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Controversial Bavarian Police Law Impacts Personal Freedom, Sets Off Protests

by King & Spalding on

On May 15, 2018, the Bavarian state parliament passed a new “police task law” (“PAG”) with 89 votes in favor and 67 votes against. The new law will come into effect on May 25, 2018. Bavaria’s prime minister Markus Söder of...more

The CLOUD Act: Where It Sheds Light and Where Shadows Remain

by Holland & Hart LLP on

The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) amends the Stored Communications Act (SCA) and moots the Supreme Court's consideration of a dispute between the U.S. government and Microsoft over whether Microsoft...more

Congress Reshapes Legal Requirements for International Access to Communications Information with the CLOUD Act

On April 17, 2018, at the request of both sides of United States v. Microsoft Corp., the U.S. Supreme Court remanded and dismissed one of the most closely watched privacy cases of the last several years just a few weeks after...more

Supreme Court Rules Microsoft Case Moot as CLOUD Act Becomes Law

The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (CLOUD Act) was recently signed into law as part of the omnibus appropriations bill. ...more

FTC Announces Campaign to Assist Small Businesses with Strengthening Their Cybersecurity

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The FTC has been ramping up its efforts to help small businesses understand cybersecurity and learn best practices for promoting cybersecurity in their organizations. According to the FTC, cyber-attacks on small businesses...more

The Supreme Court Dismisses As Moot Microsoft Case That Had Challenged The Government's Ability To Obtain Search Warrant For...

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On April 17, 2018, the Supreme Court dismissed United States v. Microsoft, No. 17-12, 548 U.S. ___ (2018) (per curiam), deciding that recently enacted federal legislation had mooted the legal dispute in the case. The appeal...more

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

Failure to Signal: Uber Forced to Accept Expanded Settlement after Concealing Security Breach from FTC

Uber Technologies, Inc. (“Uber”) has agreed to an expansion of its initial August 2017 proposed consent agreement with the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”), in light of revelations of an additional security breach in October...more

Why trusted data belongs in the cloud

The cloud is not just a fast and cost-efficient means to address the short-term, large-scale storage needs of financial institutions. Handling trusted data in this way is a powerful tool in the search for alpha....more

The U.S. Supreme Court Dismisses U.S. V. Microsoft Following Passage Of The CLOUD Act

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

On April 17th, the U.S. Supreme Court dismissed the highly anticipated U.S. v. Microsoft, ruling that recently enacted legislation rendered the case moot. Microsoft Corp. had been in litigation with the U.S. Department of...more

Uber Goes 0-2 in Data Breach Notifications

by Murtha Cullina on

In August, 2017, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) proposed a settlement agreement with Uber stemming from its investigation of a 2014 data breach due to Uber’s “unreasonable security practices”. The lengthy investigation...more

The Supreme Court - April 17, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued three decisions yesterday - United States v. Microsoft Corp., No. 17-2: Federal law enforcement agents obtained a warrant under 18 U.S.C. §2703, requiring Microsoft to...more

Don’t Worry, Your Secret is Safe With Me

by Fisher Phillips on

Many defendants attempt to defend claims for trade secret misappropriation by claiming that they never used or disclosed the information in question. Based on a recent ruling by a federal district court in New York, however,...more

Forecasting the Impact of the New US CLOUD Act

by Dechert LLP on

The CLOUD Act resolves the central issue in United States v. Microsoft — U.S. law enforcement agencies now have explicit legal authority to obtain electronic data from U.S. cloud and communication companies regardless of...more

Government and Microsoft In Agreement that Pending Case Mooted by CLOUD Act

On March 30, 2018, Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Microsoft Corporation that seeks to vacate the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit...more

Government and Microsoft In Agreement that Pending Case Mooted by CLOUD Act

On March 30, 2018 Solicitor General Noel J. Francisco filed a motion with the U.S. Supreme Court in United States v. Microsoft Corporation that seeks to vacate the judgment of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit...more

Microsoft Joins Government’s Request to Render Fight over Access to Data Stored Abroad Moot

Yesterday, we reported that the Department of Justice has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to remand its dispute with Microsoft Corp. concerning access to customer emails stored abroad to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second...more

Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - March 2018 #5

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

Power Company Fined for Contractor Copying Data to its Own Insecure Network - Vendor management continues to be a problem for all industries, but some are scarier than others. The North American Electric Reliability Corp....more

Congress Enacts CLOUD Act within Omnibus Spending Bill to Address Overseas Storage of Electronic Data, Potentially Mooting Supreme...

On March 23, 2018, the President signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2018 (H.R. 1625), an omnibus spending bill that includes the Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act (the CLOUD Act)....more

The CLOUD Act – Congress Passes New Bill Which Will Impact Access To Cross-Border Data

by Moore & Van Allen PLLC on

On Friday, March 23, 2018, Congress passed a 2,232 page omnibus spending bill. Included in the bill was a bipartisan act known as the “Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data Act” or CLOUD Act, which will allow United States...more

Businesses, Technology, and the Law

by Winstead PC on

Technology has changed the way we interact, shop, work, and relax. Advances in biometrics now help us login to our computers, phones, apps, and even open doors. Biometrics like fingerprints, retina scans, and voice and...more

GDPR Countdown - 11 Weeks to Go

by Ward PLLC on

A client recently asked me what I think are the biggest risks for companies regarding the GDPR. I had to think, because the question requires a straight answer, and lawyer answers are rarely direct. The first answer is...more

EU Trade Update

• European Commission publishes survey on concept of “Specially Designed for Military Use,” and issues request for input for possible EU commercial policy measures targeting the United States • Netherlands introduces...more

Data in the cloud: What if the cloud provider goes bankrupt?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

With data being the new “coin of the realm,” those who control and exploit data have a winning advantage over competitors. This piece focuses on control of data in the unique situation of a cloud hosting provider’s...more

Private Funds Update - February 2018

by Bracewell LLP on

SEC's OCIE Announces 2018 Examination Priorities - ...On February 7, 2018, the Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations (OCIE) of the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) released its 2018 examination...more

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