Foley Hoag LLP - Privacy & Data Security

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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
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • D.C.
  • Massachusetts
Other Countries
  • France
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

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

DHS Amplifies Call for Public-Private Partnership in Cyberdefense and Pledges to “Intervene Directly”

The worldwide WannaCry attack from May 2017 has been officially blamed on North Korea. In a press briefing publicly announcing the Administration’s declaration of North Korean culpability, the Department of Homeland Security…more
 /  Business Organizations, Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

OIG Report Reveals HHS Cybersecurity Vulnerabilities

On December 19, the US Department of Health and Human Services’ (HHS) Office of the Inspector General (OIG) released a report indicating continued cybersecurity vulnerabilities among HHS’ four operating divisions based on FY…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: International Law and Cyber Warfare

Editors’ Note: This is the seventh in a multi-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
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: Financial Institutions and the SEC

Editors’ Note: This is the eighth in a multi-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
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Consumer Protection, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Massachusetts Announces ICO Sweep

The Massachusetts Securities Division has announced that it will conduct an exam sweep of Massachusetts entities engaged in initial coin offerings (ICOs). In the announcement, released on Friday, Massachusetts Secretary of…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

ACSC Releases Report on Cybersecurity Post Equifax Breach

This week, the Advanced Cyber Security Center (ACSC) released a new report entitled, “Cyber Security Post Equifax: Perceptions and Priorities from Massachusetts Residents.” The report highlights the results from a survey of…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FCC and Net Neutrality — Some Predictions about the Fallout

The end of net neutrality — for now — is big news, because it’s a big deal; there’s just no getting around the fact that the way consumers experience the internet is going to change. What are some of the practical consequences?…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

SEC’s Cyber Unit Takes Aim at ICOs

For the second time in less than a month, the SEC’s newly created Cyber Unit has shut down an initial coin offering (ICO). This time the ICO was for Munchee, Inc., a California-based developer of an iPhone application for…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Finance & Banking, Science, Computers, & Technology, Securities Law

Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: Privacy and Security in Educational Institutions

Editors’ Note: This is the sixth in a multi-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, Education, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Shield: Article 29 Working Party Calls Upon the European Commission and US Authorities to Restart Discussions

On November 28, 2017, the EU’s Article 29 Working Party issued its report on the First Annual Joint Review of the EU-US Privacy Shield, which was conducted on September 18-19, 2017…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: Biometrics

Editors’ Note: This is the fifth in a multi-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, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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