Foley Hoag LLP - Privacy & Data Security

Firm Profile: Foley Hoag LLP
Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210, United States
Contact: Audra Callanan, Director of Marketing and Business Development
Phone: 617-832-1000
Fax: 617-832-7000
Areas of Practice
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
Other Countries
  • France
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

The New EU General Data Protection Regulation: What It Means For US Healthcare/Life Science Companies

Cultural gap between the EU and the US - EU Data Protection Rules - Why should you care about those rules? ..GDPR is « general » i.e. it applies to all activities including the Healthcare/Life Sciences. ..As of May…more
 /  Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recent Reports Confirm Continuing Vulnerability of Healthcare Industry to Cyber Issues

There seems to be a new scientific study published every day—like this one that alleges that eating cheese every day might actually be healthy. Understandably, many of these studies fly under the radar — but two recently…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Legal Benefits and Practical Problems of Data Encryption in the Workplace (and Elsewhere)

Partner Colin Zick was recently invited to speak to the Union College Computer Science Department’s Seminar Series. His presentation addressed the difficulties in implementing encryption in the workplace, the challenges to…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

New SEC Guidance Addresses Disclosure Requirements for Breach Events

As the SEC has made clear on numerous occasions over the past year, cybersecurity will continue to be a major enforcement priority under the Commission’s new leadership. As we have previously covered, one new area of potential…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

States Continue to Upgrade Data Privacy Laws – A Look at North Carolina

A recent Security Breach Report published by the North Carolina Attorney General’s Office provides a snapshot of the various data security threats currently riling the state’s public and private sectors. Since 2006, the year…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Schrems v. Facebook: The Show Must Go On In Vienna, But Now As A One-Man Show

Recently, Austrian privacy activist Maximilian Schrems won a partial victory in his continuing battles with Facebook. We discuss that case below. But first, we review his prior tilts with Facebook…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

What IP Practitioners Should Know About GDPR And Personal Data Protection In Europe

In the European Union (“EU”), “everyone has the right to the protection of personal data concerning him or her” under the Charter of Fundamental Rights. Intellectual property is also protected as a fundamental right under the…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Intellectual Property, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Partner Colin Zick Speaks to Bloomberg BNA about Cyberthreats and Healthcare Data

The federal government has identified two new cyberthreats that put patients’ personal data at risk for exposure. The threats, known as Spectre and Meltdown, exploit a vulnerability in many commercial computer chips…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Massachusetts Securities Division Files First Complaint Related to Initial Coin Offering

On January 17, 2018, the Massachusetts Securities Division Enforcement Section filed a complaint against the company Caviar and its founder Kirill Bensonoff for violations of the Massachusetts Uniform Securities Act in…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Settlement Offers Guidance on What “Reasonable” Security Means Under COPPA

The FTC’s COPPA Guidance does an admirable job explaining the basics of what a business needs to do to comply with COPPA, but is vague as to how a business must protect personal information collected from children. The COPPA…more
 /  Antitrust & Trade Regulation, Business Organizations, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

The Many Faces of Google’s Arts & Culture App (Except in Illinois and Texas)

Those of our readers who frequent social media may have noticed a newly-popular juxtaposition between selfies and art (or perhaps one should say between selfies and other forms of art)—a feature in the Google Arts & Culture app…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recent Federal Legislation Demonstrates Growing Federal Interest in Blockchain for Cybersecurity

Recent federal legislation indicates a growing federal interest in blockchain as a potentially integral technology in cybersecurity systems. This comes on the heels of recent legislation in the New York Assembly also suggesting…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

South Korean Cryptocurrency Exchange Hacked (Again)

As part of our Year in Preview series, we’ve recently covered both international cyberwar and the rise of cryptocurrency. Just before the holidays, both of these topics collided in a decidedly unpleasant manner. On December…more
 /  Bankruptcy, Finance & Banking, International Law & Trade, Science, Computers, & Technology

Recent New York Legislation Demonstrates Growing Governmental Interest in the Use of Blockchain for Cybersecurity

Recent legislation in the New York State Assembly reflects a growing governmental interest in blockchain as a technology in cybersecurity systems. On November 27, four different bills addressing blockchain technologies were…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: Cryptocurrencies and Blockchain

Editors’ Note: This is the last in a nine-part end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year. Previous installments include analyses of HIPAA compliance, emerging…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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