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Should Your Company Purchase Bitcoin to Pay a Cyber Ransom?

USA - December 22 2016 In recent years, businesses have witnessed the proliferation of cyber attacks, hacking, and other digital threats. One common threat is ransomware. In…

Edmund J. Zaharewicz

Learning from Venmo’s Compliance Issues: How to Avoid Inadequate Privacy Disclosures

USA - July 20 2016 PayPal, the company responsible for the popular mobile payments app, Venmo, recently agreed to voluntarily bolster its privacy and security…

Kimberly J. Gustafson

Federal Court Issues $1 Million Contempt Award for Repeated Cell Phone Unlocking Misconduct

USA - March 31 2016 On March 18, United States District Judge Ursula Ungaro of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida entered an order…

James B. Baldinger, Aaron S. Weiss

NIST IoT Framework Raises Interesting Cybersecurity and Data Privacy Challenges

USA - December 23 2015 The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) released the draft Framework for Cyber-Physical Systems, which is intended to provide an…

Josephine Cicchetti

Bitcoin: Currency, Property, and Now, Commodity

USA - December 23 2015 In September 2015, the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) issued an order filing and settling charges against a cryptocurrency company for…

Edmund J. Zaharewicz