Concerning Smart Technology Innovations

Smart technology innovations are fun and exciting, but they can also be concerning. The Consumer Electronics Show, an annual large-scale tradeshow, is taking place this week in Las Vegas. The Consumer Technology Association, the owner and producer of the show, … Continue reading

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Case Brief: Hail v. Beaver Builders

In Hail v. Beaver Builders, the Colorado Court of Appeals held absent a contractual provision that creates a duty to use reasonable cybersecurity practices, a company whose poor cybersecurity practices increased another company’s risk of being harmed by computer crime … Continue reading

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Complying with Law Firm Data Privacy and Security Standards

Last week, the American Bar Association (ABA) revised its formal opinion on what constitutes reasonable data privacy and information security practices for lawyers and law firms. It is ABA Formal Opinion 477R: “Securing communication of protected client information.” You may … Continue reading

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Attias v. Carefirst August 10, 2016, Memorandum Opinion

This recent court decision adds to an increasing body of law that makes it harder for data breach victims to win against the companies from whom their data was stolen. According to the U.S. District Court for the District of … Continue reading

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FTC Holds LabMD Liable for Negligent Information Security

The Federal Trade Commission issued an opinion today that continues the discussion of what reasonable data security practices are and should be when it found a medical laboratory’s practices violated federal law. The case concerns a now-defunct medical testing laboratory, LabMD, … Continue reading

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Department of Justice Announces Its New Cybersecurity Unit

  Yesterday, while delivering her remarks at the CyberCrime 2020 symposium at Georgetown University Law School, Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell announced the Department of Justice’s creation of the new Cybersecurity Unit within Computer Crime and Intellectual Property Section. … Continue reading

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October is National Cyber Security Awareness Month (NCSAM)

    Last month. President Barack Obama proclaimed October 2014 to be National Cyber Security Awareness Month. Cyber threats pose one of the gravest national security dangers the United States faces. They jeopardize our country’s critical infrastructure, endanger our individual … Continue reading

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