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Firm Profile: Foley Hoag LLP
Seaport West
155 Seaport Boulevard
Boston, MA 02210, United States
Contact: Audra Callanan
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

Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: Emerging Security Threats

Editors’ Note:  This is the second of a multi-part end-of-year series examining important trends in data privacy and cybersecurity during the coming year. Click here for our previous entry on HIPAA Compliance.  Up next:  trends…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

HHS Office for Civil Rights Issues Guidance on How HIPAA Allows Information Sharing to Address the Opioid Crisis

Following President Trump’s declaration of a nationwide public health emergency regarding the opioid crisis, the HHS Office for Civil Rights has released new guidance on when and how health care providers can share a patient’s…more
 /  Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

GRDP Update: WP29 Guidelines adopted for Data Protection Impact Assessment

The new GDPR is much more detailed than the 1995 Directive. The GDPR has 99 articles, versus 34 in the Directive. And a few new key concepts clearly require new guidance…more
 /  Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

JAMA: Cybersecurity Concerns and Medical Devices – Lessons from a Pacemaker Advisory

Interesting viewpoints from this Journal of the American Medical Association article on FDA’s August 2017 notice re: cyber security issues with certain pacemakers, including:... …more
 /  Consumer Protection, Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Cybersecurity 2018 – The Year in Preview: HIPAA Compliance

Like many things in Washington, the HIPAA landscape in 2018 will be shaped by the shifting priorities of President Trump’s new administration. Early signs point to less funding for the Office of Civil Rights (“OCR”) within the…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Health, Science, Computers, & Technology

EU Updates on Schrems II and the Privacy Shield

The current challenge to Facebook’s privacy practices in Ireland (“Schrems II”) may be coming to a head. You will recall that in Schrems I, the challenge to Facebook’s privacy practices led to a decision issued by the European…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Schrems II Judgment Rendered

A 152 page judgment was rendered on October 3, 2017 by the Irish High Court in Schrems II: DPC v Facebook Final. Nor surprisingly, the court decided to refer the case to the Court of Justice of the European Union to make a…more
 /  Commercial Law & Contracts, Consumer Protection, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Security in our Decentralized Election System: News from DHS

After repeated requests from various states, the Department of Homeland Security informed state governments which states had their election systems hacked or otherwise compromised during the 2016 general election. According to…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

The Massachusetts Attorney General’s Complaint Against Equifax

As most are aware, the Massachusetts Attorney General has won the race to the courthouse and been the first regulator to file suit against Equifax…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Kaspersky Lab and Due Diligence – How Do You Minimize Risk?

Kaspersky Lab, a Russian-owned cybersecurity company that sells anti-virus software and other kinds of IT systems security products, has been banned from use by the federal government. This latest development comes by way of…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Yes, You Were Likely a Victim of the Equifax Hack, But Here’s What You Can Do Now

As we previously said, the Equifax breach affects approximately 143 million Americans. While the hackers stole data that includes addresses, birth dates, full names and Social Security numbers, there are steps you can take today…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

So They’ve Hacked Equifax…. Is Anyone Safe? And What Should You Do Now?

Me and 143 million of my closest friends may have had our personal information inappropriately accessed through a breach at Equifax–is there no safe haven anywhere? Deferring that question for another day, here are the…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Adventures in State Data Breach Laws: Maryland Becomes the Next to Amend.

As we have noted before in this space, states have begun going through the process of amending their data breach notification laws. California, for example, recently amended its data breach notification statute to expand the…more
 /  Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

You can’t be forced to provide a cell phone PIN number, Massachusetts court says.

A Massachusets court recently held that a defendant cannot be compelled to provide a cell phone PIN number to a cell phone that is seized in an arrest, because doing so would be self-incriminating. In Commonwealth v. Jones, the…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

High Security: How to Minimize Marijuana Data Risks

As we’ve blogged in the past, the cannabis industry is particularly susceptible to cyberattacks. With threats like a federal crackdown and workplace drug testing, customers have a vested interest in keeping their information…more
 /  Business Organizations, Consumer Protection, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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