Cybersecurity

 
 
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    Amazon Resists Handing Over Robot Witness

    Online retail giant Amazon is resisting calls from Arkansas prosecutors to turn over an Amazon Echo – a digital device that works by voice control – that they say may contain information that could help solve a...

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    Frenchman Sues Uber For Revealing Affair To His Wife

    A glitch, since corrected, put his Uber history on his wife’s phone, and allegedly the tale was told. “My client was the victim of a bug in an application,” his lawyer told a French news agency. “The...

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    Frank Talk From Former NSA General Counsel

    Said to be “one of the largest and most colorful figures” in the world of cyber law and cybersecurity, he is currently – again – a partner at Steptoe & Johnson. Stewart A. Baker has held a...

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  • Three Expert Lessons About Digital Threats

    There is increasing need for organizations to strengthen security measures as part of their information governance plan. To do this, information security cannot be isolated within legal or information technology departments. Security professionals, business units and company...

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  • Spymail Risk Often Ignored

    Approximately 10 percent of non-spam business emails are spymail – email containing hidden tracking code that relays details about the recipient’s interactions with the email back to the sender. These details may include such information as when...

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  • The FTC’s Strong Hand in Cyber-Privacy Cases

    The authors briefly review the FTC’s enforcement authority against unfair or deceptive acts and practices, and examine pre-and post-settlement enforcement actions in the area of cyber-privacy. In Practice Fusion, Inc. the FTC alleged failure to disclose that...

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  • Five Common Misconceptions About Cybesecurity

    The first misconception is that a breach is inevitable and there is little in-house counsel can do to prevent it. Formidable firewalls and security measures may not stop a fanatically committed attacker, but virtually all hacked companies...

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  • Get Ready for More Cyber Litigation

    The Great Recession of 2007-2009 caused a precipitous drop in litigation, and legal spend for litigation dropped as well. That is about to change, as parties discouraged by lack of government protection against hackers turn to courts...

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    Hague Seeks Max Sentence For Cyberbully

    Dutch prosecutors are seeking the maximum possible sentence – up to 11 years – for a man charged with cyberbullying dozens of young girls and gay men. He faces more than 70 charges linked to the alleged...

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    Is Your Smart TV Watching You?

    Vizio used 11 million televisions to spy on its customers, the Federal Trade Commission said this week. The electronics firm agreed to pay $2.2 million to settle a case with the New Jersey attorney general’s office. Vizio...

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