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CEO Zuckerberg: Facebook User Settings Protect Individual Data – Congress Is Not So Sure

by White and Williams LLP on

After ten hours of Congressional testimony, one thing is clear – there is growing bipartisan concern over data privacy and data protection in the US. In the wake of so many recent data breaches, and now the data harvesting...more

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

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

Some analysis of Friday’s less-than-booming jobs report – NYTimes and Bloomberg And a look at Fed Chair Powell’s first major remarks on the state of the economy and the potential effects a trade war would have on the Fed’s...more

Intellectual Property Bulletin - Spring 2018

by Fenwick & West LLP on

Bitcoin is often portrayed as an untraceable method of payment that facilitates illicit activities by enabling criminals to make and receive payments without being tracked. This depiction implies that users transacting in...more

Alexa.......What is HIPAA?

by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC on

The increased use of technology by health care providers requires new and innovative platforms to provide better services to patients. One platform that has garnered attention since its introduction in mid-2014 is Amazon’s...more

Reaching for the clouds - how the US government plans to access data stored abroad

As part of the recently enacted federal spending bill, the US Congress has passed a momentous piece of legislation directly affecting providers of electronic communication services like email service providers and social...more

The CLOUD Act: Broadening both U.S. and Foreign Governments’ Reach into Individuals’ Data

by Bryan Cave on

The new U.S. CLOUD Act directly addresses the very real challenges faced by law enforcement agencies in the U.S. and internationally in accessing increasingly globalized communications data and provides clarity to...more

Connecting the Dots Between Security Practices and Legal Obligations: California’s Connected Devices Bill

by BakerHostetler on

Turning on the lights, hearing the weather forecast, learning fun facts, and playing your favorite song in the kitchen are simple when one can give short voice commands to a personal assistant device that is connected to the...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

Privacy Perils: What Does Facebook Know?

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

If you are a Facebook user, in light of recent news related to Facebook's practices of allowing third parties to access and use end user data without your knowledge or consent, you may be wondering whether it is time to quit...more

Top Five Takeaways from #GPS18

by DataSmart Consulting LLC on

This year’s IAPP Data Privacy Summit has provided privacy professionals with a great opportunity to discuss the biggest issues in data security. We’ve heard from regulators, industry leaders, and specialists in every topic...more

Know Your Terms of Use: Steps to Take When Contracting With Third Party Online Education Tools

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Technology has become an integral part of public education as we know it. With advancements in technology steadily progressing throughout society, the use of electronic resources continues to extend further into classrooms...more

EU Regulatory Technical Standards for Strong Customer Authentication Enter Into Force

by Jones Day on

The Situation: The second EU Payment Services Directive requires banks to give third-party payment service providers ("TPPs") access to the bank accounts of their customers (with their consent), in order to enable TPPs to...more

Australia takes the lead on digital identity

Australia is setting the pace on digital identity, though concerns remain over privacy protection and digital inclusion. Ahead of the Australian Regulatory Summit on 11 April, we look at how this progress is being achieved....more

Your Daily Dose of Financial News

by Robins Kaplan LLP on

A look at the some of the losers—cities, mostly—in Amazon’s recent move to start collecting sales taxes in more states. The problem? While Amazon now collects sales taxes in every state that has one, it’s collection deals...more

9th Circuit Affirms Dismissal of FCRA Putative Class Action for Lack of Standing

by Weiner Brodsky Kider PC on

The Ninth Circuit has ruled that a plaintiff failed to allege a concrete injury-in-fact sufficient for Article III standing in a suit alleging a violation of the Fair Credit Report Act (FCRA). The panel affirmed the district...more

Privacy Tip #130 – Smartphones Targeted by Dark Caracal Attack

There is a global malware campaign that is targeting mobile devices across the world. It is called Dark Caracal, which is believed to be sourced in Beirut by the Lebanese General Security Directorate. ...more

Harper Lee’s Will Unsealed

As The New York Times recently reported, the will of Harper Lee, author of To Kill a Mockingbird, was recently unsealed in connection with a lawsuit seeking access to the document. Ms. Lee died a resident of Monroeville,...more

Think Your “Private” Posts are Private? In New York, “Private” Facebook Posts are No Longer Protected from Discovery

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

In a recent unanimous decision, Forman v. Henkin, the New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, removed the heightened requirement set by the lower courts for a party requesting the production of social media posts...more

Supply Chain Adoption of Blockchain Continues to Gain Steam and Generates Many Legal Issues

While there has been a great deal of attention being paid lately to the use of blockchain for the issuance and investment (or speculation) in cryptocurrencies, other enterprise-based applications of blockchain continue to be...more

My Car Made Me Do It: Tales from a Telematics Trial

by Patrick Law Group, LLC on

Recently, my automobile insurance company gauged my interest in saving up to 20% on insurance premiums. The catch? For three months, I would be required to install a plug-in monitor that collected extensive metadata—average...more

Drones and Personal Privacy

Imagine that you are sitting in your backyard and a drone flies overhead. It hovers. The camera adjusts and looks right at you. Then it flies away. ...more

Esports Insights and Trends - Staying current with emerging developments in the booming esports industry ...

by Foley & Lardner LLP on

Leveraging its long history and extensive experience in all aspects of the sports arena, the Foley Sports Industry Team is actively immersed in the booming esports industry. Our Esports Insights and Trends will be a recurring...more

Truck "Platooning" and the Vehicle to Vehicle Network - A Chance To Glimpse the Future of Vehicle Cybersecurity in Action

According to most in the automotive industry, a world where self-driving cars and fully automated trucks begin to fill our intersections and highways is still at least a decade or so away. Creative theories abound for how...more

EDUCAUSE Challenges the US DOE’s Guidance on Data Breach Reporting

On January 30, 2018, EDUCAUSE, a higher education technology association, submitted a letter to the U.S. Department of Education describing concerns that it had with the Federal Student Aid (“FSA”) ability to protect federal...more

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