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DLA Piper Legal Alert: Important Changes to Russian Data Protection Laws

By Michael Malloy and Pavel Arievich Russian President Vladimir Putin has signed a new law amending the Law on Data Protection and Law on Information. The law requires all personal data operators – subject to few exceptions – to store and process any personal data of Russian individuals within...

DLA Piper Health Systems Alert: BYOD: Cool But Dangerous – 3 HIPAA Security Rule Challenges, 7 Key Precautions

By Peter F. McLaughlin From reliable surveys and less dependable anecdotes, opinions point to the almost inevitable expansion of BYOD – bring your own device – as a cost-saving model for employers. Advisors assure company decision makers that direct savings will flow by avoiding the...

Foley & Lardner LLP: Privacy Issues in the Sharing of Genetic Information

By Antoinette F. Konski Low cost sequencing of a patient’s genome and advances in the interpretation of a patient’s genetic information is promised to transform the delivery of health care. To date, much of personalized medicine has focused on the use of genetics and data analytics to...

California: Anti-Paparazzi Law Inapplicable in a Workers' Compensation Proceeding

In Duong v. Automobile Club of Southern California , 2014 Cal. Wrk. Comp. P.D. LEXIS –, a WCAB panel held that a sub rosa video recorded by the defendant in the parking lot of a mobile home park (where the applicant did not live) and inside an Albertson’s grocery store was admissible and...

State Net Capitol Journal: State Websites Increasingly Subject To Cyberattacks

States are dealing with a growing number of cyberattacks, according to a new report from the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO) and the consulting firm Deloitte & Touche LLP, and sponsored by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. "We see attacks on Texas'...

Predictive Analytics and Big Data in the Workplace and Beyond: The Science Behind the Crystal Ball

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. An awful lot of ink has been devoted lately to Predictive Analytics and Big Data—two...

Predictive Analytics and Big Data in the Workplace and Beyond: The Science Behind the Crystal Ball

Karen C. Yotis, Esq., a Feature Resident Columnist for the LexisNexis Workers’ Compensation eNewsletter , provides insights into workplace issues and the nuts and bolts of the workers’ comp world. An awful lot of ink has been devoted lately to Predictive Analytics and Big Data—two...

Social Media and Insurance: The Insider's Guide to Successful Risk Assessment and Management

This new LexisNexis publication, written by attorneys Carrie E. Cope, Dirk E. Elhers, and Keith W. Mandell, provides practical analysis and legal guidance for using social media in business. An essential publication, Social Media and Insurance: The Insider's Guide to Successful Risk Assessment...

Farm Bureau Data Privacy Poll Produces Some Interesting Results

The American Farm Bureau Federation (Farm Bureau) recently polled over 2500 farmers about their concerns with data privacy and technology. Over 1000 of those surveyed indicated that they already use “precision technologies” on their farm, including data analysis tools operated by off-farm...

Ag Industry Releases Core Principles for Farm Data Privacy

This past year some of America’s leaders in agricultural technology products worked together with American Farm Bureau Federation and industry trade organizations to come up with a set of core principles for data privacy. The principles identified should help these agriculture technology providers...

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Privacy and Security Principles for Farm Data

A few people have asked me for a link to the farm data core principles document released by ag technology providers and industry trade organizations. Below is the entire document, which represents a collaboration of American Farm Bureau Federation, American Soybean Association, Beck’s Hybrids,...

A Closer Look at Farm Data Ownership

A number of agriculture technology providers (ATPs) worked together recently to produce a document identifying core industry principles for data privacy and security on the farm. (Read the core principles document here: Privacy and Security Principles for Farm Data ). One principle addressed ownership...

New Student Data Privacy Laws: Top Points For School Contractors And K-12 Education Sites, Apps And Online Services

By Michelle J. Anderson and Jim Halpert , Attorneys, DLA Piper According to the Data Quality Campaign , 36 states considered 110 student data privacy bills last year, and 20 states enacted 28 such bills into law. At least eight of these new laws may have significant implications for businesses...

DOJ to Court Watchers: 'Move Along, Nothing to See Here'

"The Justice Department said Thursday that it will block video recordings of next month’s closing arguments in a Seattle court case that addresses the rights of child migrants to legal counsel in deportation proceedings. A DOJ spokesperson said the prohibition is only intended to protect the...

Ninth Circuit Rejects EA’s “Incidental Use” Defense in Madden-Related Right of Publicity Suit

By Matt Ganas, Frank Ryan and Melissa Reinckens On January 6, 2015, the Ninth Circuit decided that Electronic Arts Inc.’s (“EA”) unauthorized use of former NFL players’ likeness as avatars in the Madden NFL video game series does not qualify for First Amendment protection...

Perkins Coie LLP on Notable Insurance Coverage Decisions from the Second Half of 2014 and Early 2015

By Nishant Kumar The second half of 2014 and early 2015 brought noteworthy insurance coverage cases in contemporary areas of interest -- for instance, coverage for media providers and for privacy breaches -- as well as significant new developments in jurisprudence regarding oft-disputed aspects of...

What You Need to Know about Farm Data Privacy

Here is my presentation to the Indiana Horticultural Congress on January 21, 2015. You can follow along online by clicking below: Farm Data Privacy: What You Need to Know Please check out other articles about the agriculture and technology on this blog. Read more at Janzen Ag Law...

DLA Piper: Effective Cybersecurity: 8 Questions for You and Your Team

By: Jim Halpert Cybersecurity has become a top-tier risk for US and multinational organizations. It is only a matter of time before a determined hacker will penetrate your organization’s system and successfully exfiltrate some data. (Indeed, this has most likely already happened, even if you...

Of Tanning Salons, Peeping Toms And Cyber Coverage

Now that I have your attention -- given how popular cyber coverage issues are these days -- the recent Pennsylvania trial court decision in Penn-America Ins. Co. v. Toni Tomei t/a Sunkissed Tanning & Spa, No. 3917 of 2012 (Pa. Ct. Comm. Pl., Westmoreland Cty. Feb. 19, 2015) is worthy of discussion...

Williams Mullen: Cybersecurity -- Mitigating the Legal Risks of On-Line Banking With Business Customers

By Robert D. Perrow and & J.P. McGuire Boyd Jr. On-line or electronic banking (“e-banking”) offers many well-known advantages to financial institutions engaged in banking and to their business customers. A significant risk of on-line bank accounts for both financial institutions and...

Williams Mullen: Preparing for a Data Breach – What to Know about Breach Notification

By Kelsey S. Farbotko Data breaches are at the forefront of the news, and many companies, including those dominant in the health care industry, have found themselves front and center in the headlines. Although recent news stories have focused their attention on attacks on major, nationwide companies...