May 01, 2016 |

    Beginning with the June Issue, e-Commerce Law & Strategy will no longer exist as a single entity. Instead, it will continue its evolution into our all-new, cutting-edge title: Cybersecurity Law & Strategy.

  • EU Approves GDPR

    May 01, 2016 |

    Coming off the heels of the EU Article 29 Working Party Opinion on the Privacy Shield, the EU Parliament passed the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) on April 15, which overhauls the union's Data Protection Directive rules set forth in 1995. This regulation applies to all business and organizations targeting EU consumers, regardless of their geographic location.

  • Does Adoption of Cloud Computing Shift Cyber Liability Risk?

    May 01, 2016 |

    The rapid adoption of cloud computing has attracted companies that seek to lower their information technology costs. At the same time, it is reported that there has been an increase in data loss and an increase in cyber-liability claims against companies. But the biggest vendors in the cloud computing industry want to push the risk of penetration of their systems onto their customers adopting the technology.

  • Law Firms Grapple With Cybersecurity Issues and Regulatory Risks

    May 01, 2016 |

    Security is always a concern for law firms, and the risks have only grown in recent years. Increasingly, attorneys, staff and clients have become more mobile and rely on an array of laptops, smartphones and tablets to stay connected 24/7. As more data is created and resides in more places, it becomes more vulnerable.

  • 10 Lessons from FTC Guidance on Data Security

    April 01, 2016 |

    Not if, but when." These simple words are enough to keep privacy officers, corporate counsel, compliance officers and IT managers up at night when faced with the reality that their network will at some point be breached. While there are no silver bullets to stop breaches from occurring, understanding and following legal actions brought by regulatory agencies and heeding security guidance they issue can go a long way.

  • CFPB Takes Step Into Cybersecurity Regulation

    April 01, 2016 |

    The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) has fired a shot across the bow of the burgeoning online-payment industry, taking an enforcement action this week that marked the agency's first foray into regulating cybersecurity.

  • Cybersecurity Meets EDRM with the Cybersecurity Reference Model

    April 01, 2016 |

    Many legal technology practitioners have great familiarity with the Electronic Discovery Reference Model (EDRM). The model allows attorneys and those who support them to use a common lexicon while wrestling with the complex issues and tasks associated with the discovery process. As the legal technology industry moves deeper into commoditization, new skills, knowledge bases and technology related to security and privacy outside the traditional EDRM will increasingly become the focal point for professional development.

  • Information Sharing for the Information Age

    April 01, 2016 |

    As 2015 drew to a close, Congress agreed on a federal budget. That simple act, coming on the heels of a series of contentious continuing resolutions, was big news. But tucked away on page 694 of that 887-page bill was perhaps a more significant achievement. There Congress inserted, passed, and the President signed, the Cybersecurity Act of 2015.