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DLA Piper: EU: European Court Of Justice Rules Right To Be Forgotten Principle Applicable To Search Engines
Posted on 20 May 2014 by DLA Piper

By P:atrick Van Eecke and Anthony Cornette In a landmark ruling the European Court of Justice [on May 13] ruled that search engines, as a principle, need to remove the link between search results and a webpage if it contains information the individual... Read More

DLA Piper: FCC Approves Order On 21 Pending Petitions Seeking Clarification Of The TCPA: Key Points
Posted on 29 Jun 2015 by LexisNexis Legal Newsroom Staff

By Lesli C. Esposito and John D. Huh In a vote of three to two, with voting falling along political party lines, the Federal Communications Commission approved an order addressing 21 pending petitions seeking clarifications of various aspects of the... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Judge Allows Libel Suit Based on Google Autocomplete Search Results
Posted on 14 Aug 2014 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel A Hong Kong Judge disagreed with Google that Google’s Autocomplete may have created libeleous content and “cited Europe’s recent ‘right to be forgotten’ ruling requiring Google to remove embarrassing... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Bad News- You’re Not Entitled to Privacy When You Make A ‘Butt Call’!
Posted on 28 Jul 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel A court ruled that there is no privacy to people who make “butt calls” and particularly when the party making the “butt call” admitted “that he was aware of the risk of making inadvertent pocket-dial... Read More

DLA Piper LLP: Russia’s Data Localization Requirement Will Take Effect Sept. 1
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by DLA Piper

By Michael Malloy and Pavel Arievich Russia’s much publicized changes to its data protection rules come into force as of September 1, 2015. These changes are broadly, and vaguely, written and apply to almost anyone handling the personal data... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: CYBERALERT: .zip and .review are in the Top 10 Most Dangerous Top Level Domains (TLD)!
Posted on 9 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Most folks ignore anything to the right of the “.” but Blue Coat warns about the explosion in TLDs and “created a list rating the web’s shadiest and safest neighborhoods” based “on analysis of... Read More

William A. Ruskin: Best Practices For Avoiding Data Breach Liability
Posted on 14 Mar 2014 by William A. Ruskin

By William A. Ruskin Articles concerning cyber-security and data breach typically fall into two general categories: those discussing how to prevent a data breach from occurring and those discussing how to respond when one occurs. As I discussed in... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal: States And Congress Differ On Security-Breach Regulation
Posted on 14 Aug 2015 by State Net

By Korey Clark Nearly every state in the country has passed a law requiring private or government entities to notify individuals about security breaches involving their personal information. And states have been toughening those laws in recent years... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Google Law: Google Decides if Sites May Force Apps
Posted on 9 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel One might conclude that Google is the Internet law maker after “Google said that starting in November it would begin penalizing sites that show these “please install our app” ads.” The New York Times article... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cybercrime is Growth Industry Estimated to be as Much as $575 Billion
Posted on 14 Aug 2014 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel A recent report estimates that the ”cost of cybercrime includes the effect of hundreds of millions of people having their personal information stolen—incidents in the last year include more than 40 million people in the... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: MaaS (Malware-as-a-Service) – the Cybercrime Cloud Service NO ONE Wants to Think about
Posted on 5 Nov 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel According to the 2015 Threat Report about MaaS is that the “ average price for exploit kits is usually between $800- $1,500 a month, depending on the features and add-ons” and the “price is likely to remain low due... Read More

FTC Settles Claims Against Data Brokers Under FCRA
Posted on 25 Apr 2014 by Troutman Sanders

by Ethan Ostroff and Bryan Haynes Two data brokers settled charges brought by the FTC for $1.5 million based on allegations that they violated the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) when selling consumer data. The FTC alleged the companies operated... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cyber Theft of Millions Caused by Phishing Malware!
Posted on 16 Oct 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Criminal charges have been filed against the botnet administrator of “Bugat,” “Cridex” or “Dridex” which is a “sophisticated malware package designed to steal banking and other credentials... Read More

Ignorance Is Risk: Impact of NSA Monitoring Technologies On Attorney-Client Communications, Part 1
Posted on 23 Jul 2013 by Thomas H. Clarke, Jr.

By Thomas H. Clarke, Jr., and Lael D. Andara Knew or should have known, a standard often applied in a myriad of legal context, could soon be the one applied to attorneys who ignore the risks associated with communicating with clients using modern technologies... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cybercrime is Getting Worse – 5 Reasons
Posted on 14 Aug 2014 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel On the heels of the recent report that cybercrime is a $575 billion growth industry , Infoworld pointed out “that amount of crime has persisted for a long time, well before the Internet.” The article included these 5 reasons... Read More