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With the ubiquitous nature of cloud-based services, many people, corporations, and governments have decided to trust cloud providers with their sensitive data. However, as the recent Facebook/Cambridge Analytica incident painfully revealed, this is not always smart. Data breaches can cost companies millions in fines, along with huge losses in customer trust. Ordinary citizens themselves are often the biggest losers in these scenarios, with their personal — and sometimes even financial — data at risk of misuse and misappropriation.
By Justin Hectus and Kristy Sambor
In a nutshell, GDPR mandates that individuals have access and control over the use and maintenance of their data in certain circumstances, while the foundation of blockchain relies on the immutability of data. On the surface, these concepts seem in direct conflict with each other. This article discusses the points where GDPR and blockchain share common ground, where conflicts may exist and possible approaches for mitigating those conflicts.
By Adam Cohen
Part Two of a Two-Part Article
In Part One of this article last month, we began a discussion designed to demystify the hesitations behind cloud security and analyzed the fast-growing transformation to a range of newer technical approaches with important consequences for legal practice. This month we continue the discussion by tackling the security and legal implications of the mass transformation of enterprise IT to cloud services from leading providers such as AWS and Azure.
By Paul McGough
The same applications, and the same cryptographic protocols, don’t function in the exact same ways when appearing in ‘the same software’ utilized in different control devices. What, if any, are the legal ramifications of differing delivery mechanisms for the same cryptographic functions that may or may not perform the same?
By Deana Uhl
Building an Intelligence-Led Program
With reports of major breaches surfacing with alarming frequency, boards and C-Level management are now looking to counsel to implement programs that help the corporation prepare for, quickly recover and reduce fallout from, inevitable cyber incidents. In-house counsel is facing growing responsibility to minimize damage to the corporate reputation, loss of key data, and legal and regulatory penalties. And many worry their organization is stuck in a game of catch-up.