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Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

A Gmail and Facebook account is more valuable to a criminal than a credit card on the ‘dark web’

June 1, 2021

Via: Entrepreneur

Certainly losing a credit card is an uncomfortable and dangerous situation. However, for criminals on the “dark web” a Gmail or Facebook account is more valuable. According to a price list published by Privacy Affairs , credit cards cost between […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

NYDFS Issues Supply Chain Management Guidance

May 26, 2021

Via: National Law Review

The New York State Department of Financial Services recently issued recommendations to financial institutions in the aftermath of the SolarWinds cyberattack. In that attack, hackers inserted malware into SolarWinds software which was then distributed to SolarWinds’ customers (many of which […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Jones Day documents, hacked in vendor breach, reveal Chicago drone program details

May 13, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Emails from the city of Chicago and its police department are among the documents stolen from Jones Day in a hack of its file transfer vendor, Accellion. The emails reveal that Chicago started a drone program using money from forfeiture proceeds, which […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Plaid Federal Electronic Surveillance Claims Dropped, Privacy Claims Survive

May 11, 2021

Via: National Law Review

On April 30, 2021 a California district court trimmed various federal privacy-related claims, including the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) claim, from a highly-visible, ongoing putative class action against fintech services company Plaid Inc. (“Plaid”), but allowed other state […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Law Firm Cybersecurity Starts With You

April 22, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Cyber attacks and data security issues are often in the news, so often that we seem to have become numb to the problem. If a lawyer or a client’s personal information is on the internet, it’s more likely than not […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

The Federal Circuit Provides New Guidance for Patent Licensees Wishing to Challenge the Licensed Patent’s Validity

April 21, 2021

Via: National Law Review

The Federal Circuit in Apple Inc. v. Qualcomm Incorporated handed down a decision on April 7, 2021 that provides guidance on the determination of standing for patent licensees who wish to contest the validity of a patent or patents in […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

DOL Issues Cybersecurity Guidance Focused on ERISA

April 20, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Last week, the Employee Benefits Security Administration arm of the Department of Labor issued guidance focused on protecting and preventing workers’ benefits from the escalating impact of cybersecurity threats. The guidance, which addressed plan sponsors and fiduciaries regulated by the […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Comprehensive Data Privacy Law Brings Big Changes to Virginia, but Excludes Employee Personal Data

April 7, 2021

Via: National Law Review

Virginia has joined California as the second state to enact a comprehensive data privacy law. On March 2, 2021, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam signed the Virginia Consumer Data Protection Act (VCDPA) into law. The VCDPA does not go into effect […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

Google’s use of Java code was fair use, SCOTUS rules in Oracle copyright battle

April 5, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Google did not violate copyright law when it copied a portion of Java programming language for use in its Android platform for smartphones, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday in a 6-2 decision. Justice Stephen G. Breyer wrote the majority […]


Business Law & Regulations, Privacy

US Supreme Court rules Facebook notification messages did not violate telemarketing law

April 2, 2021

Via: Jurist

The US Supreme Court on Thursday ruled that Facebook’s notification pop-up messages did not violate the 1991 Telephone Consumer Protection Act (TCPA). The court unanimously upheld a narrow definition of an automated dialer, stating that Facebook’s software fell short of […]