• Cloudy With a Chance of IoT attacks: The Cybersecurity Forecast for 2019

    January 01, 2019 |

    2018 was a trying year for the cybersecurity industry, with breaches increasing and showing no signs of slowing as we enter the New Year. 2019 will bring its own threats with the propagation of new technology — 5G and IoT — and their security vulnerabilities. However, there's also progress on the horizon, thanks to more stringent government regulation and increasing legal action.

  • Right Out of the Box: California Enacts First-of-its-Kind Statute Regulating Internet-of-Things

    December 01, 2018 |

    Companies Impacted By California's SB-327 — Especially Manufacturers and Distributors of IoT Devices — Should Work to Ensure Compliance With the Act As Soon As Possible If Regulatory Fallout Is to Be Avoided Come January 2020

    While a great deal of attention has focused on the California Consumer Privacy Act, California also passed a less-publicized, but highly critical, statute that will regulate certain aspects of Internet of Things device security.

  • Sticking a Hand in the Internet Cookie Jar

    December 01, 2018 |

    Why Collecting Children's Online Data is a Risk

    As convenient, useful and cool mobile technology and interconnected devices are, they come with risks that remain largely unseen or, worse, ignored. For manufacturers, they also pose regulatory litigation, and insurance risks, especially when children end up using their “smart” products.

  • How Will the Music Modernization Act's Mechanical Licensing Collective Work?

    December 01, 2018 |

    This article focuses on managing change for clients affected by the MMA's government-mandated mechanical licensing collective. In my view, far from putting songwriters on a trajectory away from the government regulation that has oppressed them for generations, the collective imposes an entirely new bureaucracy with potentially significant costs that are not readily apparent.

  • Cybersecurity and Email

    October 01, 2018 |

    In the legal community, professionals have embraced email. However, as increasing concerns and regulations around data security continue to evolve, the future of digital communication via email may not meet the more stringent requirements.

  • China's Cybersecurity Law Isn't Just About Cybersecurity

    March 01, 2018 |

    The law — which includes data localization mandates, cybersecurity best practices, and data transfer restrictions — has similarities to other cyber laws such as the EU's General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). But in this case, it's also being used to police internet content and behavior.

  • Marketing Tech: SEO: Will It Actually Work for Your Firm?

    February 01, 2018 |

    Search engine optimization (SEO) is a great way to help drive traffic to your website, but is also a very misunderstood term. This article helps clarify what SEO really is, and if it will help with your business development activities.

  • Online Marketing Practices Continue to Pose Regulatory Threats for the Financial Services Industry

    February 01, 2018 |

    Last year, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) released a staff report on Cross-Device Tracking, which added to the FTC's efforts to regulate emerging issues in the ever-evolving area of online behavioral advertising. The advertising in question involves the collection of data from a particular computer or device regarding a user's Internet-viewing behavior over time and across non-affiliate websites. Ostensibly, this technology obtains user preferences or interests. Cross-device tracking is the logical next step for this technology.