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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

Online health care, consumer data, cybersecurity risks, accounting fraud, patents [Expect Focus – Vol. II, Spring 2015]

Global, USA - June 17 2015 Large-scale data breaches have become increasingly common, bringing with them not only bad press and loss of customer goodwill…

Elizabeth M. Bohn, John W. Herrington, Stephen J. Jorden, Christine A. Stoddard, Paul G. Williams

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

Florida enacts law providing for civil remedy against cyber fraud and abuse

USA - May 19 2015 On May 14, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed the Computer Abuse and Data Recovery Act (CADRA) into law. CADRA is intended to provide a remedy to…

Elizabeth M. Bohn