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Gone Phishing: Employer Faces Liability for Mistakenly Disclosing W-2 Forms to Scammer

by Zuckerman Spaeder LLP on

Phishing. Spoofing. - These words may sound silly, but for employers, they are anything but. Phishing is the attempt to obtain sensitive electronic information—such as usernames, passwords, or financial...more

Effective eMarketing – Don’t be Content with Subpar Content

by Chris Fritsch on

In previous posts, we addressed best practices for eMarketing and email design as well as internal processes for creating good email communications. If it seems that you’re doing everything right and your email metrics are...more

Judge Recommends Jury Decision on Impact of Spoliation of Emails: eDiscovery Case Law

by CloudNine on

In BankDirect Capital Fin., LLC v. Capital Premium Fin., Inc., No. 15 C 10340 (N.D. Ill. April 4, 2018), Illinois Magistrate Judge Jeffrey Cole recommended that the court follow the decision in Cahill v. Dart and “allow the...more

Unplug: Will Employees Soon Have The “Right to Disconnect?”

by Jackson Lewis P.C. on

If a proposed law is enacted by the New York City Council, employers would be prohibited from requiring employees to check and respond to email or other electronic communications during non-work hours. The bill allows for...more

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

No Coverage for Seafood Importer Netted in Phishing Scam

by White and Williams LLP on

On April 16, 2018, Beazley Group issued a report highlighting increased attacks on Microsoft’s cloud-based business products and services. The report stated that successful attacks typically are achieved by tricking employees...more

CLOUD Act Negates Need for Supreme Court Decision

by Harris Beach PLLC on

In a February 27 MuniBlog posting we described a case pending before the United States Supreme Court on whether the provider of email services, Microsoft, must provide electronic communications stored outside the United...more

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...more

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

CLOUD Act Renders Supreme Court Decision in the Microsoft Case Moot: eDiscovery News

by CloudNine on

The Supreme Court heard arguments on February 27th over Microsoft’s ongoing data privacy case involving email stored in Microsoft datacenter in Ireland. Supposedly, according to reports from those attending, the justices...more

Microsoft Email Case Dismissed by Supreme Court

Yesterday, the long-running dispute between Microsoft Corp. and the U.S. government regarding data stored abroad was resolved by the United States Supreme Court. ...more

Fraud and Forgery: From Vintage Violins to Today’s Real Estate Transaction

Fraud has a long history. In a recent blog in the Orchestrating Real Estate Series, New Things to Consider in Section 1031 after the Tax Cut and Jobs Act of 2017, I discussed how famous violin maker Jean-Phillipe...more

On The Eve Of Tax Day, A Recap Of The IRS “Dirty Dozen” For 2018

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Tomorrow is the annual deadline for the filing of individual income tax returns for calendar year 2017. The Internal Revenue Service expects to receive approximately 32 million returns in the final days leading up to April...more

FYI, Text Messages And IMs Are Discoverable Too

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Back in November we reported on a federal judge ordering several members of management to turn over messages from their personal email accounts and counseled employers to be proactive in managing employees’ use of personal...more

The CLOUD Act, Explained

The Clarifying Lawful Overseas Use of Data ("CLOUD") Act was enacted into law on March 23, 2018. The Act provides that U.S. law-enforcement orders issued under the Stored Communications Act (SCA) may reach certain data...more

Tax Season Brings Resurgence in Form W-2 Tax Scam

by Locke Lord LLP on

There are three certainties in life: death, taxes, and the knowledge that Ben Franklin’s famous adage will be co-opted. A twenty-first century version of it may be that “in this world nothing can be said to be certain, except...more

Privacy Perils: Not I Said the Fly, Nor Me Said the Bee

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

We have all been cautioned so often about the risks of opening malware-infected email attachments, or clicking on fraudulent links embedded in an email, we can become desensitized to the actual danger. We think "surely, in...more

Effective eMarketing – Processes & Procedures for Efficient Email Campaigns

by Chris Fritsch on

Why is it so hard for Marketing to get an email communication out the door in a timely manner? In working together with hundreds of law and other professional services firms over the last 10 years, this is one of the most...more

Identity Theft in Violins and Tax Scams

My violin was made in 1962 by a luthier named Umberto Lanaro, but it bears the label of Eligio Puccini and says it was made in 1947. Lanaro chose in effect to use Puccini’s identity when making my violin, as Lanaro...more

Global Private Equity Newsletter - Winter/Spring 2018 Edition: Recent Developments in Acquisition Finance - Did you just commit to...

by Dechert LLP on

The question of when parties to a potential transaction actually become bound to each other is obviously an important one, and sometimes the answer can be surprising, or less than entirely clear. A recent Texas Court of...more

Retailers Should Ensure Compliance With CAN-SPAM Act and State Laws

by Bryan Cave on

Email is an important marketing took for many retailers, who need to be aware of the legal requirements regarding sending email to customers and potential customers. Since its enactment in 2003, the Controlling the Assault...more

Monitoring Employee Electronic Communications

by Jaburg Wilk on

A growing number of employers monitor and review their employees’ electronic communications, including telephone calls, emails and internet use, while at work or working away from the office. They cite a number of legitimate...more

Why Your Company Should Be Using Email Enterprise Vaults, Anti-Deletion Programming and Key Stroke Surveillance Software in the...

by Fisher Phillips on

Twenty-five years ago most companies’ greatest fear of espionage was employee theft at the photocopy machine at 2 in the morning. The company playbook could not be forwarded in an email or put on a thumb drive in a matter of...more

Pulling the Plug: New York City Bill Would Give Workers the “Right to Disconnect”

It is now the norm to see passersby glued to their phones as they make their morning trek into work. And when those employees head home, they are often unable to “leave work at the office” as they continue to respond to...more

Government Urges High Court to Moot Microsoft Email Case

We’ve written several times about the landmark dispute between the U.S. government and Microsoft Corp. over access to a customer’s emails stored in Ireland. Now, a month after the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral argument on the...more

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