• Podcast: Phishing

    November 02, 2017 |

    Phishing is one of the more pervasive cyber attacks in the world, and while we've all received phishing emails, phishing attacks have become more sophisticated and come in different forms other than emails from Persian princes.

  • All Digital Assets Are Not Legally Equal

    November 02, 2017 |

    The Internet has generated a new set of assets known as "digital assets." Broadly defined, a digital asset is an electronic record in which an individual has a right or interest. This definition erroneously implies that digital assets should be treated as a legally equivalent set of assets when, in fact, failure to differentiate digital assets into one of three distinct classes will result in legal difficulties.

  • EU Push to Filter 'Illegal' Content Raises Alarms in Silicon Valley

    November 02, 2017 |

    The European Commission (EU) is ramping up pressure on tech companies to more aggressively use automated filtering to scrub "illegal" content from the Internet, a move that is drawing criticism from some lawyers and free speech activists in Silicon Valley.

  • SCOTUS Takes Up Microsoft Case on Email Privacy

    November 02, 2017 |

    A long-running dispute between Microsoft and the Justice Department over providing the government with certain customer emails in criminal investigations will be refereed by the U.S. Supreme Court.

  • New-Wave Legal Challenges for Bitcoin and Other Cryptocurrencies

    November 02, 2017 |

    As the adoption of cryptocurrencies — or digital currencies that are encrypted for security — spreads throughout the business and financial sectors, so too do the concerns that lack of regulation render the new-age currency susceptible to fraud, manipulation, and to being used as a vehicle for money laundering. Nevertheless, recent efforts by U.S. enforcement agencies to apply and enforce financial regulations indicate that cryptocurrency-based transactions will be under greater scrutiny than ever before.

  • What Lies Beneath the Surface: The Dark Web

    November 02, 2017 |

    This article provides a basic outline of the structure of the Web and some insight as to the purpose for and content housed on each level, as well as give some practical tips to avoid your company's data from ending up on the Dark Web.

  • The Myth of the Secure Cloud

    October 02, 2017 |

    "There's really no such thing as the cloud, there are only other people's computers." This may have been true at first; but it is now worth some investigation if the present threat environment today demands a secure cloud.

  • Big Data, Web 'Scraping' and Competition Law

    October 02, 2017 |

    The Debate Continues

    Web "scraping" is one method of accumulating data that has sparked recent legal debate, both antitrust and otherwise. Legal challenges to Web scraping have involved privacy claims and claims under the federal Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, in addition to antitrust claims about the need to collect public data to be able to compete freely.

  • Website Accessibility: The Law and Your Business Priorities

    October 02, 2017 |

    The first step to solving a problem is knowing it exists. But many businesses have never thought to ask whether their customer-facing websites are accessible to people with disabilities, and only become aware of the issue when they are sent a demand letter or served with a lawsuit alleging that their site violates the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

  • The Equifax Breach: Why This One Is Different

    October 02, 2017 |

    This is not the first time that a credit reporting agency has been breached, nor is it the first time that Equifax has reported a breach. What is different with the current breach is its size and the nature of information compromised, as well as the implications of the breach in light of the increasingly complex web of cybersecurity regulations nationwide.