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New York Adopts New Data Breach Law, Including Data Security Requirements
Last month, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo signed into law the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Security Act (Shield Act). The Shield Act expands the type of personal information ...
United States
15 Oct 2019
Brexit: How Do US And Overseas Investors Take Advantage?
This briefing note examines certain legal implications of Brexit for US and overseas investors seeking to take advantage of the exchange rate volatility.
9 Oct 2019
Does My Company Need A Data Privacy Officer?
Data privacy laws are front and center with the GDPR's one-year anniversary and the California Consumer Privacy Act taking effect in months.
United States
8 Oct 2019
CCPA's Moving Target Comes Into Focus
With the California legislative session having ended on Friday, September 13, 2019, we finally have some idea what the final version of the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA)
United States
7 Oct 2019
A Tale Of Two Texts: Are Unsolicited Text Messages Ever OK Under The TCPA?
An important question in the wake of Spokeo Inc. v. Robbins has been how the "concrete" injury requirement limits, if at all, federal jurisdiction over statutory penalty lawsuits where the ...
United States
7 Oct 2019
The Shorter Matt Blaze: NSA Hacking Is OK, As Long As We Take Away Its Best Hacking Tools
Matt Blaze, a well-known public cryptographer and NSA critic, offered what seemed like a modest concession in the relentless campaign against NSA intelligence gathering
United States
15 Jan 2014
Is The Congressional Response To The Target Breach Off-Target?
In the aftermath of the TARGET breach announced last month, there has been much talk of how to respond to large-scale breaches of this type.
United States
15 Jan 2014
Video Interview: Discussing The Target Data Breach With LXBN TV (Video Content)
Following up on my recent commentary on the Target data breach, I had an opportunity to discuss its fallout in a video interview with Colin O’Keefe of LXBN.
United States
13 Jan 2014
TARGETed For A Breach – And Now TARGETed For Litigation
On Thursday, TARGET announced that it had been the victim of a cyber attack in which hackers stole data on credit and debit cards of as many as 40 million customers who made purchases at the height of the holiday shopping season.
United States
2 Jan 2014
Hackback Backers’ Comeback?
The US-China Economic and Security Review Commission has issued its annual report.
United States
29 Nov 2013
European Webmail Privacy: Even Worse Than I Thought
I’ve been critical of the claim that European privacy law offers more protection against government surveillance than American law.
European Union
29 Oct 2013
NIST Issues Preliminary Cybersecurity Framework — Cybersecurity Hardest Hit
NIST has revised the draft cybersecurity framework that it released in August. What it published today is a "preliminary cybersecurity framework."
United States
29 Oct 2013
Europe, The Cloud, And The New York Times
The "New York Times" recently ran a story arguing that, after the Snowden revelations, Europe would have to build its own cloud computing industry to protect European privacy.
European Union
23 Oct 2013
The DPA For The USA
Officials in the EU often deride the lack of a national data protection authority in the US.
United States
22 Oct 2013
Breach Protection
All too often, companies that have been victimized by data breaches are being blamed by regulators and class action lawyers for not doing more to prevent the breaches.
United States
23 Sep 2013
Would You Be Ready? Is Your Company Doing Enough To Prevent, And Mitigate The Costs Of, A Data Breach?
Earlier this year, Schnuck Markets Inc. announced that it had been the victim of a data breach that potentially affected 2.4 million customers.
United States
5 Sep 2013
Cloud Computing: The US versus The EU
European cloud providers have tried for years to gain a competitive advantage in the European market over U.S.-based counterparts by claiming that content stored with European providers is more protected from government access than data stored with U.S. companies.
United States
27 Jul 2013
Intelligence Under Law - Judiciary Testimony
The statement of Stewart A. Baker at the Oversight Hearing on the Administration's use of FISA Authorities.
United States
25 Jul 2013
EU Data Protection – The Inconvenient Truth
In the wake of the leaks about the NSA’s PRISM program and domestic data collection activities, EU officials have, quite predictably, raised alarms that the NSA’s programs pose a grave threat to the privacy of EU citizens.
European Union
12 Jul 2013
The CFAA And The Insider Threat
Rep. Zoe Lofgren recently introduced "Aaron’s Law," legislation that would significantly amend the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
United States
9 Jul 2013
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