Cybersecurity

 
 
  • The Unresolved Enigma Of Kaspersky Labs

    Accused of being a tool – possibly inadvertent – of Russian intelligence, and then blacklisted by U.S. officials, Moscow-based Kasperksy Labs, widely considered one of the best cybersecurity outfits in the world, in still in business. Was...

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  • Top Facebook Exec Out Over Data Misuse

    Elliot Schrage, who oversaw marketing, communications and public policy for Facebook,  has resigned. Schrage devised the company’s response to Russian meddling in the presidential election and the Cambridge Analytica data privacy scandal, Both critics and Facebook insiders have observed...

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  • Blockchain and Cryptocurrency Confidentiality Issues

    Although cryptocurrencies provide significant benefits over fiat currencies, they store information on a “blockchain” for all to review. Therefore, in order to provide counsel, it is important to have a basic understanding of how blockchains work, how...

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  • Survey Shows In-House Teams’ Data Protection Concerns

    A recent study of best practices for in-house legal teams examined the latest data privacy and security concerns among counsel at large United States corporations. Thirty practitioners from in-house legal teams shared insights on three critical and...

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  • Top GC Spook Delivers Manifesto On Cybersecurity And Privacy

    The General Counsel of the National Security Agency had a hard message for conference attendees at a Georgetown Cybersecurity Law Institute. The title of his address: Failing to Keep Pace: The Cyber Threat and Its Implications for Our...

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  • Law Firm Goes Full CSI to Nail Guilty Tweeter

    Who was behind the “burner” accounts on Twitter that defended Bryan Colangelo, president of basketball operations for the Philadelphia 76ers? The twits who tweeted about him had an assortment of armchair coach complaints – second guesses about...

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  • Cambridge Analytica Chief Defiant At Parliament Hearing

    Alexander Nix, CEO of Cambridge Analytica until his suspension in March, reacted aggressively to accusations from British lawmakers that he and his company abused information pulled from Facebook, or acted unethically. Appearing before Parliament’s media committee, Nix...

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  • U.S. Unlikely To Move On Data Privacy Despite GDPR

    When its new data privacy law went into effect May 25th the European Union cinched its status as the global leader in data privacy. By contrast, the U.S. is a free-for-all, with a grab bag of federal,...

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  • European Privacy Lawyer, Scourge Of Silicon Valley, Makes Good On Lawsuit Threats

    Austrian lawyer Peter Schrems was early on to lax privacy protections by Facebook and has been credited with helping to spur the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Back in March he warned that he already had...

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  • The Inscrutable Algorithm, Under Fire

    The problem with machine-generated algorithms is they “somehow seem to absorb the bias around them..."

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