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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

HaoBao Malware Hitting Banks Scans for Bitcoin Activity

Lazarus, the well-known hacking group responsible for the WannaCry ransomware attack from last year, as well as the attack on the Bangladesh Central Bank and Sony, is now targeting global financial firms and Bitcoin adopters…more
 /  Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Dumpster Diving Leads to $100,000 Fine for Defunct Business Associate Due to Improper Disposal of Medical Records

On February 13, 2018, the HHS Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced a $100,000 settlement with a court-appointed receiver representing Filefax, Inc. (Filefax) arising from the 2015 discovery of medical records that contained…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

DJI Software Now Includes Temporary No-Fly Zone for Olympics

Drone manufacturer, DJI, has updated its software in its drones to include a temporary no-fly zone around the Olympic Games in Pyeongchang, South Korea (and other South Korean cities). The parameters of the no-fly zone are based…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

More Passenger Drone Test Flights Hitting the Skies

We previously reported on the Y6S drone passenger test flights set for this year in London; now, two more companies have started testing passenger drones, too. Ehang 184 passenger drones, created by the Chinese company Beijing…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

OCR Warns of Cyber Extortion and Provides Checklist

In its January newsletter, the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) focused on cyber extortion, which it stated has “risen steadily over the past couple of years and continue to be a major source of disruption for many organizations.”…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tip #126 – Employee Training and Education Continues to be “Best” Cyberdefense

It is a myth that employees hate training and education. I have seen it with my own eyes. It is very exciting to watch an audience visibly cover their mouths when real life stories are told about cyber-attacks and phishing…more
 /  Labor & Employment Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Ciox Health, LLC Initiates Lawsuit against the Department of Health and Human Services Over Medical Records Request Fees under HIPAA and HITECH

On January 8, 2018, Ciox Health, LLC (Ciox) filed a complaint against the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) and then-acting Secretary Eric D. Hargan, alleging that the Department’s rules and guidance, under HIPAA and…more
 /  Health, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Nationwide, State Legislators Push Blockchain-friendly Legislation

As previously reported, state legislatures throughout the country continue to propose legislation designed to facilitate the use of blockchain-based technology by businesses within their states…more
 /  Elections & Politics, Finance & Banking, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

World-Record Drone Show at Olympic Ceremony

As with any Olympics Opening Ceremony, the pageantry is of global scale, but this year, in Pyeongchang, South Korea, Intel took it to a whole new level–a record-setting 1,218 drones hit the skies for a mechanical phenomenon…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Validity of Ball State University Drone Policy Questioned

Public Relations and Government Affairs Director of the Academy of Model Aeronautics, Chad Budreau, says that Ball State University’s (Ball State) “Policy for the Use of Unmanned Aircraft Systems (Drones)” violates the Federal…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Fresenius Pays OCR $3.5M for Five Separate Data Breaches Affecting a Total of 521 Individuals

In the first settlement for HIPAA violations in 2018, Fresenius Medical Care North America (Fresenius) has agreed to pay $3.5 million to the Office for Civil Rights (OCR) to settle allegations against it relating to five data…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

North Carolina Seeks to Deliver Emergency Supplies via Drone

The North Carolina Department of Transportation (DOT) and state officials are currently building plans to use drones to deliver emergency supplies across the state; however, several hurdles need to be overcome first…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology, Transportation

Drone Detection Technology at the Waste Management Phoenix Open

This past weekend, Scottsdale, Arizona police used new drone detection technology at the Waste Management Phoenix Open to keep attendees (and players) safe…more
 /  Administrative Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

MA AG Launching Online Data Breach Reporting Portal

Massachusetts Attorney General Maura Healey recently announced that her office will be launching a new online data breach reporting portal for companies to use to report data breaches to her office pursuant to the Massachusetts…more
 /  Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology

Privacy Tip #125 – Check + Set LinkedIn Privacy Settings

It is well known that hackers and fraudsters surf Facebook to find individuals who have not protected their information through Facebook’s privacy settings. People put a lot of information on Facebook that is very personal and…more
 /  Communications & Media Law, Privacy, Science, Computers, & Technology
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