Category: Risk Mitigation

Target’s Data Breach, Cyber Risk Insurance, Privacy Legislation, and Other Cybersecurity Developments You Should Know

The theft of personal financial information from shoppers at Target Corp – involving as many as 110 million consumers – has dominated privacy and data security headlines of late. But it’s far from the only issue we’re following in the cybersecurity and data protection space. Also on our list: cyber risk insurance, breach disclosure requirements,… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: FCPA Enforcement, Consumer Data, Trade Secrets, ERISA Advisories

Breaking up is hard to do: on this day in 1982, AT&T agrees to break up and divest itself of 22 local telephone operating companies. It’s everything you need to know about FCPA enforcement in 2013. Really – everything… (Shearman & Sterling) Do you collect personally identifiable information on your website? (Kent Schmidt at Dorsey… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: In-House Counsel, Patent Trolls, Social Media, Iran Sanctions

Give yourself the gift the keeps on giving: inbox delivery of the JD Supra Corporate Brief. It’s as easy as click, type, send… Know your employer’s business, identify unnecessary legal risks, and other ways in-house counsel can add the most value to a company… (Walt Metz, JD Supra Perspectives) These aren’t the (patent) trolls you’re… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Stopping 23andMe Sales, Buying Privacy Liabilities, Changing Proxy Policies, Approving REIT Conversions

On November 27, 1924, the very first Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade was held. As it should be… Happy Holidays! The FDA is routinely criticized in cases where regulation is perceived to stymy innovation. Shutting down 23andMe isn’t one of them… (Andrew Ittleman and Kelly Lightfoot, JD Supra Perspectives) Every mobile app that glitters is not… Read more »

How to Purchase Cyber Insurance

From attorney Roberta Anderson of K&L Gates, five tips that will help every organization sort through the process of buying cyber insurance: Get a Grasp on Risk Profile and Tolerance Look at Existing Coverage Purchase “Cyber” Insurance As Needed Spotlight The “Cloud” Remember The “Cyber”Misnomer Read the full update, How to Purchase “Cyber” Insurance, then… Read more »

JD Supra Corporate Brief: Government Shutdown, Cyber Insurance, Drilling Permits, Pay Ratio

Monday morning blues? Here’s a cure: two parts coffee, one part cherry Danish, and a hearty dash of JD Supra Corporate Brief: A federal shutdown would create distinct challenges for government operations… (Skadden Arps) Is it time to update the patent examination system? (MBHB) If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again – but… Read more »

Botnets, Cyber Weapon Controls, White House Incentives, and More – What We’re Reading in Cybersecurity Now

Here’s a quick look at what’s grabbing our attention right now on JD Supra. Recent updates on the myriad risks, concerns, and legal developments around cybersecurity and data protection: White House Posts Preliminary Cybersecurity Incentives (Proskauer): “On August 6, 2013 the White House posted its preliminary list of incentives encouraging the adoption of cybersecurity best… Read more »

5 Ways to Protect Your Company’s Information from a Data Security Breach

“[I]n 2012, data breaches cost American companies an average of $188 per lost record, and $5.4 million per incident.” (ID Experts) What do the University of Virginia, Apple, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Ubuntu, and the Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital have in common? Among other things, all have been recent victims of data breaches. And, as… Read more »

Why You Need Cyber Risk Insurance – and Other Hot Topics in Cybersecurity

What’s hot in cybersercurity and data protection? Business insurance against cyber risks, increased scrutiny of corporate policies and practices to prevent – and respond to – cyber threats, updated privacy controls and standards from the National Institute of Standards and Technology, and more. For your reference, a roundup of recent cybersecurity updates, from lawyers and… Read more »

Intellectual Property Update(s): Soft Porn, Multidefendant Patent Cases, Pay-for-Delay, IP and the Economy, No ICANN’T, & More…

What’s news in Intellectual Property? A lot, actually. For your reference, here’s a quick snapshot of some of it: IP-Intensive Industries Contribute $7Trillion to the U.S. Economy: “A report prepared by the Economics and Statistics Administration and U.S. Patent and Trademark Office shows that IP-intensive industries support tens of millions of jobs and contribute several… Read more »

The Computer Fraud and Abuse Act: A Legal Overview

“Ultimately, the proper interpretation of the scope of the CFAA may have to be decided by the U.S. Supreme Court…” – Patton Boggs Thanks to a recent decision in the Ninth Circuit, the ever-evolving Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) is back in the spotlight. The latest changes notwithstanding, what exactly is the CFAA? What… Read more »