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The First Circuit Court of Appeals confirms government’s expansive authority to search electronic devices

USA - February 19 2021 In a closely watched decision, the US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit confirmed the government’s expansive authority to search cell phones…

Andrea L. Gordon, Michael Bahar, Olga Greenberg, Ronald W. Zdrojeski.

US Cybersecurity and Data Privacy review and update: Looking back on our 2020 articles and planning ahead for 2021

European Union, USA - February 11 2021 It was a tumultuous year for privacy and cybersecurity, and further uncertainty is all but guaranteed. The key to navigating this volatility, as 2020…

Alexander F. L. Sand, Allison B. Bailey, Andrew Weiner, Brandi A. Taylor, Deepa S. Menon, Francis X. Nolan, IV, Giselle S. Guerra, Ian S. Shelton, Margaret O’Brien, Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, Michael Bahar, Pooja Kohli, Tanvi Shah.

Federal Trade Commission signals increased focus on commercial collection and use of biometric data

USA - January 19 2021 In a major development for companies that collect, use, and store biometric data, the US Federal Trade Commission (FTC) reached a proposed settlement…

Brandi A. Taylor, Francis X. Nolan, IV, Jessica R. Rodgers, Margaret L. Flatt, Mark D. Herlach, Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, Michael Bahar.

FinCEN proposes new recordkeeping, verification, and reporting requirements for transactions involving virtual currency and digital assets

USA - December 23 2020 On December 18, 2020, the Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to establish new requirements…

Andrea L. Gordon, Brian L. Rubin, Bruce M. Bettigole, Jack Massey, Lewis S. Wiener, Michael Bahar, Olga Greenberg, Ronald W. Zdrojeski.

A Cybersecurity Storm and Winds of Change: NY DFS requires all New York financial institutions to report effects of SolarWinds hack

USA - December 22 2020 The massive SolarWinds security breach, which affected not only the private sector, but federal, state and local governments, has caused some to…

Alexander F. L. Sand, Andrew Weiner, Brandi A. Taylor, Francis X. Nolan, IV, Margaret L. Flatt, Mary Jane Wilson-Bilik, Michael Bahar.