ABA Issues Opinion On Use of Email for Lawyers

On May 11, 2017, The American Bar Association (ABA) updated its 1999 opinion regarding lawyers’ use of email for communication. Although many state bar associations have issued opinions on electronic communications and the use of cloud computing services, the ABA has now provided clear guidance for lawyers on their ethical responsibilities of competence, confidentiality and communication in an electronic age. View Full Post
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DocuSign Breach Leads to Email Malware Campaign Requesting Wire Transfers

Electronic signature technology company DocuSign has admitted that it suffered a breach of one of its computer systems resulting in stolen data including customer and user email addresses. The breach has allowed the hackers to target DocuSign customers and users to send phishing emails requesting wire transfers. View Full Post
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Trump Administration Issues New Executive Order Focused On Strengthening Federal Cybersecurity

By Steven Croley*, Jennifer Archie and Serrin Turner The Trump Administration has issued a much anticipated Executive Order (EO),“Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure,” directing federal executive agency heads to undertake various cyber-related reviews and to report findings back to the White House Electricity_Pylon_singleColColorwithin prescribed timetables. View Full Post
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Updated Drone Statistics in the Commercial Industry

The commercial drone market is booming. While estimates certainly vary, many research firms say that the worldwide market value will rise from $2 billion today to over $10 million within the next 10 years. Similar to the GPS and Internet boom, drones are evolving beyond their military origin to become powerful business tools. View Full Post
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Privacy Tip #88 – the Challenge of Keeping Up with Patches

Over the past week, many clients and individuals have asked me why some companies and health care facilities were devastated by the WannaCry ransomware, and why others made it through the weekend without a blink of an eye. Simplistically, it is because those who pay attention to security patches that they receive from technology vendors for their products (like Microsoft in this case), are protecting their network better than those who can’t get to them. View Full Post
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Settlement in Home Depot Class Action Provides Data Security Corporate Governance Framework for Companies

By | Privacy Law Report | May 17, 2017
The latest settlement in Home Depot’s data breach litigation provides a data security framework for corporate governance that may be used by other companies as a template.  Based on claims arising from a massive data breach in 2014 involving 56 million credit cards, Home Depot Inc. View Full Post
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Weekly Data Privacy Alert – 8 May 2017

Please click here to read the latest data privacy alert from the Squire Patton Boggs Data Privacy & Cybersecurity team. This week’s alert covers news from the EU, Germany and the UK. EU EDPS Backs Article 29 Working Party in Opinion on Draft ePrivacy Regulation Germany Baden-Württemberg Data Protection Authority Appeals to Private Camera Drone Users Consumer Association Nordrhein-Westfalen Finds Data Protection Deficits in Wearables and Fitness Apps Federal Data Protection Commissioner Comments on Bundestag Adoption of New Data Protection Act UK ICO’s Highest Nuisance Calls Fine Reaches Record £400,000 For more information on any of these items, or data privacy issues generally, please feel free to call any of the of the following individuals: Annette Demmel (Germany) Caroline Egan (Birmingham) Francesca Fellowes (Leeds) View Full Post
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SFC Proposes Baseline Cyber Security Requirements for Internet Trading

shutterstock_187697849The Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission (“SFC”) has issued a paper containing proposals to introduce cyber security guidelines under the Securities and Futures Ordinance (the “SFO”) applicable to internet brokers (the “Cyber Security Consultation Paper”). Comments are open through 7 July 2017. View Full Post
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