They Secure?

by Morgan Lewis on

A recent report issued by the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) found that some web hosting services marketing their services to small businesses are not providing email authentication and anti-phishing technologies as part of...more

Reminders for Annual Meeting Proxy Materials

When finalizing proxy materials for upcoming annual shareholder meetings, we recommend that public companies consider the following requirements under the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) rules and stock exchange...more

SEC Publishes Additional Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

Given the increasing significance of cybersecurity incidents, the SEC recently published additional guidance in the Federal Register to assist public companies in preparing cybersecurity risk and incident disclosures,...more

Data in the cloud: What if the cloud provider goes bankrupt?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

With data being the new “coin of the realm,” those who control and exploit data have a winning advantage over competitors. This piece focuses on control of data in the unique situation of a cloud hosting provider’s...more

SEC Guidance on Cybersecurity: Data Breaches Are Likely Material

by Revision Legal on

The Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) just issued, on February 21, 2018, a new Guidance with respect to cybersecurity disclosures for publicly-held corporations. The quick takeaway is that data breaches and data...more

SEC announces new interpretive guidance in cybersecurity

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

In a February 21 Release, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) announced new interpretive guidance for public companies regarding cybersecurity risk and incident disclosures. The interpretive guidance reviews...more

The SEC wants companies to talk about cybersecurity

On February 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission issued an interpretive release1 providing important guidance to certain registrants on cybersecurity disclosure. Coming on the heels of dozens of high-profile...more

Lawyers' Lawyer Newsletter - Recent Developments in Risk Management - March 2018

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Lateral Hires – Screening – Moonlighting – Due Diligence by Hiring Firm – Vicarious Liability because of Lawyer's Apparent Authority - McFarland v. Niekamp, Weisensell, Mutersbaugh & Mastrantonio, LLP, 2017-Ohio-8394, 2017...more

Understanding GDPR’s Breach Disclosure Starts with Who Owns PII

by NAVEX Global on

In February, Congress held a hearing on data breach disclosure rules. For two hours, members of the Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit wrestled with when companies should disclose a breach, what they...more

SEC Issues Updated Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Proskauer Rose LLP on

On February 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) issued an interpretive Commission Statement and Guidance on Public Company Cybersecurity Disclosures (the "Guidance") to assist public companies in meeting...more

SEC Provides Long-Awaited Guidance on Cybersecurity Disclosures

by Holland & Hart LLP on

On February 21, 2018, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) released interpretive guidance to assist public companies in the proper disclosure of cybersecurity risks and incidents (“New Guidance”) – seven years...more

Small and Mid-Sized Companies are the New Targets of Business Email Compromise

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Originally published in the Upstate Business Journal on February 15, 2018. Meet Peter — a longtime employee and the backbone of your business’s day-to-day finance and accounting operations. Today he got an email from the...more

Investment Funds Update Europe: Legal and regulatory updates for the funds industry from the key asset management centres and...

by Dechert LLP on

FCA Report on Algorithmic Trading Compliance in the Wholesale Markets - The FCA published a report on “Algorithmic Trading Compliance in Wholesale Markets” on 12 February 2018. The report followed certain research into...more

SEC Reinforces and Elevates Cybersecurity Guidance; Board Oversight of Cybersecurity at the Forefront

by King & Spalding on

On February 21, 2018, the Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) published interpretive guidance on public company cybersecurity disclosures. While the new guidance confirms the SEC’s intensified focus on cybersecurity...more

Private Funds Update - February 2018

by Bracewell LLP on

SEC's OCIE Announces 2018 Examination Priorities - ...On February 7, 2018, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its 2018 examination...more

SEC Issues New Cybersecurity Guidance

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

On February 26, in the wake of significant and far-reaching cybersecurity breaches (e.g., the Equifax Data Breach), the SEC published interpretive guidance to assist public companies in preparing disclosures about...more

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