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Firm Profile: Robinson & Cole LLP
280 Trumbull Street
Hartford, CT 06103-3597, United States
Phone: (860) 275-8200
Fax: (860) 275-8299
Areas of Practice
  • Privacy
  • Science, Computers, & Tech
Locations
Other U.S. Locations
  • California
  • Connecticut
  • Florida
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
  • Rhode Island
Number of Attorneys
100+ Attorneys

Supreme Court Orders Dismissal of Microsoft Case

As had been expected following the passage of the CLOUD Act by Congress last month, the U.S. Supreme Court remanded and ordered the dismissal of the pending United States v. Microsoft Corporation, Inc. case in a per curiam…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

FFIEC Members Issue Joint Statement to Financial Institutions on Role of Cyber Insurance as Risk Management Tool

On April 10, the Federal Financial Institutions Examination Council (FFIEC) members issued a joint statement discussing cyber insurance and its potential role in the risk management programs of financial institutions…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

EPIC Files Suit to Enforce Transparency Obligations related to U.S. Drone Policy

Last week, the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) filed a lawsuit against the Federal Aviation Administration’s (FAA) Drone Advisory Committee (Committee) to enforce the open government obligations of the Committee…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

HHS Warns Healthcare Organizations About SamSam Ransomware

The health care industry continues to get hammered by SamSam ransomware attacks, to the point that the Department of Health and Human Services Healthcare Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center (HCCIC) has issued a…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Update On The FAA Reauthorization Bill

On April 13, 2018, the U.S. House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee (Committee) leadership introduced a five-year Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reauthorization bill, FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018 (H.R. 4)…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tip #135 – Cybersecurity Spring Cleaning Tips

Here’s a great idea offered by the National Cyber Security Alliance and the Better Business Bureau: while you are doing your spring cleaning, don’t forget to do a digital spring cleaning too—that is, your computer, cellphone and…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Manufacturing Sector Getting Hit With Cyber-Attacks: Portable Oxygen Device Manufacturer Notifies 30,000 Patients Of Breach

Inogen, which manufactures portable oxygen devices, has alerted the Securities and Exchange Commission in a recent filing that it is notifying 30,000 individuals that their personal information was compromised when a hacker…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

EU-US Transatlantic Data Flows Subject to Further Legal Challenge

Last week, the High Court of Ireland submitted eleven questions to the Court of Justice for the European Union (CJEU) to consider about the personal data transfer regime between the European Union (EU) and the United States…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, International Law & Trade, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tip #134 – Question: How are Online Quizzes Beneficial to Me?

Many readers know that it would be a cold day in H-E-Double Hockey Sticks (Go Bruins!) that I have in the past or ever in the future will take an online quiz. Why on earth would anyone do that?…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Commercial Drone Alliance Asks Congress to Repeal Section 336

The Commercial Drone Alliance (the Alliance) has asked Congress to repeal Section 336 of the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Modernization and Reform Act (FMRA) of 2012…more
 /  Administrative Law, Elections & Politics, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Busy Data Breach Week

Unfortunately, it was another busy data breach week. Here’s a summary of the major ones. Delta Airlines admitted in a statement that the payment card data of several hundred thousand customers may have been compromised by…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Outcome Health Settles TCPA Class Action Suit

Ever notice the flatscreen TVs and tablets in your doctor’s office that run different health related and wellness stories? Many of them are provided to the providers by Outcome Health, which installs free TVs and tablets in…more
 /  Civil Procedure, Communications & Media Law, Consumer Protection, Privacy

New Jersey AG Fines Virtua Medical Group $418,000 for Data Breach Caused by Vendor

The New Jersey Attorney General announced this week that it has fined Virtua Medical Group, which is comprised of more than 50 medical practices in New Jersey for failing to protect the privacy of 1,650 patients when their…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Pipeline Companies Targeted by Cyber-Attacks

Reports show that U.S. energy companies reported more than 350 cybersecurity incidents to the U.S. Department of Homeland Security between 2011 and 2015. Pipeline companies are included in that statistic…more
 /  Energy & Utilities, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Developing Crypto’s Regulatory Landscape: A Survey of Recent Actions by Federal Regulators to Fence Off Jurisdiction Over Virtual Currencies

In the decades that followed the enactment of the Homestead Act of 1862, more than 1.6 million U.S. citizens and intended citizens filed applications with the U.S. government to lay claim to 160 acres of land guaranteed to each…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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