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SEC issues cybersecurity Risk Alert

USA - April 22 2014 On April 15th, the SEC's Office of Compliance Inspections and Examinations ("OCIE") issued a Risk Alert concerning its initiative to assess the…

Richard T. Choi

Issue of Gmail users’ consent to Google’s email-interception practices defeats class certification

USA - April 11 2014 Google recently scored a big victory in its battle against claims that it is illegally intercepting and scanning the content of emails in order to…

Paul G. Williams

What makes a bank's information security procedures "commercially unreasonable?"

USA - February 20 2014 In Patco Construction Co., Inc. v. People's United Bank, a federal court ruled that failing to review and respond to security alerts may render a…

Allowing employees to connect own devices has risks, benefits

USA - January 29 2014 Smartphones and tablets are everywhere. People are spending more and more money to have the latest smart devices, and employers are struggling to…

The "Internet of Things" will impact law and regulation in 2014

USA - January 16 2014 If 2013 was the year of "Big Data," 2014 will be the year of the "Internet of Things." The Internet of Things is the network of physical objects that…