• Maryland A Leader In Embracing Blockchain Technology

    Legislation signed in 2019 by the governor of Maryland, a forum of choice for many investment companies, allows use of blockchain in corporate record-keeping and as a vehicle for communication with shareholders. Many companies, writes Morrison &...

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  • 12 Years For Possessing Cell Phone In Jail

    The Mississippi Supreme Court has affirmed the 12-year sentence for a black man who brought a cell phone into jail after being booked for a misdemeanor. Authorities discovered he had the phone when he asked a jailer...

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  • An Unlikely Industry That Could Be Snared By The CCPA

    Just how wide is the reach of the California Consumer Protection Act? Could it apply to companies that only incidentally collect and process personal information in the course of operating drones? Does advanced facial recognition software mean...

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  • Cybersecurity Industry Called a Market Failure

    An analysis of in Security Boulevard calls the cybersecurity industry a classic “market failure”, and offers several indicators to buttress that claim. First among them are chronic labor shortages, which are bad and getting worse. A 2019...

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  • Ongoing Entitlement Reviews Crucial for Cybersecurity

    Internal breaches, often inadvertent, are now the greatest threat to cybersecurity. According to a study by Verizon, the number of insider related breaches is rising annually. In the first half of 2019, 4.1 billion records were exposed...

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  • Online Shopping Scams Snowball For the Holidays

    Holiday shoppers spent a record $143 billion online this season, but as consumers become comfortable buying on their phones from entities they’ve never heard of let alone vetted, the opportunities for fraud multiply. Executives at Overland Sheepskin,...

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  • Nobody is Ready for the CCPA, Not Even the State of California

    The California Consumer Privacy Act will be a bumpy ride, according to Reece Hirsch, co-head of Morgan Lewis’ privacy and cybersecurity practice, quoted in The Verge. He notes that the law, which went into effect Jan. 1,...

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  • Biometrics Is Litigation Flashpoint In Illinois

    Biometric technology is just “a natural outgrowth of how humans have always told each other apart,” according to one attorney cited in this post from trade publication BiometricUpdate.com, as he casts a skeptical eye on Illinois’s Biometric...

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  • Big Data Breach at Fuel and Convenience Store Chain

    Wawa, Inc., a chain of convenience and fuel stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C. and Florida, tells customers that they have been victimized by a “data security incident.” An open letter from the...

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  • Four Questions To Answer About New Privacy Regulations

    Many companies, and not just in California, as of January 1 became subject to The California Consumer Privacy Act. Those that didn’t should assume this law is almost certainly the first of a coming generation of privacy...

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