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Cybersecurity Concerns Surround the Promise of Driverless Cars

by Womble Bond Dickinson on

Driverless cars and driver-assist systems are poised to change transportation as profoundly and as quickly as the internet has changed shopping and communications. Examples of the first wave of this technology that is on the...more

Dangerous Assumptions and Serious Consequences in Cybersecurity

by Bennett Jones LLP on

It's not the kind of news a retail giant wants to make. In May 2017, Target agreed to a $18.5-million settlement to resolve a 47-state investigation into a massive 2013 hack. This settlement put Target's total cost of the...more

Legal Advisor Newsletter - First Quarter 2018

by PilieroMazza PLLC on

The topics in the Legal Advisor focus primarily on corporate and business matters, federal contracting, employment law, intellectual property and electronic commerce. We encourage our readers to communicate their views to us...more

Is Your Bug Bounty Program Uber Risky?

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

In October 2016, Uber discovered that the personal contact information of some 57 million Uber customers and drivers, as well as the driver’s license numbers of over 600,000 United States Uber drivers had been hacked. Uber,...more

Updated: Latham’s GDPR National Implementation Tracker

by Latham & Watkins LLP on

With the assistance of colleagues across the European Union (EU), Latham & Watkins has updated its GDPR National Implementation Tracker. With just over three months to go until the GDPR go-live date on May 25, 2018,...more

New York’s Landmark Cybersecurity Regulation Amendment Proposed, Deadlines Looming

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

On February 15, 2018, banks, insurance companies, and other financial services institutions and licensees regulated by the New York Department of Financial Services (DFS) will be required to file their first certification of...more

The DFS Effect: Cyber Meets Sarbanes Oxley

Financial institutions with ties to New York spent their Valentine’s Day learning how to use the New York State Department of Financial Services (DFS) web portal....more

Cybersecurity and Insurers

Whether it is a data breach of a corporation's computer systems or alleged hacking by foreign governments, Cybersecurity and Privacy issues seem to bombard us daily. As counsel for insurance companies, it is important to stay...more

Privacy Matters, Featuring Data Flows - February 2018

This issue of Privacy Matters examines the flow of personal data. Creating a data map is a quick way to identify, understand and record what happens to any personal data you have. Data maps should be kept on file and should...more

Deadline Approaching under NY Cybersecurity Regulations

If your company is one of the broad group of businesses licensed by the New York Department of Financial Services (NY DFS), a very important deadline is bearing down on February 15. Regulated entities have under Thursday to...more

100(ish) Days Until GDPR

by Workman Nydegger on

In a little more than 100 days, a sweeping regulation known as the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) will go into effect across the European Union. The purpose of the GDPR is to update and modernize the scope of...more

Is Apple’s Shazam acquisition the next Facebook-Instagram-Whatsapp?

by Bryan Cave on

On 6 February 2018, the EU Commission announced that it had accepted a referral request from a number of EU countries to assess Apple’s acquisition of Shazam, a UK based developer and distributor of music recognition...more

Practical GDPR Steps for US-Headquartered Life Sciences Companies

In case you had not heard, the European Union is replacing its current privacy laws with a new, comprehensive General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect May 25, 2018. The essential principles of the EU’s...more

Massachusetts Launches New Online Breach Reporting Form

by Murtha Cullina on

On Monday, February 5, 2018, the Massachusetts Attorney General’s Office (AGO) sent an e-mail blast regarding their new online form for businesses needing to report breaches under Chapter 93H of the Massachusetts General...more

Corporate Law & Governance Update - February 2018

by McDermott Will & Emery on

New Board Removal Action - The removal of four Wells Fargo directors, in connection with other sanctions imposed on the bank by the Federal Reserve, has far reaching implications for the corporate governance of large,...more

New Security Standard for PINS Will Give Retailers Less Costly Processing Options

by Bryan Cave on

A new standard published by the Payment Card Industry Security Standards Council (“PCI SSC”) may make it easier and less costly for retailers to take advantage of lower cost PIN based transactions in card present scenarios....more

January 2018: Cybersecurity and Privacy Law: What Is the European General Data Protection Regulation and What Does It Mean for...

Background - A new data protection framework, the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), goes into effect in the European Union on May 25, 2018, replacing the Data Protection Directive 95/46/EC (“Directive”). See...more

The European Union’s GDPR Is Coming: Is Your Company Ready?

If you have employees or are doing business with individuals in the European Union, on May 25, 2018, you will be subject to some new regulations. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) sets a new, heightened standard...more

Defining Sensitive Personal Information

by Bryan Cave on

Like the terms “personal information,” “personally identifiable information,” or “PII,” the terms “sensitive information,” “sensitive personal information,” and “special categories of information” are often left undefined in...more

GDPR: The Most Frequently Asked Questions: Is a Service Provider’s Privacy Shield Certification Good Enough?

by Bryan Cave on

The European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) is arguably the most comprehensive – and complex – data privacy regulation in the world. As companies prepare for the GDPR to go into force on May 25, 2018,...more

[Webinar] eDiscovery and the GDPR: Ready or Not, Here it Comes! - February 21st, 12:00pm CT

by CloudNine on

Do you think that your organization isn’t subject to the requirements of Europe’s impending General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)? You may be wrong about that. If it is, are you on target to be compliant by May 25? ...more

Use of the Blockchain to Contract Digitally

Smart contracts are self-executing agreements written in code on the blockchain. Parties contract digitally using distributed ledger technology. This article offers a layperson’s, non-technical summary of the underlying...more

Facial Recognition in Retail: “Attention all Shoppers: We Already Know Everything about You”

by Goulston & Storrs PC on

Are you worried that “Alexa” is listening to your conversations? Do you cover your laptop camera with tape and refuse to store your passwords on your devices? Well, it looks like even stepping into the mall may require a...more

Proposed Changes To NC Identity Theft Protection Act - What Do Businesses Need To Know?

by Poyner Spruill LLP on

The year was 2005. The iPhone was still two years away. Facebook was still a niche product. Tweeting was a birds-only activity. And North Carolina was one of the first states in the union to enact a data breach notification...more

Does GDPR Regulate My Research Studies in the United States?

by McDermott Will & Emery on

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) establishes protections for the privacy and security of personal data (Personal Data) about individuals in the European Union (EU) single market countries, and potentially affects...more

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