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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

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

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

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

47 State AGs Ask Congress to Preserve Their Authority to Investigate Data Breaches
Posted on 9 Jul 2015 by Troutman Sanders

by Siran S. Faulders , Steve D. Rosenthal and C. Reade Jacob, Jr. On July 7, 47 state attorneys general signed onto a multistate letter to the U.S. Congress emphasizing the importance of maintaining states’ authority to enforce data breach and... 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

Needed Now: Experienced and Talented Cybersecurity Professionals to Protect Government Data Systems
Posted on 15 Jul 2015 by Foley & Lardner LLP

The announcement on June 4th of a massive cybersecurity attack that compromised data stored on Office of Personnel Management (OPM) systems for 4.2 million current and former federal employees is the most recent head-smacking report of how porous the... Read More

ACC Foundation Releases Largest Study of its Kind on Cybersecurity Among In-House Counsel Underwritten by Ballard Spahr LLP
Posted on 10 Dec 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

The Association of Corporate Counsel Foundation (ACC) released a State of Cybersecurity report underwritten by Ballard Spahr on December 9, 2015. The report provides valuable insights on cybersecurity issues from more than 1,000 corporate lawyers at 887... Read More

Privilege Protects Cyber Breach Investigation: A Norton Rose Fulbright Whitepaper
Posted on 10 Dec 2015 by Norton Rose Fulbright

By David Navetta and Kris Kleiner On October 23, 2015, the Federal District Court in Minnesota upheld Target’s assertion that documents produced pursuant to an internal investigation of its 2013 security incident fell within the protections of... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Cybercriminals Know How To Access Law Firms
Posted on 3 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Aderant recently published an article entitled the “5 Deadly Sins Cyber Criminals Know About Law Firm Security” written by Lewis Thomason CFO William Kunkel, attorney Joy Justin, and consultants from Sword & Shield... Read More

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

Cyber(in)security: The Perils of Preserving Customer Data
Posted on 25 Feb 2014 by Real Law Editorial Team

“Be Prepared” is one of the world’s most enduring mottos. It has been used, with international and organizational variations, by millions of Boy Scouts—and later Girl Guides and Girl Scouts—for over a century . But like... Read More

Peter S. Vogel: Lawyers Looking For Witnesses & Evidence Need To Know About Internet Anonymity!
Posted on 8 Sep 2015 by Peter S. Vogel

By Peter S. Vogel Infoworld recently reported about how folks can become anonymous on the Internet which comes in the wake of the 37 million individuals who were exposed in the Ashley Madison hack. The August 25, 2015 report was entitled “9 steps... Read More

Ballard Spahr LLP: Massive Hacking Operation Further Reveals Weakness Of Passwords
Posted on 12 Aug 2014 by Ballard Spahr LLP

By the Privacy and Data Security Group A small private cybersecurity firm recently revealed that a Russian computer hacking organization amassed more than 1.2 billion username and password combinations. The data was collected across a wide swath of... Read More