In-House Tech

7 Tips to Make a Cyber Attack Comeback

By JEFF TON, BLUELOCK |

This article appeared in Cybersecurity Law & Strategy, an ALM publication for privacy and security professionals, Chief Information Security Officers, Chief Information Officers, Chief Technology Officers, Corporate Counsel, Internet and Tech Practitioners, In-House Counsel. Visit the website to learn more.

Disney, App Partners Hit With Suit Under Child Privacy Law

By Ross Todd |

The Walt Disney Co. has been hit with a class action claiming that one of its apps targeted to youngsters violates a federal law designed to protect children's privacy while they're connected to the internet.

3 Unanswered Regulatory Cybersecurity Questions GCs Should Watch

By Rhys Dipshan |

From FTC oversight to state breach laws, questions abound about how enforcement will take shape and what exactly constitutes compliance.

Proposed IoT Cybersecurity Legislation Could Lead to Consumer Device Standards

By Rhys Dipshan |

In setting security standards for IoT devices sold to the federal government, the proposed bill may make it economically infeasible for IoT manufacturers to ignore cybersecurity best practices.

Kremlin complex in Moscow

New VPN Ban in Russia Latest Step in Increasing Cyber Risk for US Companies

By Ed Silverstein |

Recent Russian cyber actions, such as the restrictive use of VPN technology, may make it more difficult for companies to conduct routine business activities.

Internet of things (IoT) concept. Businessman presses IoT solution represented by symbol connected with icons of typical IoT. Intelligent house, car, camera, watch, washing machine. Smart digital home

Do You Really Need to Store That IoT Data?

By Justine Young Gottshall |

Not only are companies collecting a massive amount of data generated by the Internet of Things (IoT), they are storing it too. According to a survey of 1,000 enterprises conducted by 451 Research, 71 percent of enterprises are gathering IoT data and nearly half of the data generated are being stored. What the survey doesn't reveal is if companies are considering the legal implications of storing IoT data and preparing to deal with demands for that data from outside entities.

Trade Secrets Litigation: The No-Longer-Forgotten Part of the Tech IP Arsenal

By Zach Warren |

With massive jury rewards and the DTSA encouraging federal litigation, trade secrets litigation is seeing a surge in the tech industry.

Decoding China’s New Cybersecurity Law

By Kirstin McCracken |

Recent headlines around the world have been preoccupied with news from mainland China, which includes a new Cybersecurity Law that came into effect on June 1st. The new law was introduced amid heightened concerns in China and globally over the potential for cyber issues, such as the WannaCry ransomware attack, to impact governments, public services, businesses and individuals.

Workers Are Lining Up for Microchip Implants, but Lawyers Say Slow Down

By David Ruiz |

Is microchipping your employees a good idea? Attorneys have serious reservations about the practice.

OCC Invitation Prompts Fintech to Apply for Traditional Bank Charter

By Stephanie Forshee |

Varo Money, a mobile banking startup, announced this week it has applied to become a national bank.

Texting—It's Like Deja Vu All Over Again

By John Sharpe and Greg Amoroso |

Texting is the new email dilemma. When email first emerged as a common method of business communication, regulators demanded that firms monitor and retain emails as part of their supervisory responsibilities and, in response, firms developed policies and protocols governing email usage. Naturally, emails had a significant impact on litigation and regulatory proceedings and, more specifically, made both processes more costly and time consuming.

Once More Unto the Breach: A Discussion of Recent Data Breach Litigation

By Edward J. Bennett, Matthew H. Blumenstein and Xiao Wang |

The Anthem settlement appears to represent yet another watershed moment in data breach litigation. This is a still a relatively new and rapidly evolving field, but, as more and more of these cases are filed, several recurring battle lines have emerged through parties' arguments and judicial opinions. This article discusses two such issues—standing and class certification. It also discusses the prospect of additional clarity in this area.

Texts Generate New E-Discovery Dilemmas for In-House Counsel

By Jennifer Williams-Alvarez |

As employees increasingly rely on texting for business-related communication, companies have to figure out how to handle this data, especially in the context of e-discovery.

L to R: Joshua Klayman, co-chair of Morrison & Foerster’s Blockchain + Smart Contracts Group; Jae Kwon, co-founder, All in Bits, Cosmos, and Tendermint; Nick Chirls, founder & partner, Notation Capital; Subhankar Sinha, Co-Founder, PwC’s Global Blockchain Practice, Emma Channing, General Counsel, The Argon Group; Greg Murphy, Partner, Outlier Ventures; John Tabacco, Co-Founder, T0, and President, Rev4, during a panel discussion titled “Blockchain for Bankers: ICOs and Similar Investments” at Morrison Foerster in New York.

A Market with ‘Zero Regulation’: Experts Disagree on Regulator Role in Cryptocurrency

By Ian Lopez |

Some view the regulatory environment around cryptocurrency as burdensome, others nonexistent.