Approximately 30 states have enacted anti-SLAPP statutes, which are intended to deter lawsuits that impede the right to free speech and other related activities. New statutory language in Texas's anti-SLAPP statute specifically protects those in the entertainment and media industries, and such explicit reference should prove comfort to content creators and publishers.
Robert J. Anello and Richard F. Albert
Although increased reliance on technology such as emails and texts has provided greater opportunity to gather evidence of criminal activity, law enforcement agencies around the world complain that encryption technologies make it difficult to catch criminals and terrorists and therefore should be restricted.
A new report from the law firm of Pinsent Masons shows that there has been a high level of GDPR "over-reporting" at the U.K.'s Information Commissioner's Office, but organizations who may think they are playing it safe may actually be opening themselves up to further regulatory scrutiny.
To comply with the data side of the Outside Counsel Guidelines, firms must have a clear information governance strategy for which the firm’s use of technology systems is foundational.
The European Union has put forth an ambitious proposal for how countries can eliminate barriers to e-commerce and protect businesses and consumers engaged in online transactions. But parts of the proposal, published as part of a World Trade Organization initiative that includes the U.S. and China, are likely to face opposition.
New Study Shows U.S. Companies Are Taking the Same Failed Approach To Complying With California’s Privacy Regulation As They Did for GDPR
U.S. companies haven’t learned much from the missteps they made while preparing for the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), suggests a new study on data privacy regulation compliance.
Legislation expanding the types of personal data that will trigger a required notification to customers in case of a breach, including email addresses and passwords, was signed into law by Gov. Phil Murphy.
Michael Smith and Mike Paul
This article discusses what to look for in a cloud service provider and other issues that will help determine if moving to the cloud is the right move for your firm.
Consistent With the Cliché That “Everything’s Bigger In Texas,” the Texas Legislature Has Introduced Not One, But Two Separate Bills Relating to the Privacy of Personal Information
The TPPA is arguably the less onerous of the two bills, although you might not necessarily realize it at first blush, given the broad way it defines “personal identifying information” (PII).
David G. Ries
Effective cybersecurity requires an ongoing, risk-based, comprehensive process that addresses people, policies and procedures, and technology, including training. Effective security also requires an understanding that security is everyone’s responsibility and constant security awareness by all users of technology.