How Do Clients Feel About the NSA Eavesdropping On Attorney-Client Phone Conversations?

How Do Clients Feel About the NSA Eavesdropping On Attorney-Client Phone Conversations?

The American Bar Association’s annual technology conference was held in Chicago last week, and one session was entitled, “Tools for lawyers worried that NSA is eavesdropping on their confidential conversations.” While I think most of the conversations I hold with my clients would be pretty boring stuff for the NSA, there are a few occasions where a client consults with me as to whether certain behavior or actions may be construed as criminal in nature.

Nevada State Bar Data Breach Reminds Us That Paper Still Matters

Nevada State Bar Data Breach Reminds Us That Paper Still Matters

The Nevada State Bar (the “Bar”) has confirmed that “criminals” forced their way into storage facilities maintained by the Bar related to past bar exam applicants and made off with “18 records of individuals.”  The loss appears to have been first reported here at databreaches.net.  It does not sound like much, but databreaches.net further reports that at least one case of identity theft has been confirmed.

The Internet of Things: Brave New World

By | Socially Aware Blog | April 2, 2014
The Internet of Things: Brave New World

The Internet of Things (IoT) is the network of everyday physical objects that surround us and are increasingly being embedded with technology to enable those objects to collect and transmit data about their use and surroundings. In the new world of the IoT, the possibilities are enormous, and the technology industry has so far only scratched the surface of what “machine-to-machine” (M2M) interconnectivity could achieve.

Is Korea Moving Towards EU-Style Legislation for Financial Institutions?

By | Inside Privacy | April 1, 2014

In January 2014, a massive data leak of some 104 million credit card accounts shocked South Korea.  The number of affected accounts was twice the number of the population of South Korea’s.  The incident arose when a temporary employee of a personal credit rating agency that manages personal financial data of customers of three major credit card companies allegedly copied personal credit details of millions of people on his portable disk drive and subsequently sold the information to loan marketers and brokers.