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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

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: 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

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

DLA Piper Cybersecurity Law Alert: Hackers Steal 1.2 Billion Passwords – 4 Steps To Take Now
Posted on 11 Aug 2014 by DLA Piper

By Aravind Swaminathan and Tara McGraw Swaminatha | The New York Times reported this week that an organized Russian criminal group stole approximately 1.2 billion user name and password credentials associated with more than 500 million email addresses... Read More